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List of famous athletes from Paraguay, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Paraguay has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Paraguayan athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Paraguay and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Paraguay then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list below has a variety of athletes in it, from Julián Benítez to José Devaca.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Paraguayan athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Paraguay?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Paraguay in order to get more information about each one.

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Leryn Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Leryn Dahiana Franco Steneri is a Paraguayan model and athlete. She specializes in the javelin throw and became an Internet sensation during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her personal best throw is ...more

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Pedro Martínez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Pedro Jaime Martínez is a Dominican-American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for five teams, mostly as starter. Martinez is an eight-time All-Star, ...more

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Jonathan Santana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Paraguay national football team
Jonathan Santana Gehre is an Argentine-Paraguayan football midfielder who plays for Cerro Porteño and the Paraguay national team.

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Roberto Acuña is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Club Rubio Ñú
Roberto Miguel Acuña Cabello is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Club 12 de Octubre. Nicknamed El Toro due to his strength and dominating presence, he operated as a central ...more

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Benny Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Benito Concepcion "Benny" Ricardo is a former American football placekicker in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and the San Diego ...more

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Jorge Amado Nunes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Jorge Amado Nunes Infrán is a former Paraguayan football midfielder that currently works as a coach. Nicknamed "El Cenizo", Nunes played in several teams in his career such as ...more

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Diego Barreto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
FC Locarno
Diego Daniel Barreto Cáceres is a Paraguayan football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Cerro Porteño in the Paraguayan Primera División. Diego is the brother of fellow ...more

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Ernesto Cristaldo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Paraguay , Club Sol de América
Ernesto Cristaldo is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Bolivian club The Strongest.

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Julio César Manzur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Paraguay national football team
Julio César Manzur Caffarena is a Paraguayan football player who plays for Rubio Ñu of the Paraguayan Primera División.

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Édgar Barreto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Reggina Calcio
Édgar Osvaldo Barreto Cáceres is a Paraguayan footballer who currently plays for Italian Serie A club Palermo and played for the Paraguay national football team from 2004 to 2011. ...more

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Ricardo Ismael Rojas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Ricardo Ismael Rojas
Ricardo Ismael Rojas Mendoza is a retired Argentine-born Paraguayan football defender.

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Florencio Amarilla is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Florencio Amarilla Lacasa was a Paraguayan footballer, coach and later actor. He played as a striker. Amarilla was born in Bogado, Paraguay. He started his career in with Club Nacional in ...more

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Attila Sallustro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Attila Sallustro born in Asunción, Paraguay was a professional Italian-Paraguayan football player. He was considered a great player in S.S.C. Napoli, where he was praised a lot by the

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Heriberto Herrera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Heriberto Herrera Udrizar was a footballer who played international football for both Paraguay and Spain.

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Aureliano Torres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro
Aureliano Torres Román is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Club Sol de América in the Paraguayan Primera División. At club level, Torres achieved the 2002 Emperor's Cup ...more

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Alejandro Da Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Newell's Old Boys
Alejandro Da Silva is an actor.

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Pedro Benítez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
UANL Tigres
Pedro Benítez is a Paraguayan footballer. He currently plays for Libertad. Benítez was part of the silver medal-winning Paraguayan football team at the 2004 Summer Olympics, who ...more

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Delfín Benítez Cáceres is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Delfín Benítez Cáceres was a Paraguayan football striker. Benítez started his career in Libertad of his native country. As one of the key players of the Paraguayan ...more

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Eulogio Martínez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Eulogio Martínez Ramiro was a Paraguayan-Spaniard football striker. He played for the Spanish side FC Barcelona in the 1950s and 1960s, and is remembered for being a prolific striker with ...more

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Miguel Medina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Miguel Medina
Miguel Ramon Medina is a Paraguayan football forward. He began his career at Club Rubio Ñu. Medina is regarded as one of the best prospects to come out of Paraguay in recent years, ...more

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Santiago Salcedo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Club Atlético River Plate
Santiago Gabriel Salcedo González, nicknamed "Sa-Sa", is a Paraguayan footballer currently playing for Sol de América in Primera División Paraguaya.

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Celso Esquivel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro
Celso Esquivel González is a Paraguayan footballer who is currently a free agent.

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Claudio Morel Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Boca Juniors
Claudio Marcelo Morel Rodríguez is a Paraguayan footballer who currently plays for Sol de América in the Primera División Paraguaya. He also plays as a left back for the ...more

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Osvaldo Díaz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
AC Lugano
Osvaldo Díaz is a Paraguayan footballer. He currently plays for 12 de Octubre.

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Roque Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Paraguay
Manchester City F.C.
Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Mexican club Cruz Azul as a striker and is also captain of the Paraguayan national team. Santa Cruz started his career with ...more