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List of famous athletes from Peru, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Peru 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 Peruvian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Peru 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 Peru then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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George Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Alianza Lima George Patrick Forsyth Sommer is a Peruvian international footballer who plays for Alianza Lima, as a goalkeeper.

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Denisse Fajardo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Denisse Fajardo García is a former Peruvian volleyball player, and a three-time Olympian for her native country. She won the silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, after playing ...more

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Roberto Merino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
S.S. Juve Stabia Roberto Merino Ramírez is a Peruvian footballer who plays for Pattaya United, as an attacking midfielder. He also holds Spanish citizenship, which makes him eligible as an EU player.

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Roberto Carcelen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Roberto Carcelen is an Olympic Cross-Country Skier from Peru.

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Claudia Rivero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Claudia Rivero Claudia Rivero Modenesi is a Peruvian professional badminton player who won the bronze medal in the singles and mixed doubles category at the 2007 and the 2011 Pan American Games. Rivero ...more

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Óscar Ibáñez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Universitario de Deportes Óscar Manuel Ibáñez Holzmann is a Peruvian football goalkeeper, who made his debut for the national team on April 18, 1998. Since then he obtained 50 caps, with the last ...more

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Ramón Quiroga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Ramón Quiroga Ramón Quiroga Arancibia is an Argentine-born Peruvian former football goalkeeper, who was nicknamed "El Loco" in Peru and "Chupete" in Argentina. He obtained 40 caps ...more

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Luisa Cervera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Luisa Cervera is a former Peruvian volleyball player. She received a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, after playing the Soviet Union in the final. She also participated at the ...more

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Alejandra de la Guerra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Alejandra de la Guerra is a former Peruvian volleyball player, who won the silver medal with the Women's National Team at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

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Miriam Gallardo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Miriam Gallardo is a retired volleyball player from Peru. She won the silver medal with the Women's National Team at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. She also competed at the 1984 ...more

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Luis Horna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Luis Horna Biscari is a former tour professional tennis player from Peru, who turned professional in 1998. Known by his nickname "Lucho", he won his 2 career singles titles, reached ...more

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Julio César de Andrade Moura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Julio César de Andrade Moura, more commonly known as Julinho is a former association football striker from Brazil, who obtained the Peruvian nationality. He played in various teams in ...more

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Bianca Botto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Bianca Botto Bianca Botto-Arias is a professional Peruvian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 210, which she reached on December 22, 2014. Her career high in doubles is 237, which she reached ...more

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Sara Joya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Sara Joya Lobaton is a female volleyball player from Peru, who plays as a middle-blocker. She represented her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Teodoro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Teodoro Fernández Meyzán, nicknamed "Lolo", was a Peruvian football striker. Arguably one of Peru's two most important football players, he was part of the Peruvian squad ...more

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Karen Horning is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Karen Horning Karen Horning is a former female breaststroke swimmer, who swam for Peru at the 1988 Summer Olympics. At the Games, she finished in 28th and in 24th place, setting the nation record latter. As ...more

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Raul Geller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Dr. Raul Geller was a Peruvian-Israeli footballer and the third all time leading scorer of Beitar Jerusalem F.C.

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Ángel Uribe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Angel Uribe Sánchez, was a retired football forward player from Peru who played his entire club career for Universitario de Deportes. Uribe also played for the Peru national team on ten ...more

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Laura Arraya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Laura Arraya Laura Arraya is a retired Peruvian tennis player. She was also known by her married name, Laura Gildemeister.

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John Galliquio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
John Galliquio Universitario de Deportes John Christian Galliquio Castro is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a centre-back. He currently plays for Leon de Huanuco in the Torneo Descentralizado. He was called to play for the Peru ...more

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Juan Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Juan Manuel Vargas ACF Fiorentina Juan Manuel Vargas Risco is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Fiorentina. His previous clubs include Universitario, Colón, Catania and Genova. He has ...more

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Raúl Fernández is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Raúl Fernández OGC Nice Raúl Fernández Valverde is a professional Peruvian football goalkeeper. He started to play for the youth team of Universitario de Deportes and made his way to the first-team. He is ...more

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Hernán Rengifo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Hernán Rengifo AC Omonia Hernán Rengifo Trigoso is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker in the Peruvian Primera División for Juan Aurich.

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Alejandro Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Carlos Alejandro Villanueva Martínez was a Peruvian football player, considered one of the most important Alianza strikers in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Luis Advíncula is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Luis Advíncula Sporting Cristal Luis Jan Piers Advíncula Castrillón is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a right back or winger. He currently plays for Vitória Setúbal, on loan from Hoffenheim and

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Claudio Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Chelsea F.C. Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich. He is known for his scoring ability and headers. On 23 October 2010, Pizarro surpassed the 133 ...more

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Jefferson Farfán is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
FC Schalke 04 Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe is a Peruvian professional footballer who mainly plays as a forward or winger for Schalke 04 and the Peruvian national football team. ...more

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Lorena Blanco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Lorena Blanco Lorena Blanco is a female badminton player from Peru, who won two bronze medals at the 2003 Pan American Games. She played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, losing to Wang Chen of Hong Kong ...more

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Paolo Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Paolo Hurtado Alianza Lima Cristopher Paolo César Hurtado Huertas, commonly known as Paolo Hurtado, is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Peñarol on loan from Paços de Ferreira, as a

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Yoshimar Yotún is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Yoshimar Yotún Sporting Cristal Victor Yoshimar Yotún Flores is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Malmö FF and the Peru national team, as a left back or left winger.

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Leao Butrón is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Leao Butrón Universidad San Martín de Porres Leao Butrón Gotuzzo is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper in the Torneo Descentralizado for FBC Melgar and the Peru national team. Butrón's former clubs include ...more

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Néstor Duarte is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Néstor Duarte Peru national football team Néstor Duarte is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Universitario de Deportes in the Torneo Descentralizado, as a center back.

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Juan Giha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Juan Giha Juan Jorge Giha Yarur is a nationalized Peruvian sports shooter and Olympic medalist. A six-time Olympian he received a silver medal in Skeet Shooting at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, ...more

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Álvaro Ampuero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Álvaro Ampuero Peru national football team Álvaro Francisco Ampuero García-Rossell is a Peruvian footballer who plays for Universitario de Deportes on loan from Serie A club Parma FC. Ampuero has an outstanding advancing ...more

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Walter Vílchez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Walter Vílchez Peru national football team Walter Ricardo Vílchez Soto is a Peruvian footballer. He has made 64 appearances for the Peru national football team.

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Irven Ávila is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Irven Ávila Peru national football team Irven Ávila is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Sporting Cristal in the Torneo Descentralizado, as a striker. He is represented by FIFA agents Marcelo Houseman and Narciso ...more

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Daniel Chávez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Daniel Chávez K.V.C. Westerlo Daniel Chávez Castillo is a Peruvian footballer who plays for Universidad César Vallejo as a striker.

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Michael Guevara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Michael Guevara Universidad San Martín de Porres Michael Fidel Guevara Legua is a Peruvian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Once Caldas in the Categoría Primera A. He was included in the Peru national football team ...more

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William Chiroque is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
William Chiroque Cienciano del Cuzco William Medardo Chiroque Távara is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Sporting Cristal in the Torneo Descentralizado. He was part of the Peru squad that won the ...more

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José Carlos Fernández is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
José Carlos Fernández Alianza Lima José Carlos "Zlatan" Fernández Piedra is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a center forward for Peruvian Primera División club Sporting Cristal. He is nicknamed ...more

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Paolo Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Paolo Guerrero Hamburger SV José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales is a Peruvian footballer, who plays for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and the Peruvian national team. Guerrero is known to be a skillful supporting forward ...more

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Reimond Manco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Reimond Manco PSV Eindhoven Reimond Orángel Manco Albarracín is a Peruvian footballer. He will play in José Gálvez FBC, being Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca his last team. He used to ...more

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Salomón Libman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Salomón Libman Alianza Lima Salomón Libman is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper in the Torneo Descentralizado for CD Universidad César Vallejo and the Peru national team. Before joining Alianza ...more

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Alberto Junior Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Alberto Junior Rodríguez SC Braga Alberto Junior Rodríguez Valdelomar, nicknamed El mudo, is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a central defender.

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Roberto Palacios is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Roberto Palacios Sporting Cristal Roberto Carlos Palacios Mestas is a retired Peruvian footballer who played as a midfielder. He played most of his career for Sporting Cristal, which was the team he started his career and later ...more

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Gianfranco Espinoza is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Gianfranco Espinoza Peru national football team Gianfranco Roberto Espinoza Andrade is an Peruvian international footballer who plays for León de Huánuco, as a defender.

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Aldo Corzo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Aldo Corzo Universidad San Martín de Porres Aldo Sebastián Corzo Chávez is a Peruvian footballer who plays as right back. He currently plays in the Descentralizado for Universidad San Martín de Porres and the Peru

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Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Carlos Zambrano FC Schalke 04 Carlos Augusto Zambrano Ochandarte is a Peruvian footballer who plays for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. He is known for his strong tackle and excellent defensive capabilities, being a ...more

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Carlos Lobatón is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Carlos Lobatón Peru national football team Carlos Lobaton is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays as a center midfielder for Torneo Descentralizado club Sporting Cristal and the Peru national team.

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Nolberto Solano is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Peru
Leicester City F.C. Nolberto Albino "Ñol" Solano Todco, commonly known as Nobby Solano, is a retired Peruvian professional footballer, and former manager of Peruvian Primera División club ...more