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Famous Athletes from Peru

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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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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Peruvian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Peru?"

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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