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Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

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List of the most popular, renowned or famous athletes from Puerto Rico. List includes the most notable athletes from Puerto Rico, along with photos when available. This list of Puerto Rican athletes is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous athletes are from Puerto Rico?" You can click on the names of the famous athletes of Puerto Rico in order to get more information about each one. List is made up of many different athletes, including Rafael Campos and Amado Morales. You can use the athletes in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (53 items)
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Luis Resto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Juncos, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Luis Resto (born June 11, 1955) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer who fought out of The Bronx, New York.
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Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Fajardo

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Félix Juan Trinidad García (born January 10, 1973), popularly known as "Tito" Trinidad, is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer who competed from 1990 to 2008. He ...more

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Carlos Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Fajardo

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Point guard

Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermúdez (born July 30, 1979) is a Puerto Rican former professional basketball player who played for Leones de Ponce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) until ...more
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José Juan Barea ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Dallas Mavericks

Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Point guard

José Juan "J. J." Barea Mora (born June 26, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more

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Alfred Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Position: Point guard

Alfred "Butch" Lee, Jr. (born December 5, 1956) is a Puerto Rican retired professional basketball player. He began his career in the NCAA, where he gathered several "Player of the ...more
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Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Eric Koston (born April 29, 1975) is an American professional skateboarder and company owner. He has been featured in the Tony Hawk's video game series, and the Electronic Arts (EA) video games ...more

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Renaldo Balkman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Position: Small forward, Power forward

Renaldo Miguel Balkman (born July 14, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who last played for the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball League (PBA). He played college ...more
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Daniel Santos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Daniel Santos Peña (born October 10, 1975) is a former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2009. As an amateur Santos represented Puerto Rico in international events, including ...more
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Wilfredo Gómez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Wilfredo Gómez Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [wilˈfɾeðo ˈɣomes]; born October 29, 1956), sometimes referred to as Bazooka Gómez, is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer ...more

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Juan Manuel López... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Juan Manuel López Rivera (born June 30, 1983), often known as Juanma Lopez, is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO ...more
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Marco Vélez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Marco Vélez Puerto Rico Islanders

Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Defender

Marco Vélez (born June 26, 1980 in Carolina) is a Puerto Rican former footballer who played as a defender and currently works as assistant coach of the Puerto Rico national football
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Alexis Rivera Curet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Islanders

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Defender, Midfielder

Alexis "Pasa" Rivera Curet (born October 29, 1982) is a Puerto Rican footballer who currently plays for the Puerto Rico Soccer League club Bayamón FC and current community ...more
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Kermit Cintrón is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Kermit Cintrón (born October 22, 1979) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He held the IBF welterweight title from 2006 to 2008, and has challenged once for the WBC super welterweight
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Ricky Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Guayama, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Power forward

Ricardo "Ricky" Sánchez Rosa (born July 6, 1987) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for Santeros de Aguada of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional ...more
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Daniel Santiago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Position: Center

Daniel Gregg Santiago (born June 24, 1976) is an American-born Puerto Rican former professional basketball player. A center, he had a collegiate career in the NCAA and NAIA. His professional ...more
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Samuel Serrano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Samuel Serrano (born November 17, 1952), nicknamed Sammy and El Torbellino (The Whirlwind), is a Puerto Rican who won boxing's world junior lightweight championship twice. According to Serrano ...more
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Victor Callejas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Victor Callejas (born November 12, 1960) is a Puerto Rican former boxer who was world Junior Featherweight champion.
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Eric Morel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Eric Arturo Morel (born October 10, 1975 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight (112 lb) champion.
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Hector Correa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Hector Correa

Birthplace: Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Pitcher

Hector Correa is a professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
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José Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Aibonito, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Center

José Ortiz or Jose Ortiz may refer to: José Ortiz (basketball) (born 1963) basketball player from Puerto Rico. José Ortiz (comics) (1932–2013), Spanish comics artist ...more
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Bobby Joe Hatton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Point guard

Roberto José Hatton Negron (b. 11 October 1976) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. Hatton has most notably played for Marist College in the NCAA and for the Arecibo ...more
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Carlos de León is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Carlos de León, also known as "Sugar" de Leon, (born May 3, 1959) is a Puerto Rican former boxer who made history by becoming the first Cruiserweight to win the world title ...more
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Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Carlos Juan Ortiz (born 9 September 1936) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer. He won three world titles, two at lightweight and once at light welterweight. Along with Félix ...more

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Edgardo Guilbe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Edgardo Guilbe

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Edgardo Guilbe Alomar (born 18 March 1966 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican former sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres. His personal best time was 20.53 seconds, achieved in July ...more
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José Luis Arroyo ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
José Luis Arroyo Club Atletico River Plate Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Position: Forward

José Luis Arroyo (born 25 June 1987 in Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican footballer. He currently plays as a striker for River Plate Puerto Rico of the Puerto Rico Soccer League.