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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
Luis Resto Luis Resto is a former welterweight professional boxer from Bronx, New York.

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Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Félix Trinidad Juan Félix "Tito" Trinidad García is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer, considered one of the best in Puerto Rico's history. After winning five National Amateur ...more

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Carlos Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Carlos Arroyo Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermúdez is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional. ...more

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José Juan Barea is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
José Juan Barea Minnesota Timberwolves José Juan "J.J." Barea Mora is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He played ...more

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

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Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Eric Koston Eric Koston is an American professional skateboarder and company owner. He has been featured in the Tony Hawk video game series, and the Electronic Arts video games Skate 2 and Skate 3. Koston ...more

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Renaldo Balkman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Renaldo Balkman Renaldo Balkman is a Puerto Rican-American professional basketball player who last played for the Texas Legends of the NBA D League. He played college basketball for the University of South ...more

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Daniel Santos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Daniel Santos Daniel Santos is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur Santos represented Puerto Rico in international events, including the 1990 and 1992 Junior World Championships, Pan American ...more

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Wilfredo Gómez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Wilfredo Gómez Wilfredo Gómez, sometimes referred to as Bazooka Gómez, is a former boxer and three-time world champion. Gómez is frequently mentioned among the best Puerto Rican boxers of ...more

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Juan Manuel López is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Juan Manuel López Juan Manuel "Juanma" López is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur, Lopez represented Puerto Rico at numerous international tournaments including the 2002 Central ...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 Marco Vélez is a former Puerto Rican footballer.

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Alexis Rivera Curet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Alexis Rivera Curet Puerto Rico Islanders Alexis "Pasa" Rivera Curet is a Puerto Rican footballer who currently plays for the National Premier Soccer League club Puerto Rico Bayamón.

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Kermit Cintrón is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Kermit Cintrón Kermit Cintrón is a Puerto Rican boxer who is from Carolina, Puerto Rico. Cintrón is trained by Ronnie Shields and managed by Josh Dubin. He is promoted by Top Rank.

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Ricky Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Ricky Sánchez Ricardo "Ricky" Sánchez is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player, currently playing for Atenienses de Manati. He has played with the Idaho Stampede in the NBA ...more

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Daniel Santiago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Daniel Santiago Daniel Gregg Santiago is an American-born Puerto Rican professional basketball player, currently playing at the center position for the Cangrejeros de Santurce. He has played in the NBA, NCAA, ...more

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Samuel Serrano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Samuel Serrano Samuel Serrano, nicknamed Sammy and El Torbellino, is a Puerto Rican who won boxing's world junior lightweight championship twice.

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Victor Callejas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Victor Callejas Victor Callejas is a Puerto Rican former boxer who was World Junior Featherweight champion. A native of Guaynabo, Callejas as a child wanted to be a singer, and his childhood friend, Orvil ...more

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Eric Morel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Eric Morel Eric Arturo Morel is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Association flyweight champion.

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Hector Correa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Hector Correa 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
José Ortiz José Rafael Ortiz, better known as Piculín or Picu, is a retired Puerto Rican professional basketball player. He has played in the NCAA, NBA, various European teams and the ...more

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Bobby Joe Hatton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Bobby Joe Hatton Roberto José Hatton Negron is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. Hatton has most notably played for Marist College in the NCAA and the National Superior Basketball League of ...more

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Carlos de León is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Carlos de León Carlos de León, also known as "Sugar" de Leon, is a Puerto Rican former boxer who made history by becoming the first Cruiserweight to win the world title twice. Subsequently, he ...more

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Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Carlos Ortíz Carlos Ortíz is a Puerto Rican professional boxing champion. Ortíz earned three world boxing championship titles, two in the lightweight division and once in the Jr. Welterweights. ...more

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Edgardo Guilbe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Edgardo Guilbe Edgardo Guilbe is a retired Puerto Rican sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres. His personal best time was 20.53 seconds, achieved in July 1989 in San Juan. He won the gold medal at the ...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 José Luis Arroyo is a Puerto Rican footballer. He currently plays as a striker for River Plate Puerto Rico of the Puerto Rico Soccer League.

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Yvonne Harrison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Yvonne Harrison Yvonne Harrison Castro is a Puerto Rican track and field runner. She has participated at many international events.

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Mónica Puig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Mónica Puig Mónica Puig Marchán is a Puerto Rican tennis player. Puig has won one singles title on the WTA tour and six singles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On May 26, 2014, she ...more

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John Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
John Ruiz John "The Quietman" Ruiz is an American former professional boxer. Ruiz is the first Latino heavyweight champion and former two-time WBA heavyweight champion. After a professional ...more

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Angelita Lind is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Angelita Lind Angelita Lind a.k.a. "The Angel of Puerto Rico" is a Puerto Rican track and field athlete.

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Wilfredo Negrón is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Wilfredo Negrón Wilfredo Negron is a professional boxer. Wilfredo began boxing professionally in 1994, and has faced a number of tough opponents in his 13 year career, such as Zab Judah, Martese Logan, and ...more

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Alex de Jesús is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Alex de Jesús Alex de Jesús is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur, de Jesús represented the island of Puerto Rico in international events, including the 2003 Pan American Games, ...more

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Guillermo Diaz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Guillermo Diaz Guillermo Diaz is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. Diaz was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA in 2006, becoming the fifth Puerto Rican ever drafted by the NBA and the ...more

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Carlos Velásquez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Carlos Velásquez Carlos Iván Velásquez is a Puerto Rican amateur boxer best known as winning the featherweight title at the 20.Central American and Caribbean Games 2006 in Cartagena. He is the twin ...more

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Mario Santiago is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Mario Santiago Mario Santiago Figueroa is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. Santiago debuted as a professional in 2000, and is the current World Boxing Council Caribbean Featherweight Champion.

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Jose De Jesus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Jose De Jesus Jose De Jesus is a retired professional boxer in the light flyweight division.

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Jorge González is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Jorge González Jorge Luis González is a Puerto Rican Olympic runner. He has won many races and competed in many international events, such as the Central American and Caribbean Games and the Olympic ...more

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Luis Del Valle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Luis Del Valle Luis Orlando Del Valle Valentín is a professional boxer from Puerto Rico.

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José Basora is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
José Basora José Basora, born, was a professional boxer. He was married to Emilia Rivera de Jesus for 44 years and had two children and lived in New York City-the Bronx. Basora's wife died in 1988. ...more

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Yuri Morales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Yuri Morales Yuri Morales is a Puerto Rican footballer who plays for the United States national beach soccer team. Morales played previously with the Danish professional football club Viborg FF. He also ...more

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Ángel Pérez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Ángel Pérez Ángel Pérez is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in sixth place at the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan. In the same ...more

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Rafael Campos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Rafael Campos

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Amado Morales is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Amado Morales Amado Rigoberto Morales is a retired male javelin thrower from Puerto Rico, who competed for his native country during the 1970s and the 1980s.

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Enrique Escalante is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Enrique Escalante Enrique Escalante is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in sixth place at the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan. In the same year ...more

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Michael Francis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Michael Francis Michael Francis Aponte is a Puerto Rican retired long jumper. His personal best jump was 8.18 metres, achieved in May 1995 in Raleigh. He won the silver medal at the 1993 Central American and ...more

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Alexis Matias is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Alexis Matias Alexis Matias is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in sixth place at the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan. In the same year the ...more

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Víctor Bird is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Víctor Bird Víctor Bird is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in sixth place at the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan. In the same year ...more

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Luis Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Luis Rodríguez Luis Rodríguez is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in sixth place at the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan. In the same ...more

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José Rivera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
José Rivera José Rivera is a volleyball player from Puerto Rico, who was a member of the Men's National Team that ended up in sixth place at the 2007 FIVB Men's World Cup in Japan. In the same year ...more

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Max Alverio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Max Alverio

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Javier Cordova is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Puerto Rico
Javier Cordova