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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. {#nodes}
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    Luis Resto (born June 11, 1955) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer who fought out of The Bronx, New York....  more
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    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 held multiple world...  more

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    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 April 2019....  more
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    José Juan Barea

    Dallas Mavericks

    BirthplaceMayagüez, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    PositionPoint 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 played college basketball...  more
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    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 Year" recognitions...  more
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    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 Skate...  more
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    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 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 the 1990 and...  more
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    Wilfredo Gómez Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [wilˈfɾeðo ˈɣomes]; born October 29, 1956), sometimes referred to as Bazooka Gómez, is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer and three-time world...  more

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    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 junior...  more
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    Marco Vélez

    Puerto Rico Islanders

    BirthplaceCarolina, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    PositionDefender

    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 team....  more
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    Alexis Rivera Curet

    Puerto Rico Islanders

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    PositionDefender, 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 relations director for...  more
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    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 title in 2011....  more
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    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 (BSN). He has played...  more
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    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 career...  more
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    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 during...  more
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    Victor Callejas (born November 12, 1960) is a Puerto Rican former boxer who was world Junior Featherweight champion....  more
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    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....  more
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    Hector Correa

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    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 José Ortiz (second baseman)...  more
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    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 Captains, San...  more
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    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 twice. Subsequently, he...  more
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    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 Trinidad, Miguel...  more

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    Edgardo Guilbe

    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 1989...  more
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    José Luis Arroyo

    Club Atletico River Plate Puerto Rico

    BirthplacePuerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    PositionForward

    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....  more