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

Examples of athletes on this list include Gustavo Biscayzacú and Jorge Andrés Martínez.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Uruguayan athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Uruguay?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Uruguay in order to get more information about each one.

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Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Ajax Amsterdam
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan national team as a striker. In July 2014, Suárez ...more

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Tab Ramos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Tabaré Ramos Ricciardi, known as Tab Ramos is a retired American soccer player who currently serves as head coach of the United States U-20 team. Over this thirteen-year professional ...more

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Martín Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
River Plate F.C.
Martín Rodríguez full name Cristian Martín Rodríguez Telis, is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defender for Tacuarembó.

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Rodrigo Capó Ortega is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Rodrigo Capó Ortega
Rodrigo Capó Ortega is a Uruguayan rugby union player, currently playing in the Top 14 for Castres, where he won the 2012-13 championship.

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Fernando Muslera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Galatasaray S.K.
Néstor Fernando Muslera Micol is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Galatasaray and is the first-choice keeper for the Uruguayan national team. He was selected as the ...more

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Pablo Cuevas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Pablo Gabriel Cuevas Urroz is a Uruguayan professional tennis player. Cuevas won the 2008 French Open men's doubles title with Luis Horna. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of World ...more

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Carlos Peppe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Andorra national football team
Carlos Eduardo "Edu" Peppe Britos is an Uruguayan-born Andorran international footballer who plays for FC Andorra in Segona Catalana, as a midfielder.

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Gustavo Matosas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Christian Gustavo Matosas Paidón is a former Argentine-born Uruguayan professional footballer and current manager of Liga MX club América.

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Guillermo Molins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Malmö FF
Guillermo Federico Molins Palmeiro is a Swedish footballer. He is currently playing for Malmö FF as a right midfielder or striker.

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Gonzalo García García is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
FC Groningen
Gonzalo Manuel García García, known as simply Gonzalo, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC as an attacking midfielder.

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Sergio Leal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
Sergio William Leal is a football forward who plays for AOK Kerkyra.

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Ernesto Mascheroni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Ernesto Mascheroni was a footballer from Uruguay. Born in Montevideo, Ernesto was a defender. He played as a left-back. He played 12 times for the Uruguay between 1930 and 1939, including in the ...more

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Sebastián Gómez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Andorra national football team
Sebastián Gómez Pérez is an Uruguayan-born Andorran international footballer who plays for Sant Julià, as a striker.

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Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Juan Alberto "Pepe" Schiaffino Villano was an Italian-Uruguayan football player. He played as an inside forward, in particular with CA Peñarol and AC Milan, or as an attacking ...more

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Alcides Ghiggia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia is an Italian-Uruguayan football player, who played as a right winger. He achieved lasting fame for his decisive role in the final match of the 1950 World Cup. He is also ...more

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Carlos Diogo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Real Zaragoza
Carlos Andrés Diogo Enseñat is a Uruguayan professional footballer. A player of great physical strength, he operates as a defender or midfielder on the right side of the pitch. He ...more

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Juan Hohberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Juan Eduardo Hohberg was an Argentine-born Uruguayan football player and coach.

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Atilio García is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Atilio García
Atilio Ceferino García was an Argentine-Uruguayan football striker who is the second highest goalscorer in the history of Uruguayan football. He played for Club Nacional de Football ...more

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Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Uruguay national football team
Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Paris Saint-Germain and the Uruguayan national team. A quick, strong, opportunistic, and ...more

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Damían Santín is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Club Atlético Bella Vista
Sergio Damían Santín Francia is a Colombian-born Uruguayan footballer playing for Club Social y Deportivo Tristán Suárez in the Argentine Primera B Metropolitana. He ...more

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José Santamaría is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
José Emilio Santamaría Iglesias is a retired football central defender and manager. He spent his 18-year career with Nacional and Real Madrid, winning 17 major titles the two teams ...more

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Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
F.C. Internazionale Milano
Diego Forlán Corazo is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Cerezo Osaka in Japan. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also ...more

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Carlos Curbelo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Carlos Curbelo
Carlos Curbelo is a former naturalized French footballer who played defender. He is the father of AS Nancy's Gaston Curbelo.

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Diego Lugano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Uruguay national football team
Diego Alfredo Lugano Morena is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Allsvenskan side BK Häcken and for the Uruguayan national team as a central defender. Nicknamed Tota, Lugano has ...more

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Ettore Puricelli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Uruguay
Ettore Puricelli
Héctor "Ettore" Puricelli was a football player and manager. Born in Uruguay, he represented Italy at international level. As a player, he is most famous for his time with