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

This list has a variety of athletes in it, from Alfonso Blanco to Wilking Rodríguez.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Venezuelan athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Venezuela?"

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

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Pablo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
San Francisco Giants Pablo Emilio Juan Pedro Sandoval, Jr., is a Venezuelan professional baseball third baseman for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He previously played seven seasons for the San ...more

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Héctor Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
San Francisco Giants Héctor E. Sánchez is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. In 2011, after hitting .302 with 11 HRs and 58 RBI in 52 ...more

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Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
New York Mets Johan Alexander Santana Araque is a Venezuelan professional baseball starting pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Santana has pitched in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins ...more

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Danny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
FC Zenit Saint Petersburg Daniel Miguel Alves Gomes, commonly known as Danny, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg as an attacking midfielder. He spent most of his ...more

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Werner Hoeger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Werner Hoeger is a professor emeritus of exercise science at Boise State University. He has published 58 editions of Fitness & Wellness college textbooks. He is one of the most widely read ...more

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George Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Alianza Lima George Patrick Forsyth Sommer is a Peruvian international footballer who plays for Alianza Lima, as a goalkeeper.

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Massimo Margiotta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Frosinone Calcio Massimo Margiotta is a former Italian-Venezuelan footballer.

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Rolf Feltscher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Grasshopper-Club Zürich Rolf Feltscher Martínez is a Venezuelan international football defender of Venezuelan and Swiss descent who currently plays for MSV Duisburg.

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Víctor Maldonado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Víctor Maldonado Flores is a retired track and field athlete from Venezuela. He competed in the hurdling events. Maldonado represented his native country at three consecutive Summer ...more

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Dan Joye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Dan Joye is a Venezuelan-born American luger who has competed since 1995. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of sixth in the men's doubles event at Vancouver in 2010. ...more

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Fernando Amorebieta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Athletic Bilbao Fernando Gabriel Amorebieta Mardaras is a professional footballer who plays for English club Middlesbrough on loan from Fulham as a central defender. He played most of his professional career ...more

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Rubén Arocha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Debreceni VSC Rubén Darío Arocha Hernández is a Venezuelan football player currently playing for Atlético Venezuela, playing before at Zamora. Arocha started his career in Real ...more

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Julio Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Julio Álvarez RCD Mallorca Julio Álvarez Mosquera is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club CD Numancia mainly as an attacking midfielder. He appeared in 98 La Liga games over the course of ...more

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Jorge Valdívia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras Jorge Luis Valdivia Toro is a Chilean footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Brazilian Série A club Palmeiras, of which he is also the club captain. He is known for his ...more

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Pedro Jorge Santos Santos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
F.C. Arouca Pedro Jorge Santos dos Santos is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

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Carlos González is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Colorado Rockies Carlos Eduardo González is a Venezuelan professional baseball player. He plays as an outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Colorado Rockies. A two-time All-Star, González is ...more

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Alex Pereira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Alejandro Américo 'Alex' Pereira Amorín is a retired footballer who played as a central defender. He spent his entire professional career in Spain, with Sporting de Gijón

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Greivis Vásquez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
New Orleans Hornets Greivis Josué Vásquez Rodríguez is a Venezuelan professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He was ...more

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José Tábata is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Pittsburgh Pirates José Nicolas Tábata is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He was an international signee of the New York Yankees and, by 2008, ...more

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Henry Blanco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Arizona Diamondbacks Henry Ramón Blanco is a Venezuelan former professional baseball player and current coach with the Chicago Cubs. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1997 to 2013. Although ...more

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Alfonso Blanco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Alfonso Blanco Parra is an undefeated Venezuelan boxer in the Light Middleweight division. He was the 2008 Olympian for Venezuela and he also won the Middleweight silver medal at the 2007 World ...more

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Israel Contreras is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Israel Contreras is a Venezuelan former professional boxer who won the World Boxing Association bantamweight title. He had a supporting role in the Mel Gibson film Apocalypto.

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Juan Arango is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Juan Arango Borussia Mönchengladbach Juan Fernando Arango Sáenz is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays for Club Tijuana in Mexico as an attacking midfielder. Having played more than 100 times for Venezuela, he is ...more

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José Lobatón is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Tampa Bay Rays José Manuel Lobatón is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Signed by the San Diego Padres as an amateur free agent, he ...more

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Armando Galarraga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Armando Antonio Galarraga Barreto is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher. Armando Galarraga made his Major League Baseball debut with the Texas Rangers on September 15, 2007. He was ...more

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Emilio Rentería is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Emilio Rentería Columbus Crew Emilio Rentería is an Venezuelan footballer who currently plays as a forward for San Marcos de Arica.

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Gabriel Cichero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Gabriel Cichero Caracas Fútbol Club Gabriel Cichero is a Venezuelan football defender who currently plays for Mineros de Guayana. Cichero also plays for the Venezuela national football team. His older brother Alejandro is a ...more

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Dani Hernández is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Dani Hernández Real Valladolid Daniel 'Dani' Hernández Santos is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club CD Tenerife as a goalkeeper.

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Rafael Acosta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Rafael Acosta Atlético Club Mineros de Guayana Rafael Acosta is a Venezuelan footballer, who is currently contracted to Mineros de Guayana. His main position is central midfield, but he can play on the right wing.

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José Salomón Rondón is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Málaga CF José Salomón Rondón Giménez is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg as a striker.

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Renny Vega is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Renny Vega Colo-Colo Renny Vicente Vega Hernández is a Venezuelan footballer who currently plays for the Primera División club Deportivo La Guaira as a goalkeeper. He has played with the Venezuelan ...more

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Alejandro Moreno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Chivas USA Alejandro Enrique Moreno Riera is a retired Venezuelan footballer who is currently a television commentator for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.

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Oswaldo Vizcarrondo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Oswaldo Vizcarrondo Club América Oswaldo Augusto Vizcarrondo Araujo is a Venezuelan professional footballer that plays as a centre back. He currently plays for Nantes in the Ligue 1 and the Venezuelan national team. ...more

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Roberto Rosales is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Roberto Rosales FC Twente Roberto José Rosales Altuve is a Venezuelan footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga CF. Mainly a right back, he can also play as a right midfielder.

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Edwin Valero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Edwin Valero was a Venezuelan professional boxer. He was born in Bolero Alto, and raised in El Vigía. Valero was an undefeated southpaw boxer and former two weight world champion who ...more

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Miku is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Miku Valencia CF Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores, commonly known as Miku, is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano as a striker. He spent most of his career in ...more

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Giancarlo Maldonado is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Giancarlo Maldonado Club América Giancarlo Gregorio Maldonado Marrero is a Venezuelan footballer that currently plays for CF Atlante as a striker.

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Milka Duno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Milka Duno is a Venezuelan race car driver who competed in the IndyCar Series, and competes in the ARCA Racing Series. She is best known for holding the record of highest finish for a female ...more

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César Eduardo González is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
César Eduardo González Club Atlético River Plate César Eduardo González Amais is a Venezuelan football midfielder. He currently plays for Deportivo Táchira in Venezuela. González started his career in 2002 with ...more

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Tomás Rincón is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Tomás Rincón Hamburger SV Tomás Eduardo Rincón Hernández is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or right back. He currently co-captains the Venezuela national football team ...more

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Luis Manuel Seijas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Luis Manuel Seijas Standard Liège Luis Manuel Seijas is a Venezuelan football midfielder of Peruvian and German descent who plays for Independiente Santa Fe in the Categoría Primera A.

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Alexander David González is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Venezuela national football team Alexander David González Sibulo is a Venezuelan footballer. He currently plays for FC Thun of the Swiss Super League. He is mainly a right back, but he can also play as a right

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Ronald Vargas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Ronald Vargas R.S.C. Anderlecht Ronald Alejandro Vargas Aranguren is a Venezuelan footballer who plays for Turkish club Balıkesirspor as an attacking midfielder.

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Alejandro Guerra is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Caracas Fútbol Club Alejandro Abraham Guerra Morales is a Venezuelan footballer currently playing for Atletico Nacional on loan from Mineros de Guayana.

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Juan Francisco Guerra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Juan Francisco Guerra Caracas Fútbol Club Juan Francisco Guerra Piñero is a Venezuelan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. Guerra was the first signing ...more

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Yohandry Orozco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Yohandry Orozco Venezuela national football team Yohandry José Orozco Cujía is a Venezuelan footballer. He plays for Deportivo Táchira. He plays as an Attacking Midfielder.

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Raúl González Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Raúl González Guzmán Raúl González Guzmán, known as "El Pollo" is a Venezuelan footballer currently plays for Dóxa Kato̱kopiás. This right-footed player plays preferably ...more

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Israel Jose Rubio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Israel José Rubio Rivero is a Venezuelan weightlifter. Rubio originally placed 4th in the men's 62kg weightlifting competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, but was moved ...more

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Daniel Arismendi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
Deportivo Táchira Fútbol Club Daniel Enrique Arismendi Marchán is a Venezuelan footballer that currently plays for Venezuelan Primera División club Carabobo FC as a striker.

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César Baena is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Venezuela
César Baena César Augusto Baena Sierraalta, is a Venezuelan cross country skier.