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Famous Athletes from Venezuela

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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 (born October 17, 1985), nicknamed CarGo, is a Venezuelan professional baseball right fielder in the Cleveland Indians organization. He has played in Major League ...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