Famous Argentine Sportspersons

Find out more about the greatest Argentine Sportspersons, including Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Carlos Tevez, Paulo Dybala and Alfredo Di Stéfano

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 1 Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Considered one of the best football players in the world and a prolific goal scorer, Lionel Messi has shattered and created numerous records in his playing career. Regarded by another soccer legend, Diego Maradona, as his successor, the Argentinian superstar is also one of the world’s highest paid athletes.

 2 Manu Ginóbili

Manu Ginóbili.
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca
Argentine-Italian former basketball player Manu Ginóbili became one of two players in history to have won the EuroLeague title, the NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. The four-time NBA champion has had a 23-season stint with the NBA team San Antonio Spurs. He is also an Italian League champion.

 3 Sergio Agüero

Sergio Agüero.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Argentine footballer and Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero was the youngest footballer of the Argentine Primera División, at 15. From scoring two goals in the semi-final to help Argentina win the 2008 Olympic gold medal, to being the fourth-highest goal-scorer of Premier League, he has many feats to his credit.

 4 Gabriel Batistuta

Gabriel Batistuta.
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Famous As: Retired Argentine Footballer
Birthdate: February 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina
Argentine former footballer Gabriel Batistuta, also known as “Batigol” and “El Ángel Gabriel,” has played for clubs such as Fiorentina and Roma. A powerful striker, he was Argentina's all-time leading goal-scorer until Lionel Messi broke his record. He is also the only footballer with two hat-tricks in separate World Cups

 5 Alfredo Di Stéfano

Alfredo Di Stéfano.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 7, 2014

 6 Ángel Di María

Ángel Di María.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rosario

Ángel Di María is an Argentine football player. An important member of the Argentina national team, Ángel Di María helped Argentina win a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics by scoring the only goal of the gold medal match against Nigeria at the 58th minute of the match. Ángel Di María has also represented Argentina at three FIFA World Cups.

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 7 Juan Martín del Potro

Juan Martín del Potro
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina
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 8 Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa.
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Famous As: Football Coach
Birthdate: July 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario

Renowned football manager and the current head coach of Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa is best known for remarkably improving the performance of the players he coaches. As a manager, his high point arrived when he helped the Argentinean national team bag the 2004 Olympics gold medal and later guided the Chile’s national team to qualify for the 2010 world cup.

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 9 Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone
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Famous As: Football Manager
Birthdate: April 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina

 10 Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: November 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Laguna Larga

Argentine professional footballer Paulo Dybala currently plays for football club Juventus and the Argentina national team. He plays as a forward and is known for his creative style of play, pace, talent, and technique. Revered for his playing skills, he is considered one of the world's most valuable players. He loves tattoos and has many on his body. 

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 11 Javier Mascherano

Javier Mascherano.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Lorenzo, Santa Fe
Nicknamed “el Jefecito,” Argentine footballer Javier Mascherano played for West Ham United and then Liverpool. After joining Barcelona, he turned from a defensive midfielder to full central defender and won five La Ligas and two UEFA Champions Leagues, among others. He has also won two Summer Olympic golds for Argentina.

 12 Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cululú, Santa Fe
Died: January 21, 2019

Emiliano Sala was an Argentine football player who played for prominent French clubs like Bordeaux and Nantes. He was renowned for his powerful strike and eye for goal. In 2019, he was included in the Nantes Team of the Decade. Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash on 21 January 2019. His body was recovered four days after the crash.

 13 Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosario

Argentine footballer, Mauro Icard,i plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint-Germain, and the Argentina national team. He began playing football as a boy and made his senior debut in 2012. He is known for his excellent attacking movement, positioning, and eye for goal. His marriage to a teammate’s ex-wife is a subject of controversy.

 14 Juan Manuel Fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balcarce, Argentina
Died: July 17, 1995

 15 Papu Gómez

Papu Gómez
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 16 Marcos Rojo

Marcos Rojo
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina

 17 Gabriela Sabatini

Gabriela Sabatini.
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gabriela Sabatini is an Argentine former professional tennis player. One of the leading female tennis players in the 1980s and 1990s, she amassed 41 titles, including the WTA Finals in 1988 and the 1990 US Open. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006. Also a businesswoman, she runs a line of fragrances.

 18 Nicolás Otamendi

Nicolás Otamendi
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 19 Javier Saviola

Javier Saviola
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina

 20 Willy Caballero

Willy Caballero
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Elena, Entre Ríos Santa Elena, Argentina

 21 Mario Kempes

Mario Kempes
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bell Ville, Argentina

 22 Diego Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 23 Éver Banega

Éver Banega
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario

 24 Santiago Solari

Santiago Solari
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rosario

 25 Ezequiel Lavezzi

Ezequiel Lavezzi
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Villa Gobernador Gálvez

 26 Marcos Maidana

Marcos Maidana
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Fe

 27 Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: October 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina
Died: November 25, 2020

Nicknamed The Golden Boy, Diego Maradona is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. Thanks to his popularity and controversial personal life, which includes drug abuse issues and addiction to cocaine, Diego Maradona became a world-renowned counterculture icon. He was also an iconic figure in popular culture.

 28 Pablo Zabaleta

Pablo Zabaleta
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 29 Juan Román Riquelme

Juan Román Riquelme
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Fernando, Argentina

 30 Guillermo Vilas

Guillermo Vilas
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 31 Ángel Correa

Ángel Correa
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosario

 32 Diego Milito

Diego Milito
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bernal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 33 Leandro Paredes

Leandro Paredes
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Justo

 34 Javier Pastore

Javier Pastore
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Córdoba

 35 Esteban Cambiasso

Esteban Cambiasso
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 36 Gerardo Martino

Gerardo Martino
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Valparaíso

 37 Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: March 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Fe Province

 38 Hernán Crespo

Hernán Crespo
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florida, Buenos Aires

 39 Giovanni Simeone

Giovanni Simeone
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 40 Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Carlos Tevez is an Argentine footballer who helped his national team win a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. At the same event, Tevez won the Golden Boot, having scored eight goals in the tournament. With three South American Footballer of the Year awards under his belt, Tevez is one of the best Argentine footballers of his generation.

 41 Javier Zanetti

Javier Zanetti
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 42 Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brest, Fracnce

 43 Pablo Aimar

Pablo Aimar
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Argentina

 44 Mauricio Pellegrino

Mauricio Pellegrino
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: October 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leones

 45 Gabriel Heinze

Gabriel Heinze
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: April 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crespo

 46 Daniel Passarella

Daniel Passarella
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chacabuco, Argentina

 47 Juan Sebastián Verón

Juan Sebastián Verón
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina

 48 Sergio Romero

Sergio Romero
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bernardo de Irigoyen

 49 Lucas Matthysse

Lucas Matthysse
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trelew

 50 Martín Demichelis

Martín Demichelis
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Córdoba Province