Famous Cuban Sportspersons

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Yoel Romero
(Cuban Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former Freestyle Wrestler)
Yoel Romero
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Birthdate: April 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

Widely considered one of the most athletic competitors ever in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Yoel Romero is often compared with the greats of the sport. A former freestyle wrestler, Romero earned Cuba a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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José Raúl Capablanca
(Cuban Chess Player)
José Raúl Capablanca
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Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: March 8, 1942
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José Fernández
(Cuban-American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
José Fernández
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Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: September 25, 2016

José Fernández was a Cuban-American baseball player who played for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from 2013 to 2016. Renowned for his skills as a pitcher, José had four pitches in his armory: a four-seam fastball, a slurve, a changeup, and a sinker. He died at the age of 24 when a speedboat, which he was piloting, crashed.

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 4 
Aroldis Chapman
(Cuban-born American Baseball Player Who Plays as a Relief Pitcher )
Aroldis Chapman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holguín, Cuba
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 5 
Yasiel Puig
(Cuban-born American Baseball Player Who Plays as a Right Fielder)
Yasiel Puig
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Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Randy Arozarena
(Cuban-born Mexican Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Randy Arozarena
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Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pinar Del Rio, Cuba
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Yoenis Céspedes
(Cuban-born Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Yoenis Céspedes
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Birthdate: October 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campechuela, Granma, Cuba
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Luis Ortiz
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Luis Ortiz
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Birthdate: March 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camagüey, Cuba
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Javier Sotomayor
(Former Cuban Track and Field Athlete)
Javier Sotomayor
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Birthdate: October 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limonar, Cuba
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Guillermo Rigondeaux
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Guillermo Rigondeaux
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Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Danell Leyva
(Cuban-American Former Gymnast Who Competed for America and was a Specialist on 'Parallel Bars' and 'Horizontal Bar')
Danell Leyva
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Birthdate: October 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cardenas, Cuba

With his mother and stepfather both being national gymnasts from Cuba, Danell Leyva was bound to follow in their footsteps. The Cuban-American gymnast has won 2 silvers and 1 bronze at the Olympics. In 2020, he came out as pansexual and bisexual, hoping it would ease things for other LGBT individuals.

 12 
Mijaín López
(Cuban Greco-Roman Wrestler Who a Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Five-Time World Champion)
Mijaín López
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Birthdate: August 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 13 
Erislandy Lara
(Cuban-American Professional Boxer)
Erislandy Lara
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Birthdate: April 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Yordan Álvarez
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as a Left Fielder and Designated Hitter)
Yordan Álvarez
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Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Tunas, Cuba
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 15 
Yuriorkis Gamboa
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Yuriorkis Gamboa
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Birthdate: December 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guantánamo, Cuba
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Yasmani grandal
(Cuban-born American Baseball Player Who Plays as a Catcher)
Yasmani grandal
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Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
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Jorge Soler
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Jorge Soler
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Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Kid Chocolate
(Cuban Boxer)
Kid Chocolate
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Birthdate: January 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cerro, Havana, Cuba
Died: August 8, 1988
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Hector Lombard
(Cuban-born Australian Bodybuilder, Mixed Martial Artist, and Former Olympic Judoka)
Hector Lombard
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Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as a Left Fielder)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
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Birthdate: October 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Alberto Juantorena
(Former Cuban Runner)
Alberto Juantorena
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Birthdate: December 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Minnie Minoso
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Played as a Left Fielder)
Minnie Minoso
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Birthdate: November 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Perico, Cuba
Died: March 1, 2015
 23 
Yordenis Ugás
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Yordenis Ugás
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Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Benny Paret
(Cuban Welterweight Boxer)
Benny Paret
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Birthdate: March 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: April 3, 1962
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José Nápoles
(Cuban-Born Mexican Professional Boxer)
José Nápoles
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Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: August 16, 2019

José Nápoles was a Cuban-born Mexican boxer best remembered for his World Welterweight Championship reign during the 1970s. Often counted among the greatest boxers of all time in welterweight division, José Nápoles was inducted into The Ring boxing hall of fame in 1985. In 1990, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Frank Sánchez
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Frank Sánchez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Orlando Hernández
(Former Cuban-born Baseball Player Who Played as a Pitcher)
Orlando Hernández
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Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villa Clara, Cuba
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Teófilo Stevenson
(Cuban Amateur Boxer Who Competed from 1966 to 1986)
Teófilo Stevenson
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Birthdate: March 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Padre, Cuba
Died: June 11, 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Konnan
(Professional wrestler and Podcaster)
Konnan
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Birthdate: June 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba

Konnan is an American Cuban former professional wrestler who wrestled for national and independent promotions in Mexico and the USA. He held 15 title belts in nine promotions during an illustrious career that spanned almost 30 years. Konnan is also known for his involvement in the creation of Lucha Underground.

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José Abreu
(Cuban-born Baseball Player Who Plays as a Designated Hitter and First Baseman)
José Abreu
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Birthdate: January 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cruces, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Kid Gavilán
(Cuban Boxer)
Kid Gavilán
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Birthdate: January 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berrocal, Cuba
Died: February 13, 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Luis Tiant
(Former Cuban Baseball Player Who Played as a Starting Pitcher)
Luis Tiant
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Birthdate: November 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marianao, Havana, Cuba
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Wilfredo León
(Cuban–Polish Professional Volleyball Player)
Wilfredo León
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Birthdate: July 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Yonder Alonso
(Former Cuban Baseball Player Who Played as First Baseman)
Yonder Alonso
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Birthdate: April 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kendrys Morales
(Former Cuban-Dominican Baseball Player Who Played as a First Baseman and Designated Hitter)
Kendrys Morales
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Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fomento
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Yoan moncada
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as a Third Baseman)
Yoan moncada
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Birthdate: May 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Abreus, Cuba
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Leinier Domínguez
(American-Cuban Chess Grandmaster)
Leinier Domínguez
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Birthdate: September 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
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Onel Hernández
(Cuban Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Onel Hernández
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Birthdate: February 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morón, Cuba
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tony Pérez
(Former Cuban-American Baseball Player, Manager, and Coach)
Tony Pérez
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Birthdate: May 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ciego De Avila, Cuba
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Aledmys Díaz
(Cuban Baseball Player)
Aledmys Díaz
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Birthdate: August 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
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Liván Hernández
(Former Cuban-born Baseball Player Who Played as a Pitcher)
Liván Hernández
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Birthdate: February 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Villa Clara, Cuba
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Regla Torres
(Cuban Volleyball Player Who Plays as a Middle Blocker)
Regla Torres
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Birthdate: February 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Mireya Luis
(Former Cuban Volleyball Player Who Played as an Outside Hitter)
Mireya Luis
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Birthdate: August 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camaguey, Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Félix Savón
(Cuban Former Amateur Boxer)
Félix Savón
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Birthdate: September 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Vincente, Cuba
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Mike Perez
(Cuban-Irish Professional Boxer)
Mike Perez
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Birthdate: October 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Luis Robert
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Plays as an Outfielder)
Luis Robert
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Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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José Ribalta
(Cuban Former Professional Boxer)
José Ribalta
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Birthdate: March 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rodrigo, Cuba
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Iván Pedroso
(Retired Cuban Track and Field Athlete and Coach)
Iván Pedroso
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Birthdate: December 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Yuniel Dorticos
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Yuniel Dorticos
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Birthdate: March 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Sullivan Barrera
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Sullivan Barrera
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Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)