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.

 2 
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.

 3 
Aroldis Chapman
(Baseball player)
Aroldis Chapman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holguín, Cuba
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 4 
Jose Canseco
(Baseball player)
Jose Canseco
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Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
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 5 
Yasiel Puig
(Baseball player)
Yasiel Puig
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Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba
 6 
José Raúl Capablanca
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Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: March 8, 1942
 7 
Yoenis Céspedes
(Baseball player)
Yoenis Céspedes
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Birthdate: October 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campechuela, Granma, Cuba
 8 
Luis Ortiz
(Boxer)
Luis Ortiz
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Birthdate: March 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camagüey, Cuba
Guillermo Rigondeaux
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Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 10 
Randy Arozarena
(Baseball player)
Randy Arozarena
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Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pinar Del Rio, Cuba
 11 
Erislandy Lara
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Birthdate: April 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba
 12 
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.

 13 
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.

 14 
Yasmani grandal
(Baseball player)
Yasmani grandal
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Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
 15 
Yordan Álvarez
(Baseball player)
Yordan Álvarez
3
Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Tunas, Cuba
 16 
Jorge Soler
(Baseball player)
Jorge Soler
3
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
 17 
Javier Sotomayor
(High jumper)
Javier Sotomayor
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Birthdate: October 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limonar, Cuba
 18 
Yuriorkis Gamboa
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Birthdate: December 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guantánamo, Cuba
 19 
Hector Lombard
(Mixed martial artist, former Olympic judoka)
Hector Lombard
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Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
 20 
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
(Baseball player)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
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Birthdate: October 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
 21 
Minnie Minoso
(Baseball player)
Minnie Minoso
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Birthdate: November 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Perico, Cuba
Died: March 1, 2015
 22 
Yonder Alonso
(Baseball player)
Yonder Alonso
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Birthdate: April 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
 23 
Frank Sanchez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba
 24 
Orlando Hernández
(Baseball player)
Orlando Hernández
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Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villa Clara, Cuba
 25 
Teófilo Stevenson
(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
 26 
Benny Paret
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Birthdate: March 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: April 3, 1962
 27 
Yordenis Ugás
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Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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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.

 29 
Luis Tiant
(Baseball player)
Luis Tiant
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Birthdate: November 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marianao, Havana, Cuba
 30 
José Abreu
(Baseball player)
José Abreu
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Birthdate: January 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cruces, Cuba
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Kendrys Morales
(Baseball player)
Kendrys Morales
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Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fomento
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Wilfredo León
(Volleyball player)
Wilfredo León
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Birthdate: July 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 33 
Mijain Lopez
(Wrestler)
Mijain Lopez
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Birthdate: August 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba
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Tony Pérez
(Baseball player)
Tony Pérez
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Birthdate: May 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ciego De Avila, Cuba
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Aledmys Díaz
(Baseball player)
Aledmys Díaz
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Birthdate: August 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
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Yoan moncada
(Baseball player)
Yoan moncada
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Birthdate: May 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Abreus, Cuba
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Onel Hernández
(Football winger)
Onel Hernández
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Birthdate: February 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morón, Cuba
 38 
Sullivan Barrera
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Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
 39 
Liván Hernández
(Baseball player)
Liván Hernández
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Birthdate: February 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Villa Clara, Cuba
 40 
Mike Perez
(boxer)
Mike Perez
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Birthdate: October 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ciego de Ávila
 41 
Felix Savón
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Birthdate: September 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Vincente, Cuba
 42 
Luis Robert
(Baseball outfielder)
Luis Robert
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Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
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Jose Ribalta
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Birthdate: March 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rodrigo, Cuba
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Kid Chocolate
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Birthdate: January 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cerro, Havana, Cuba
Died: August 8, 1988
 45 
Yuniel Dorticos
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Birthdate: March 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
 46 
Osvaldo Alonso
(Footballer midfielder)
Osvaldo Alonso
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Birthdate: November 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Cristóbal, Cuba
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Samuel Armenteros
(Association football player)
Samuel Armenteros
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Birthdate: May 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gothenburg
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Alberto Juantorena
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Birthdate: December 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
 49 
Adeiny Hechavarria
(Baseball player)
Adeiny Hechavarria
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Birthdate: April 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Osmany Juantorena
(Volleyball player)
Osmany Juantorena
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Birthdate: August 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba