Famous Cuban Sportspersons

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 1 José Raúl Capablanca

José Raúl Capablanca
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Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana
Died: March 8, 1942

 2 Teófilo Stevenson

Teófilo Stevenson
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Famous As: Boxer, Engineer
Birthdate: March 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Padre
Died: June 11, 2012
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 3 José Nápoles

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: August 16, 2019

 4 Kid Gavilan

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berrocal, Spain
Died: February 13, 2003

 5 Yoel Romero

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist (MMA)
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.

 6 José Fernández

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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara
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.

 7 Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holguín, Cuba
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 8 Jose Canseco

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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 9 Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba

 10 Guillermo Rigondeaux

Guillermo Rigondeaux
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba

 11 Yoenis Céspedes

Yoenis Céspedes
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campechuela, Granma, Cuba

 12 Randy Arozarena

Randy Arozarena
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pinar Del Rio, Cuba

 13 Erislandy Lara

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba

 14 Yuriorkis Gamboa

Yuriorkis Gamboa
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guantánamo

 15 Yasmani grandal

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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 16 Yonder Alonso

Yonder Alonso
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 17 Orlando Hernández

Orlando Hernández
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villa Clara, Cuba

 18 Javier Sotomayor

Javier Sotomayor
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Famous As: High jumper
Birthdate: October 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limonar, Cuba

 19 Yordan Álvarez

Yordan Álvarez
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Tunas, Cuba

 20 Rocky Romero

Rocky Romero
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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 21 Benny Paret

Benny Paret
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Clara
Died: April 3, 1962

 22 José Abreu

José Abreu
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: January 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cruces, Cuba

 23 Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sancti Spíritus, Cuba

 24 Yoan moncada

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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Abreus, Cuba

 25 Minnie Minoso

Minnie Minoso
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Perico, Cuba
Died: March 1, 2015

 26 Tony Pérez

Tony Pérez
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ciego De Avila, Cuba

 27 Kendrys Morales

Kendrys Morales
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fomento

 28 Hector Lombard

Hector Lombard
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Famous As: Judoka, Thai boxer
Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Matanzas

 29 Jorge Soler

Jorge Soler
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana

 30 Luis Tiant

Luis Tiant
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marianao, Havana, Cuba

 31 Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana

 32 Mike Perez

Mike Perez
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Famous As: boxer
Birthdate: October 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ciego de Ávila

 33 Ozzie Canseco

Ozzie Canseco
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Havana

 34 Felix Savón

Felix Savón
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Vincente, Cuba

 35 Luis Robert

Luis Robert
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Famous As: Baseball outfielder
Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciego de Ávila, Cuba

 36 Osvaldo Alonso

Osvaldo Alonso
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Cristóbal

 37 Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: June 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

 38 Mijain Lopez

Mijain Lopez
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

 39 Kid Chocolate

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havana
Died: August 8, 1988

 40 Osmany Juantorena

Osmany Juantorena
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Famous As: Volleyball player
Birthdate: August 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

 41 Alberto Juantorena

Alberto Juantorena
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

 42 Yandy Diaz

Yandy Diaz
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Famous As: Baseball third baseman
Birthdate: August 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sagua la Grande, Villa Clara, Cuba

 43 Dayron Robles

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Famous As: Cuban track, Field athlete
Birthdate: November 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guantánamo

 44 Carlos Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 45 Martín Dihigo

Martín Dihigo
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cidra, Cuba
Died: May 20, 1971

 46 Luis Manuel Rodriguez

Luis Manuel Rodriguez
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camaguey, Cuba
Died: July 8, 1996

 47 Dolf Luque

Dolf Luque
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: July 3, 1957

 48 Lou Molinet

Lou Molinet
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: November 30, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chaparra, Cuba
Died: August 27, 1976

 49 Ramón Fonst

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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: July 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: September 9, 1959

 50 Yorman Polas Bartolo

Yorman Polas Bartolo
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Camagüey, Cuba