Starting racing at age 6, Mexican racing driver Sergio Pérez, nicknamed Checo, scripted history by scoring more points than any Mexican in Formula One history. The winner of titles such as the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix and the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he is now associated with Red Bull Racing.
Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican former boxer who became only the third Mexican boxer to win world championship titles in four weight classes. Counted among the greatest boxers of all time, Márquez was renowned for his toughness, speed, and technical skills. In 2020, Juan Manuel Márquez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Julio Cesar Chavez is a Mexican former boxer who won several world championships in three different weight divisions. He also holds several records, such as the most successful world title defenses and most title fights. He has been named in ESPN's 50 Greatest Boxers of All Time list and was made an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Guillermo Ochoa is a Mexican professional footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Liga MX club América and the Mexico national team. He made his senior-level professional debut in 2004 and won his first league title in 2005. He has been a part of many FIFA World Cup squads. He is married to Mexican model Karla Mora.
Hirving Lozano is a Mexican football player. An important member of the Mexico national team, he represented his nation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lozano was adjudged CONCACAF Men's Player of the Year in 2018.
El Santo was a Mexican professional wrestler and actor. Widely regarded as a folk hero, El Santo is an iconic luchador (masked wrestler) and is often counted among the greatest in Mexican sports history. During his illustrious wrestling career, he became a symbol of justice through his appearances in comic books and lucha films.
Mexican boxer Salvador Sánchez, known by nicknames such as The Invincible Eagle, was a young WBC and lineal featherweight champion. An untimely death at age 23, due to a car crash, cut his career short. He had also appeared in the movie The Last Fight, released posthumously.
One of the most consistent boxers of his time, Mexican boxer Érik Morales was the first from his country to earn world titles in 4 different weight categories. Nicknamed El Terrible, the boxing legend created a controversy after testing positive for a banned drug in 2012. He later stepped into politics.
One of the most decorated Mexican footballers, Rafael Márquez, nicknamed El Káiser, was a star defender in his time. Starting his career with Atlas at age 17, he later played for teams such as Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls. His achievements include 4 La Liga and 2 UEFA Champions League titles.
Ricardo López was both a world mini flyweight and junior flyweight title holder. Known to fans as El Finito, or The Refined, he remains to be one of just 15 world boxing title holders to have remained undefeated till retirement. He is the father of another undefeated Mexican boxer, Alonso López.
Fernando Valenzuela is a Mexican former baseball pitcher who participated in 17 Major League Baseball seasons, playing for popular teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. He achieved super-stardom during the 1981 season, which was dubbed Fernandomania. He became the first player to receive both Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards in the same season.
Victor Espinoza is a Mexican jockey who competes in the American Thoroughbred horse racing. In 2015, Espinoza became the first Hispanic and oldest jockey to achieve the Triple Crown; he achieved the feat on a famous horse named American Pharoah. A three-time Kentucky Derby winner, Victor Espinoza has also won the Preakness Stakes on three occasions.
Hugo Sánchez is a Mexican former professional footballer. He used to play as a forward and was a prolific goal scorer. He is widely regarded as the greatest Mexican footballer of all time and was named on the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004. He became a manager after retirement.
Affectionately known to his fans as Principito, or Little Prince, Mexican footballer Andrés Guardado has had a successful stint as defensive midfielder for Real Betis. Starting his career with Atlas, he has later also played for teams such as Valencia and has now captains the Mexican national team.
Marco Antonio Barrera is a former professional boxer who held several world championships in different weight classes. He finds a place on ESPN's 50 greatest boxers of all-time list. In 2017, Barrera was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. After retiring from boxing, Marco Antonio Barrera has been working as a commentator for ESPN Deportes.
Sexy Star is the ring name of popular Mexican masked female professional wrestler Dulce Maria García Rivas. Apart from being a professional wrestler, García is also a professional boxer and mixed martial artist. García is best known for her association with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, where she has won several championship titles, such as AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship.
Rey Misterio Sr. is a former professional wrestler who was ranked 212th in the PWI 500 list in 2004. After retiring, Misterio started his career as a trainer and joined hands with Super Astro and Negro Casas to open a gym in 1987. Misterio is known to have trained several superstars, including his nephew Rey Mysterio Jr.
Jorge Campos is a Mexican retired football player who played as a goalkeeper. An eccentric player, Campos often left the penalty area to showcase his acrobatic and flamboyant style of goalkeeping. Jorge Campos was renowned for his athleticism and speed and was counted among the best goalkeepers of his time.
Starting his youth career with teams such as Monterrey and Barcelona, Mexican footballer Giovani dos Santos later went on to win a gold medal with the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. He was also part of the U-17 FIFA World Championship-winning Mexican squad and is a 3-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winner.
Mexican footballer Jonathan dos Santos is best known as a Club América midfielder and also represents the Mexican national team. He has previously had a successful stint with Barcelona, winning 3 La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League with the team. He is the son of former Brazilian midfielder Zizinho.
Mistico is a Mexican professional wrestler best known for his association with the popular wrestling stable WWE where he was known as Sin Cara. Mistico was one of the most popular wrestlers in Mexico for several years. Over the years, he has won several championships, such as WWA Middleweight Championship, PWR Openweight World Championship, and Promociones El Cholo Cruiserweight Championship.
Esteban Loaiza is a Mexican former baseball pitcher who played for popular Major League Baseball (MLB) teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Although he made a significant contribution to MLB, Esteban Loaiza was deported to Mexico in 2021 after he had served a three-year prison sentence for possessing more than 20 kilograms of cocaine in 2018.
Mexican footballer Edson Álvarez is a defensive midfielder for Ajax, with whom he has won a KNVB Cup and an Eredivisie title. He has also represented the Mexican national team, winning a CONCACAF Gold Cup with them. In 2022, both Chelsea and Crystal Palace expressed their interest in signing him on.
Javier Hernández is a professional football player and the first Mexican to represent the popular football club Manchester United. An important player for his national team, Hernández is the all-time leading goal-scorer for Mexico. He has represented Mexico at important tournaments like 2010, 2014, and 2018 FIFA World Cups. Hernández also serves as an inspiration to many aspiring Mexican footballers.
Julio César Chávez Jr. is a Mexican boxer best known for his reign as the WBC middleweight champion from 2011 to 2012. The son of Mexican boxing legend Julio César Chávez, Chávez Jr. is best known for his rivalry against popular contemporaries like Brian Vera and Canelo Álvarez.
Julio Urías is a Mexican professional baseball player. He currently plays as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He began his career as a teenager with the Mexico national youth team. He was signed by the Dodgers on August 12, 2012, his 16th birthday. He made his MLB debut in 2016.
Carlos Vela is a Mexican football player who currently plays for and captains the Los Angeles Football Club of the Major League Soccer (MLS). A versatile player, Vela can play as an attacking midfielder, winger, and forward. He is also known for his creativity and goal-scoring ability. Carlos Vela is also an important player for the Mexico national team.
Roberto Osuna is a Mexican baseball pitcher who currently competes in the Mexican League. Osuna has also played in Major League Baseball, representing teams like Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays. Roberto Osuna was named an American League All Star in 2017.
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.
Miguel Layún is a Mexican football player and a prominent member of his country's national team. In 2009, he became the first Mexican player to sign a deal with a Serie A club when he joined the Italian club Atalanta. Renowned for his speed, Miguel Layún has won a CONCACAF Cup as well as a CONCACAF Gold Cup for Mexico.
Mexican boxer Orlando Salido is a former world champion in both the junior lightweight and featherweight classes. He is perhaps best known for his 2016 bout against fellow Mexican boxer Francisco Vargas, which was shown on HBO's Boxing After Dark and garnered over 950,000 viewers.
Cuauhtémoc Blanco is a Mexican former football player best known as one of the greatest penalty takers in the history of the game. He is also counted among the greatest Mexican football players of all time. After retiring as a player, Cuauhtémoc Blanco became a politician and is currently serving as the Governor of Morelos.
Legendary Mexican boxer Leo Santa Cruz, better known to fans as El Terremoto, or The Earthquake, has been a world champion in 4 weight categories. He also has 18 world title appearances in his kitty. Starting his professional career at age 18, he is now BoxRec’s fourth-best featherweight in the world.