Famous Spanish Sportspersons

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Rafael Nadal
(One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time)
Rafael Nadal
42
Birthdate: June 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manacor, Spain

Rafael Nadal is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players ever and is called the king of clay. The Spanish national has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and holds the record of winning 13 French Open Championships. He also has one Australian Open, two Wimbledon and four US Open titles to his name.

 2 
Pep Guardiola
(Former Spanish Football Player Who is Considered One of the Greatest Managers of All Time)
Pep Guardiola
27
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santpedor, Spain

A football addict from beginning, Pep Guardiola went on to become a key player with the Barcelona and the Spanish National team. He played a crucial role in winning major titles like the La Liga and an Olympic gold medal. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and is widely regarded as one of the world's best coaches. 

 3 
Fernando Alonso
(Spanish F1 Driver)
Fernando Alonso
14
Birthdate: July 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

Two-time FIA Hall of Fame inductee Fernando Alonso began go-carting at age 3 and won several trophies by 10. The youngest to win the F-1 World Championship, for Renault, he later led a Ferrari team. When he isn’t racing, he is busy managing his e-sports team and working for UNICEF.

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Pau Gasol
(One of the Greatest Basketball Power Forwards of All Time)
Pau Gasol
7
Birthdate: July 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Four-time All-Star NBA power-forward/center Pau Gasol left medical school to join FC Barcelona. He won two NBA championships with the LA Lakers. The Spanish footballer and the 2002 NBA Rookie of the Year is an all-time EuroBasket top-scorer, reads historical novels, is a polyglot, and loves concerts and operas. 
 5 
Sergio Busquets
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Sergio Busquets
6
Birthdate: July 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Carlos Sainz Jr.
(Spanish Formula One Driver)
Carlos Sainz Jr.
9
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Marc Márquez
(Spanish Professional Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer)
Marc Márquez
5
Birthdate: February 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cervera, Spain

Marc Márquez is a Spanish professional road racer best known for his association with Repsol Honda. Having won eight Grand Prix World Championships so far, Márquez is counted among the most successful motorcycle racers in the history of motorcycle racing. The most successful and popular Spanish rider in MotoGP history, Márquez is also counted among the greatest innovators of MotoGP.

 8 
Alfredo Di Stéfano
(Argentine Professional Footballer and Coach Who Played as a Forward)
Alfredo Di Stéfano
13
Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 7, 2014

Alfredo Di Stéfano was an Argentine-born Spanish football player and coach. Counted among the greatest football players of all time, Di Stéfano is remembered for his association with Real Madrid, where he played a major role in the club's domination of La Liga and the European Cup during the 1950s. In 2004, he was included in Pele’s FIFA 100 list.

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Sergio García
(Spanish Professional Golfer)
Sergio García
4
Birthdate: January 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Borriol, Castellón, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Seve Ballesteros
(Spanish Professional Golfer)
Seve Ballesteros
5
Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain
Died: May 7, 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Andrés Iniesta
(Spanish Footballer Who is Regarded as One of the Greatest Midfielders of All Time)
Andrés Iniesta
8
Birthdate: May 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who now captains the Japanese club Vissel Kobe, has had a 22-year stint with Barcelona, serving as a captain in three seasons and winning nine La Ligas and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He scored the winning goal to help Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
 12 
Carlos Sainz Sr.
(Rally driver)
Carlos Sainz Sr.
3
Birthdate: April 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Xavi
(Retired Spanish Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Xavi
6
Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Terrassa, Spain
Former Barcelona footballer Xavi won multiple trophies with the team, such as the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Famous for his tiki-taka style, he also helped Spain win the FIFA World Cup in 2010. After playing for the Qatari club Al-Sadd, he began coaching the team.
 14 
Jorge Lorenzo
(Spanish Retired Professional Motorcycle Racer and Five-Time World Champion)
Jorge Lorenzo
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palma, Spain

Jorge Lorenzo is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer. He is the winner of the 2010, 2012, and 2015 MotoGP World Championships. Previously, he had won the 2006 and 2007 250 cc World Championships. In the late 2010s, he suffered from multiple injuries and announced his retirement from road racing competition in 2019.

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Carolina Marin
(Badminton player)
Carolina Marin
21
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huelva, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gerard Piqué
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Gerard Piqué
26
Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, who plays for FC Barcelona, is considered one of the world’s best centre halves. He is amongst the few players who have won the UEFA Champions League for two consecutive years, but for different teams. He also played a crucial role in the Spain national team’s victory in 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

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Sergio Ramos
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Sergio Ramos
15
Birthdate: March 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camas, Spain

Spanish footballer, Sergio Ramos, is known for his defensive skills and also for his ability to play offensively and score goals. He plays for the Premier League Club, Real Madrid. Ramos was a member of the Spanish national side which won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010. 

 18 
Alvaro Morata
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Alvaro Morata
13
Birthdate: October 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Alvaro Morata is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented popular clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, and Atlético Madrid. He is also an important player for the national team, having gathered the experience of playing in high-pressure tournaments like the UEFA European Football Championship. A versatile player, Alvaro Morata is best known for his pace, energy, and technique.

 19 
Iker Casillas
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Iker Casillas
10
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Iker Casillas is a Spanish former footballer who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Counted among the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport, Casillas was renowned for his spectacular saves and athleticism. He was named the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper on a record five occasions. Also a philanthropist, Casillas owns a charitable foundation in Spain.

 20 
Thiago Alcântara
(Spanish Football Player Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Thiago Alcântara
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Birthdate: April 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Pietro Vernotico, Italy

Italian-born Brazilian-origin footballer Thiago Alcântara grew up watching his footballer father Mazinho. The talented midfielder has played for teams such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich and now represents Liverpool and the national team of Spain. An injury prevented him from playing in the World Cup 2014.

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Fernando Torres
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Striker)
Fernando Torres
11
Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fuenlabrada, Spain

Fernando Torres is a former football player whose ability to score goals earned him a reputation as one of the best goal-scorers in the world. He helped his Spanish football team win their first FIFA World Cup in 2010. Such is his popularity in Spain that a stadium was built in his honor in Fuenlabrada, Spain, in 2011.

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Juan Mata
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Juan Mata
6
Birthdate: April 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain

Known as an attacking midfielder from Spain, Juan Mata is a promising young footballer who plays for the Spanish national team and Manchester United. Born to a footballer father, he began his career with the Real Madrid youth team. While at Chelsea, fans called him Johnny Kills.

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Isco
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Isco
5
Birthdate: April 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

Isco is a Spanish football player best known for his excellent ball control and technique. Over the years, he has represented popular teams like Real Madrid and the Spain national team. He was named among the world's 30 best players during the 2017-18 season. 

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Marco Asensio
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger and Attacking Midfielder)
Marco Asensio
5
Birthdate: January 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palma, Majorca Palma, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Xabi Alonso
(Spanish Football Coach and Former Football Midfielder)
Xabi Alonso
5
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tolosa, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Dani Pedrosa
(Spanish Grand Prix Motorcycle Racer)
Dani Pedrosa
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sabadell, Spain
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 27 
Marc Gasol
(Spanish Basketball Player Who Plays at the 'Cente' Position)
Marc Gasol
4
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Spanish basketball sensation Marc Gasol is one of the most promising centers from his country. He has previously been part of NBA teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers. The 3-time NBA All-Star has also earned 2 Olympic team silver medals as part of the Spanish national team.

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Mikel Arteta
(Spanish Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Mikel Arteta
14
Birthdate: March 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Sebastián, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Carlos Alcaraz
(Spanish Professional Tennis Player)
Carlos Alcaraz
5
Birthdate: May 5, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
Often compared to tennis legend Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz joined the big league of Spanish tennis as a teenager and has already reached a career-high ranking of world number 32 in singles. He tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2021 and thus missed out on the Davis Cup that year. 
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César Azpilicueta
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
César Azpilicueta
5
Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zizur Mayor, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Carles Puyol
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Defender)
Carles Puyol
6
Birthdate: April 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Pobla de Segur, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Kepa Arrizabalaga
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Kepa Arrizabalaga
8
Birthdate: October 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ondarroa, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Serge Ibaka
(Congolese-Spanish Basketball Player)
Serge Ibaka
7
Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 34 
Hector Bellerin
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back or Wing-Back)
Hector Bellerin
5
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Víctor Valdés
(Spanish Football Coach and Former Football Goalkeeper)
Víctor Valdés
5
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Fernando Llorente
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Fernando Llorente
4
Birthdate: February 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 37 
Ander Herrera
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ander Herrera
4
Birthdate: August 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Ricky Rubio
(Spanish Basketball Player Who Plays as a Point Guard)
Ricky Rubio
4
Birthdate: October 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Masnou, Spain
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
Jordi Alba
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Jordi Alba
4
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Bojan Krkić
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward / Winger)
Bojan Krkić
4
Birthdate: August 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Linyola
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Emilio Butragueño
(Spanish Retired Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Emilio Butragueño
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Carlos Moyá
(Spanish Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Carlos Moyá
6
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Carlos Moyá is a Spanish retired tennis player best known for his efforts that earned Spain the Davis Cup in 2004. A former world No. 1, Moyá won the 1998 French Open where he beat Àlex Corretja in the final. Since his retirement, Moyá has focused on his coaching career. Since 2016, he has been working as Rafael Nadal’s coach.

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Pedro
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Winger)
Pedro
6
Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Aymeric Laporte
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Aymeric Laporte
7
Birthdate: May 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Agen, France

Aymeric Laporte is a French-born footballer who plays for the Spain national team and Manchester City of Premier League. Although he represented France at youth international levels, Laporte switched national teams after receiving Spanish citizenship in 2021. A powerful defender who is renowned for his passing ability, Laporte has won many titles including three Premier Leagues and three EFL Cups.

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Jon Rahm
(Spanish Professional Golfer)
Jon Rahm
5
Birthdate: November 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barrika, Spain
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Ansu Fati
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Ansu Fati
1
Birthdate: October 31, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 47 
Alejandro Valverde
(Spanish Road Racing Cyclist Who Has 131 Professional Wins)
Alejandro Valverde
4
Birthdate: April 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Las Lumbreras, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Lucas Vázquez
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Lucas Vázquez
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curtis, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Danny Carvajal
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Danny Carvajal
4
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Pepe Reina
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Pepe Reina
4
Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)