Bet you didn’t know these athletes are Latino
The NFL, NBA, MLB and FIFA are full of athletes I bet you didn’t know are Latino! If you follow any of these sports, I challenge you to identify them. If you don’t, but you like looking at pictures of handsome athletes, this list is for you as well!
Although he is US born, Romo has Mexican heritage on his grandfather side.
Handsome Dan Haren was born in California but has Irish and Mexican backgrounds.
This Houston Rockets player was actually born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Doesn’t he look sexier now?
Don’t get fooled by his looks, Adam LaRoche is proud of his mexican roots on his father side.
Varejao was born in Colatina, Brazil. Besides playing for the Golden State Warriors he has actually played on Brazil’s national team!
Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso, Boston Celtics players, was born in the Dominican Republic.
Former Detroit Pistons player, was born in Argentina and has won gold medals with the Argentina National team!
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, the Los Angeles Dodgers player is Mexican on his mother’s side.
Born in Mallorca, Spain, Rudy Fernandez has played both in the NBA and the European Basketball League.
Born Emanuel David Ginoblini, this former San Antonio Spurs player is Argentinian-Born.
The former quarterback has Mexican and Irish heritage.
Currently playing for the Delaware 87ers, Tiago Splitter was born in Blumenau, Brazil.
Luis ScolaIndiana Pacers forward Luis Scola shoots a free throw against the Chicago Bulls in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, March 21, 2014. Indiana won 91-79. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
From Argentina to China! Born in Buenos Aires, Scola now plays in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Former professional baseball player and later manager, Williams was born in California but had Mexican background. Some claim he was the first latino baseball star.
Another Brazilian on the list! Barbosa was born in Sao Paulo and currently plays in the national league, but played with the Golden State Warriors and the Celtics.
The second best ranked swimmer in the world, after Michael Phelps, was born in New York but is Cuban on his mother side. Who knew?
Rousey is not only the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in judo, she is also Venezuelan and Trinidadian descent!
Anthony as Puerto Rican and Venezuelan background on his father side.
New Jersey born, Victor Cruz’ mother is Puerto Rican. His father was African American.
Former professional baseball player for the Oalkland Athletics, Reginald “Reggie” Martinez, born in Pennsylvania, is Puerto Rican on his father’s side.
Former Real Madrid star, who now plays for the Bayern Munich, was born in Cucuta, Colombia. Everyone in the German soccer league is talking about him!
Simply known as Falcao, the Monaco FC star was born in Santa Marta, Colombia. He will play in the World Cup for the first time in Russia, 2018.
Navas, considered by some as the best goalkeeper in the world, was born in Puerto Rico. He is the goalkeeper for the Real Madrid FC.
Olympic gymnast and winner of Dancing with the Stars is Puerto Rican descent.
This hottie was actually born in France but is Argentinian descent and plays for the national team. He currently plays in the Juventus.
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