The Most Famous Athlete in Mexico: Recognizing a Sports Icon

Choose the athlete you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:44
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinion matters! Today, we're diving into the thrilling world of Mexican sports with a ranking that's sure to spark some friendly competition: "Who is the most famous athlete in Mexico?" From football legends to powerhouse boxers, Mexico has an incredible history of producing world-renowned athletes who inspire and excite fans around the globe. With thousands of polls and rankings covering a myriad of topics, StrawPoll is your go-to destination for discovering and sharing your thoughts on the best of the best. So, join the game and cast your vote for your favorite Mexican athlete or suggest a missing option that deserves a spot in the limelight. The field is wide open, and we can't wait to see who rises to the top in this epic showdown!

Who Is the Most Famous Athlete in Mexico? (October 2023)

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    Considered one of the greatest football players in Mexican history, Sánchez played for Real Madrid and won five consecutive Pichichi trophies for being the top scorer in La Liga.
    Hugo Sánchez in other rankings
  2. 2
    A professional boxer who has won multiple world championships in different weight classes and is currently considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
  3. 3
    Lorena Ochoa
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    A retired professional golfer who was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for 158 consecutive weeks. She won two major championships and numerous other tournaments during her career.
    Lorena Ochoa in other rankings
  4. 4
    A former professional baseball player who pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and won the National League Cy Young Award and the Rookie of the Year Award in the same season. He helped lead the Dodgers to a World Series championship in 1981.
    Fernando Valenzuela in other rankings
  5. 5
    Ana Guevara
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    A retired track and field athlete who specialized in the 400 meters. She won numerous medals at international competitions, including a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics.
  6. 6
    Javier "Chicharito" Hernández
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    A professional football player who has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Manchester United and Real Madrid. He is the all-time leading scorer for the Mexican national team.
  7. 7
    A retired diver who won multiple medals at the Olympics and other international competitions. She was the first Mexican woman to win a medal in diving at the Olympics.
  8. 8
    A professional football player who is considered one of the best goalkeepers in Mexican history. He has played for several clubs in Mexico and Europe and has been a key player for the Mexican national team for many years.
    Guillermo Ochoa in other rankings
  9. 9
    Jorge Campos
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    A retired professional football player who played as a goalkeeper and also as a forward. He was known for his unique and colorful goalkeeper jerseys and his ability to score goals. He was also a key player for the Mexican national team.
  10. 10
    A retired professional boxer who is considered one of the greatest Mexican boxers of all time. He won multiple world championships in different weight classes and had a record of 107 wins, 6 losses, and 2 draws during his career.
    Julio César Chávez in other rankings

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Ranking factors for famous athlete

  1. Achievements
    The athlete's success in their sport, including medals, championships, records, and overall performance.
  2. Popularity
    The athlete's popularity within Mexico, including their fan base, media coverage, and overall impact on Mexican culture.
  3. Legacy
    The athlete's impact on Mexican sports and society, including their contributions to their sport, their influence on future generations, and overall cultural significance.
  4. Endorsements
    The amount and quality of endorsement deals and sponsorships the athlete has secured, which can be indicative of their fame and influence.
  5. International recognition
    The athlete's recognition and impact beyond Mexico's borders, including their success in international competitions and their overall global appeal.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous athlete in Mexico. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or your favorite athlete is missing from the list, feel free to help us improve the ranking.


  • 179 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each athlete once every 24 hours. The rank of each athlete is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.


More information on most famous athlete in mexico

Mexico is known for producing some of the world's most talented and successful athletes. From soccer to boxing, Mexican athletes have dominated the international sports scene for decades. With so many accomplished athletes to choose from, it's difficult to determine who the most famous athlete in Mexico is. However, there are a few names that stand out above the rest. These individuals have not only achieved incredible success in their respective sports, but they have also captured the hearts and admiration of fans across the globe. So, who is the most famous athlete in Mexico? Let's take a closer look at some of the top contenders.