South America's Most Famous People

The Top Ten
1 Diego Maradona (Football Player) Diego Armando Maradona (October 30, 1960 - November 25, 2020) was an Argentine professional footballer. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe ...read more.

Diego maradona was probably the mvp of soccer but its close between leonel Messi and diego maradona

A classic legend

2 Pele (Football Player) Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward. In 1999 he was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. In 2000, Pelé ...read more.

Best footballer in the world well done!

Ambassador for fair play and Brazil.

Best footballer who ever lived.

I like him so much! He is the best!

3 Leonel Messi (Football Player)

He is the best current soccer player in the world, so I decided he should be voted for at least once in this. He is a really good player, and I wanted him to win :( at least he gets one vote. I think he should have gotten at least second, after pele, because he is the best current in the world.

Just old people knows pele, messi is known by everyone on the planet.

He is the current best footballer in the world.He is good towards his teammates and has awesome football skills.

He is kind and loving and generous an an awesome footballer.

4 Ayrton Senna (F1 Driver) Ayrton Senna da Silva (21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991 and is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand ...read more.

Truly a man of good will. Despite all the times he might've been cheated out of victories, he showed the people of Brazil what hard work could achieve. He felt guilty being born in a richer family, and in the country of Brazil, the gap between poor in rich is still wide. He believed everyone should be given a fair chance, and he planned on making a school for anyone to learn, before the tragedy struck in what became his last race.

Hey people. Ayrton Senna had to be THE BEST formula 1 driver in history, by far. he sadly died one day doing what he loved, racing. he was amazing, with tons of awards. do you know how much he meant to so many people? Please vote for him, the man who changed racing history for all formula 1 fans. please.

Ayrton Senna is a epic driver, sadly, he had a car accident when he was driving. He has no injured or anything, but he don't breath. I was crying when I heard the news that he had a terible car accident.

Hi dudes he is epic

5 Paulo Coelho (Author)
6 Luis Suarez (Footballer) Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz (born 24 January 1987) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Uruguay national team as a striker.
7 Evo Morales (President)
8 Antonio Valencia (Soccer Player)

The South American with the most started games in Premier league History. The only spit american to wear the capitan armband fro Manchester United.

He made ecuador proud

9 Shakira (Singer)

Shakira is epic! She rocks and she is the best Gazelle in the world!

She's the most famous South American in the modern world.

Great! Lots of info on her!

She is amazing. Love her songs.
So pretty

10 Ernesto Che Guevara (Revolutionary)

Legend man, firm to his object. He devoted his life to freedom!

It's so amazing that he dedicated his life to tis laugh out loud

LEDGE!

I am an admirer of rebels, so I naturally think that Che is the coolest person ever

The Contenders
11 Sonia Braga (Actress)
12 Eva Peron (First Lady) María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita.

Wife of Juan Peron & First Lady of Argentina.

The musical "Evita" was based upon her.

13 Neymar Jr (Soccer player) Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, born 5 February 1992, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team. ...read more.

Neymar is the super star of Brazil. He ross

14 Pablo Neruda (Poet) Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973), he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

One of the greatest poet of all time.

I picked pablo because he is really really good at writing poems

I love his poetry

15 Hugo Chavez (Venezuela President) Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was a Venezuelan politician who was President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. Chávez was also leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist ...read more.

An incredible man who fought for freedom and the same rights for all.

The revolutionary of South America! A great man! Equality for all...

16 Carlos Gardel (Singer)

A really good singer

17 Gabriel García Márquez (Novelist) Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. ...read more.

I don't think Carlos Gardel or Selma Braga will be remembered in 200 years, but Gabriel Garcia Marquez certainly will. This list should be comprised of people who are worthy to be known.

To write is to give joy to others, and giving joy is the best thing you can do for yourself and every-one else. That is what she does best.

Great novelist of all time.

18 Simon Bolivar (President)

Why isn't he higher on the list? This guy basically liberated most of South America from the Spanish empire.

19 Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Footballer) Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian business owner, president of La Liga club Real Valladolid, and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed in Portuguese O Fenômeno ("The Phenomenon"), he is widely considered one of the greatest ...read more.
20 Don Francisco (TV Hostl)

I think don francisco is the worst greatest T.V. host!
I watch him every day he needs the award.
He is brill

21 Pablo Escobar (Drug Lord)

The most famous Drug dealer to have ever lived, he revolutionised the Colombian drug trade and was a millionaire at 21. Know as the the Colombian Robin Hood he was stern and charitable, famous for his 'plato o plomo' philosophy (silver or lead/bullets).

22 Ronaldinho (Football Player) Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and current ambassador for Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a winger. Often considered one of the best ...read more.
23 Olivia Hussey (Actress)
24 Melanie Cross (Actress)
25 Radamael Falcao (Soccer Player)
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