South America's Most Famous People


The Top Ten

1 Diego Maradona (Football Player) Diego Maradona (Football Player) Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.

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

Best person at football ever

He looks like a dirty mexican

Pepole who like football vote

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2 Pele (Football Player) Pele (Football Player) Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is one of the best players in football, hence why he's nicknamed the "king of football".

great footballer of the world.

best in world. Did project on him. it was awesome

I'm doing a project on him now. Hope heget me an A :) Pele is a really interesting football player

He had a great backround story and was the greatest footbal player ever

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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.

He's AWESOME AND HE IS COOL! I think he is a good goalie. He is the best current soccer player in the world. (in my opinion) 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.

The best football player in the world. Ever.


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4 Ayrton Senna (F1 Driver) 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 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.

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.

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.

I like you

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5 Paulo Coelho (Author)


6 Luis Suarez (Footballer) Luis Suarez (Footballer) Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker.

Best striker at the moment

Bite an Italian again I dare you


Good player

7 Evo Morales (President)

He was an coca farm owner before he was voted president - waldo


8 Antonio Valencia (Soccer Player)

Es best antonio valencia

He made ecuador proud

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

Valencia is a Ecuadorian soccer player who plays for Manchestet United one of the fastest players in the world

9 Shakira (Singer)

Great! Lots of info on her!

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

I have no idea who any of the ones above Shakira are, and to be honest, Shakira is the only one on this list who think about everything day - Lanturnizer6

Hey maby a emeje

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10 Ernesto Che Guevara (Revolutionary)

because he is cool funny awesome
he is brave and a good man like all the other people like him I am his biggest fan
and you are some of other peopls biggest fans
you ar

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

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

He is number one forever not some footballer

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The Contenders

11 Sonia Braga (Actress)

She is like so epic doing a exam on South American famous people she was the first I could think of EPIC



12 Hugo Chavez (Venezuela President) Hugo Chavez (Venezuela President)

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

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

He is very much still talked about

13 Carlos Gardel (Singer)

A really good singer



14 Pablo Neruda (Poet) 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.

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

One of the greatest poet of all time.

I love his poetry

15 Gabriel García Márquez (Novelist) 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. 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.

I think gabriel garcia marquez the novelist is one of the greatest novelist in this generation he is amazeing and I think he deserves the award

he's nice

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16 Neymar Jr (Soccer player) Neymar Jr (Soccer player) Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team. more.

Neymar is the super star of Brazil. He ross

I like him because he is better than Messi

The most good looking guy

Yes awesome

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17 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

18 Eva Peron (First Lady) 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.

19 Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Footballer) Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Footballer) Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed O Fenômeno, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time.
20 Olivia Hussey (Actress)



21 Pablo Escobar (Drug Lord) 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 Melanie Cross (Actress)
23 Nicki Minaj (Singer/Rapper/Songwriter) Nicki Minaj (Singer/Rapper/Songwriter) Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as her screen name, Nicki Minaj, is a very famous rapper, singer and a songwriter. She has collaborated with many famous singers and rappers like Drake, Rihanna and Meek Mill. Her most famous song is Anaconda with the song Bang Bang and Super Bass following. She is truly talented and has inspired many people.

24 Ronaldinho (Football Player) Ronaldinho (Football Player) Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.
25 Radamael Falcao (Soccer Player)

Only the best sttriker ever

26 Gabriela Mistral (Poet)
27 Simon Bolivar (President)

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

28 Che Guevara (Physician) Che Guevara (Physician) Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.

What? - waldo

29 Daniel Sturridge (Footballer) Daniel Sturridge (Footballer) Daniel Andre Sturridge is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team.

He's is a great footballer

Daniel is from England, he played for England in WC 2014 and EURO 2016! - Disturbedpotato

30 Oscar (Football Player)
31 Angel Labruna (Football Player)
32 Marta (Football Player)
33 Anitta (Singer) Anitta (Singer)

You are amazing

34 Oscar Schmidt (Basketball Player)


35 Francessio Gandano (Author)
36 Gisele Bundchen Gisele Bundchen
37 Alex de Souza (Footballer)
38 Carlos Cerruto (Writer)
39 Javier Zanetti (Football Player)
40 Gabriel Batistuta (Football Player) Gabriel Batistuta (Football Player) Gabriel Omar Batistuta, nicknamed Batigol as well as El Ángel Gabriel, is a retired Argentine professional footballer.
41 Mario Kempes (Football Player)
42 Falco (Singer) Falco (Singer) Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer, songwriter and rapper.
43 Andreś Escobar (Footballers)
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