List of Famous people born in Argentina
Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 33 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (455), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (185), a La Liga and European league season (21) and the Copa América (12). He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.
Mariana "Lali" Espósito, who records as Lali, is an Argentine singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and model.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.
Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and manager. 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's vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other players. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro", a name that stuck with him throughout his career. He also had a troubled off-field life and was banned in both 1991 and 1994 for abusing drugs.
Emiliano Raúl Sala Taffarel was an Argentine professional footballer who played as a forward.
Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo, colloquially known as Kun Agüero, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentine national team. He wears "Kun" on his shirt, a childhood nickname based on the title character from the cartoon Kum-Kum. He is widely considered as one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the best players in Premier League history.
Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and the Argentina national team. Considered one of the world's most valuable players, he is commonly referred to as "La Joya" due to his creative style of play, pace, talent, technique and eye for goal. Palermitans also refer to him as "U Picciriddu", because of his young age at the time of his signing for Palermo.
Juan Martín del Potro
Juan Martín del Potro Lucas, nicknamed Delpo, is an Argentine professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 128 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
Martina Stoessel Muzlera, known professionally as Tini, is an Argentine singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and model. She began her career by appearing on the Argentine children's television series Patito Feo (2007–2008). She rose to prominence for her lead role as Violetta Castillo in the Disney Channel Latin America original telenovela, Violetta (2012–2015), and afterwards portrayed the same character in the series' sequel film Tini: The Movie (2016).
Jai Stephen Courtney is an Australian actor. He started his career with small roles in films and television series before being cast as Charlie in the action film Jack Reacher (2012). He went on to star in A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), I, Frankenstein (2014) and The Exception (2016).
Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who is the current head coach of Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.
Emanuel "Manu" David Ginóbili is an Argentine-Italian former professional basketball player. Over a 23-season professional career, he became one of only two players to have won a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. A four-time NBA champion, Ginóbili was a member of the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. Along with Spurs teammates Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, he was known as one of the "Big Three".
René Gerónimo Favaloro was an Argentine cardiac surgeon and educator best known for his pioneering work on coronary artery bypass surgery using the great saphenous vein.
Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Caldera is an Argentine professional football manager and the current head coach of Premier League club Leeds United. He is also a former player and played as a defender for Newell's Old Boys, Instituto de Córdoba, and Argentino de Rosario.
Mauro Emanuel Icardi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team.
Ángel Di Maria
Ángel Fabián Di María is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team. He can play as either a winger or attacking midfielder.
Diego Sebastián Schwartzman ; German: [ˈʃvaʁtsman]; born 16 August 1992) is an Argentine professional tennis player competing on the ATP Tour. He has won three ATP singles titles, and reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 in October 2020. Although known as a clay court specialist, he actually prefers grass courts. He is noted for his high-quality return game.
Wanda Nara is an Argentine media personality, football agent, showgirl, television presenter and model. She married Mauro Icardi, her client and a professional footballer, in 2014.
Jorge Luis Sampaoli Moya is an Argentine football manager who currently manages Clube Atlético Mineiro. Sampaoli started out as a youth player and eventually switched to management after a severe injury. Sampaoli started with an impressive managerial run at Coronel Bolognesi of Peru in 2004, and continued with brief but successful terms at O'Higgins of Chile and Emelec of Ecuador.