List of Famous people born in Galicia, Spain

Lucas Pérez

Lucas Pérez Martínez
First Name Lucas
Last Name Pérez
Born on September 10, 1988 (age 35)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Lucas Pérez Martínez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Deportivo Alavés.

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Fernando Romay

First Name Fernando
Last Name Romay
Born on September 23, 1959 (age 64)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 213 cm | 7'0

Fernando Manuel Romay Pereiro is a retired professional basketball player from Spain, who represented his native country in two consecutive Summer Olympic Games, starting in 1980. At his second Olympic appearance, in 1984, he won the silver medal with the Spain's national basketball team. He is considered to be one of the best players in Real Madrid history, and also one of the best players in Spanish basketball history. He stands around 7 ft tall.

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Denís Suárez

Denis Suárez Fernández
First Name Denís
Last Name Suárez
Born on January 6, 1994 (age 30)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Denis Suárez Fernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Celta de Vigo.

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Lucas Vázquez

Lucas Vázquez Iglesias
First Name Lucas
Last Name Vázquez
Born on July 1, 1991 (age 32)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Lucas Vázquez Iglesias is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spain national team as a right winger or right-back.

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Ana Peleteiro

Ana Peleteiro Brión
First Name Ana
Last Name Peleteiro
Born on December 2, 1995 (age 28)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Ana Peleteiro Brión is a Spanish triple jumper and the current national record holder. She won the gold medal in the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships. She had previously won bronze medals at the 2018 World Indoor Championships and 2018 European Championships.

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Rosalía Mera

Rosalía Mera Goyenechea
First Name Rosalía
Last Name Mera
Born on January 28, 1944
Died on August 15, 2013 (aged 69)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Rosalía Mera Goyenechea was a Spanish businesswoman and entrepreneur. At the time of her death, she was the richest woman in Spain and the world's richest self-made woman. In 1975, she co-founded the Zara retail chain with her then-husband Amancio Ortega Gaona. The company grew to become the world's largest fashion retailer.

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Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez Miramontes
First Name Luis
Last Name Suárez
Born on May 2, 1935 (age 89)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Luis Suárez Miramontes is a Spanish former footballer and manager. He played as a midfielder for Deportivo de La Coruña, España Industrial, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Sampdoria and the Spain national team. Suárez is regarded as one of Spain's greatest players. He is also regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was noted for his elegant, fluid, graceful style of play. Nicknamed El Arquitecto - The Architect - he was noted for his perceptive passing and explosive shot, and in 1960, he became the only Spanish-born player to win the Ballon d'Or. In 1964 he helped Spain win the European Championship. Suárez originally achieved prominence as a creative inside forward, or attacking midfielder in modern terms, for the great Barcelona team of the 1950s before he joined Inter Milan where he reached his prime as deep-lying playmaker for the legendary Grande Inter team of the 1960s. He played a pivotal role in the success of Herrera's Inter Milan side, and was one of the primary creative forces in the squad, due to his skill on the ball, vision, and passing range. He retired as a player in 1973, after three seasons at Sampdoria.

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Nadia Calviño Santamaría

Nadia María Calviño Santamaría
First Name Nadia
Last Name Santamaría
Born on October 3, 1968 (age 55)
Born in Spain, Galicia

Nadia María Calviño Santamaría is a Spanish economist and civil servant who serves as Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain since 2020 and as Minister of Economy since 2018 under prime minister Pedro Sánchez. In 2020, her portfolio was renamed as Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.

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Ramón Franco Bahamonde

First Name Ramón
Last Name Bahamonde
Died on October 28, 1938
Born in Spain, Galicia

Ramón Franco Bahamonde, was a Spanish pioneer of aviation, a political figure and brother of later caudillo Francisco Franco. Well before the Spanish Civil War, during the reign of Alfonso XIII, both brothers were acclaimed as national heroes in Spain; however, the two had strongly differing political views. They had a less-known brother, Nicolás.

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Diego López Rodríguez

First Name Diego
Last Name Rodríguez
Born on November 3, 1981 (age 42)
Born in Spain, Galicia
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Diego López Rodríguez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Rayo Vallecano as a goalkeeper.

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