Famous People from South America

Name these famous South Americans, past and present.
Quiz by alberici
Last updated: January 26, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 28, 2014
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Seven-time FIFA player of the year
Lionel Messi
Revolutionary Cuban leader with a distinctive beret
Che Guevara
"Hand of God" goalscorer who led Argentina to World Cup victory
Diego Maradona
Former First Lady nicknamed "Evita"
Eva Perón
The current pope
Supermodel married to Tom Brady
Gisele Bündchen
Only player to have won three World Cups
Three-time Formula One champion who died racing in 1994
Ayrton Senna
Jiu-jitsu master who won the first UFC tournament
Royce Gracie
President of Brazil who went to jail but was elected again in 2022
Lula da Silva
"Girl From Ipanema" composer
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Modernist architect who designed many landmarks in Brasilia,
and died at age 104
Oscar Niemeyer
Chilean dictator, 1974–1990
Augusto Pinochet
Nobel Prize winning poet who often wrote in green ink
Pablo Neruda
Buxom star of "Modern Family"
Sofía Vergara
Singer whose hips don't lie
Drug lord of Medellín
Pablo Escobar
Author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
Gabriel García Márquez
"Liberator" of South America during the 19th century
Simón Bolívar
Baseball slugger who won the Triple Crown while playing for
the Detroit Tigers in 2012
Miguel Cabrera
Level 52
Feb 21, 2014
I thought for sure Anderson Silva would be on this list.
Level ∞
Feb 21, 2014
Haha. This quiz only has room for one mixed martial arts champion.
Level 57
Feb 21, 2014
I tried Silva for the UFC question and then was surprised when it didn't give me credit for Lula da Silva.
Level 84
Jun 24, 2014
Could not for the life of me figure out why Oscar Meyer wasn't working ... oops.
Level 57
Jun 7, 2017
Can I accept Boliviar, without the í
Level 89
Jul 31, 2018
Level 72
May 24, 2020
Great variety of people, but in my opinion more South American people can get place in this quiz.
Level 55
Jul 8, 2020
Hugo Chávez isn't a reply. Thanks you!
Level 65
Dec 9, 2020
Neither Maduro!
Level 63
Mar 25, 2021
Long live Maduro and Chávez. The saviours of Venezuela and anti-imperialism.

Lula's return to power is only a matter of time. Brazil will no longer be a slave to the US empire.

Level 74
Mar 31, 2021
Level 43
Sep 16, 2021
Lula, back of power will be something good? Lol, hope your comment be ironic
Level 74
Jun 9, 2023
Well, you were right about Lula, at least.
Level 80
Jun 18, 2021
Pinochet but no Allende? Not even the writer?
Level 76
Aug 2, 2021
Good point.
Level 82
Aug 15, 2022
I mean, 'famous' is in the title and Pinochet is probably more famous than either Allende by a wide margin, at least in the English-speaking world. Make of that what you will.
Level 81
Dec 19, 2022
A murderous dictator is a poor choice of quiz answer. It would be nice if you replace him with a Chilean known for positive achievements.
Level 65
Jan 26, 2023
Lula is now president again