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*Stephen Ames, Golf, 2002 PGA PlayersChampionship, Portuguese mother, Trinidad & Tobago
*Billy Andrade, Golf, PGA, 1998 Bell Canadian Open, Bristol, Rhode Island
*Mary Andrade, Basketball player, WNBA
*Kevin Correia, Pitcher San Diego Padres, Portuguese Ancestry
*Wesley "Cabbage" Correia, UFC from Hilo Hawaii, Portuguese Ancestry 
*Joe Corvo, Hockey Player, Carolina Hurricanes, Portuguese Ancestry
*Johnny David, Major League Soccer Athlete, MetroStars, 2004, Portuguese born 
*Sarah DeCosta, Hockey Olympic Medal, Portuguese ancestry
*Tino Domingues, NASL Soccer, 1951, Born in Coimbra
*Drew Doughty, Hockey Player, LA Kings, Portuguese Mother
*Sid Fernandez, Baseball Player National League, Portuguese ancestry
*Lew Fonseca, Famous Baseball player, Portuguese Ancestry
*Joe (José) Fontes around the world, solo, Circumnavigate the world by east. w. sail boat, Born in Azores, Portugal
*Wayne Fontes, Coach, Detroit Lions, National Football League
*Manny Fernandez, Hockey Player, Boston Bruins, Portuguese Ancestry
*Rockne Freitas, Detroit Lions football player, Hawaii-born of Madeira heritage
*Jonny Gomes, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Portuguese Ancestry
*Billy Gonsalves, US Soccer Player, Inducted 1950 to National Soccer Hall of Fame, Born New Bedford of Azorean parents
*Kurt Gouveia, NFL - Redskins, Eagles, Chargers, Hawaii born
*Jason Kapono, forward Philadelphia 76ers, Portuguese Ancestry
*Tony Lema, PGA Pro Golf Champion 1957/64, Madeira/Azorean Parents
*Davey Lopes, 1st base coach, Washington Nationals, 2006, Portuguese ancestry
*James Lopes, Iowa S.U. State champion and record holder, David Lopes' son, Portuguese ancestry
*Carlos Machado, Anchor Fox Soccer Report, Portuguese ancestry
*Francisco Marcos, Founder & Pres. USI Soccer League, Bombarral, Portugal
*Billy Martin, Baseball, player/coach: Yankees, Tigers, Azores
*Mike Martinho, Baseball, All American Div. I, NCAA top 10, 3 point, Parents from Carregal do Sal, Portugal
*Charles Mendes, NY Red Bulls, Portuguese Ancsestry
*Alfons Mello, Boxing Champion, US representative, 1924 Olympics, born in Lowell Mass as Alfons Mello Tavares
*Jim Mello, 2 All American Full Back, Fighting Irish, Notre Dame, West Warwick, Rhode Island
*John P. Motta, Executive V.P., F.A. Football. New Hampshire, Parents from S. Miguel, Azores
*Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox, Portuguese Ancestry
*Ticha Penicheiro, Sports, WNBA, Basketball - CA 1998
*Mike Pereira, NFL Officiating Director, Portuguese Ancestry
*Pedro Pinto, Sports announcer and commentator, World Sports, CNN News Network
*Peter Polaco, Professional Wrestler, Portuguese Ancestry
*Claudio Reyna, Rangers Player, Capt. of US National Soccer Team, Born, NJ, Portuguese Father, Arg. mother
*Mike Ribeiro, Hockey Player - Dallas Stars, Portuguese Ancestry
*Ana Rocha, Female Professional Wrestler, Portuguese Ancestry
*Ephraim (Red) Rocha, Basketball Player, Hawaii Rainbows, Detroit Pistons, Oregon State College
*Henrique Santos **, US Fencing Champion, 1942, Madeira Born
*Carlos Semedo, Major League Soccer, New England Revolutionaries, Born, Lisbon, Portugal
*Vic Seixas, Tennis - US Open 1954, Portuguese Ancestry
*Fred Silva, Official National Football League, Portuguese Ancestry
*Charlie Silvera, Athlete, Catcher for the NY Yankees, Portuguese Ancestry
*Jose Luis Soares, 1994 Special Olympics Gold Medal, Azores
*Tim Sylvia, UFC weight champion, Portuguese ancestry
*John Travares, Hockey Players - NY Islanders, Portuguese Ancestry
*Tony Tavares, CEO of the Nats, 2006, Portuguese ancestry
*Keith Terceira, Boxing Writer, Historian, and Business Owner, Ancestry St Michael in the Azores
*Mark Teixeira, Baseball player in 2009 World Series, Portuguese Ancestry
*Jose Theodore, Hockey Player, Washington Capitals, Portuguese Ancestry
*Robin Ventura, Major league baseball player for L.A. Dodgers, Portuguese Ancestry
*Fernando Vicente-Ferreira, Davis Cup - Tennis; TV Commentator, born Cascais, Portugal, 1950
*Shane Victorino, Baseball player 2009 World Series, born Hawaii, Portuguese Ancestry
*Frank Porky Vieira, Baseball coach University of New Haven, Portuguese Ancestry
*Jose Violante, Vice Pres., NBA Europe Basketball, Violante
*Bernie de Viveiros **, Major League Baseball Player, Detroit Tigers, 1920's






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