Can You Identify Which Country These Pro Athletes Are From?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

While some countries are richer than others and have better opportunities for their superstars, talent comes from all four corners of the globe. It may seem like the best athletes come from North America and Europe, but we can assure you that there are athletes in great numbers on all the other continents. But we aren't just talking about regular athletes. We want to know whether you've been keeping an eye on some of the best professional sports players in the world. More specifically, we want to know if you can tell us which country they're from. 

So, do you know which Caribbean country Usain Bolt is from? Can you tell us which Portuguese-speaking nation the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo is from? Did you know that Maria Sharapova is from Russia? Do you know that Didier Drogba hails from a nation on the African continent? If you think that these examples are easy, there are way more challenging ones in this quiz.

So, if you're up to the challenge of trying to correctly match these professional athletes to the place they call home, take a stab at our quiz. You never know, maybe you'll get your own show on ESPN! Let's go ahead and get started. 

This professional soccer player was born in Argentina and is considered to be the best player in the world.

Nicknamed "Lightning Bolt," this retired Jamaican sprinter is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist who has set several world records.

Brazilian professional soccer player David Luiz plays as a center back/defensive midfielder for the English club, Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who is considered to be one of the best soccer players in the world, is a Portuguese forwarder for Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player, who has won several titles and championships since his career debut.

Nicknamed "The Spider," Anderson Silva is a Portuguese martial artist who held the longest UFC title streak for 2,457 days.

LeBron James is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the team's all-time scoring leader.

This Belgian-born athlete is a professional soccer player who plays for the Belgian National Team and English club Chelsea.

Eugenie Bouchard is a professional tennis player who became the first Canadian-born to represent Canada at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Swiss-born professional tennis player Roger Federer has thus far won 20 Grand Slam titles throughout his career.

Nicknamed "Super Dan" and "Ultimate Dan," Lin Dan is a Chinese professional badminton player who has won all nine major titles in badminton.

Ricardo Kaká is a Brazilian former professional soccer player whose career spanned from 2001 to 2017.

Born in Croatia, this professional soccer player plays for Barcelona and the Croatia national team as a central or attacking midfielder.

Phil Mickelson, dubbed Lefty, is an American professional golfer who is one of 16 players in golf history to win at least three out of four majors.

English professional soccer player Wayne Rooney scored 253 goals during his time with Manchester United.

Luis Suárez is a Uruguayan soccer player who is considered to be one of the best players in the world.

This Brazilian soccer player made his debut at the age of 17 and is currently ranked as the fourth-highest goalscorer for the Brazil national team.

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player whose record of 39 Grand Slam titles ranks her third on the all-time list.

Paul Pogba is a French professional soccer player who plays as the central midfielder for Manchester United and the French national team.

This professional tennis player was the first Serbian to be ranked at no. 1 by the ATP, a spot which he held for 223 weeks.

This Brazilian soccer player played for the Brazilian national team and Paris Saint-Germain as a central defender.

Gareth Bale is a Welsh soccer player who, in 2016, was listed by the Guardian as the seventh-best footballer in the world.

Lewis Hamilton is a British race car driver for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team and a four-time Formula One World Champion.

This Colombian soccer player is renowned for his technique, vision and playmaking skills and thus, is regarded as one of the best of his generation.

Ma Long is a Chinese table tennis player who is currently ranked at number nine and the current Olympic and World Champion.

Caroline Wozniacki is a Danish professional tennis player who became the first Scandinavian woman to be ranked at No. 1 and 20th overall.

Born in Chile, this soccer player plays as a forwarder for his home country's national team and Manchester United.

Karim Benzema, who is described as a talented striker, is a French soccer player who plays for Real Madrid and the French national team.

Toni Kroos is a German soccer player who became the first German to win three UCL titles.

Toni Kroos is a German soccer player who became the first German to win three UCL titles.

Ronda Rousey is an American professional wrestler, actress, former judoka and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

This German soccer player plays as an attacking midfielder for the German national team and English club, Arsenal.

Before joining the Premier League Everton, this English soccer fan was Arsenal's top scorer, having scored more than 100 goals for the team.

Andrés Iniesta is a Spanish soccer player who currently serves as the captain and central midfielder for Barcelona.

This Ivorian soccer player currently plays as a striker for Phoenix Rising and was the former captain and all-time top scorer for the Ivory national team.

This Swedish soccer player plays forward for LA Galaxy and served as a member and captain of the Sweden national team.

This professional Russian tennis player and Olympic medalist who is one of 10 women, and the only Russian to earn the career Grand Slam.

Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer who is ranked at No. 4 by BoxRec and a politician who currently serves as a senator of the Philippines.

Representing Great Britain, this professional tennis player is a three-time Grand Slam winner and a two-time Olympic medalist.

Cesc Fàbregas is a Spanish soccer player who currently plays for Chelsea and the Spain national team as a central midfielder.

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