Spanish Phrases: Names of sportsmen and sportswomen in Spanish

On this page, we look at words to describe a player or practicioner of a goven sport. As in English, it's generally possible to say:

un jugador de...-a (male) ... player
una jugadora de...-a (female) ... player
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However, a few sports and activities have specific words to describe players and practicioners. As in English, they're used in particular to refer to a professional player.

béisbolero, -a-baseball player
esgrimista, esgrimidor(a)-fencer
esquiador(a)-skiier
futbolero, -a-footballer
golfista-golfer
nadador(a)-swimmer
paracaidista-parachutist, skydiver
patinador(a)-skater
remero, -a-rower
surfista-surfer
tenista-tennis player
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See also:

 Team games and ball games
 General sports phrases and vocabulary
 Winter and water sports
 Football (soccer) vocabulary


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