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Famous Soccer Players from Chile

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List of the best soccer players from Chile. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Chile, along with photos when available. This list of best Chilean soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Chilean soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Players here include everything from Fernando Espinoza to Esteban Carvajal.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Chilean footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Chilean soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Chile in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Chilean soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Alejandro Escalona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Alejandro Escalona Defender from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Alejandro Adrián Escalona Martínez, (born 14 August 1979) is a retired Chilean footballer who played as wing–back. A youth international for Chile, Escalona played for Colo Colo, ...more
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Alex Varas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Alex Varas Goalkeeper from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Alex Fabián Varas Rubio (born March 26, 1976) is a retired Chilean football goalkeeper, who last played for Chilean club Santiago Wanderers. He began his career with Universidad ...more
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Alex von Schwedler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Alex von Schwedler Defender from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Alex Cristian von Schwedler Vásquez (born 17 February 1980) is a Chilean professional footballer of German descent who plays as a Centre back for Chilean club Everton. He has also been ...more
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Alvaro Ormeño is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Defender and Midfielder from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Álvaro Andrés Ormeño Salazar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo oɾˈmeɲo]; born 4 April 1979) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Chilean Primera División ...more
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Luis Antonio Jimé... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Luis Antonio Jiménez Forward and Midfielder from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Luis Antonio Jiménez Garcés (born 17 June 1984), more commonly known as Luis Jiménez, is a Chilean footballer who plays for Al-Ittihad as an attacking midfielder. He was ...more
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Arturo Sanhueza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Midfielder from Concepción, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Héctor Arturo Sanhueza Medel (born 11 March 1979), known as Arturo Sanhueza, is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Fernández Vial as a midfielder.
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Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Defender and Midfielder from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾˈtuɾo eˈɾazmo βiˈðal ˈpaɾðo]; born 22 May 1987) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club ...more
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Carlos Andrés Ari... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Carlos Andrés Arias Goalkeeper from Chile

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Andrés Arias Pérez (born September 4, 1986 in Chile) is a Chilean goalkeeper. Arias was part of Provincial Osorno. He was played in Universidad Católica youth system ...more
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Carlos Campos Sán... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Carlos Campos Sánchez Forward from Chile

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Héctor Campos Silva (born February 14, 1937) is a Chilean former footballer.
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Carlos Carmona is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Carlos Carmona Midfielder from Coquimbo, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Emilio Carmona Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos kaɾˈmona]; born February 21, 1987) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Colo-Colo as a midfielder.
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Carlos Caszely is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Forward from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Humberto Caszely Garrido (born 5 July 1950 in Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean former footballer of Hungarian descent, nicknamed "Rey del metro cuadrado" (English: King of the ...more
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Carlos Cisternas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Carlos Cisternas Midfielder from Chile

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Patricio Cisternas Tobar (born 27 September 1985) is a Chilean footballer that currently plays for Curicó Unido in the Chilean Primera División.
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Carlos Reinoso is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Midfielder from Santiago, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Enzo Reinoso Valdenegro (born 7 March 1945) is a Chilean former footballer and manager who actually manages Mexican club UAT. He began his career in the 1960s playing for Audax Italiano ...more
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Carlos Tejas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Carlos Tejas

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Rodrigo Tejas Pastén (born October 4, 1971) is a retiredChilean goalkeeper who played for Coquimbo Unido. Tejas was in Chile's squad for the 1997 Copa América and 1998 FIFA
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Carlos Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Midfielder from Viña del Mar, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Carlos Andrés Villanueva Rolland (born 5 February 1986) is a Chilean football player who is currently playing for Saudi Club Al-Ittihad.
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Cesar Soto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Midfielder from Chile

Nationality: Chile

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Cristián Casta&nt... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Cristián Castañeda

Nationality: Chile

Cristián Alberto Castañeda Vargas (born 18 September 1968 in San Vicente, Chile) is a retired Chilean football player. He played for a few clubs, including Universidad de Chile and ...more
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Clarence Acuña is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Clarence Acuña Midfielder from Rancagua, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Clárence Williams Acuña Donoso (born February 8, 1975 in Rancagua) is a Chilean former professional football player. He played as a midfielder.
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Claudio Maldonado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Midfielder from Curicó, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Claudio Andrés del Tránsito Maldonado Rivera (born 3 January 1980) is a Chilean footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder in Colo-Colo.
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Claudio Bravo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Goalkeeper from Buin, Chile, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Claudio Andrés Bravo Muñoz (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈklauðjo ˈβɾaβo]; born 13 April 1983) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club ...more

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Claudio Núñ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Claudio Núñez Forward from Valparaíso, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Claudio Patricio Núñez Camaño (born October 16, 1975 in Valparaiso) is a Chilean football former footballer who played as a striker. He is nicknamed "El Diablo", ...more
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Cristopher Toselli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Goalkeeper from Antofagasta, Chile

Nationality: Chile

Cristopher Benjamín Toselli Ríos (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistofeɾ toˈseli], born 15 June 1988) is a Chilean footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Universidad Católica. ...more
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David Henríquez ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile

Nationality: Chile

David Andrés Henríquez Espinoza (born 12 July 1977) is a Chilean footballer that plays as centre back. Henríquez recently played for Primera División club Universidad ...more
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David Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Midfielder from Valparaíso, Chile

Nationality: Chile

David Marcelo Pizarro Cortés (born 11 September 1979) is a retired Chilean former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and his last team was Chilean Primera División ...more
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Eduardo Bonvallet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Chile
Eduardo Bonvallet

Nationality: Chile

Eduardo Guillermo Bonvallet Godoy (January 13, 1955 – September 18, 2015), was a Chilean footballer who played as a defensive midfielder and later developed a sportscasting career. He was best ...more