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List Rules Player must have been born in Colombia or played for the Colombian national team.

Who comes to mind when you think of the best Colombian soccer players of all time? For many soccer fans, famous footballers such as Carlos Valderrama and James Rodríguez are for sure in the top ten. But in order to see which Colombian footballers truly stand out, fans such as yourself have voted on who they think are the best.

Who comes to mind when you think of the best Colombian soccer players of all time? For many soccer fans, famous footballers such as Carlos Valderrama and James Rodríguez are for sure in the top ten. In order to see which Colombian footballers truly stand out, fans such as yourself have voted on who they think are the best of all time. It can be a pitched battle, as there have been many top footballers from Colombia.

The list below is formatted so that the soccer players with the most votes are at the top of the list. Short biographies, photos, and details such as positions played are included when available. If you're searching for a particular famous Colombian soccer player you can use the search box to find what you're looking for. So, if you've ever wondered whether one Colombian footballer was better than another, this list answers that question.

So who qualifies to be in the running for the best soccer players from Colombia? The player must either be Colombian born or have played for the Colombian national soccer team. So players such as Radamel Falcao, who was Colombian-born but played for Manchester United and Chelsea F.C., are eligible. Other top players you'll see on this list include Faustino Asprilla, Fredy Guarín, and more. Add any Colombian soccer player you don't see on this list but feel should be considered.

This list should answer any questions about who are the best Colombian soccer players of all time, once and for all. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of the best Colombian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy learning about.
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498 91
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Carlos Valderrama Midfielder

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2
633 126
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

3
406 82
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

4
248 69
Faustino Asprilla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time

5
218 68
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
René Higuita Goalkeeper

6
174 52
Freddy Rincón is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Freddy Rincón Midfielder

7
136 35
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
WMazuera added Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Defender, Forward, Midfielder

8
184 61
Mario Yepes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Mario Yepes Defender

9
216 80
David Ospina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
David Ospina Goalkeeper

10
107 44
Willington Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Willington Ortiz Forward, Midfielder

11
107 44
Óscar Córdoba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Óscar Córdoba Goalkeeper

12
125 58
Fredy Guarín is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Fredy Guarín Midfielder

13
95 39
Carlos Bacca is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
WMazuera added Carlos Bacca Forward

14
101 47
Leonel Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Leonel Álvarez Midfielder

15
61 22
Jackson Martínez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
WMazuera added Jackson Martínez Forward

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16
62 24
Faryd Mondragón is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Faryd Mondragón Goalkeeper

17
85 43
Juan Camilo Zúñiga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Juan Camilo Zúñiga Defender, Midfielder

18
84 46
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time

19
62 38
Víctor Ibarbo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Víctor Ibarbo Forward, Midfielder

20
47 27
Teófilo Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Teófilo Gutiérrez Forward

21
47 29
Juan Pablo Ángel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Juan Pablo Ángel Forward

22
80 60
Pablo Andrés Escobar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Pablo Andrés Escobar Defender

23
33 18
Juan Fernando Quintero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
WMazuera added Juan Fernando Quintero Midfielder

24
23 10
Giovanni Moreno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Giovanni Moreno Forward, Midfielder

25
29 16
Miguel Calero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Miguel Calero Goalkeeper

26
29 16
Luis Fernando Herrera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Luis Fernando Herrera Defender

27
30 18
Dayro Moreno is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Dayro Moreno Forward, Midfielder

28
34 23
Giovanni Hernández is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Giovanni Hernández Playmaker, Midfielder

29
35 24
Elson Becerra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Elson Becerra Forward

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30
20 10
Jefferson Angulo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Jefferson Angulo Midfielder

31
22 12
Marco Pérez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Marco Pérez Forward

32
35 25
David Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
David Ferreira Defender, Forward, Midfielder

33
36 27
Manuel Arboleda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Manuel Arboleda Defender

34
18 10
Juan Carlos Mosquera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Juan Carlos Mosquera Defender

35
20 12
John Harold Lozano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
John Harold Lozano Midfielder

36
27 19
Hugo Rodallega is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Hugo Rodallega Forward

37
28 20
Fredy Montero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Fredy Montero Forward

38
29 21
Johan Vonlanthen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Johan Vonlanthen Forward, Midfielder

39
35 27
Pedro Franco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Pedro Franco Defender

40
23 16
Pedro Zape is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time

41
24 17
Ricardo Ciciliano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Ricardo Ciciliano Midfielder

42
27 21
Jair Reinoso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Jair Reinoso Forward

43
17 11
Roberto Polo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Roberto Polo Forward

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44
16 10
Camilo Vargas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Camilo Vargas Goalkeeper

45
19 14
Mauricio Serna is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Mauricio Serna Midfielder

46
21 17
Víctor Montaño is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Víctor Montaño Forward

47
18 14
Juan Toja is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Juan Toja Midfielder

48
12 8
Luis Arturo Peralta is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Luis Arturo Peralta

49
12 8
Wilson Cuero is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Wilson Cuero Forward

50
16 13
Andres Arango is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Andres Arango Defender