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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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827 165
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

2
654 127
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Carlos Valderrama Midfielder

3
511 103
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

4
306 90
Faustino Asprilla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time

5
227 59
Freddy Rincón is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Freddy Rincón Midfielder

6
271 87
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
René Higuita Goalkeeper

7
185 50
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
224 72
Mario Yepes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Mario Yepes Defender

9
251 93
David Ospina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
David Ospina Goalkeeper

10
124 47
Willington Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Willington Ortiz Forward, Midfielder

11
127 51
Leonel Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Leonel Álvarez Midfielder

12
123 49
Óscar Córdoba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Óscar Córdoba Goalkeeper

13
119 49
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
82 26
Faryd Mondragón is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Faryd Mondragón Goalkeeper

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15
81 27
Jackson Martínez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
WMazuera added Jackson Martínez Forward

16
137 64
Fredy Guarín is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Fredy Guarín Midfielder

17
103 46
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
98 48
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time

19
60 32
Teófilo Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Teófilo Gutiérrez Forward

20
58 34
Juan Pablo Ángel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Juan Pablo Ángel Forward

21
72 47
Víctor Ibarbo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Víctor Ibarbo Forward, Midfielder

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22
37 17
Miguel Calero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Miguel Calero Goalkeeper

23
46 25
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
43 23
Giovanni Hernández is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Giovanni Hernández Playmaker, Midfielder

25
98 73
Pablo Andrés Escobar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Pablo Andrés Escobar Defender

26
29 12
John Harold Lozano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
John Harold Lozano Midfielder

27
31 14
Giovanni Moreno is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Giovanni Moreno Forward, Midfielder

28
43 25
David Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
David Ferreira Defender, Forward, Midfielder

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29
35 18
Luis Fernando Herrera is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Luis Fernando Herrera Defender

30
34 19
Hugo Rodallega is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Hugo Rodallega Forward

31
37 22
Dayro Moreno is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Dayro Moreno Forward, Midfielder

32
35 22
Fredy Montero is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Fredy Montero Forward

33
39 26
Elson Becerra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Elson Becerra Forward

34
41 28
Manuel Arboleda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Manuel Arboleda Defender

35
42 29
Pedro Franco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Pedro Franco Defender

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36
23 11
Juan Carlos Mosquera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Juan Carlos Mosquera Defender

37
26 14
Marco Pérez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Marco Pérez Forward

38
28 17
Víctor Montaño is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Víctor Montaño Forward

39
18 8
Macnelly Torres is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Macnelly Torres Midfielder

40
24 14
Jefferson Angulo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Jefferson Angulo Midfielder

41
25 15
Mauricio Serna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Mauricio Serna Midfielder

42
21 12
Camilo Vargas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Camilo Vargas Goalkeeper

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43
27 18
Pedro Zape is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time

44
32 24
Johan Vonlanthen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Johan Vonlanthen Forward, Midfielder

45
26 20
Ricardo Ciciliano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Ricardo Ciciliano Midfielder

46
17 11
Luis Arturo Peralta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Luis Arturo Peralta

47
15 9
Wilson Cuero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Wilson Cuero Forward

48
21 16
Juan Toja is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Juan Toja Midfielder

49
21 16
Fabián Andrés Vargas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Fabián Andrés Vargas Midfielder

50
19 14
Antony de Ávila is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Colombia of All Time
Antony de Ávila Forward