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The Best Soccer Players from Mexico

Updated July 26, 2021 40.6k votes 3.8k voters 126.4k views181 items

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As one of the great soccer countries, here's an extensive list of the best soccer players from Mexico. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Mexico, along with photos when available. This list of best Mexican 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 Mexican soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Players here include everyone from Edgar Andrade to Carlos Gerardo Rodríguez. This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Mexican footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Mexican soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Mexico in order to get more information about each one. If you're a football lover, use this list of popular Mexican soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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    Gustavo Napoles

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Gustavo Nápoles (born May 11, 1973), is a retired Mexican footballer and manager who played as an attacking midfielder and striker, and was most recently an assistant manager at Coras de...  more
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    Moisés Muñoz

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceAguililla, Mexico

    BirthplaceAguililla, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Moisés Alberto Muñoz Rodríguez (born 1 February 1980) is a Mexican retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Muñoz began his career in 1999 with Monarcas Morelia, playing in over 200 matches for...  more
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    Alfredo González Tahuilán

    Defender

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    José Alfredo González Tahuilán (born 10 April 1980 in Mexico City) is a former Mexican footballer. He last played as a defender for Atlético San Luis. ...  more
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    Luis Alonso Sandoval

    Winger

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Luis Alonso Sandoval Oliva (born May 14, 1980) is a Mexican football vende puro humomidfielder, he currently plays in Club Necaxa of the Ascenso MX....  more
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    Alejandro Argüello

    Centre Midfield

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Alejandro Argüello Roa (born January 25, 1982) is a former Mexican footballer, who last played for Correcaminos UAT....  more
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    BirthplaceHermosillo, Mexico

    BirthplaceHermosillo, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Jesús Manuel Corona Ruíz is a Mexican professional footballer, who plays at winger for Dutch club Twente and the Mexico national team. He is commonly known as "El Tecatito"....  more
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    Jorge Campos

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceAcapulco, Mexico

    BirthplaceAcapulco, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Jorge Campos Navarrete (born 15 October 1966) is a retired Mexican footballer, who played as a goalkeeper and striker. A notable player of Mexico in the 1990s and early 2000s, Campos was an eccentric...  more

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    BirthplacePoza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

    BirthplacePoza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Luis Arturo Hernández Carreón (born December 22, 1968) is a Mexican former footballer. Known by his nickname "El Matador" ("The Matador"), Hernández played as a striker and is the fourth highest...  more
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    Ramón Ramírez

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTepic, Mexico

    BirthplaceTepic, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Ramón Ramírez may refer to: Ramón Ramírez (footballer) (born 1969), retired Mexican football (soccer) player Ramón Ramírez (Panamanian pitcher) (born 1977), Panamanian professional baseball...  more
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    BirthplaceCuliacancito, Mexico

    BirthplaceCuliacancito, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Jared Francisco Borgetti Echavarría (Spanish [xaˈɾeð βorˈxeti] ; born 14 August 1973) is a retired Mexican footballer. At 46 goals, Borgetti is the second all-time leading goal scorer (behind Javier...  more
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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Javier Hernández Balcázar (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjeɾ eɾˈnandez βalˈkasaɾ] (listen); born 1 June 1988) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club West...  more
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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Salvador Reyes Monteón (September 20, 1936 – December 29, 2012) was a Mexican football player. He played for Guadalajara with 122 goals and 7 championships. Reyes won his first championship in 1957,...  more
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    Jesús Arellano

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    José de Jesús Arellano Alcocer (born May 8, 1973 in Monterrey, Nuevo León), is a retired Mexican football player. He last played for CF Monterrey in the Primera División de México, with whom he has...  more
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    Manuel Negrete Arias

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCiudad Altamirano, Guerrero, Mexico

    BirthplaceCiudad Altamirano, Guerrero, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Manuel Negrete Arias (born March 11, 1959) is a Mexican former footballer and manager....  more
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    Óscar Pérez Rojas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Óscar Pérez Rojas (born 1 February 1973) is a Mexican former football goalkeeper. At 46 years old, he was the oldest active player in Liga MX. He has been capped 57 times for the Mexico national...  more
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    Jonathan Orozco

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

    BirthplaceMonterrey, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco Domínguez (born 12 May 1986) is a Mexican footballer who plays for Santos Laguna of the Liga MX as a goalkeeper. He's one of the most capped with Monterrey, making his debut...  more
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    Alberto Coyote

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCelaya, Mexico

    BirthplaceCelaya, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Héctor Alberto Coyote Tapia (born March 26, 1967) is a Mexican former footballer and current interim manager of Liga MX club Guadalajara. As a player, he obtained 54 caps for the Mexico national team...  more
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    Ricardo Osorio

    Defender

    BirthplaceHuajuapan de León, Mexico

    BirthplaceHuajuapan de León, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Ricardo Osorio Mendoza (born 30 March 1980) is a Mexican former footballer who played as a defender....  more
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    BirthplaceCorrientes, Argentina

    BirthplaceCorrientes, Argentina

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Guillermo Luis Franco (born 3 November 1976) is an Argentine naturalized Mexican former football striker. Franco last played for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire. He also played for the Mexico...  more
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    Pável Pardo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Pável Pardo Segura (Spanish [ˈpaβel ˈparðo] ; born 26 July 1976) is a Mexican former footballer who played as a midfielder. He amassed 146 caps playing for Mexico while scoring 11 goals. Pardo spent...  more
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    Alberto García Aspe

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Alberto García Aspe Mena (born May 11, 1967) is a retired Mexican football midfielder. He is one of the all-time appearance leaders for the Mexico national team. He participated in 109 matches,...  more
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    Cuauhtémoc Blanco

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo (Spanish pronunciation: [kwauˈtemok ˈblaŋko]; born 17 January 1973) is a Mexican politician and former professional footballer who is the current Governor of Morelos under the...  more
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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Antonio Félix "Tota" Carbajal Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo kaɾβaˈxal]; born 7 June 1929) is a Mexican former football goalkeeper. He was also called "El Cinco Copas", in reference to...  more
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    Hugo Sánchez

    Forward

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Hugo Sánchez Márquez (born 11 July 1958) is a Mexican retired professional footballer and manager, who played as a forward. A prolific goalscorer known for his spectacular strikes and volleys,...  more

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    BirthplaceCerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico

    BirthplaceCerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    NationalityMexico

    Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa (born 24 August 1964 in Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican former football player. He is one of the top all-time goalscorers for the Mexico national team....  more