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The Best Soccer Players from Mexico

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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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    BirthplaceHermosillo, Mexico

    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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    BirthplacePoza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

    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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    Jorge Campos

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceAcapulco, Mexico

    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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    Ramón Ramírez

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTepic, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceCuliacancito, Mexico

    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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    Pável Pardo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    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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    Ramón Morales

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLa Piedad, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Ramón Morales Higuera (born 10 October 1975 in La Piedad, Michoacán) is a retired Mexican international footballer who played as a midfielder....  more
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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceCerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico

    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
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    Alberto García Aspe

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceTexcoco, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Claudio Suárez Sánchez (locally [ˈklawðjo ˈswaɾes ˈsantʃes]; born 17 December 1968) is a retired Mexican footballer who played as a defender. He last played for Chivas USA in Major League Soccer and...  more
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    Omar Bravo

    Forward

    BirthplaceLos Mochis, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Omar Bravo Tordecillas (born 4 March 1980) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for UdeG of the Ascenso MX. He is Guadalajara's all-time leading scorer in all matches....  more
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    Cuauhtémoc Blanco

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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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    Óscar Pérez Rojas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Oswaldo Javier Sánchez Ibarra (known as Oswaldo Sánchez, Spanish [ozˈβaldo ˈsantʃes] ; born September 21, 1973) is a former Mexican footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. Sánchez is highly regarded...  more
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    Hugo Sánchez

    Forward

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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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    Alberto Medina

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCuliacán, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Alberto Medina Briseño (born May 29, 1983) is a former Mexican footballer. He is known as El Venado (The Deer)....  more
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    Luis Roberto Alves

    Forward

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Luís Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranić (born May 23, 1967), also known as Zague, is a former Mexican footballer. He is the son of José Alves "Zague"....  more
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    Carlos Salcido

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceOcotlán, Jalisco, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores (American Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos aɾˈnoldo salˈsiðo ˈfloɾes]; born 2 April 1980) is a Mexican professional footballer. Salcido started his career as a left back, then...  more
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    BirthplaceCancún, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido (born 1 March 1989) is a Mexican professional footballer who captains and plays as a winger for Los Angeles FC and the Mexico national team. Vela started his career at...  more
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    Alberto Coyote

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCelaya, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    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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    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Enrique David Borja García (born 30 December 1945) is a Mexican former football striker who played 65 games for the Mexico national team between 1966 and 1975, scoring 31 goals. Borja is the sixth...  more
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    Adolfo Bautista

    Forward

    BirthplaceDolores Hidalgo, Mexico

    NationalityMexico

    Adolfo Bautista Herrera (born May 15, 1979) is a retired Mexican footballer who played as a forward. Nicknamed Bofo (Mexican Spanish for "spongy"), Bautista is remembered for his technique and...  more
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