Soccer 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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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
RichardPlatt added Forward, Midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more

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Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid, on loan from Manchester United, and the Mexico national football team. ...more

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Guillermo Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Goalkeeper Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña, commonly referred to as Memo, is a Mexican footballer who plays for Spanish club Málaga and the Mexico national team as a goalkeeper. Ochoa made ...more

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Rafael Márquez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender, Midfielder Rafael Márquez Álvarez is a Mexican footballer, who plays for Verona in the Serie A and the Mexico national team. He can play as a central defender, sweeper and as a defensive ...more

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Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Hugo Sánchez Márquez is a Mexican former professional footballer and manager. He began his career playing for Pumas de la UNAM in 1976, and briefly on loan to the San Diego Sockers ...more

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Andrés Guardado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender, Midfielder José Andrés Guardado Hernández is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for PSV Eindhoven on loan from Valencia CF, and the Mexico national team, mainly as a left ...more

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Giovani dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward, Midfielder Giovani dos Santos Ramírez, often simply referred to as Giovani, is a Mexican footballer who currently plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF. He plays mainly as an attacking midfielder, ...more

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Carlos Vela is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward, Midfielder Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Sociedad and the Mexico national team as a striker. He started his career at Mexican club C.D. ...more

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Miguel Ángel Ponce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Miguel Ángel Ponce Defender Miguel Ángel Ponce is a Mexican footballer, who plays as a defender for C.D. Guadalajara of the Liga MX. He won the Olympic gold medal with the Mexico national under-23 football team in

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Luis García Postigo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Luis García Postigo is a former international Mexican footballer, primarily as a striker; he also played as a winger. Today he is a football commentator for TV Azteca and narrates ...more

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Jesús Manuel Corona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
alejandro-sins added 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

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Marco Antonio Palacios is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Marco Antonio Palacios Defender Marco Antonio Palacios Redorta is a Mexican football player currently playing for Liga MX club Monarcas Morelia. In Mexico he is often known as "Pikolin". He made his debut with the ...more

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Hirving Lozano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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Claudio Suárez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender Claudio "El Emperador" Suárez Sánchez is a retired Mexican footballer. He last played for Chivas USA in Major League Soccer and an exhibition game on 5 September 2010 ...more

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Ramón Morales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender, Forward, Midfielder Ramón Morales Higuera is a retired Mexico international footballer and manager who last played for Estudiantes Tecos as a midfielder. He is the Guadalajara Under-20 manager.

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Alfredo González Tahuilán is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Alfredo González Tahuilán Defender José Alfredo González Tahuilán is a Mexican footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Atlético San Luis.

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Pável Pardo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Midfielder Pável Pardo Segura is a retired Mexican international footballer who last played with the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. Pardo spent most of his career playing with Club ...more

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Javier Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Javier Guzmán Defender Javier Guzmán Colin was a former Mexican football defender, who played for the Mexico national team between 1970 and 1977. He was part of the Mexico squad for the 1970 World Cup. At club ...more

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Tomás Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Tomás Boy Midfielder Tomás Juan Boy Espinoza is a Mexican former footballer and current manager of Club Atlas. Boy played in the Primera División between 1975 and 1988. Boy spent most of his entire ...more

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Alejandro Vela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Alejandro Vela Winger, Forward Alejandro Vela is a Mexican football striker who currently plays for Cruz Azul in the Liga MX, having previously played for Chivas de Guadalajara and Jaguares. He made his debut on 14 August ...more

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Javier Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender, Midfielder Javier Aguirre Onaindía, popularly nicknamed El Vasco, is a Mexican former footballer and manager. He was also a member of the Mexico national team and later became manager on two ...more

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Alberto Coyote is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Midfielder Héctor Alberto Coyote Tapia is a retired Mexican footballer as a midfielder and manager. He obtained a total number of 54 caps for the Mexico national team between 1992 and 2001, and was ...more

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Alfredo Tena is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Alfredo Tena Alfredo Tena Garduño, also known by his nickname Capitán Furia, is a retired Mexican football player. A defender who mainly played as a center back, Tena captained América ...more

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Guillermo Franco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Guillermo Luis Franco Farquarson is a former Argentine-born Mexican football striker. Franco last played for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire. He also played for the Mexico national team, ...more

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Antonio de Nigris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Antonio de Nigris Forward Antonio de Nigris Guajardo was a Mexican footballer who played as a striker. During his career, which was cut short at 31 by a fatal heart attack, he played in six different countries, also ...more

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Carlos Fierro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Carlos Fierro Forward Carlos Eduardo Fierro Guerrero is a Mexican footballer, who plays as a winger for C.D. Guadalajara. He was part of the Mexico U-17 FIFA World Cup champions in 2011, becoming the first national ...more

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Adolfo Bautista is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Adolfo Bautista Forward Adolfo Bautista Herrera known as El Bofo is a Mexican football forward who currently plays for Tepic in the Ascenso MX.

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Luis Ernesto Michel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Luis Ernesto Michel Goalkeeper Luis Ernesto Michel Vergara is a Mexican football goalkeeper who currently plays for Guadalajara in the Liga MX. Michel has captained both Guadalajara and the Mexico national team in official ...more

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Ángel Reyna is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Ángel Reyna Forward, Midfielder Ángel Eduardo Reyna Martínez is a Mexican footballer, who plays as an attacking midfielder for Liga MX club Guadalajara.

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Efraín Juárez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender, Midfielder Efraín Juárez Valdez is a Mexican footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or right back for the Mexican Primera División Monterrey

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Cuauhtémoc Blanco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward, Midfielder Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo is a Mexican professional footballer, who plays for Puebla in the Liga MX. He also played for the Mexico national team, officially retiring from international ...more

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Raúl Enríquez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Raúl Enríquez Forward Raúl Enríquez Arambula is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays for Club Tijuana as a striker.

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Jesús Arellano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Midfielder José de Jesús Arellano Alcocer, is a retired Mexican football player. He last played for CF Monterrey in the Primera División de México, with whom he has played most

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Édgar Dueñas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Édgar Dueñas Defender Édgar Esteban Dueñas Peñaflor, is a Mexican footballer who plays for Chiapas.

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Luis Alonso Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Luis Alonso Sandoval Winger, Midfielder Luis Alonso Sandoval Oliva is a Mexican football midfielder, he currently plays in Club Necaxa of the Ascenso MX.

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Dionicio Escalante is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Dionicio Escalante Defender, Midfielder Dionicio Manuel Escalante Moreno is a Mexican footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Querétaro F.C. of Mexico.

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Parker Spaulding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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Ramón Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Midfielder Jesús Ramón Ramírez Ceceña is a retired Mexican footballer. He is one of the all-time most capped players for the Mexico national team, and last played as a ...more

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Carlos Hermosillo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa is a Mexican former football player. He is one of the top all-time goalscorers for the Mexico national team. He is also known as "El Grandote de

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Aldo de Nigris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Jesús Aldo de Nigris Guajardo is a Mexican footballer who plays as a centre forward for Guadalajara in the Liga MX and the Mexico national team.

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Alberto García Aspe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Alberto García Aspe Forward, Midfielder Alberto García Aspe Mena 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, scoring a ...more

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José de Jesús Corona is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Goalkeeper José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez, is a Mexican footballer who plays for Cruz Azul as a goalkeeper. He is an olympic gold medalist.

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Antonio Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Goalkeeper Antonio Félix "Tota" Carbajal Rodríguez is a Mexican former football goalkeeper. He was also called "El Cinco Copas", in reference to his record of five World

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Enrique Borja is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Enrique David Borja García 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 all time ...more

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Adolfo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Adolfo Ríos Goalkeeper José Adolfo Ríos García was a Mexican footballer. He played in the 1999 Nike U.S. Cup for Mexico.

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Alberto Medina is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward, Midfielder Alberto Medina Briseño is a Mexican footballer, who plays for Chiapas, alternating between Forward and Attacking Midfielder. Fans call him El Venado.

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Luis Hernández is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Luis Arturo "El Matador" Hernández Carreón is a retired Mexican football striker, the fourth highest goalscorer of all-time for the Selección de fútbol de ...more

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Salvador Reyes Monteón is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Salvador Reyes Monteón was a Mexican football player. He played for Guadalajara with 122 goals and 7 championships. Reyes won his first championship in 1957, from then on the club became ...more

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Gustavo Napoles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Gustavo Napoles Forward, Midfielder Gustavo Nápoles, is a Mexican Footballer currently playing as an Attacking Midfielder for Mexico's Primera División A in Tigres Los Mochis. Gustavo is a charismatic player that has ...more

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Nery Castillo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward, Midfielder Nery Alberto Castillo Confalonieri is a Mexican footballer who is a free agent.