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The Best Soccer Players from Mexico 

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Updated January 6, 2020 45.5k votes 3.6k voters 123.6k views 73 items

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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Javier Hernández ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward from Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...more
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Rafael Márquez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender and Midfielder from Zamora, Mexico

Nationality: Spain, Mexico

Rafael Márquez Álvarez (Spanish: [rafaˈel ˈmaɾkes] (listen); born 13 February 1979) is a Mexican former professional footballer. He played as a central defender, sweeper, or ...more

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Guillermo Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Guillermo Ochoa Goalkeeper from Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʝeɾmo oˈtʃo.a]; born 13 July 1985), commonly referred to as Memo, is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a ...more
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Hugo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Hugo Sánchez Forward from Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...more

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Hirving Lozano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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Carlos Vela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward and Midfielder from Cancún, Mexico

Nationality: Spain, Mexico

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 ...more
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Jorge Campos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward and Goalkeeper from Acapulco, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...more

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Andrés Guardado ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender and Midfielder from Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

José Andrés Guardado Hernández (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈdɾez ɣwaɾˈðaðo]; born 28 September 1986) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club ...more
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Cuauhtémoc Blanco... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward and Midfielder from Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...more
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Jared Borgetti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward from Culiacancito, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...more
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Giovani dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward and Midfielder from Monterrey, Mexico

Nationality: Spain, Mexico

Giovani "Gio" dos Santos Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [ɟʝoˈβani ðos ˈsantos] Brazilian Portuguese: [dus ˈsɐ̃tus]; born 11 May 1989) is a Mexican professional footballer ...more
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Héctor Moreno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender from Culiacán, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Héctor Alfredo Moreno Herrera (born 17 January 1988) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Qatari club Al-Gharafa and the Mexico national team as a central defender. Moreno ...more
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Carlos Salcido is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender and Midfielder from Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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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Luis Hernández is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward from Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Luis Arturo Hernández Carreón (born December 22, 1968) is a Mexican former footballer. Known by his nickname "El Matador" ("The Matador"), Hernández ...more
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Jesús Manuel Coro... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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Nationality: Mexico

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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Paul Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Paul Aguilar Defender and Midfielder from Concordia, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Paul Nicolás Aguilar Rojas (born 6 March 1986) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a right-back for América.Aguilar has represented Mexico at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA ...more
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José de Jes&uacut... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Goalkeeper from Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez (born 26 January 1981), known as Jesús Corona, is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Mexican club Cruz ...more
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Omar Bravo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward from Los Mochis, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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.
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Oswaldo Sánchez ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Goalkeeper from Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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. ...more
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Pável Pardo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Midfielder from Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...more
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Ramón Morales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender and Forward from La Piedad, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Ramón Morales Higuera (born 10 October 1975 in La Piedad, Michoacán) is a retired Mexican international footballer who played as a midfielder.
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Claudio Suárez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Defender from Texcoco, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...more
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Ramón Ramí... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Midfielder from Tepic, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Ramón Ramírez may refer to: Ramón Ramírez (footballer) (born 1969), retired Mexican football (soccer) player Ramón Ramírez (Panamanian pitcher) (born ...more
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Carlos Hermosillo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward from Cerro Azul, Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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 ...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 from Monterrey, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Antonio de Nigris Guajardo (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo ðe ˈniɣɾis]; 1 April 1978 – 15 November 2009) was a Mexican footballer who played as a striker. During his career, which was cut ...more