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 Cristiano Ronaldo 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
Javier Hernández Balcázar 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
Guillermo Ochoa 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
Rafael Márquez 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
Hugo Sánchez 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
Andrés Guardado 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
Giovani dos Santos 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
Carlos Vela 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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Manuel Negrete Arias is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Manuel Negrete Arias Midfielder Manuel Negrete Arias is a Mexican former footballer and manager, who became famous for scoring one of the most spectacular goals of the 1986 World Cup.

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Benjamín Galindo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Benjamín Galindo Midfielder Benjamín Galindo Marentes, nicknamed El Maestro, was a Mexican footballer. He participated with the national team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He last coached CD Guadalajara.

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Jonathan Orozco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Jonathan Orozco Goalkeeper Jonathan Emmanuel Orozco Domínguez, a.k.a. La papa orozco, is a Mexican footballer who plays for Monterrey of the Liga MX as a goalkeeper. He has been capped with the Mexico national ...more

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Fernando Arce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Fernando Arce Midfielder Fernando Enrique Arce Ruiz is a Mexican international football midfielder, who plays for Guadalajara in the Liga MX.

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Enrique Borja is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Enrique Borja 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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Ángel Reyna is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Efraín Juárez 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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Antonio Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Antonio Carbajal 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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Óscar Pérez Rojas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Óscar Pérez Rojas Goalkeeper Óscar "El Conejo" Pérez Rojas is a Mexican football goalkeeper who plays for Pachuca of the Liga MX. His nickname "El Conejo" is Spanish for "The ...more

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Carlos Fierro is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Aldo de Nigris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Aldo de Nigris 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) 20 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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Parker Spaulding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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Ricardo Osorio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Ricardo Osorio Defender Ricardo Osorio Mendoza is a Mexican international football defender, who currently plays for Querétaro. He also plays for the Mexico national football team.

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Luis Ernesto Michel is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Cuauhtémoc Blanco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Cuauhtémoc Blanco 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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Alberto Medina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Alberto Medina 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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Pablo Barrera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Pablo Barrera Forward, Midfielder Pablo Edson Barrera Acosta is a Mexican footballer who plays as a winger or outside forward for Liga MX club Monterrey. He spent the early part of his career playing for Club Universidad ...more

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Antonio de Nigris is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Ramón Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Ramón Ramírez 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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Luis Hernández is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Luis Hernández 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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Miguel Ángel Ponce is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Jesús Manuel Corona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
alejandro-sins added Jesús Manuel Corona 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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Claudio Suárez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Claudio Suárez 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) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Ramón Morales 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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Pável Pardo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Pável Pardo 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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Jared Borgetti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Jared Borgetti Forward Jared Francisco Borgetti Echavarría is a retired Mexican footballer. Borgetti is the all-time leading goal scorer for the Selección de fútbol de México, with 46 ...more

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Carlos Salcido is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Carlos Salcido Defender, Midfielder Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Guadalajara. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can perform equally as a left back, and central ...more

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Paul Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Paul Aguilar Defender, Midfielder Paul Nicolás Aguilar Rojas is a Mexican footballer, who plays at mainly right-back for América of Liga MX, and the Mexico national team. He was part of the Mexican team that ...more

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Oswaldo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Oswaldo Sánchez Goalkeeper Oswaldo Javier Sánchez Ibarra is a former Mexican footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. He has 99 caps for Mexico. He was on the cover of the North American edition of FIFA Football

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Omar Bravo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Omar Bravo Forward Omar Bravo Tordecillas is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for Guadalajara in the Liga MX.

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Marco Antonio Palacios is listed (or ranked) 40 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) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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Héctor Moreno is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Héctor Moreno Defender Héctor Alfredo Moreno Herrera is a Mexican professional footballer, who plays for Spanish club RCD Espanyol and the Mexico national team as a central defender. Moreno was a member of the ...more

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Adolfo Bautista is listed (or ranked) 43 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 García Postigo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Luis García Postigo 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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José de Jesús Corona is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
José de Jesús Corona 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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Ezequiel Orozco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Ezequiel Orozco Ezequiel Francisco Orozco Padilla is a Mexican professional football forward who currently plays for Necaxa in the Primera División de México.

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Nery Castillo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Nery Castillo Forward, Midfielder Nery Alberto Castillo Confalonieri is a Mexican footballer who is a free agent.

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Edgar Andrade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Edgar Andrade Midfielder Édgar Bismarck Estuardo Andrade Rentería is a Mexican footballer. He currently plays for Veracruz as a midfielder. He made his debut in Cruz Azul on January 28, 2006 in a game ...more

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Carlos Adrián Morales is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Carlos Adrián Morales Midfielder Carlos Adrián Morales Higuera is a Mexican soccer player. He currently plays for Morelia in the Liga MX. Carlos began his career by debuting with Mexico's segunda division La Piedad, then ...more

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Ricardo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Ricardo Sánchez Midfielder Ricardo Sánchez is a Mexican footballer.