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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Hirving Lozano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Maria Herrera added Hirving Lozano

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Gustavo Napoles is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Jesús Manuel Corona is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Ezequiel Orozco is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Javier Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Adolfo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Salvador Reyes Monteón is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Carlos Adrián Morales is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Nery Castillo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward, Midfielder Nery Alberto Castillo Confalonieri is a Mexican footballer who is a free agent.

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Raúl Enríquez is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Luis Alonso Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Efraín Juárez is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Enrique Borja is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Luis Roberto Alves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Luis Roberto Alves Forward Luís Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranic also known as Zague or Zaguinho is a former Mexican footballer. He is the son of José Alves "Zague".

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Óscar Pérez Rojas is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Jesús Arellano is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Ángel Reyna is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Antonio Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Francisco Palencia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward, Midfielder Juan Francisco Palencia Hernández is a Mexican former football striker, his last club was UNAM.

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Jonathan Orozco is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Aldo de Nigris is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Édgar Dueñas is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Alberto Medina is listed (or ranked) 26 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 García Postigo is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Alfredo González Tahuilán is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Alejandro Vela is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Luis Ernesto Michel is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Adolfo Bautista is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Parker Spaulding is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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Tomás Boy is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Dionicio Escalante is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Alfredo Tena is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Ricardo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Ricardo Sánchez Midfielder Ricardo Sánchez is a Mexican footballer.

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Ramón Morales is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Antonio de Nigris is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Guillermo Franco is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Alejandro Argüello is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Alejandro Argüello Alejandro Argüello Roa, was a Mexican footballer, who last played for Correcaminos UAT.

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Alex Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Alex Fernandes Alexsandro Fernandes Xavier, often known simply as Alex, is a Mexican football striker.

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Marco Antonio Palacios is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Claudio Suárez is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Pável Pardo is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Omar Arellano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Omar Arellano is a Mexican football winger. He currently plays for Monterrey in the Liga MX. His nickname is "La Pina".

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179 133
Edgar Andrade is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Alberto Coyote is listed (or ranked) 47 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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188 141
Javier Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Ricardo Osorio is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Oswaldo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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