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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Benjamín Galindo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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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Omar Arellano is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Luis García Postigo is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Nery Castillo is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Adolfo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Ramón Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Hirving Lozano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Maria Herrera added Hirving Lozano

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Gustavo Napoles is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Antonio Carbajal is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Antonio de Nigris is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Óscar Pérez Rojas is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Pablo Barrera is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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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Ricardo Osorio is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Manuel Negrete Arias is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Alfredo González Tahuilán is listed (or ranked) 21 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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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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Alex Fernandes is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Ezequiel Orozco is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Oswaldo Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 25 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

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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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Luis Hernández is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Édgar Dueñas is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Ramón Morales is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Tomás Boy is listed (or ranked) 30 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) 31 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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158 128
Alejandro Vela is listed (or ranked) 32 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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158 128
Alfredo Tena is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Omar Bravo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Forward Omar Bravo Tordecillas is a Mexican footballer who plays as a striker for Guadalajara in the Liga MX.

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Claudio Suárez is listed (or ranked) 35 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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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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Edgar Andrade is listed (or ranked) 37 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) 38 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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189 158
Efraín Juárez is listed (or ranked) 39 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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189 158
Enrique Borja is listed (or ranked) 40 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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189 158
Ángel Reyna is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Carlos Salcido is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
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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Miguel Ángel Ponce is listed (or ranked) 43 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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José de Jesús Corona is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Javier Aguirre is listed (or ranked) 45 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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170 140
Alberto Coyote is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Moisés Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Mexico
Moisés Muñoz Goalkeeper Moisés Alberto Muñoz Rodríguez is a Mexican footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Liga MX club América. Muñoz began his career in 1999 with Monarcas Morelia ...more

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Luis Roberto Alves is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Alberto Medina is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Alberto García Aspe is listed (or ranked) 50 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