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The Best Soccer Players from Peru 

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Updated June 14, 2019 7.4k votes 1.4k voters 84.8k views 50 items

Ever wonder who are the best soccer players from Peru? Whether you're curious or have want to help determine just which players are the best, this list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Peru, along with photos when available. This list of best Peruvian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list, as ranked by soccer fans worldwide. If you're searching for a particular famous Peruvian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Below, you'll find top players like Juan Reynoso Guzmán and Juan Joya, among plenty of other top players to help you ultimate answer the questions, "Who are the best Peruvian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Peruvian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Peru in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Peruvian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Teófilo Cubillas ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Teófilo Cubillas Midfielder from Lima Region, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Teófilo Juan Cubillas Arizaga (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈofilo kuˈβiʎas]; born 8 March 1949) is a Peruvian former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He was selected as ...more

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Paolo Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Paolo Guerrero Forward from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse paˈolo ɣeˈreɾo ɣonˈsales]; born 1 January 1984) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker for Brazilian club ...more
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Jefferson Farfán ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward and Midfielder from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝefeɾsoɱ faɾˈfan]; born 26 October 1984) is a Peruvian professional footballer who mainly plays as a forward or winger ...more
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Nolberto Solano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Midfielder from Callao, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Nolberto Albino "Ñol" Solano Todco (born 12 December 1974), commonly known as Nobby Solano, is a retired Peruvian professional footballer, and former manager of Peruvian Primera ...more
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César Cueto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Midfielder from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

César Augusto Cueto Villa (born 6 June 1952 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian attacking midfielder, nicknamed "El Poeta de la zurda" (English: the Left-footed Poet). He played 51 ...more
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Claudio Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward from Callao, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio (American Spanish: [ˈklauðjo piˈsaro]; born 3 October 1978) is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Werder Bremen and the Peru national ...more
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Héctor Chumpitaz ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Defender from San Vicente de Cañete, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz Gonzáles (American Spanish: [ˈektoɾ ˈtʃumpitas]; born April 12, 1943 in Cañete) is a former footballer from Peru. He, Teófilo Cubillas and ...more
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Hugo Sotil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward and Midfielder from Ica, Peru, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Hugo Alejandro Sotil Yerén (born 18 May 1949) is a Peruvian former professional football player. Nicknamed El Cholo, he played as a striker or midfielder. Together with Teófilo ...more
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Julio César Uribe... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Julio César Uribe Midfielder from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Julio César Uribe Flores (born May 9, 1958 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian football manager and former player.
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Teodoro Fernández... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward from San Vicente de Cañete, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Teodoro Fernández Meyzán (born 20 May 1913 in Cañete — died 17 September 1996 in Lima), nicknamed "Lolo", was a Peruvian football striker. Arguably one of Peru's ...more
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Juan Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Manuel Vargas Defender and Forward from Magdalena del Mar, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Juan Manuel Vargas Risco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwam maˈnwel ˈβaɾɣas]; born 5 October 1983) is a Peruvian footballer that played as a left back. Vargas' previous clubs include Universitario, ...more
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José Velás... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Defender and Midfielder from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

José Manuel Velásquez Castillo (born 4 June 1952 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian footballer who played as a midfielder. Famed for his elegance, leadership and technical game, along ...more
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Julio Meléndez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Julio Meléndez Defender from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Julio Meléndez Calderón (born April 11, 1945 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian football defender.
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Víctor Bení... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Víctor Benítez Defender and Midfielder from Peru

Nationality: Peru

Víctor Benítez Morales (born 30 October 1936) is a Peruvian former footballer, who played as a centre-back or defensive midfielder. Nicknamed "El Conejo", he played for ...more
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Edison Flores is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Edison Flores

Nationality: Peru

Edison "Orejas" Flores Peralta is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a winger or second striker for Villarreal B in the Segunda División B. With a great vision on the pitch and ...more
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Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Carlos Zambrano Defender from Callao, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Carlos Augusto Zambrano Ochandarte (born 10 July 1989) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a defender for Dynamo Kyiv and the Peru national team. He is known for his strong tackling and ...more
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Yoshimar Yotún is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Yoshimar Yotún Defender and Midfielder from Callao, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Víctor Yoshimar Yotún Flores (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktoɾ ʝoʃiˈmaɾ ʝoˈtun ˈflores]; born 7 April 1990) is a Peruvian footballer who plays for Cruz Azul and the Peru national ...more
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Alejandro Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Carlos Alejandro Villanueva Martínez (4 June 1908 – 11 April 1944) was a Peruvian footballer who played for Alianza Lima and the Peru national football team. He is considered one of the ...more
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Juan Joya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Joya Forward from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Juan Joya Cordero (February 25, 1934, Lima – March 29, 2007) was a Peruvian football (soccer) player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers. He established himself as a left-winger ...more
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Pedro Pablo León ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Pedro Pablo León

Nationality: Peru

Pedro Pablo León García (born March 6, 1943), also known as Pedro "Perico" León, is a retired Peruvian footballer.
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Juan Reynoso Guzmá... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Reynoso Guzmán Defender from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

{{Infobox football biography | name = Juan Reynoso | image = Juan Máximo Reynoso.jpg | image_size = 150 | caption = | fullname = Juan Máximo Reynoso Guzmán | height = 1.81 m ...more
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Cristian Benavente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Cristian Benavente

Nationality: Spain, Peru

Cristian Benavente Bristol is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid Castilla as an attacking midfielder.
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Juan Valdivieso is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward and Goalkeeper from Lima, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Juan Humberto Valdivieso Padilla (May 6, 1910 – May 2, 2007) was a Peruvian football goalkeeper and manager.
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Juan Seminario is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Seminario Winger and Forward from Piura, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Juan Roberto Seminario Rodríguez (born 22 July 1936 in Piura, Peru) is a retired Peruvian football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers. Nicknamed "El ...more
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Paolo Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Paolo Hurtado Forward and Midfielder from Callao, Peru

Nationality: Peru

Cristopher Paolo César Hurtado Huertas (born 27 July 1990), commonly known as Paolo Hurtado, is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays for Konyaspor, as a winger.