Soccer Players The Best Soccer Players from Peru  

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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
Midfielder Teófilo Juan Cubillas Arizaga is a Peruvian former footballer. He was selected as Peru's greatest ever player in an IFFHS poll, in which he was also included in the world's Top 50. He was ...more

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Paolo Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Paolo Guerrero Forward José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales is a Peruvian footballer, who plays for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and the Peruvian national team. Guerrero is known to be a skillful supporting forward ...more

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Jefferson Farfán is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward, Midfielder Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe is a Peruvian professional footballer who mainly plays as a forward or winger for Schalke 04 and the Peruvian national football team. ...more

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Nolberto Solano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Midfielder Nolberto Albino "Ñol" Solano Todco, commonly known as Nobby Solano, is a retired Peruvian professional footballer, and former manager of Peruvian Primera División club ...more

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César Cueto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Midfielder César Augusto Cueto Villa is a retired Peruvian attacking midfielder, nicknamed "El Poeta de la zurda". He played 51 times for the Peru national team between 1972 and 1987 and ...more

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Héctor Chumpitaz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Defender Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz Gonzales is a former footballer from Peru. He, with Teófilo Cubillas and Hugo Sotil, have been some of Peru's most recognized football players He was the ...more

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Hugo Sotil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward, Midfielder Hugo Alejandro Sotil Yerén is a Peruvian former professional football player. Nicknamed El Cholo, he played as a striker or midfielder. Together with Teófilo Cubillas and ...more

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Julio César Uribe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Julio César Uribe Midfielder Julio César Uribe Flores is a Peruvian football manager and former player. Uribe is currently the manager of Peruvian First Division club Universidad de San Martín since the 2013 ...more

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Teodoro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward Teodoro Fernández Meyzán, nicknamed "Lolo", was a Peruvian football striker. Arguably one of Peru's two most important football players, he was part of the Peruvian squad ...more

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Claudio Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich. He is known for his scoring ability and headers. On 23 October 2010, Pizarro surpassed the 133 ...more

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Julio Meléndez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Julio Meléndez Defender Julio Meléndez Calderón is a retired Peruvian football defender.

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José Velásquez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
José Velásquez Defender, Midfielder José Manuel Velásquez Castillo is a retired football midfielder from Peru. Nicknamed "El Patrón", he played for the Peru national football team that won the Copa ...more

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Edison Flores is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Edison Flores 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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Víctor Benítez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Víctor Benítez Defender, Midfielder Víctor Benítez Morales is a Peruvian footballer born in Lima, Perù, October 30, 1936, nicknamed "El Conejo", he played defensive midfielder or defender. He played ...more

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Juan Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Manuel Vargas Defender, Forward, Midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas Risco is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Fiorentina. His previous clubs include Universitario, Colón, Catania and Genova. He has ...more

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Alejandro Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward Carlos Alejandro Villanueva Martínez was a Peruvian football player, considered one of the most important Alianza strikers in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Yoshimar Yotún is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Yoshimar Yotún Defender, Midfielder Victor Yoshimar Yotún Flores is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Malmö FF and the Peru national team, as a left back or left winger.

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Carlos Zambrano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Carlos Zambrano Defender Carlos Augusto Zambrano Ochandarte is a Peruvian footballer who plays for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. He is known for his strong tackle and excellent defensive capabilities, being a ...more

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Juan Joya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Joya Forward Juan Joya Cordero is a former Peruvian football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers. He established himself as a left-winger during the 1960s in the most successful team ...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 Pedro Pablo León García, also known as Pedro "Perico" León, is a retired Peruvian footballer.

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Juan Reynoso Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Reynoso Guzmán Defender Juan Máximo Reynoso Guzmán is a retired Peruvian footballer, and a current coach.

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Juan Valdivieso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Forward, Goalkeeper Juan Humberto Valdivieso Padilla was a Peruvian football goalkeeper and manager. During his career, he played club football for Alianza Lima. He also made 10 appearances for the Peruvian ...more

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Juan Seminario is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Seminario Winger, Forward Juan Roberto Seminario Rodríguez is a retired Peruvian football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers. Nicknamed "El Loco" he is the only Zaragoza player ...more

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Cristian Benavente is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Cristian Benavente Cristian Benavente Bristol is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid Castilla as an attacking midfielder.

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Luis Alberto Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Luis Alberto Ramírez Midfielder Luis Ramírez is a Peruvian footballer. A creative footballer by nature, Ramírez currently plays for Botafogo, on loan from Corinthians.

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Paolo Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Paolo Hurtado Forward, Midfielder Cristopher Paolo César Hurtado Huertas, commonly known as Paolo Hurtado, is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Peñarol on loan from Paços de Ferreira, as a

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Roberto Mosquera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Roberto Mosquera Forward Roberto Orlando Mosquera Vera is a Peruvian football manager and former forward who played for Peru in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He is currently the manager of Juan Aurich in the Torneo ...more

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Hernán Rengifo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Hernán Rengifo Forward Hernán Rengifo Trigoso is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker in the Peruvian Primera División for Juan Aurich.

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Raul Geller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Dr. Raul Geller was a Peruvian-Israeli footballer and the third all time leading scorer of Beitar Jerusalem F.C.

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Raúl Fernández is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Raúl Fernández Goalkeeper Raúl Fernández Valverde is a professional Peruvian football goalkeeper. He started to play for the youth team of Universitario de Deportes and made his way to the first-team. He is ...more

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Jhoel Herrera is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Jhoel Herrera Defender Jhoel Herrera Zegarra is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a right back for Torneo Descentralizado club Real Garcilaso.

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Henry Quinteros is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Henry Quinteros Midfielder Henry Edson Quinteros Sánchez is a retired football midfielder from Peru. He is also the older brother of Ronald Quinteros.

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Darío Muchotrigo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Darío Muchotrigo Darío Muchotrigo is a former Peruvian footballer.

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Valeriano López is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Gatra Surya added Valeriano López Forward Valeriano López Mendiola was a football forward from Peru, nicknamed Tanque de Casma. Recognized as one of Peru's most important players, he was an all round forward with great finishing, ...more

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Carlos Basombrío is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Carlos Basombrío Carlos Basombrío is a former Peruvian footballer.

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21 10
Pedro Alejandro García is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Pedro Alejandro García Forward, Midfielder Pedro Alejandro García de la Cruz is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for Alfonso Ugarte.

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21 10
Juan Pajuelo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Juan Pajuelo Defender Juan Pajuelo is a Peruvian footballer. He currently plays for Sport Boys.

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John Hinostroza is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
John Hinostroza Midfielder John Christopher Hinostroza Guzmán is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a midfielder for C.D. Universidad César Vallejo in the Torneo Descentralizado.

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Yordy Reyna is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Yordy Reyna Forward, Midfielder Yordy Reyna is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker for RB Leipzig, in the 2. Bundesliga on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.

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Joazhiño Arroe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Joazhiño Arroe Midfielder Joazhiño Walhir Arroe Salcedo is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a winger or striker for Sporting Cristal in the Torneo Descentralizado. Arroe made his professional debut in 2009–10

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Jean Pierre Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Jean Pierre Fuentes Jean Pierre Fuentes is a Peruvian footballer, who currently plays for Unión Comercio as a defensive midfielder.

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David Soria Yoshinari is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
David Soria Yoshinari Midfielder David Soria Yoshinari is a Japanese-Peruvian football player who currently plays for C.D. Universidad César Vallejo. Soria made seven appearances for the Peru national football team

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24 15
José Luis Carranza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
José Luis Carranza Midfielder José Luis Carranza Vivanco, nicknamed El Puma is a Peruvian retired football midfield player from Peru who played his entire club career for Universitario de Deportes. Carranza also ...more

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John Galliquio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
John Galliquio Defender John Christian Galliquio Castro is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a centre-back. He currently plays for Leon de Huanuco in the Torneo Descentralizado. He was called to play for the Peru ...more

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Marco Alfredo Tuesta Rios is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Marco Alfredo Tuesta Rios Defender, Midfielder

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Richard Green is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Richard Green Defender, Midfielder Richard Green was a Peruvian-American football (soccer) defender who played professionally in Peru and the United States, including the North American Soccer League. He earned one cap with the ...more

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Frank Ruíz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Frank Ruíz Frank Ruíz is a former Peruvian footballer.

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Carlos Alonso Bazalar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Carlos Alonso Bazalar Midfielder Carlos Alonso Bazalar Arostegui is a Peruvian football midfielder. He currently plays for Cienciano. Bazalar played for Peru at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the Republic of Korea. Bazalar ...more

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Oscar Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Midfielder Oscar Albuquerque is a former Canadian soccer midfielder. He spent most of his professional career playing indoor soccer with U.S. teams. He is currently the president of Pro Soccer ...more

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Nelinho Quina is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
Nelinho Quina Defender Nelinho Quina is a Peruvian footballer who plays for FBC Melgar in the Torneo Descentralizado, as a left back. He is the twin brother of Minzum Quina.