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The Best Soccer Players from Peru

Updated June 14, 2019 7.9k votes 1.5k voters 87.5k views50 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 Cubillas1
    621
    141

    Teófilo Cubillas

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima Region, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Teófilo Juan Cubillas Arizaga (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈofilo kuˈβiʎas]; born 8 March 1949)...  more

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  • Paolo Guerrero2
    569
    126

    Paolo Guerrero

    Forward

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse paˈolo ɣeˈreɾo ɣonˈsales]; born 1...  more
  • César Cueto3
    250
    50

    César Cueto

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    César Augusto Cueto Villa (born 6 June 1952 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian attacking...  more
  • Jefferson Farfán4
    406
    127

    Jefferson Farfán

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝefeɾsoɱ faɾˈfan]; born 26...  more
  • Hugo Sotil5
    231
    53

    Hugo Sotil

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceIca, Peru, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Hugo Alejandro Sotil Yerén (born 18 May 1949) is a Peruvian former professional football...  more
  • Héctor Chumpitaz6
    236
    56

    BirthplaceSan Vicente de Cañete, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz Gonzáles (American Spanish: [ˈektoɾ ˈtʃumpitas]; born April 12, 1943...  more
  • Alejandro Villanueva7

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Carlos Alejandro Villanueva Martínez (4 June 1908 – 11 April 1944) was a Peruvian footballer...  more
  • Nolberto Solano8
    275
    80

    Nolberto Solano

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Nolberto Albino "Ñol" Solano Todco (born 12 December 1974), commonly known as Nobby Solano, is...  more
  • Claudio Pizarro9
    296
    117

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityItaly, Peru

    Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio (American Spanish: [ˈklauðjo piˈsaro]; born 3 October 1978) is a...  more
  • Teodoro Fernández10
    155
    40

    BirthplaceSan Vicente de Cañete, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Teodoro Fernández Meyzán (born 20 May 1913 in Cañete — died 17 September 1996 in Lima),...  more
  • Julio César Uribe11
    171
    59

    Julio César Uribe

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Julio César Uribe Flores (born May 9, 1958 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian football manager and...  more
  • Hernán Rengifo12
    109
    22

    Hernán Rengifo

    Forward

    BirthplaceChachapoyas, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Hernán Rengifo Trigoso (born 18 April 1983) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker...  more
  • Raúl Fernández13
    122
    33

    Raúl Fernández

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Raúl Omar Fernández Valverde (Spanish pronunciation: [ɾaˈul feɾˈnandeð βalˈβeɾðe]; born 6...  more
  • José Velásquez14
    113
    28

    José Velásquez

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    José Manuel Velásquez Castillo (born 4 June 1952 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian footballer who...  more
  • Edison Flores15
    113
    32

    Edison Flores

    Edison "Orejas" Flores Peralta is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a winger or second...  more
  • Julio Meléndez16
    107
    30

    Julio Meléndez

    Defender

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Julio Meléndez Calderón (born April 11, 1945 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian football defender....  more
  • Luis Alberto Ramírez17
    97
    23

    Luis Alberto Ramírez

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Luis Alberto Ramírez Lucay (born 10 November 1984 in Lima) is a Peruvian footballer. A...  more
  • Víctor Benítez18
    91
    24

    Víctor Benítez

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplacePeru

    NationalityPeru

    Víctor Benítez Morales (born 30 October 1936) is a Peruvian former footballer, who played as a...  more
  • Yoshimar Yotún19
    91
    31

    Yoshimar Yotún

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Víctor Yoshimar Yotún Flores (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktoɾ ʝoʃiˈmaɾ ʝoˈtun ˈflores]; born 7...  more
  • Juan Manuel Vargas20
    134
    70

    Juan Manuel Vargas

    Defender, Forward

    BirthplaceMagdalena del Mar, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Juan Manuel Vargas Risco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwam maˈnwel ˈβaɾɣas]; born 5 October 1983)...  more
  • Pedro Pablo León21
    64
    18

    Pedro Pablo León

    Pedro Pablo León García (born March 6, 1943), also known as Pedro "Perico" León, is a retired...  more
  • Juan Joya22
    65
    20

    Juan Joya

    Forward

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Juan Joya Cordero (February 25, 1934, Lima – March 29, 2007) was a Peruvian football (soccer)...  more
  • Raul Geller23
    Dr. Raul Geller was a Peruvian-Israeli footballer and the third all time leading scorer of...  more
  • Roberto Mosquera24
    67
    26

    Roberto Mosquera

    Forward

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Roberto Orlando Mosquera Vera is a Peruvian football manager and former forward who played for...  more
  • Darío Muchotrigo25
    57
    18

    Darío Muchotrigo

    Darío Teodoro Muchotrigo Carrillo (born 17 December 1970, in Lima) is a Peruvian retired...  more