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The Best Soccer Players from Peru

Updated June 14, 2019 7.7k votes 1.5k voters 86.1k 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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    Paolo Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    Paolo Guerrero

    Forward

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse paˈolo ɣeˈreɾo ɣonˈsales]; born 1... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    Teófilo Cubillas

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima Region, Peru

    NationalityPeru

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

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    César Cueto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    César Cueto

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    César Augusto Cueto Villa (born 6 June 1952 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian attacking... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jefferson Farfán is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    Jefferson Farfán

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Jefferson Agustín Farfán Guadalupe (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝefeɾsoɱ faɾˈfan]; born 26... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Alejandro Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Carlos Alejandro Villanueva Martínez (4 June 1908 – 11 April 1944) was a Peruvian footballer... more on Wikipedia
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    Hugo Sotil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    Hugo Sotil

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceIca, Peru, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Hugo Alejandro Sotil Yerén (born 18 May 1949) is a Peruvian former professional football... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Héctor Chumpitaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    BirthplaceSan Vicente de Cañete, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz Gonzáles (American Spanish: [ˈektoɾ ˈtʃumpitas]; born April 12, 1943... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Nolberto Solano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    Nolberto Solano

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Nolberto Albino "Ñol" Solano Todco (born 12 December 1974), commonly known as Nobby Solano, is... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Claudio Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    110

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityItaly, Peru

    Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio (American Spanish: [ˈklauðjo piˈsaro]; born 3 October 1978) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Teodoro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    39

    BirthplaceSan Vicente de Cañete, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Teodoro Fernández Meyzán (born 20 May 1913 in Cañete — died 17 September 1996 in Lima),... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Hernán Rengifo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    20

    Hernán Rengifo

    Forward

    BirthplaceChachapoyas, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Hernán Rengifo Trigoso (born 18 April 1983) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Julio César Uribe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    57

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Raúl Fernández is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    Raúl Fernández

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Raúl Omar Fernández Valverde (Spanish pronunciation: [ɾaˈul feɾˈnandeð βalˈβeɾðe]; born 6... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    José Velásquez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Luis Alberto Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    20

    Luis Alberto Ramírez

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Luis Alberto Ramírez Lucay (born 10 November 1984 in Lima) is a Peruvian footballer. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Edison Flores is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    30

    Edison Flores

    Edison "Orejas" Flores Peralta is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a winger or second... more on Wikipedia
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    Julio Meléndez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    30

    Julio Meléndez

    Defender

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Julio Meléndez Calderón (born April 11, 1945 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian football defender.
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    Víctor Benítez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    24

    Víctor Benítez

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplacePeru

    NationalityPeru

    Víctor Benítez Morales (born 30 October 1936) is a Peruvian former footballer, who played as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Yoshimar Yotún is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    28

    Yoshimar Yotún

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Víctor Yoshimar Yotún Flores (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktoɾ ʝoʃiˈmaɾ ʝoˈtun ˈflores]; born 7... more on Wikipedia
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    Juan Manuel Vargas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    Juan Manuel Vargas

    Defender, Forward

    BirthplaceMagdalena del Mar, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Juan Manuel Vargas Risco (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwam maˈnwel ˈβaɾɣas]; born 5 October 1983)... more on Wikipedia
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    Pedro Pablo León is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    16

    Pedro Pablo León

    Pedro Pablo León García (born March 6, 1943), also known as Pedro "Perico" León, is a retired... more on Wikipedia
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    Raul Geller is listed (or ranked) 22 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Juan Joya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    20

    Juan Joya

    Forward

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Juan Joya Cordero (February 25, 1934, Lima – March 29, 2007) was a Peruvian football (soccer)... more on Wikipedia
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    Roberto Mosquera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    24

    Roberto Mosquera

    Forward

    BirthplaceLima, Peru

    NationalityPeru

    Roberto Orlando Mosquera Vera is a Peruvian football manager and former forward who played for... more on Wikipedia
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    Darío Muchotrigo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Peru
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    15

    Darío Muchotrigo

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