The Best Soccer Players from Peru

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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  • 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 times for the Peru ...more
  • 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 Peru's greatest ...more
  • 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 Internacional and the ...more
  • Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz Gonzáles (American Spanish: [ˈektoɾ ˈtʃumpitas]; born April 12, 1943 in Cañete) is a former footballer from Peru. He, Teófilo Cubillas and Hugo Sotil have been some of Peru's ...more
  • 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 Cubillas and Héctor ...more
  • 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 with Víctor Benítez ...more
  • 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 División club ...more
  • 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 for Lokomotiv ...more
  • 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 two most important football players ...more
  • 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 several clubs, notably Italian ...more
  • Julio César Uribe Flores (born May 9, 1958 in Lima, Peru) is a Peruvian football manager and former player.
  • Julio Meléndez Calderón (born April 11, 1945 in Lima) is a retired Peruvian football defender.
  • Pedro Pablo León García (born March 6, 1943), also known as Pedro "Perico" León, is a retired Peruvian footballer.
  • 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 terrific ...more
  • Juan Joya
    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
  • 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 team. He ...more
  • 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 team, as a left back, ...more
  • 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 Loco" he is the only ...more
  • 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
  • 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 most ...more
  • Juan Humberto Valdivieso Padilla (May 6, 1910 – May 2, 2007) was a Peruvian football goalkeeper and manager.
  • Valeriano López Mendiola (born 4 May 1926 in Casma — died 7 May 1993 in Callao) was a football forward from Peru, nicknamed Tanque de Casma. Recognized as one of Peru's most important players, he was ...more
  • Hernán Rengifo Trigoso (born 18 April 1983) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker in the Peruvian Primera División for Real Garcilaso.
  • Dr. Raul Geller was a Peruvian-Israeli footballer and the third all time leading scorer of Beitar Jerusalem
  • {{Infobox football biography | name = Juan Reynoso | image = Juan Máximo Reynoso.jpg | image_size = 150 | caption = | fullname = Juan Máximo Reynoso Guzmán | ...more