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The Best Soccer Players from Philippines 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.4k votes 605 voters 48.9k views

List of the best soccer players from Philippines. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Philippines, along with photos when available. This list of best Filipino soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Filipino soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

Players include everything from Simone Rota to Yannick Tuason.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Filipino footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Filipino soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Philippines in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Filipino soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Paulino Alcántara... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Paulino Alcántara Forward from Iloilo City, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, Spain

Paulino Alcántara Riestrá (7 October 1896 – 13 February 1964) was a Spanish Filipino football player and manager who played as a forward. He spent most of his playing career at FC ...more

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Phil Younghusband is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward and Midfielder from Ashford, United Kingdom

Nationality: Philippines, England

Philip James Younghusband (born 4 August 1987) is a Filipino-British footballer who plays for the Philippines national team. Having played for the Philippines since 2006, Younghusband now ...more
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Stephan Schröck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender and Midfielder from Schweinfurt, Germany

Nationality: Philippines, Germany

Stephan Markus Cabizares Schröck (born 21 August 1986) is a Filipino professional footballer for Ceres–Negros F.C.. He represented Germany at various youth levels before switching to the ...more
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Neil Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Goalkeeper from Enfield Town, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: Philippines, England

Neil Leonard Dula Etheridge (born 7 February 1990) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club Cardiff City and the Philippines national team. He joined the ...more
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Alphonse Aréola ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Goalkeeper from Paris, France

Nationality: France, Philippines

Alphonse Areola is a French football goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 club SC Bastia, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
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Emelio Caligdong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder from Pototan, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Emelio "Chieffy" Asada Caligdong (born 28 September 1982) is a Filipino footballer who last played as a left winger for the Philippines. He is still playing actively for Green Archers ...more
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James Younghusband is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder from Ashford, United Kingdom

Nationality: Philippines, England

James Joseph Younghusband (born 4 September 1986) is a Filipino professional footballer who plays as a right midfielder or striker for Philippines Football League club Ceres–Negros and the ...more
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Simone Rota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender from Parañaque, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, Italy

Simone Rota (born 6 November 1984) is a Filipino footballer who most recently played as a defender or midfielder for kaya fc and the Philippines national football team.
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Manuel Ott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder from Munich, Germany

Nationality: Philippines, Germany

Manuel Gelito Ott (born 6 May 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for Ratchaburi Mitr Phol as a midfielder. Born in Germany, he represents the Philippines at international level.
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Amani Aguinaldo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Amani Aguinaldo Defender from Davao, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Amani Manuel Santos Aguinaldo, is a Filipino footballer who plays as a defender mainly as a Centre Back for Global in the United Football League, and Philippines national team.
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Misagh Bahadoran is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward and Midfielder from Mabalacat, Philippines

Nationality: Iran, Philippines

Misagh Medina Bahadoran is a Filipino–Iranian footballer who plays as a forward for Global FC and as a winger for the Philippines national team. Since 2006, he has also been a regular member of ...more
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Roland Müller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Goalkeeper from Cologne, Germany

Nationality: Philippines, Germany

Roland Richard Guaves Müller is a Filipino professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Servette FC and the Philippines national team.
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Ian Araneta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward from Iloilo, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Ian Bayona Araneta (born 2 March 1982) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a forward who recently played for Stallion on loan from Philippine Air Force. He is also a former member of the ...more
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Patrick Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder from Berlin, Germany

Nationality: Philippines, Germany

Patrick Alcala Reichelt is a German–Filipino footballer who plays as a right winger for Ceres and the Philippines national team.
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Jerry Lucena is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender and Midfielder from Esbjerg, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark, Philippines

Jerry Ruben Lucena (born 11 August 1980) is a retired Filipino footballer and currently the assistant manager of the U17 & U19 squads of Esbjerg fB. He has represented the Philippines ...more
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Ángel Guirado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward and Midfielder from Málaga, Spain

Nationality: Philippines, Spain

Ángel Guirado Aldeguer (born 9 December 1984) is a Filipino professional footballer who plays for Thai club Chonburi F.C. as a right winger or a striker.His professional career in Spain ...more
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Jason de Jong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder from Breda, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands, Philippines

Jason Nicolas Maria Dantes de Jong (born 28 February 1990) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He has also represented the Philippines at international level. De Jong ...more
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Rob Gier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender from Ascot, United Kingdom

Nationality: Philippines, England

Robert James Dazo "Rob" Gier (born 6 January 1981) is a retired Filipino footballer who played mainly as a centre back for various clubs in the United Kingdom and the Philippines ...more
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David Alaba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
History Maker added Defender and Midfielder from Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austria

David Olatukunbo Alaba (born 24 June 1992) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and the Austria national team. He holds Austria's record as the youngest ...more

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Alexander Borromeo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender and Forward from California

Nationality: Philippines, United States of America

Alexander Charles Luis "Aly" Borromeo (born 28 June 1983) is an American born Filipino footballer for Kaya. He is a long-time captain of the Philippines national team. Previously a ...more
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Marcelino Gálatas... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Marcelino Gálatas Forward from Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, Spain

Marcelino Gálatas Rentería (2 April 1903 – 8 April 1994) was a Spanish international footballer born in the Philippines, who moved to the Basque Country to study engineering and ...more
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Juan Luis Guirado is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Juan Luis Guirado Defender and Midfielder from Málaga, Spain

Nationality: Philippines, Spain

Juan Luis Guirado Aldeguer, nicknamed Juani, is a Filipino footballer who plays for Ceres F.C. on loan from CD Burgos and the Philippines national team. He can play as a central defender or as a ...more
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Dennis Cagara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Dennis Cagara Defender from Glostrup, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark, Philippines

Dennis Mengoy Cagara (born 19 February 1985) is a Danish–Filipino professional footballer who previously played for Hvidovre as a left back. He represents the Philippines at international level, ...more
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Ruben Doctora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Ruben Doctora Forward and Midfielder from Iloilo City, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Ruben Doctora is a Filipino footballer who plays for Stallions F.C.
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Anton del Rosario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender from California

Nationality: Philippines

Anton Edward Quimson del Rosario (born 23 December 1981) is an American-born Filipino footballer who plays as a right back or centre back for PFL club Global Cebu and formerly for the ...more