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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
Forward
Paulino Alcántara Riestrá was a Filipino–Spanish footballer and manager. He spent most of his playing career at Barcelona and was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a ...more
2
139 27
Stephan Schröck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender, Midfielder
Stephan Markus Cabizares Schröck is a German–Filipino footballer who plays for 2. Bundesliga club SpVgg Greuther Fürth. He represented the Germany at various youth levels before ...more
3
157 40
Phil Younghusband is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward, Midfielder
Philip James Placer "Phil" Younghusband is a Philippines international footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for Loyola Meralco Sparks and has been a member of the ...more
4
122 25
Neil Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Goalkeeper
Neil Leonard Dula Etheridge is an English–Filipino footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Charlton Athletic and for the Philippines national team. He joined the Fulham Academy after three ...more
5
105 20
Alphonse Aréola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Goalkeeper
Alphonse Areola is a French football goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 club SC Bastia, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
6
120 37
Emelio Caligdong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder
Emelio Asada Caligdong, nicknamed "Chieffy", is a Filipino footballer who last played as a left winger for the Philippines. He is still playing actively for Green Archers United in the ...more
7
85 27
James Younghusband is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder
James Joseph Placer Younghusband is an English–Filipino footballer who plays as right midfielder or Striker for Loyola Meralco Sparks and the Philippines national team.
8
61 17
Simone Rota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender
Simone Rota is an Italian-raised Filipino footballer who plays for Stallion FC and the Philippines national football team.
9
35 5
Patrick Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder
Patrick Alcala Reichelt is a German–Filipino footballer who plays as a right winger for Ceres and the Philippines national team.
10
44 10
Manuel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder
Manuel Gelito "Manny" Ott is a Filipino footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Ceres and represents the Philippines at international level.
11
44 13
Misagh Bahadoran is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward, Midfielder
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
12
44 13
Roland Müller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Goalkeeper
Roland Richard Guaves Müller is a Filipino professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Servette FC and the Philippines national team.
13
40 12
Amani Aguinaldo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Amani Aguinaldo Defender
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.
14
34 9
Ángel Guirado is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward, Midfielder
Ángel Guirado Aldeguer is a Filipino professional footballer who plays for Thai club Udon Thani F.C. as a midfielder or a second striker. He also represents the Philippines at
15
43 17
Ian Araneta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Forward
Ian Bayona Araneta is a Filipino footballer who currently plays as a forward and is also the captain for Philippine Air Force F.C.. He is also the a former member of the Philippines national ...more
16
45 19
Jerry Lucena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender, Midfielder
Jerry Ruben Lucena is a Danish-Filipino footballer who plays for Danish Superliga side Esbjerg fB. He represents the Philippines national football team at international level, having previously ...more
17
28 6
Rob Gier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender
Robert James Dazo "Rob" Gier is an English–Filipino footballer who plays mainly as a centre back for Ascot United and the Philippines national team where he is also the captain.
18
13 1
David Alaba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
History Maker added Defender, Midfielder
David Olatokunbo Alaba is an Austrian footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and the Austria national football team. He holds Austria's record as the youngest player to play for ...more
19
31 10
Juan Luis Guirado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Juan Luis Guirado Defender, Midfielder
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
20
27 7
Eduard Sacapaño is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Eduard Sacapaño Goalkeeper
Eduard Ortalla Sacapaño is a Filipino footballer who currently plays for Philippine Army, and Philippine national football team as a goalkeeper.
21
32 11
Ruben Doctora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Ruben Doctora Forward, Midfielder
Ruben Doctora is a Filipino footballer who plays for Stallions F.C.
22
29 9
Dennis Cagara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Dennis Cagara Defender
Dennis Mengoy Cagara is a Danish–Filipino professional footballer who previously played for Hvidovre as a left back. He represents the Philippines at international level, having previously ...more
23
41 19
Jason de Jong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Midfielder
Jason Nicolas Maria Dantes de Jong is a Filipino footballer who plays for Belgian Third Division A club K.S.V. Bornem, as a defensive midfielder. He has also represented the Philippines at ...more
24
36 15
Alexander Borromeo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Defender, Forward, Midfielder
Alexander Charles Luis "Aly" Borromeo is an American born Filipino footballer for Kaya. He is a long-time captain of the Philippines national team. Previously a goalkeeper, he has ...more
25
30 11
Marcelino Gálatas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Marcelino Gálatas Forward
Marcelino Gálatas Rentería was a Spanish international football player who played for Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid. He only appeared in one international game for his