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The Best Soccer Players from Philippines

Updated June 14, 2019 4.2k votes 765 voters 58.5k views69 items

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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    BirthplaceIloilo City, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines, 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 Barcelona and also  ...more

    #435 of 1,185 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#54 of 113 The Best FC Barcelona Players Of All Time, Ranked#40 of 177 The Best Soccer Players from Spain

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    28

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, Philippines

    Alphonse Areola is a French football goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 club SC Bastia, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.  ...more
  • 3
    Goalkeeper
    167
    39

    BirthplaceEnfield Town, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityPhilippines, 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 Fulham  ...more
  • 4
    Forward, Midfielder
    171
    45

    BirthplaceAshford, United Kingdom

    NationalityPhilippines, 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 captains  ...more
  • 5
    Defender, Midfielder
    159
    39

    BirthplaceSchweinfurt, Germany

    NationalityPhilippines, 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 Philippines.  ...more
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    122
    38

    BirthplacePototan, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    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 United in the  ...more
  • 7
    History Maker addedDefender, Midfielder
    72
    6

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria

    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

    #41 of 347 The Best Current Soccer Players#120 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time#6 of 31 The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

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    Defender, Forward
    81
    16

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    NationalityPhilippines, 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 goalkeeper, he has  ...more
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    80
    16

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    NationalityPhilippines

    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 Philippines  ...more
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    86
    31

    BirthplaceAshford, United Kingdom

    NationalityPhilippines, 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
  • 11
    Defender
    55
    20

    BirthplaceParañaque, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines, 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.  ...more
  • 12
    Midfielder
    54
    20

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands, Philippines

    Paul dela Cruz Mulders is a Dutch–Filipino professional footballer who plays as an Attacking Midfielder. He is currently signed by Ceres F.C.. Mulders is also a member of the Philippines national  ...more
  • 13
    Midfielder
    45
    13

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia

    NationalityPhilippines, United States of America

    Jose Elmer "OJ" Porteria is an American–born Filipino footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder. A product of the D.C. United Academy, he never made it to the first-team but has since  ...more
  • 14
    47
    15

    BirthplaceDavao, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    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.  ...more
  • 15
    Defender
    71
    39

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Jason Abbott Abantao Sabio (born 30 June 1986) is a Filipino soccer player who plays as a center back or a right back for Ceres FC, but is more comfortable at central defense because of his leap,  ...more
  • 16
    Defender, Midfielder
    44
    16

    BirthplaceLiloan, Cebu

    NationalityIceland, Philippines

    Ray Anthony Pepito Jónsson (born 3 February 1979) is a Filipino-Icelandic footballer who previously played for Úrvalsdeild karla club Keflavík. In January 2015 he was signed by Global to reinforce  ...more
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    39
    16

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    NationalityPhilippines, Germany

    Patrick Alcala Reichelt is a German–Filipino footballer who plays as a right winger for Ceres and the Philippines national team.  ...more
  • 18
    Defender, Midfielder
    37
    15

    NationalityPhilippines

    Nestorio Margarse is a Filipino footballer who plays for Philippine Army F.C.
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    Midfielder
    48
    28

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityPhilippines, 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.  ...more
  • 20
    Defender, Midfielder
    39
    18

    BirthplaceEsbjerg, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark, 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 national  ...more
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    44
    25

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Friday Camaclang is a Filipino football player. Camaclang was a member of the Philippine women's national team. She played for Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C. of the FA Women's Premier League in  ...more
  • 22
    Forward, Midfielder
    33
    13

    BirthplaceMálaga, Spain

    NationalityPhilippines, 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 consisted of  ...more
  • 23
    Defender
    30
    16

    BirthplaceAscot, United Kingdom

    NationalityPhilippines, 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 national team where  ...more
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    Forward
    38
    26

    BirthplaceBacolod, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Ali Bernard Rojas Go (born 21 September 1976) is a Filipino former international footballer who played as a striker.  ...more
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    34
    22

    BirthplaceOlongapo, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Joshua Beloya McNally commonly known as Joshua Beloya, is an American-Filipino football player currently playing as a striker for Kaya F.C. and the Philippines national team.  ...more
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