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The Best Soccer Players from Philippines

Updated June 14, 2019 3.6k votes 666 voters 53.1k 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 Alcántara1
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    Paulino Alcántara

    Forward

    BirthplaceIloilo City, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines, Spain

    Paulino Alcántara Riestrá (7 October 1896 – 13 February 1964) was a Spanish Filipino football...  more
  • Neil Etheridge2
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    35

    Neil Etheridge

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceEnfield Town, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityPhilippines, England

    Neil Leonard Dula Etheridge (born 7 February 1990) is a professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Alphonse Aréola3
    136
    24

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance, Philippines

    Alphonse Areola is a French football goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 club SC Bastia, on loan...  more
  • Stephan Schröck4
    154
    35

    Stephan Schröck

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSchweinfurt, Germany

    NationalityPhilippines, Germany

    Stephan Markus Cabizares Schröck (born 21 August 1986) is a Filipino professional footballer...  more
  • Phil Younghusband5
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    45

    Phil Younghusband

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceAshford, United Kingdom

    NationalityPhilippines, England

    Philip James Younghusband (born 4 August 1987) is a Filipino-British footballer who plays for...  more
  • Emelio Caligdong6
    117
    36

    BirthplacePototan, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Emelio "Chieffy" Asada Caligdong (born 28 September 1982) is a Filipino footballer who last...  more
  • James Younghusband7
    90
    30

    BirthplaceAshford, United Kingdom

    NationalityPhilippines, England

    James Joseph Younghusband (born 4 September 1986) is a Filipino professional footballer who...  more
  • David Alaba8
    51
    7

    David Alaba

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria

    David Olatukunbo Alaba (born 24 June 1992) is an Austrian professional footballer who plays...  more

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  • Manuel Ott9
    50
    11

    Manuel Ott

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityPhilippines, Germany

    Manuel Gelito Ott (born 6 May 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for Ratchaburi Mitr...  more
  • Simone Rota10
    56
    17

    Simone Rota

    Defender

    BirthplaceParañaque, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines, Italy

    Simone Rota (born 6 November 1984) is a Filipino footballer who most recently played as a...  more
  • Patrick Reichelt11
    41
    6

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    NationalityPhilippines, Germany

    Patrick Alcala Reichelt is a German–Filipino footballer who plays as a right winger for Ceres...  more
  • Amani Aguinaldo12
    49
    14

    Amani Aguinaldo

    Defender

    BirthplaceDavao, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Amani Manuel Santos Aguinaldo, is a Filipino footballer who plays as a defender mainly as a...  more
  • Misagh Bahadoran13
    46
    14

    Misagh Bahadoran

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMabalacat, Philippines

    NationalityIran, Philippines

    Misagh Medina Bahadoran is a Filipino–Iranian footballer who plays as a forward for Global FC...  more
  • Roland Müller14
    45
    13

    Roland Müller

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceCologne, Germany

    NationalityPhilippines, Germany

    Roland Richard Guaves Müller is a Filipino professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper...  more
  • Ian Araneta15
    43
    16

    BirthplaceIloilo, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Ian Bayona Araneta (born 2 March 1982) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a forward who...  more
  • Jerry Lucena16
    41
    18

    Jerry Lucena

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceEsbjerg, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark, Philippines

    Jerry Ruben Lucena (born 11 August 1980) is a retired Filipino footballer and currently the...  more
  • Ángel Guirado17
    34
    12

    Ángel Guirado

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMálaga, Spain

    NationalityPhilippines, Spain

    Ángel Guirado Aldeguer (born 9 December 1984) is a Filipino professional footballer who plays...  more
  • 18
    45
    26

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Friday Camaclang is a Filipino football player. Camaclang was a member of the Philippine...  more
  • Dennis Cagara19
    28
    8

    Dennis Cagara

    Defender

    BirthplaceGlostrup, Denmark

    NationalityDenmark, Philippines

    Dennis Mengoy Cagara (born 19 February 1985) is a Danish–Filipino professional footballer who...  more
  • Eduard Sacapaño20
    27
    7

    Eduard Sacapaño

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceBago, Negros Occidental

    NationalityPhilippines

    Eduard Ortalla Sacapaño (born 14 February 1980) is a Filipino footballer who last played for...  more
  • Jason de Jong21
    34
    16

    Jason de Jong

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBreda, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands, Philippines

    Jason Nicolas Maria Dantes de Jong (born 28 February 1990) is a Filipino footballer who plays...  more
  • Juan Luis Guirado22
    28
    10

    Juan Luis Guirado

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMálaga, Spain

    NationalityPhilippines, Spain

    Juan Luis Guirado Aldeguer, nicknamed Juani, is a Filipino footballer who plays for Ceres F.C....  more
  • Marcelino Gálatas23
    27
    9

    Marcelino Gálatas

    Forward

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines, Spain

    Marcelino Gálatas Rentería (2 April 1903 – 8 April 1994) was a Spanish international...  more
  • Alexander Borromeo24
    31
    14

    Alexander Borromeo

    Defender, Forward

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    NationalityPhilippines, United States of America

    Alexander Charles Luis "Aly" Borromeo (born 28 June 1983) is an American born Filipino...  more
  • Ruben Doctora25
    28
    13

    Ruben Doctora

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceIloilo City, Philippines

    NationalityPhilippines

    Ruben Doctora is a Filipino footballer who plays for Stallions F.C....