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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
Paulino Alcántara 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

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Stephan Schröck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Stephan Schröck 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

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Phil Younghusband is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Phil Younghusband 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

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Neil Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Neil Etheridge 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

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Emelio Caligdong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Emelio Caligdong 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

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Alphonse Aréola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Alphonse Aréola Goalkeeper 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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James Younghusband is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
James Younghusband 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.

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Simone Rota is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Simone Rota Defender Simone Rota is an Italian-raised Filipino footballer who plays for Stallion FC and the Philippines national football team.

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Amani Aguinaldo is listed (or ranked) 9 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.

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Manuel Ott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Manuel Ott Midfielder Manuel Gelito "Manny" Ott is a Filipino footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Ceres and represents the Philippines at international level.

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Roland Müller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Roland Müller Goalkeeper 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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Misagh Bahadoran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Misagh Bahadoran 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

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Jerry Lucena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Jerry Lucena 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

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Ian Araneta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Ian Araneta 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

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Ángel Guirado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Ángel Guirado 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

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Patrick Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Patrick Reichelt Midfielder 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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Jason de Jong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Jason de Jong 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

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Alexander Borromeo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Alexander Borromeo 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

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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

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Rob Gier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Rob Gier 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.

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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.

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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

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Marcelino Gálatas is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Anton del Rosario is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Anton del Rosario Defender Anton Edward Quimson del Rosario is an American born Filipino footballer who plays as a right back or centre back for Loyola and the Philippines national team.

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Carli de Murga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Carli de Murga Defender, Midfielder Carlos Alberto Martínez de Murga Olaivar, nicknamed Carli and commonly referred to as Carli de Murga, is a Spanish–Filipino footballer who plays for Ceres FC as a right back or a right ...more

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Chris Greatwich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Chris Greatwich Midfielder Christopher Robert Barbon "Chris" Greatwich is an English–Filipino footballer who previously played for Morris County Colonials and now plays for United Football League club Kaya FC ...more

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OJ Porteria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
OJ Porteria Midfielder 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 ...more

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Eduard Sacapaño is listed (or ranked) 28 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.

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Jinggoy Valmayor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
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Jason Sabio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Jason Sabio Defender Jason Abbott Abantao Sabio is a Philippines international 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

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Simon Greatwich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Simon Greatwich Simon Clive Barbon Greatwich is a Filipino international footballer who plays in the Philippines for Loyola Meralco Sparks, as a central midfielder.

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Paul Mulders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Paul Mulders Midfielder 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 ...more

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Friday Camaclang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Friday Camaclang Midfielder Friday Camaclang is a female football player from the Philippines. Friday has been a stalwart of the Philippine national team in major international competitions since 1995. She is currently ...more

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Denis Wolf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Denis Wolf Forward, Midfielder Denis Santos Wolf is a Filipino–German footballer who plays as a forward for TSV Havelse. He has also made appearances for the Philippines national team in 2012.

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Ray Anthony Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Ray Anthony Jónsson Defender, Midfielder Ray Anthony Pepito Jónsson is an Icelandic–Filipino footballer who previously played for Icelandic Premier League club Keflavík. In January 2015 he was signed by Global to ...more

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Jeffrey Christiaens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Jeffrey Christiaens Midfielder Jeffrey Mallen Christiaens is a Belgian–Filipino footballer who mainly plays as a winger for Filipino side Ceres F.C.. He also represents the Philippines at international level.

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Nestorio Margarse is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Nestorio Margarse Defender, Midfielder Nestorio Margarse is a Filipino footballer who plays for Philippine Army F.C.

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Jerry Barbaso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Jerry Barbaso Defender Jerry Sardua Barbaso, is a Filipino footballer who plays as a defender for Global in the United Football League, and Philippines national team.

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Ali Go is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Ali Go Forward Ali Bernard Rojas Go is a Filipino former international footballer who played as a striker.

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Christopher Camcam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
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Tony Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Tony Velasquez Antonio "Tony" Velasquez is a Filipino illustrator regarded as the Father of Tagalog comics and as the pioneer and founding father of the Philippine comics industry. He was the creator ...more

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Kevin Ingreso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
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Joshua Beloya is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Joshua Beloya Forward 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.

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Vitorino Hilton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Vitorino Hilton Defender Vitorino Hilton da Silva, known as Hilton is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1's Montpellier HSC, as a central defender. On 20 May 2012, he won the Ligue 1 title for ...more

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Roel Gener is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Roel Gener Defender, Midfielder Roel Gener is a Filipino footballer who plays for Philippine Army F.C.

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Lexton Moy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Lexton Moy Midfielder Lexton de la Cruz Moy is a former Philippines international footballer. He played as a midfielder and last played for Lam Ieng that competed in the Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do ...more

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Marvin Angeles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Marvin Angeles Midfielder Marvin Angeles is an Italian-born Filipino footballer who plays as midfielder for Global FC.

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Yannick Tuason is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Yannick Tuason Forward Yannick Tuason is a Filipino footballer who plays as a striker for Manila Jeepney, and represents the Philippines at the international level. He once played for the University of Santo Tomas in ...more

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Paolo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Paolo Pascual Goalkeeper Jose Paolo Pascual (born January 22, 1991) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Global FC and the Philippines National Team.

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Mark Villon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Philippines
Mark Villon Mark Villon is a Filipino international footballer who plays as a defender for Manila Jeepney F.C.. Villon previously played for San Beda College and made his international debut in 2002.