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Here's an extensive list of the best soccer players from Spain. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Spain, along with photos when available. This list of best Spanish 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 Spanish soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for. Check out these famous soccer players from Spain, including Kalu Uche and Luis Suárez Miramontes, as well as many other famous Spanish soccer players.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Spanish footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Spanish soccer player of all time?" If you don't know, this list of famous Spain soccer players is a good place to start! Of course, you can vote for favorite Spain soccer players, and vote any down if you feel they should be lower on the list.

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Spain in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Spanish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Midfielder
Andrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team as a central midfielder. Iniesta came through La Masia, the ...more
2
807 293
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Midfielder
Xavier "Xavi" Hernández i Creus is a Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona as a central midfielder. Xavi came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, at the age ...more
3
649 280
Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Goalkeeper
Iker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains both Real Madrid and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper. In 2008 he was the captain of the ...more
4
506 208
Carles Puyol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Defender
Carles Puyol i Saforcada is a Spanish retired footballer. Mainly a central defender he could also play on either flank, especially as a right back. He served as the longtime team captain for his ...more
5
580 317
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Forward, Midfielder
Raúl González Blanco, known as Raúl, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for New York Cosmos as a striker. Raúl was born in the San Cristóbal de los ...more
6
501 243
David Villa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Forward
David Villa Sánchez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for American club New York City in Major League Soccer. He is nicknamed El Guaje because as a youngster he ...more
7
328 125
Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Midfielder
Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club FC Bayern Munich as a central midfielder. Alonso began his career at Real Sociedad, the main team of his ...more
8
541 263
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Defender, Midfielder
Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and Spain national football team. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a right back. He is a ...more
9
345 154
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Forward, Midfielder
David Josué Jiménez Silva is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City and the Spanish national team. Silva plays mainly as an attacking ...more
10
393 174
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Forward
Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Atlético Madrid, on loan from Italian club Milan, and the Spain national team. Torres ...more
11
208 68
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Defender, Midfielder
Sergio Busquets Burgos is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team as a defensive midfielder. He was a relatively obscure player when he arrived ...more
12
277 131
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
KyleCooke added Goalkeeper
David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and for the Spanish national team. Born in Madrid, he started his career ...more
13
319 139
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Defender
Gerard Piqué Bernabeu is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team. A product of Barça's cantera, La Masia, he ...more
14
406 252
Luis Suárez Miramontes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder
Luis Suárez Miramontes, also known by the diminutive Luisito, is a Spanish former footballer and manager. He played as a midfielder for Deportivo de La Coruña, CD España ...more
15
243 127
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Midfielder
Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas i Soler is a Spanish footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Spain national team. Fàbregas plays mainly as a central midfielder or ...more
16
214 140
Fernando Hierro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Defender, Midfielder
Fernando Ruiz Hierro is a Spanish retired footballer, and the current assistant coach of Real Madrid. He is mostly known for his spells with Real Madrid and Spain, appearing in more than 500 ...more
17
211 146
Emilio Butragueño is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Forward, Midfielder
Emilio Butragueño Santos is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker. He was best known for his spell with Real Madrid. Nicknamed El Buitre, he was a member of the legendary ...more
18
213 161
Francisco Gento is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Forward
Francisco "Paco" Gento López is a former Spanish football player. Gento began his career at Racing Santander in 1952 and moved to Real Madrid the following season. He appeared ...more
19
96 43
Raúl Gonzalez Blanco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Raúl Gonzalez Blanco
20
157 119
Telmo Zarra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
BaruchLalaev added Forward
Telmo Zarraonandia Montoya, professionally known as Zarra, was a Spanish Basque football forward. The majority of his career was spent at Athletic Bilbao from 1940 to 1955, for whom he is the ...more
21
121 77
Pep Guardiola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Tom Šmíd added Midfielder
Josep "Pep" Guardiola i Sala is a Spanish former footballer who is the current manager of Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Guardiola played as a defensive midfielder and spent the ...more
22
168 118
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Forward, Midfielder
Juan Manuel Mata García, commonly known as Juan Mata, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team. A graduate of Real ...more
23
104 68
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Goalkeeper
Víctor Valdés i Arribas is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United. He spent most of his professional career with FC ...more
24
100 90
Pirri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Defender, Midfielder
José Martínez Sánchez, nicknamed Pirri, is a retired Spanish footballer. Pirri is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish footballers to have ever lived. He played as a ...more
25
88 68
Thiago Alcântara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Midfielder
Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento, known simply as Thiago, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for German club FC Bayern Munich. Born in Italy to Brazilian ...more