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The Best Soccer Players from Spain

Updated August 24, 2020 23.5k votes 3.3k voters 93.9k views114 items

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 Iniesta1
    1,362
    435

    Andrés Iniesta

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceFuentealbilla, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Andrés Iniesta Luján (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈdɾes iˈnjesta luˈxan]; born 11 May 1984) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Xavi2
    1,076
    345

    Xavi

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTerrassa, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Xavier Hernández Creus (Catalan: [ˈʃaβi əɾˈnandəs ˈkɾɛws], Spanish: [ˈtʃaβj eɾˈnandeθ ˈkɾeus];... more on Wikipedia
  • Iker Casillas3
    869
    348

    Iker Casillas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981)... more on Wikipedia
  • Carles Puyol4
    730
    266

    Carles Puyol

    Defender

    BirthplaceLa Pobla de Segur, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Carles Puyol Saforcada (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkaɾles puˈjɔl i safoɾˈkaða]; born 13 April... more on Wikipedia

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  • Xabi Alonso5
    484
    170

    Xabi Alonso

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTolosa, Spain, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Xabier Alonso Olano (Basque: [ˈʃaβi aˈlons̺o oˈlano], Spanish: [ˈ(t)ʃaβj aˈlonso oˈlano]; born... more on Wikipedia
  • David Silva6
    494
    198

    David Silva

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceArguineguín, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    David Josué Jiménez Silva (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈsilβa]; born 8 January 1986) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Fernando Torres7
    558
    231

    BirthplaceFuenlabrada, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Fernando José Torres Sanz (Spanish pronunciation: [feɾˈnando ˈtores]; born 20 March 1984) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #77 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#155 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Sergio Ramos8
    747
    339

    Sergio Ramos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCamas, Seville

    NationalitySpain

    Sergio Ramos García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈseɾxjo ˈramoz ɣaɾˈθi.a]; born 30 March 1986) is... more on Wikipedia
  • David Villa9
    627
    291

    BirthplaceTuilla, Langreo, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    David Villa Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈbiʎa santʃeθ]; born 3 December 1981) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sergio Busquets10
    380
    137

    Sergio Busquets

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSabadell, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Sergio Busquets Burgos (Catalan: [busˈkɛts], Spanish: [ˈseɾxjo βusˈkets]; born 16 July 1988)... more on Wikipedia
  • Gerard Piqué11
    467
    197

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Gerard Piqué Bernabeu (Catalan: [ʒəˈɾaɾt piˈke βəɾnəˈβew], Spanish: [ɟʝeˈɾaɾ piˈke βeɾnaˈβeu];... more on Wikipedia
  • Raúl12
    675
    351

    Raúl

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Raúl González Blanco (Spanish pronunciation: [raˈul ɣonˈθaleθ ˈβlaŋko]; born 27 June 1977),... more on Wikipedia
  • Cesc Fàbregas13
    310
    154

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceArenys de Mar, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsɛsk ˈfaβɾəɣəs], Spanish:... more on Wikipedia
  • Pep Guardiola14
    215
    119

    Pep Guardiola

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSantpedor, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛb ɡwəɾðiˈɔlə]; born 18 January 1971)... more on Wikipedia
  • Raúl Gonzalez Blanco15
    185
    91

    Raúl Gonzalez Blanco

  • Luis Suárez Miramontes16
    398
    288

    BirthplaceA Coruña, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Luis Suárez Miramontes (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis ˈswaɾeθ miɾaˈmontes]; born 2 May 1935)... more on Wikipedia
  • Isco17
    116
    55

    Isco

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBenalmádena, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈθisko roˈman alaɾˈkon ˈswaɾeθ];... more on Wikipedia
  • David de Gea18
    399
    226

    David de Gea

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    David de Gea Quintana (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ðe ˈxea kinˈtana]; born 7 November 1990)... more on Wikipedia
  • Fernando Hierro19
    260
    169

    Fernando Hierro

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVélez-Málaga, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Fernando Ruiz Hierro (Spanish pronunciation: [feɾˈnando ˈʝero]; born 23 March 1968) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #96 of 164 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s#275 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Francisco Gento20
    216
    168

    BirthplaceCantabria, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Francisco "Paco" Gento López (born 21 October 1933) is a former Spanish football player, who... more on Wikipedia
  • Thiago Alcântara21
    140
    88

    Thiago Alcântara

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSan Pietro Vernotico, Italy

    NationalityBrazil, Spain

    Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento, known simply as Thiago, is a Spanish professional footballer... more on Wikipedia

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  • Emilio Butragueño22
    235
    157

    Emilio Butragueño

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Emilio Butragueño Santos (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈmiljo βutɾaˈɣeɲo ˈsantos]; born 22 July... more on Wikipedia
  • Marco Asensio23
    122
    69

    Marco Asensio

  • Víctor Valdés24
    149
    105

    Víctor Valdés

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceL'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Víctor Valdés Arribas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktoɾ βalˈdes aˈriβas]; born 14 January 1982)... more on Wikipedia
  • Telmo Zarra25
    172
    136

    BirthplaceErandio, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Pedro Telmo Zarraonandía Montoya (20 January 1921 – 23 February 2006), known as Telmo Zarra... more on Wikipedia