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The Best Soccer Players from Spain

Updated August 24, 2020 23.2k votes 3.3k voters 94.4k 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
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    Andrés Iniesta

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceFuentealbilla, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Andrés Iniesta Luján (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈdɾes iˈnjesta luˈxan]; born 11 May 1984) is a...  more

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    #27 of 103 Coolest Soccer Players#6 of 21 The Best Short Male Athletes

  • Xavi2
    1,044
    333

    Xavi

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTerrassa, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Xavier Hernández Creus (Catalan: [ˈʃaβi əɾˈnandəs ˈkɾɛws], Spanish: [ˈtʃaβj eɾˈnandeθ ˈkɾeus];...  more

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    #31 of 52 The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain#1 of 12 The Best Professional Soccer Players Who Retired In 2019

  • Carles Puyol3
    711
    258

    Carles Puyol

    Defender

    BirthplaceLa Pobla de Segur, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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

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    #26 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time#7 of 114 The Best FC Barcelona Players Of All Time, Ranked

  • Iker Casillas4
    842
    341

    Iker Casillas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMóstoles, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Iker Casillas Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈikeɾ kaˈsiʎas feɾˈnandeθ]; born 20 May 1981)...  more

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    #8 of 188 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time#19 of 32 The Best Goalies In The World Right Now

  • Xabi Alonso5
    469
    167

    Xabi Alonso

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTolosa, Spain, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Xabier Alonso Olano (Basque: [ˈʃaβi aˈlons̺o oˈlano], Spanish: [ˈ(t)ʃaβj aˈlonso oˈlano]; born...  more
  • David Silva6
    480
    193

    David Silva

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceArguineguín, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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

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    #111 of 138 The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time#3 of 117 The Best Manchester City Players of All Time

  • Sergio Ramos7
    730
    328

    Sergio Ramos

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceCamas, Seville

    NationalitySpain

    Sergio Ramos García (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈseɾxjo ˈramoz ɣaɾˈθi.a]; born 30 March 1986) is...  more
  • Fernando Torres8
    541
    226

    BirthplaceFuenlabrada, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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

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    #79 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#128 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players

  • David Villa9
    611
    282

    BirthplaceLangreo, Tuilla, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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

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  • Sergio Busquets10
    368
    134

    Sergio Busquets

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSabadell, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Sergio Busquets Burgos (Catalan: [busˈkɛts], Spanish: [ˈseɾxjo βusˈkets]; born 16 July 1988)...  more
  • Gerard Piqué11
    455
    190

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Gerard Piqué Bernabeu (Catalan: [ʒəˈɾaɾt piˈke βəɾnəˈβew], Spanish: [ɟʝeˈɾaɾ piˈke βeɾnaˈβeu];...  more
  • Raúl12
    654
    338

    Raúl

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Raúl González Blanco (Spanish pronunciation: [raˈul ɣonˈθaleθ ˈβlaŋko]; born 27 June 1977),...  more
  • Cesc Fàbregas13
    304
    149

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceArenys de Mar, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsɛsk ˈfaβɾəɣəs], Spanish:...  more

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  • Pep Guardiola14
    209
    117

    Pep Guardiola

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSantpedor, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛb ɡwəɾðiˈɔlə]; born 18 January 1971)...  more
  • Luis Suárez Miramontes15
    384
    276

    BirthplaceA Coruña, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Luis Suárez Miramontes (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis ˈswaɾeθ miɾaˈmontes]; born 2 May 1935)...  more
  • Raúl Gonzalez Blanco16
    182
    88

    Raúl Gonzalez Blanco

  • David de Gea17
    385
    219

    David de Gea

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    David de Gea Quintana (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ðe ˈxea kinˈtana]; born 7 November 1990)...  more
  • Fernando Hierro18
    255
    164

    Fernando Hierro

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVélez-Málaga, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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

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    #90 of 164 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s#274 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Isco19
    115
    56

    Isco

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBenalmádena, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈθisko roˈman alaɾˈkon ˈswaɾeθ];...  more

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    #13 of 49 The Best Real Madrid Midfielders Of All Time#21 of 108 The Best Real Madrid Players Of All Time, Ranked

  • Francisco Gento20
    212
    163

    BirthplaceCantabria, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Francisco "Paco" Gento López (born 21 October 1933) is a former Spanish football player, who...  more
  • Thiago Alcântara21
    144
    87

    Thiago Alcântara

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSan Pietro Vernotico, Italy

    NationalityBrazil, Spain

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

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  • Emilio Butragueño22
    230
    154

    Emilio Butragueño

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Emilio Butragueño Santos (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈmiljo βutɾaˈɣeɲo ˈsantos]; born 22 July...  more
  • Víctor Valdés23
    147
    103

    Víctor Valdés

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceL'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Víctor Valdés Arribas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiktoɾ βalˈdes aˈriβas]; born 14 January 1982)...  more
  • Marco Asensio24
    119
    69

    Marco Asensio

  • Telmo Zarra25
    168
    131

    BirthplaceErandio, Spain

    NationalitySpain

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