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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
Andrés Iniesta 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

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Xavi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Xavi 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

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Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Iker Casillas 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

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Raúl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Raúl 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

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Carles Puyol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Carles Puyol 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

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David Villa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
David Villa 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

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Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Sergio Ramos 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

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Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Fernando Torres 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

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Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Xabi Alonso 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

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David Silva is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
David Silva 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

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David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
KyleCooke added David de Gea 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

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Luis Suárez Miramontes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
BaruchLalaev added Luis Suárez Miramontes 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

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Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Gerard Piqué 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

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Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Sergio Busquets 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

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Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Cesc Fàbregas 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

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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
BrenhamSwazi added Lionel Messi Forward Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is a forward and serves ...more

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Fernando Hierro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Fernando Hierro 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

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Emilio Butragueño is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Emilio Butragueño 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

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Telmo Zarra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
BaruchLalaev added Telmo Zarra 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

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Francisco Gento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Francisco Gento 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

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Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Juan Mata 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

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Pep Guardiola is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Tom Šmíd added Pep Guardiola 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

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Raúl Gonzalez Blanco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Raúl Gonzalez Blanco

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Pirri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Pirri 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

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Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Alfredo Di Stéfano Forward Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé was an Argentine-Spanish footballer and coach, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He was most associated with Real ...more

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Álvaro Morata is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
uluhan-tepe added Álvaro Morata Forward Álvaro Borja Morata Martín is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Italian club Juventus F.C. as a striker. He began his career at Real Madrid, making his debut with the ...more

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Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Víctor Valdés 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

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Thiago Alcântara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Thiago Alcântara 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

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Andoni Zubizarreta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Andoni Zubizarreta Goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta Urreta is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. The all-time most capped player for the Spanish national team for several years, he played with individual ...more

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Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
MichaelNedergaard added Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder Diego da Silva Costa, known earlier in his career simply as Diego, is a professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Spanish national team. He plays as a striker and has ...more

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Santi Cazorla is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Santi Cazorla Midfielder Santiago "Santi" Cazorla González is a Spanish footballer who plays for Arsenal in the Premier League, and for the Spanish national team. A versatile and ambidextrous attacking ...more

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Pepe Reina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Pepe Reina Goalkeeper José Manuel "Pepe" Reina Páez is a Spanish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for German club FC Bayern Munich and the Spain national team. The son of famed FC ...more

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Ricardo Zamora is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Ricardo Zamora Goalkeeper Ricardo Zamora Martínez was a Spanish footballer and manager. He played as a goalkeeper for, among others, RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. As an international he played for ...more

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Luís Enrique Martínez García is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Luís Enrique Martínez García Forward, Midfielder Luis "Lucho" Enrique Martínez García, known as Luis Enrique, is a Spanish former footballer who is the current manager of La Liga club FC Barcelona. As a player his usual ...more

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László Kubala is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
László Kubala Forward László Kubala Stecz, also referred to as Ladislav Kubala, Ladislao Kubala, was a Hungarian footballer, who played as a forward with, among others, Ferencvárosi TC, ŠK Slovan ...more

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Jesús Navas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Jesús Navas Midfielder Jesús Navas González is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City as a right winger. His main assets are his pace, quick dribbling and an ability ...more

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Fernando Morientes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Fernando Morientes Forward Fernando Morientes Sánchez is a Spanish footballer who plays for DAV Santa Ana as a striker. He played for a number of clubs during his career, including Real Madrid, Monaco, Liverpool ...more

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Marco Asensio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
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Amancio Amaro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
uluhan-tepe added Amancio Amaro Midfielder Amancio Amaro Varela, commonly known simply as Amancio, is a former Spanish football player. Nicknamed El Brujo he played for Deportivo de La Coruña, Real Madrid and the Spanish national

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Roberto Soldado is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
uluhan-tepe added Roberto Soldado Forward Roberto Soldado Rillo is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Tottenham Hotspur as a striker. After emerging through Real Madrid's youth system, he went on to appear in ...more

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Míchel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Tom Šmíd added Míchel Midfielder José Miguel González Martín del Campo, commonly known as Míchel, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right midfielder, and a current coach. He was most ...more

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Chendo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Tom Šmíd added Chendo Defender Miguel Porlán Noguera, commonly known as Chendo, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back. He spent his entire professional career with Real Madrid, also being a member ...more

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Santiago Bernabéu Yeste is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
sasaonly9 added Santiago Bernabéu Yeste Forward Santiago Bernabéu de Yeste was a sportsman, one of the most important men in Real Madrid's history. He is generally considered the one to whom much of the credit can be given for ...more

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Luis Javier García Sanz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
uluhan-tepe added Luis Javier García Sanz Forward, Midfielder Luis Javier García Sanz, known as Luis García, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Indian club Atlético de Kolkata mainly as a left winger. Although naturally left-footed, ...more

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Santillana is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Santillana Forward Carlos Alonso González, commonly known as Santillana, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker. Best known for his Real Madrid spell, which consisted of 17 La Liga seasons ...more

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Antoni Ramallets is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Antoni Ramallets Goalkeeper Antoni Ramallets Simón was a Spanish footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and also a manager. He spent most of his career at FC Barcelona during the 1950s and early 1960s, winning the ...more

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Rafael Gordillo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Tom Šmíd added Rafael Gordillo Defender, Midfielder Rafael Gordillo Vázquez is a Spanish retired footballer. A tremendously offensive left wingback, equally at ease as defender and midfielder and with a good effort rate, he had an ...more

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Luis Arconada is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
Tom Šmíd added Luis Arconada Goalkeeper Luis Miguel Arconada Etxarri is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Having played solely for Real Sociedad for nearly 20 professional years, helping the team to two La Liga ...more

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César Rodríguez Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
César Rodríguez Álvarez Forward César Rodríguez Álvarez, known as just César, was a Spanish football forward and manager. During his career, which spanned more than two decades, he played mainly for ...more

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José Mari Bakero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Spain
José Mari Bakero Forward, Midfielder José María Bakero Escudero is a Spanish retired footballer and a current manager. Having played mainly for Real Sociedad and Barcelona, he began his career as a forward but was ...more