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Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay

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Here's an extensive list of the best soccer players from Uruguay. The list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Uruguay, along with photos when available. This list of best Uruguayan 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 Uruguayan soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different players, including Julio Morales and Rider O'Neil, as ranked by soccer fans worldwide. So, if you're wondering, "Who are the best Uruguayan footballers?" or "Who is the greatest Uruguayan soccer player of all time?", this can help answer your questions.

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

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Adrian Sarkissian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay

Nationality: Armenia, Uruguay

Carlos Adrián Sarkissian Balerio (born 13 February 1979) is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a midfielder or winger.
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Alberto Spencer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward from Ecuador

Nationality: Uruguay, Ecuador

Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera (6 December 1937 – 3 November 2006) was an Ecuadorian-Uruguayan footballer who played as a forward, regarded as the best Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is ...more

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Alcides Ghiggia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Winger from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Italy, Uruguay

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia Pereyra (pronounced [ˈɡiddʒa]; 22 December 1926 – 16 July 2015) was an Uruguayan-Italian football player, who played as a right winger. He achieved lasting fame for his ...more
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Alejandro Lago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alejandro Lago Defender from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Eduardo Alejandro Lago Correa (born 28 June 1979 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan footballer. A central defender, he currently plays for Progreso in the Uruguayan Segunda División. He has ...more
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Alejandro Lembo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alejandro Lembo Defender from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Daniel Alejandro Lembo Betancor (born 15 February 1978) is a Uruguayan retired footballer who played mainly as a central defender.
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Alejandro Mello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alejandro Mello Forward from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Álvaro Alejandro Melo Silvera (born May 13, 1979) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward. He has played for Uruguayan clubs Nacional, River Plate, Tacuarembó, Rentistas, ...more
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Alejandro Meloño ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alejandro Meloño Defender from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Alejandro Gabriel Meloño Botta (born April 27, 1977) is a football player from Uruguay who currently plays for Boca Unidos. Meloño is a left sided central defender. He started his ...more
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Luis de Agustini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Luis de Agustini Goalkeeper from Sauce, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Luis Alejandro Rubén de Agustini Varela (Arabic: لويس أليخاندر روبين دي أغوستيني فاريلا‎; born April 5, 1976), known simply as Luis de Agustini, is a Uruguayan, naturalized Libyan ...more
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Alexander Medina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alexander Medina Forward from Salto, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Alexander Jesús Medina Reobasco (born 8 August 1978 in Salto) is an Uruguayan retired football striker and currently the manager of Talleres.
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Álvaro Pereira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender and Midfielder from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Álvaro Daniel Pereira Barragán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo peˈɾeiɾa]; born 28 November 1985) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Nacional on loan from Argentine club ...more
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Álvaro Recoba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward and Midfielder from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Álvaro Alexánder Recoba Rivero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo alekˈsandeɾ reˈkoβa riˈβeɾo]; born 17 March 1976; nickname "El Chino") is a retired Uruguayan footballer ...more
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Antonio Alzamendi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Antonio Alzamendi Forward from Durazno, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Antonio Alzamendi Casas (born 7 June 1956 in Durazno) is a Uruguayan footballer who played as a forward; he retired in 1991. His official debut was with the Uruguayan team Wanderers de Durazno. ...more
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Antonio Pacheco D'Agosti... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Antonio Pacheco D'Agosti Forward from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Antonio Pacheco d'Agosti (born 11 April 1976) is a Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a forward. He also held an Italian passport. He started his 21-year professional career with ...more
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Atilio Ancheta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender from Florida, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Atilio Genaro Ancheta Weigel (born 19 July 1948 in Florida, Uruguay) is a former footballer from Uruguay, who played for the national team at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. He was a defender and spent ...more
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Bruno Silva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Bruno Silva Defender from Cerro Largo Department, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Bruno Ramón Silva Barone (born 29 March 1980 in Cerro Largo), is a Uruguayan former footballer who played as a defensive right back. During his career he played for Danubio in Uruguay, FC ...more
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Carlos Adrián Val... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Adrián Valdez Defender from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Carlos Adrián Valdez Suárez (born 2 May 1983) is a Uruguayan football player. He currently plays for Boston River.
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Carlos Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Carlos Aguilera may refer to: Carlos Aguilera (theater director) (1945–2009), Uruguayan theater director Carlos Aguilera (Uruguayan footballer) (born 1964), Uruguayan footballer Carlos Aguilera ...more
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Carlos Borges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Borges

Nationality: Uruguay

Carlos Ariel Borges (14 January 1932 – 5 February 2014) was a Uruguayan footballer who played for Uruguay national team. He is best known for scoring the first ever goal in the history of Copa ...more
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Carlos Bueno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Bueno Forward from Artigas, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Carlos Heber Bueno Suárez (born 10 May 1980) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Cerro Largo F.C. as a striker.
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Carlos Diogo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender and Midfielder from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Italy, Uruguay

Carlos Andrés Diogo Enseñat (born 18 July 1983) is a former Uruguayan footballer. A player of great physical strength, he operated as a defender or midfielder on the right side of ...more
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Carlos Marcora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Marcora Midfielder from Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Carlos Eduardo Marcora De Santis (born 1 February 1976 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan footballer.
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Celso Otero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Celso Otero

Nationality: Uruguay

Celso Otero Quintás (born February 1, 1959 in Montevideo) is a retired football goalkeeper from Uruguay, who obtained one official cap for the Uruguay national football team: on August 7, ...more
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Claudio Milar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Claudio Milar Forward from Chuy, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Roberto Claudio Milar Decuadra (6 April 1974 – 16 January 2009), or simply Claudio Milar, was an Uruguayan football striker, who played last for Brasil de Pelotas.
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Cristian González... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Cristian González Aidinovich Defender from Atlántida, Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguay

Cristian González full name Cristian Mario González Aidinovich (born December 19, 1976) is an Uruguayan football player, currently playing for Deportivo Maldonado.
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Cristian Rodrígue... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Cristian Rodríguez Midfielder from Juan Lacaze

Nationality: Uruguay

Cristian Gabriel Rodríguez Barotti (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjan roˈðɾiɣes]; born 30 September 1985) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a left winger for Peñarol. ...more