Soccer 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.

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Adrian Sarkissian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Adrián Sarkissian Balerio is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a side midfielder or winger. He is of Armenian descent.

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Alberto Spencer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera was an Ecuadorian football player, regarded as the best of his country. He is probably best known for his still-standing record for scoring the most goals in the ...more

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Alcides Ghiggia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Winger Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia is an Italian-Uruguayan football player, who played as a right winger. He achieved lasting fame for his decisive role in the final match of the 1950 World Cup. He is also ...more

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Alejandro Lago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alejandro Lago Defender Eduardo Alejandro Lago Correa is a Uruguayan footballer. A central defender, he currently plays for Progreso in the Uruguayan Segunda División. He has earned league championships with ...more

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Alejandro Lembo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alejandro Lembo Defender Daniel Alejandro Lembo Betancor is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Club Nacional de Football 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 Álvaro Alejandro Melo Silvera is a Uruguayan footballer currently playing for El Tanque Sisley of the Primera Division in Uruguay. Also played for Uruguayan clubs and Ukrainian club FC ...more

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Alejandro Meloño is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alejandro Meloño Defender Alejandro Gabriel Meloño Botta is a football player from Uruguay who currently plays for Boca Unidos. Meloño is a left sided central defender. He started his career in 1997 with ...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 Luis Alejandro Rubén de Agustini Varela, known simply as Luis de Agustini, is a Uruguayan, naturalized Libyan football goalkeeper, who plays for Plaza Colonia in the Uruguayan Segunda

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Alexander Medina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alexander Medina Forward Alexander Jesús Medina Reobasco is a Uruguayan football striker. He currently plays for Nacional. In 2006, he played one game for the Uruguay national football team, a friendly against ...more

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Álvaro Pereira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender, Midfielder Álvaro Daniel Pereira Barragán is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Argentine club Estudiantes de La Plata on loan from Internazionale. Mainly a left back, he can perform ...more

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Álvaro Recoba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward, Midfielder Álvaro Alexander Recoba Rivero is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Primera División Uruguaya side Club Nacional de Football. He has played also within European football, most ...more

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Antonio Alzamendi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Antonio Alzamendi Forward Antonio Alzamendi Casas was a Uruguayan football player who retired in 1991. His official debut was with the Uruguayan team Wanderers de Durazno. Alzamendi played for Uruguay at the 1986 and ...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 Antonio Pacheco d'Agosti is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for C.A. Peñarol as a forward. He also holds an Italian passport. He started his 18-year professional career ...more

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Atilio Ancheta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender Atilio Genaro Ancheta Weigel is a former footballer from Uruguay, who played for the national team at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. He was a defender and spent most of his career with Grêmio ...more

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Bruno Silva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Bruno Silva Defender Bruno Ramón Silva Barone, is an Uruguayan footballer who played as a defensive right back for his hometown side Cerro Largo. During his career he played for Danubio in Uruguay, FC Rostov ...more

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Carlos Adrián Valdez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Adrián Valdez Defender Carlos Adrián Valdez Suárez is a Uruguayan football player. He currently plays for Peñarol.

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Carlos Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Aguilera Forward Carlos Alberto Aguilera Nova is a retired Uruguayan footballer. He began his career playing for River Plate Montevideo, from 1980 to 1982. From 1983 to 1985 he played in Club Nacional de ...more

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Carlos Borges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Borges Carlos Ariel Borges was a Uruguayan footballer, best known for scoring the first goal ever in a Copa Libertadores. Borges earned 35 caps and scored 10 goals for the Uruguay national football ...more

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Carlos Bueno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Bueno Forward Carlos Heber Bueno Suárez is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Argentine club San Martín de San Juan as a striker.

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Carlos Diogo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender, Midfielder Carlos Andrés Diogo Enseñat is a Uruguayan professional footballer. A player of great physical strength, he operates as a defender or midfielder on the right side of the pitch. He ...more

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Carlos Marcora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Carlos Marcora Midfielder Carlos Eduardo Marcora De Santis 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 Goalkeeper Celso Otero Quintás is a retired football goalkeeper from Uruguay, who obtained one official cap for the Uruguay national football team: on August 7, 1988 in a friendly against Colombia ...more

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Claudio Milar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Claudio Milar Forward Roberto Claudio Milar Decuadra, or simply Claudio Milar, was an Uruguayan football striker, who played last for Brasil de Pelotas.

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Cristian González Aidinovich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Cristian González Aidinovich Defender Cristian González full name Cristian Mario González Aidinovich is an Uruguayan football player, currently playing for Club Atlético River Plate .

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Cristian Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Cristian Rodríguez Midfielder Cristian Gabriel Rodríguez Barotti, known as Cristian Rodríguez, is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Brazilian club Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, on loan ...more

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Daniel Baldi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Daniel Baldi Forward Daniel Eduardo Baldi Alfano is a Uruguayan football striker who plays for Bella Vista in the Primera División Uruguaya.

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Daniel Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Daniel Fonseca Forward Daniel Fonseca Garis is an Uruguayan former footballer, now a football agent. As a forward, he played for Italy's S.S.C Napoli, A.S. Roma and Juventus. Fonseca, nicknamed el castor, started his ...more

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Danny Bergara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Danny Bergara Forward Daniel Alberto "Danny" Bergara de Medina was a Uruguayan footballer and manager.

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Darío Pereyra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alfonso Darío Pereyra Bueno is a Uruguayan former football player. Having played for Club Nacional de Football in his home country, he reached stardom playing for São Paulo FC as a ...more

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Darío Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Darío Rodríguez Defender Octavio Darío Rodríguez Peña is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays as a Centre Back/Left back for Peñarol. He was capped 51 times for the Uruguay national ...more

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Darío Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Darío Silva Forward Darío Debray Silva Pereira is an Uruguayan retired footballer who played as a striker. After making a name for himself in his country and in Italy with Cagliari, he spent the following ...more

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Alexis Rolín is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Alexis Rolín Defender German Rolin is a Uruguayan soccer player.

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Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward, Midfielder Diego Forlán Corazo is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Cerezo Osaka in Japan. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also ...more

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Diego Lugano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender Diego Alfredo Lugano Morena is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Allsvenskan side BK Häcken and for the Uruguayan national team as a central defender. Nicknamed Tota, Lugano has ...more

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Diego Pérez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Diego Pérez Defender, Midfielder Diego Fernando Pérez Aguado, nicknamed "Ruso", is a Uruguayan footballer who last played as a defensive midfielder for Serie B club Bologna. He has played 87 matches for the ...more

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Domingo Tejera is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Domingo Tejera Domingo Tejera was a football player from Uruguay. He was part of the Uruguay team that won the gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics, and the 1930 FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay. Tejera played ...more

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Eber Moas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Eber Moas Defender Éber Alejandro Moas Silveira is a retired football defender from Uruguay, who obtained 48 international caps for his national team. Having made his debut on September 27, 1988 against ...more

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Edgardo Adinolfi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Edgardo Adinolfi Edgardo Alberto Adinolfi Duarte is a Uruguayan football player. He has played club football in Uruguay, Israel, Argentina, Cyprus and Spain.

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Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Paris Saint-Germain and the Uruguayan national team. A quick, strong, opportunistic, and ...more

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Eduardo Mario Acevedo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Eduardo Mario Acevedo Defender Eduardo Mario Acevedo Cardozo is a retired football defender and current manager from Uruguay. He obtained a total number of 42 international caps for the Uruguay national football team and was ...more

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Eliseo Rivero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Eliseo Rivero Eliseo Roque Rivero Pérez is a former Uruguayan footballer. He played for the club C.A. Peñarol. Rivero made seven appearances for the Uruguay national football team from 1983 to ...more

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Enrique Ballestrero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Goalkeeper Enrique Ballestrero was a goalkeeper for Uruguay who was a member of the champion squad at the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He played in all four matches of the tournament, including the final win ...more

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Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Forward, Midfielder Enzo Francescoli Uriarte is a former Uruguayan football player. Francescoli was nicknamed El Príncipe or Le Prince. He played 73 times for the Uruguay national team between 1982 and his ...more

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Ernesto Fabián Canobbio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Ernesto Fabián Canobbio Midfielder Néstor Fabián Canobbio Bentaberry is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Danubio F.C. as an attacking midfielder. A skilled midfielder with netting ability, he spent ...more

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Ernesto Mascheroni is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Defender Ernesto Mascheroni was a footballer from Uruguay. Born in Montevideo, Ernesto was a defender. He played as a left-back. He played 12 times for the Uruguay between 1930 and 1939, including in the ...more

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Ernesto Vidal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Ernesto José Vidal, "El Patrullero", was an Italian Uruguayan footballer. He was born Ernesto Servolo Vidal in Buie d'Istria, Italy. He was part of the Uruguay national football ...more

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Fabián Carini is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Fabián Carini Goalkeeper Héctor Fabián Carini Hernández is a Uruguayan football goalkeeper who plays for Sociedad Deportivo Quito in the Ecuadorian Serie A from Ecuador.

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Fabián Estoyanoff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Fabián Estoyanoff Midfielder Fabián Larry Estoyanoff Poggio is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr FC as a right winger.

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Fabián O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Fabián O'Neill Midfielder Fabián Alberto O'Neill Domínguez is an Uruguayan former football midfielder.

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Federico Elduayen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Uruguay
Federico Elduayen Goalkeeper Federico Martín Elduayén Saldaña is an Uruguayan football goalkeeper who plays for Universitario de Sucre in the Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano. His nickname is ...more