Famous Spanish Football Players

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Pep Guardiola
(Former Spanish Football Player Who is Considered One of the Greatest Managers of All Time)
Pep Guardiola
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Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santpedor, Spain

A football addict from beginning, Pep Guardiola went on to become a key player with the Barcelona and the Spanish National team. He played a crucial role in winning major titles like the La Liga and an Olympic gold medal. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and is widely regarded as one of the world's best coaches. 

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Gerard Piqué
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Gerard Piqué
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Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, who plays for FC Barcelona, is considered one of the world’s best centre halves. He is amongst the few players who have won the UEFA Champions League for two consecutive years, but for different teams. He also played a crucial role in the Spain national team’s victory in 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

 3 
Sergio Ramos
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Sergio Ramos
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Birthdate: March 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camas, Spain

Spanish footballer, Sergio Ramos, is known for his defensive skills and also for his ability to play offensively and score goals. He plays for the Premier League Club, Real Madrid. Ramos was a member of the Spanish national side which won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010. 

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Fernando Torres
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Striker)
Fernando Torres
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Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fuenlabrada, Spain

Fernando Torres is a former football player whose ability to score goals earned him a reputation as one of the best goal-scorers in the world. He helped his Spanish football team win their first FIFA World Cup in 2010. Such is his popularity in Spain that a stadium was built in his honor in Fuenlabrada, Spain, in 2011.

 5 
Sergio Busquets
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Sergio Busquets
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Birthdate: July 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Iker Casillas
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Iker Casillas
18
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Iker Casillas is a Spanish former footballer who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Counted among the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport, Casillas was renowned for his spectacular saves and athleticism. He was named the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper on a record five occasions. Also a philanthropist, Casillas owns a charitable foundation in Spain.

 7 
Ansu Fati
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Ansu Fati
5
Birthdate: October 31, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Alvaro Morata
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Alvaro Morata
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Birthdate: October 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Alvaro Morata is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented popular clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, and Atlético Madrid. He is also an important player for the national team, having gathered the experience of playing in high-pressure tournaments like the UEFA European Football Championship. A versatile player, Alvaro Morata is best known for his pace, energy, and technique.

 9 
Alfredo Di Stéfano
(Argentine Professional Footballer and Coach Who Played as a Forward)
Alfredo Di Stéfano
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Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 7, 2014

Alfredo Di Stéfano was an Argentine-born Spanish football player and coach. Counted among the greatest football players of all time, Di Stéfano is remembered for his association with Real Madrid, where he played a major role in the club's domination of La Liga and the European Cup during the 1950s. In 2004, he was included in Pele’s FIFA 100 list.

 10 
Thiago Alcântara
(Spanish Football Player Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Thiago Alcântara
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Birthdate: April 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Pietro Vernotico, Italy

Italian-born Brazilian-origin footballer Thiago Alcântara grew up watching his footballer father Mazinho. The talented midfielder has played for teams such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich and now represents Liverpool and the national team of Spain. An injury prevented him from playing in the World Cup 2014.

 11 
Mikel Arteta
(Spanish Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Mikel Arteta
19
Birthdate: March 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Sebastián, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Juan Mata
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Juan Mata
10
Birthdate: April 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain

Known as an attacking midfielder from Spain, Juan Mata is a promising young footballer who plays for the Spanish national team and Manchester United. Born to a footballer father, he began his career with the Real Madrid youth team. While at Chelsea, fans called him Johnny Kills.

 13 
Xabi Alonso
(Spanish Football Coach and Former Football Midfielder)
Xabi Alonso
10
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tolosa, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Isco
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Isco
8
Birthdate: April 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

Isco is a Spanish football player best known for his excellent ball control and technique. Over the years, he has represented popular teams like Real Madrid and the Spain national team. He was named among the world's 30 best players during the 2017-18 season. 

 15 
Marco Asensio
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger and Attacking Midfielder)
Marco Asensio
9
Birthdate: January 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palma, Majorca Palma, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Kepa Arrizabalaga
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Kepa Arrizabalaga
11
Birthdate: October 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ondarroa, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Andrés Iniesta
(Spanish Footballer Who is Regarded as One of the Greatest Midfielders of All Time)
Andrés Iniesta
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Birthdate: May 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who now captains the Japanese club Vissel Kobe, has had a 22-year stint with Barcelona, serving as a captain in three seasons and winning nine La Ligas and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He scored the winning goal to help Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
 18 
Carles Puyol
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Central Defender)
Carles Puyol
6
Birthdate: April 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Pobla de Segur, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Xavi
(Retired Spanish Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Xavi
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Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Terrassa, Spain
Former Barcelona footballer Xavi won multiple trophies with the team, such as the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Famous for his tiki-taka style, he also helped Spain win the FIFA World Cup in 2010. After playing for the Qatari club Al-Sadd, he began coaching the team.
 20 
César Azpilicueta
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
César Azpilicueta
10
Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zizur Mayor, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Víctor Valdés
(Spanish Football Coach and Former Football Goalkeeper)
Víctor Valdés
6
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Ander Herrera
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ander Herrera
6
Birthdate: August 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Aymeric Laporte
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Aymeric Laporte
7
Birthdate: May 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Agen, France

Aymeric Laporte is a French-born footballer who plays for the Spain national team and Manchester City of Premier League. Although he represented France at youth international levels, Laporte switched national teams after receiving Spanish citizenship in 2021. A powerful defender who is renowned for his passing ability, Laporte has won many titles including three Premier Leagues and three EFL Cups.

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Hector Bellerin
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back or Wing-Back)
Hector Bellerin
11
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bojan Krkić
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward / Winger)
Bojan Krkić
7
Birthdate: August 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Linyola
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Fernando Llorente
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Fernando Llorente
8
Birthdate: February 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jordi Alba
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Jordi Alba
6
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
David Silva
( Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays As Midfielder )
David Silva
5
Birthdate: January 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arguineguín, Spain
Spanish footballer David Silva played a key role in Spain's victories in the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010. A midfielder, he is known for his dribbling skills and ability to retain possession of the ball. Having played for football clubs like Valencia and Manchester United, he currently plays for Real Sociedad.
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Pepe Reina
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Pepe Reina
9
Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Pedro
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Winger)
Pedro
7
Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Lucas Vázquez
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Lucas Vázquez
8
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curtis, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Danny Carvajal
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Danny Carvajal
3
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
Nacho
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nacho
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Paco Alcácer
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Paco Alcácer
6
Birthdate: August 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torrent, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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David de Gea
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
David de Gea
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Birthdate: November 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea currently plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester United and has helped his team win a Premier League, an FA Cup, and an EFL Cup, among other titles. With his previous team, Atletico Madrid, he won a UEFA Europa League and a UEFA Super Cup.
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Theo Hernandez
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Theo Hernandez
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jesús Navas
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back or Right Winger)
Jesús Navas
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Palacios, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Iñaki Williams
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Iñaki Williams
3
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Alejandro Balde
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Alejandro Balde
2
Birthdate: October 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Brahim Díaz
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Brahim Díaz
2
Birthdate: August 3, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Rafael Benítez
(Spanish Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Rafael Benítez
7
Birthdate: April 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Iago Aspas
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Iago Aspas
4
Birthdate: August 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moaña, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Emilio Butragueño
(Spanish Retired Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Emilio Butragueño
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 44 
Sergi Roberto
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Sergi Roberto
4
Birthdate: February 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reus, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Michu
(Spanish Former Footballer Who Played as a Striker or Attacking Midfielder)
Michu
4
Birthdate: March 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Quique Setién
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Quique Setién
6
Birthdate: September 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santander, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Tito Vilanova
(Spanish Professional Football Central Midfielder and Manager)
Tito Vilanova
4
Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bellcaire d'Empordà, Spain
Died: April 25, 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 48 
Kiko Casilla
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Kiko Casilla
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alcover, Spain
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 49 
Giovani dos Santos
(Mexican Professional Footballer Who Plays as Attacking Midfielder, Winger and Striker)
Giovani dos Santos
7
Birthdate: May 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Starting his youth career with teams such as Monterrey and Barcelona, Mexican footballer Giovani dos Santos later went on to win a gold medal with the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. He was also part of the U-17 FIFA World Championship-winning Mexican squad and is a 3-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winner.

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José Antonio Reyes
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
José Antonio Reyes
6
Birthdate: September 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Utrera, Spain
Died: June 1, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)