Famous Spanish Football Players

Find out more about the greatest Spanish Football Players, including Gerard Piqué, Pep Guardiola, Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas and Rafael Benítez

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 1 Gerard Piqué

Gerard Piqué
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barcelona

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.

 2 Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 3 Thiago Alcântara

Thiago Alcântara
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bari

 4 Andrés Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fuentealbilla
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.

 5 Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Móstoles, Spain

 6 Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camas, Seville

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. 

 7 Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fuenlabrada

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.

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 8 Cesc Fàbregas

Cesc Fàbregas
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: May 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arenys de Mar, Spain

Cesc Fàbregas is a Spanish football player. Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders, Fàbregas played a key role in helping his national team win its first FIFA World Cup in 2010; his pass to Andrés Iniesta in the world cup final was converted into a goal, which gave Spain its first title.

 9 David de Gea

David de Gea
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: November 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid
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.

 10 Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donostia / San Sebastián

 11 Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola
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Famous As: Former Footballer, Football Manager
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santpedor

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. 

 12 Diego Costa

Diego Costa
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona

Diego Costa is a professional football player who helped Atlético Madrid win a UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey title, and La Liga title. Costa is one of the few footballers to have represented two international teams, having played for the Brazil national team and Spain national team; he played for the latter at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

 13 Kepa Arrizabalaga

Kepa Arrizabalaga
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ondarroa, Spain

 14 Unai Emery

Unai Emery
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: November 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hondarribia

 15 David Silva

David Silva
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arguineguín
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.

 16 Juan Mata

Juan Mata
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain

 17 Rafael Benítez

Rafael Benítez
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: April 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid

 18 Marco Asensio

Marco Asensio
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palma, Majorca Palma, Spain

 19 Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tolosa, Spain

 20 Marcos Alonso Mendoza

Marcos Alonso Mendoza
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid

Marcos Alonso Mendoza is a Spanish football player who plays for the Chelsea Football Club of Premier League. Alonso was part of the Chelsea Football Club when they won the 25th season of the Premier League and the 48th season of UEFA Europa League. Over the years, Alonso has also been an important member of the Spain national team.

 21 Isco

Isco
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

 22 Raúl González

Raúl González
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid

 23 Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

 24 Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pamplona

 25 Ander Herrera

Ander Herrera
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zaragoza

 26 José Antonio Reyes

José Antonio Reyes
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: September 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Utrera

 27 Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: July 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

 28 Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 29 Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: February 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Viandar de la Vera

 30 Víctor Valdés

Víctor Valdés
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

 31 Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Pobla de Segur

 32 Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: December 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Llanera, Asturias

 33 Bojan Krkić

Bojan Krkić
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Linyola

 34 Julen Lopetegui

Julen Lopetegui
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: August 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Asteasu

 35 Paco Alcácer

Paco Alcácer
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torrent, Spain

 36 César Azpilicueta

César Azpilicueta
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pamplona

 37 Lucas Vázquez

Lucas Vázquez
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curtis

 38 Lucas Pérez

Lucas Pérez
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain

 39 Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marmolejo

 40 Jesús Navas

Jesús Navas
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Palacios y Villafranca

 41 Quique Setien

Quique Setien
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santander, Spain

 42 Saul Niguez

Saul Niguez
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: November 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elche, Spain

Saul Niguez is a Spanish football player who plays for Atlético Madrid as a central or defensive midfielder. Niguez is also an important member of his national football team and has represented Spain at major tournaments, such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 43 Suso

Suso
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: November 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cádiz

 44 Kiko Casilla

Kiko Casilla
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alcover

 45 Álvaro Negredo

Álvaro Negredo
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid

 46 Sergi Roberto

Sergi Roberto
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tocopilla

 47 Danny Carvajal

Danny Carvajal
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Famous As: Spanish footballer
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain

 48 Iago Aspas

Iago Aspas
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: August 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moaña

 49 Fernando Hierro

Fernando Hierro
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: March 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vélez-Málaga, Málaga

 50 Michu

Michu
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oviedo