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 Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola
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Famous As: Football player, Football Manager
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. 

 2 Andrés Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta
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Famous As: Football Player
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.

 3 Xavi

Xavi
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Famous As: Football player
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.

 4 Gerard Piqué

Gerard Piqué
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Famous As: Football Player
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.

 5 Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos
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Famous As: Football Player
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. 

 6 Iker Casillas

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

David de Gea
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Famous As: Football Player
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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 8 Thiago Alcântara

Thiago Alcântara
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Famous As: Football player as Midfielder
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.

 9 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.

 10 Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata
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Famous As: Football player
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.

 11 David Silva

David Silva
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Famous As: Football player
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.

 12 Marcelo Vieira

Marcelo Vieira
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Famous As: Football - Left-back for Brazil
Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian footballer Marcelo Vieira, who now captains the Spanish club Real Madrid, is known as one of the world’s best left-backs. The Rio-born football star has previously had a successful stint with the Brazilian club Fluminense. He also won Brazil a team bronze and a team silver at the Olympics.

 13 Juan Mata

Juan Mata
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Famous As: Footballer
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.

 14 Alfredo Di Stéfano

Alfredo Di Stéfano
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Famous As: Football player
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.

 15 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.

 16 Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter - One of The Best-Selling Hispanic Artist of All-Time
Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first Guinness Diamond Disc for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A Hall of Fame of Latin Composers inductee, he initially played for Real Madrid Castilla before an accident ended his football career.

 17 Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta
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Famous As: Former Footballer midfielder
Birthdate: March 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Sebastián, Spain

 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 Isco

Isco
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Famous As: Association football player
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. 

 20 Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso
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Famous As: Football Midfielder
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tolosa, Spain

 21 Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati
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Famous As: Football forwarder position
Birthdate: October 31, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

 22 Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets
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Famous As: Football- Defensive midfielder for Spain
Birthdate: July 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sabadell, Spain

 23 Kepa Arrizabalaga

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

 24 Raúl González

Raúl González
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Famous As: Football manager, Football player
Birthdate: June 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 25 César Azpilicueta

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

 26 Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol
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Famous As: Footballer Defender
Birthdate: April 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Pobla de Segur, Spain

 27 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

 28 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.

 29 Hector Bellerin

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

 30 Ander Herrera

Ander Herrera
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Famous As: Football player Midfielder
Birthdate: August 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain

 31 Víctor Valdés

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

 32 Bojan Krkić

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

 33 Santi Cazorla

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

 34 Aymeric Laporte

Aymeric Laporte
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Famous As: Football Centre-Back Position
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.

 35 Fernando Llorente

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

 36 Pepe Reina

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

 37 Jordi Alba

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

 38 Diego Costa

Diego Costa
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lagarto, State of Sergipe, Brazil

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.

 39 Lucas Vázquez

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

 40 Pedro

Pedro
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

 41 Jesús Navas

Jesús Navas
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Famous As: Footballer right winger or a right back
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Palacios, Spain

 42 Danny Carvajal

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

 43 Paco Alcácer

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

 44 Sergi Roberto

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

 45 Nacho

Nacho
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 46 Kiko Casilla

Kiko Casilla
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Famous As: Football player - Goalkeeper
Birthdate: October 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alcover, Spain

 47 Lucas Pérez

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

 48 Suso

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

 49 Álvaro Negredo

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

 50 Koke

Koke
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain