Football Players Whose First Name Starts With L

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Lionel Messi
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Lionel Messi
391
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Considered one of the best football players in the world and a prolific goal scorer, Lionel Messi has shattered and created numerous records in his playing career. Regarded by another soccer legend, Diego Maradona, as his successor, the Argentinian superstar is also one of the world’s highest paid athletes.

 2 
Luis Suarez
(Uruguayan Professional Football Striker)
Luis Suarez
111
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay

Controversy’s favorite child Uruguayan professional Luis Suarez has been in the news for an infamous handball and also for biting opponents. He now plays for Atlético Madrid and has previously represented Barcelona and Liverpool, winning 19 trophies in his career to date. He is Uruguay's leading goalscorer of all time.

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Luka Modrić
(Croatian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Luka Modrić
46
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modrić has won 17 big trophies for his club. He had a difficult childhood, growing up amid the Croatian War of Independence. He has played for Tottenham Hotspur, and in 2018, he led Croatia to their first football World Cup final and won the Golden Ball.
 4 
Luís Figo
(One of the Best Portuguese Football Players of All Time)
Luís Figo
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almada, Portugal
Portuguese former footballer Luís Figo has had successful stints with Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan. He made a La Liga record with 106 assists, the second-highest in the league. He participated in two World Cups for Portugal and was named the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year.
 5 
Lev Yashin
(One of the Greatest Goalkeeper in the History of Football)
Lev Yashin
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 20, 1990
Legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin was nicknamed the Black Spider or the Black Panther for his signature all-black attire. He played in four World Cups and later also served as the deputy chairman of the Football Federation of his country. He became the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or.
 6 
Leroy Sané
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Leroy Sané
38
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Essen, Germany

Leroy Sané is a German professional football player who played a prominent role in helping Manchester City win the EFL Cup and the Premier League for which he was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017–18 season. Also an important member of the German national team, Sané can also represent France as he also holds French citizenship.

 7 
Lothar Matthäus
(One of the Greatest Midfielders of All Time)
Lothar Matthäus
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erlangen, Germany
German football coach and former player Lothar Matthäus, one of the world’s greatest midfielders, became the European Footballer of the Year after captaining the side to their 1990 FIFA World Cup win. He also led Germany to win the UEFA Euro 1980. He spent most of his senior career with Bayern Munich
 8 
Lucas Paquetá
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Lucas Paquetá
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Leon Goretzka
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Leon Goretzka
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bochum, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Lilian Thuram
(French Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Lilian Thuram
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France

French former footballer Lilian Thuram, who is now a renowned author, with books on racism such as White Thinking to his credit. His 142 appearances for the French national team made him the most capped player of his country, while he was part of the 1998 FIFA World Cup-winning squad.

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Lucas Hernandez
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Back or Centre Back)
Lucas Hernandez
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Lorenzo Insigne
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Lorenzo Insigne
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frattamaggiore, Naples, Italy

Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward. He is currently affiliated with Serie A club Napoli and the Italian national team. He has over a decade’s experience as a professional and can play on either flank or through the center. He is known for his technical ability, speed, and accuracy from free kicks. 

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Lukas Podolski
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Lukas Podolski
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gliwice, Poland

Lukas Podolski is a German football player renowned for his powerful and accurate kicks, technique, and explosive style of play. The third most-capped player in the history of German football, Podolski helped the German national team win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is also the third-highest goalscorer in the history of German soccer.

 14 
Luke Shaw
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back or Centre-Back)
Luke Shaw
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Lucas Vázquez
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Lucas Vázquez
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curtis, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Leighton Baines
(Football Player)
Leighton Baines
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirkby, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Leandro Paredes
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Leandro Paredes
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Justo, Argentina
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Lucas Digne
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Lucas Digne
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meaux, France

Lucas Digne is a French professional footballer. He plays as a left-back for Premier League club Everton and the France national team. He was part of the France under-20 team that won the 2013 World Cup. He made his senior international debut in March 2014. He took part in the UEFA Euro 2016 and UEFA Euro 2020. 

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Lee Dong-gook
(South Korean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Lee Dong-gook
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pohang, South Korea
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Luiz Gustavo
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Last Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Luiz Gustavo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pindamonhangaba, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Luuk de Jong
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Luuk de Jong
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aigle, Switzerland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lucas Moura
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Last Played as a Right Winger and Forward)
Lucas Moura
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Luis García
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger)
Luis García
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Badalona
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Lieke Martens
(Dutch Football Winger/Midfielder)
Lieke Martens
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergen, Netherlands

Dutch footballer Lieke Martens plays as a winger/midfielder for the French club Paris Saint-Germain Féminine. She was 5 when she began training in football. She has won the 2020-21 UEFA Women's Champions League with Barcelona and was part of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup runner-up Dutch squad.

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Leslie Ferdinand
(English Football Coach, Former Professional Footballer and Television Pundit)
Leslie Ferdinand
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Acton, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lúcio
(Brazilian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Lúcio
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Planaltina, Federal District, Brazil
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lukáš Hrádecký
(Finnish Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Lukáš Hrádecký
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Lukáš Hrádecký is a Finnish football player who plays as a goalkeeper for the Finland national team and Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. Starting from 2016, Hrádecký was adjudged Finnish Footballer of the Year for three years in a row. In 2020, Lukáš Hrádecký helped his national team qualify for the UEFA European Championship for the first time.

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Luis Muriel
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Luis Muriel
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santo Tomás, Colombia

Luis Muriel is a Colombian football player who has been playing for the national football team since 2012. He helped his team win the bronze medal at the 2021 Copa América. A versatile player, Luis Muriel is renowned for his pace, agility, dribbling skills, and creativity.

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Luis Aragonés
(Spanish Football Manager and Player)
Luis Aragonés
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid
Died: February 1, 2014
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lars Stindl
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and Forward)
Lars Stindl
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Speyer, Germany
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Landon Donovan
(American Former Professional Soccer Player Who Played as Forward)
Landon Donovan
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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L. C. Greenwood
(Football player)
L. C. Greenwood
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Mississippi, United States
Died: September 29, 2013
 33 
Luís Fabiano
(Retired Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Luís Fabiano
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Lasse Schöne
(Danish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder or Winger)
Lasse Schöne
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glostrup, Denmark
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Lars Bender
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Right Back and Defensive Midfielder)
Lars Bender
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rosenheim, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Lazar Samardzic
(Football Midfielder)
Lazar Samardzic
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Lucas Pratto
(Argentine Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Lucas Pratto
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
Loïs Openda
(Belgian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Loïs Openda
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Luciano Spalletti
(Italian Football Manager and a Former Football Midfielder)
Luciano Spalletti
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Certaldo, Italy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Liam Miller
(Irish Professional Footballer)
Liam Miller
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: February 9, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Louis Saha
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Louis Saha
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Lassana Diarra
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Lassana Diarra
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 43 
Lucien Favre
(Swiss Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Lucien Favre
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Barthélemy, Switzerland

Lucien Favre is one of the best-known football managers from Switzerland. A favorite of various French and Swiss clubs, he is known for bringing the best out of players such as Marco Reus and Marc-Andre ter Stegen. He also played a role in making Hertha and Borussia Mönchengladbach major European teams.

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Luca Toni
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Luca Toni
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pavullo Nel Frignano, Italy
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 45 
Luiz Adriano
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Luiz Adriano
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Ljubomir Fejsa
(Serbian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ljubomir Fejsa
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kula, Serbia

Ljubomir Fejsa is a Serbian football player who played as a defensive midfielder for the Serbia national football team from 2007 to 2019. He currently plays for a Serbian club called Partizan. Previously, Ljubomir Fejsa had success with popular clubs like Olympiacos and Benfica.

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Luther Blissett
(Jamaican Former Professional Footballer and Manager Who Played as a Striker)
Luther Blissett
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica

Luther Blissett is a Jamaican-born former footballer who represented the England national team as a striker. Blissett is best known for his association with the Watford Football Club; he helped the team gain promotion to the First Division from the Fourth Division. Luther Blissett appeared in 503 matches and scored 186 goals for Watford during his playing career.

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Leonardo Araújo
(Brazilian Football Player and Manager)
Leonardo Araújo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Niterói, Brazil
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Luc Nilis
(Former Belgian Football Striker)
Luc Nilis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hasselt

Belgian football manager Luc Nilis, who has coached teams such as Belisia Bilzen and Genk, has also had a successful playing career with clubs such as Anderlecht, PSV, and Aston Villa. He is also a 2-time Belgian Bronze Shoe winner and received the Golden Shoe Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

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Lorik Cana
(Albanian Former Professional Footballer Midfielder and Defender Position)
Lorik Cana
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pristina, Kosovo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)