This page contains a list of the greatest Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,880 Soccer Players, 11 of which were born in Guinea-Bissau. This makes Guinea-Bissau the birth place of the 93rd most number of Soccer Players behind Kazakhstan and Cape Verde.
The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Players.
With an HPI of 46.63, Ansu Fati is the most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 49 different languages on wikipedia.
Anssumane "Ansu" Fati Vieira (born 31 October 2002) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team. Fati was born in Guinea-Bissau but chose to represent the Spain national team after gaining citizenship. He was one of Spain's most exciting football talents, and one of the best young players in the world.
With an HPI of 46.53, Eder is the 2nd most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 39 different languages.
Ederzito António Macedo Lopes (born 22 December 1987), commonly known as Eder (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛðɛɾ]), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward. He signed with Académica in 2008 from the lower leagues, and joined Braga four years later. Over seven seasons, he appeared in 143 Primeira Liga matches and scored 38 goals. He also played in Wales, France, Russia and Saudi Arabia, notably winning the 2017–18 Premier League with Lokomotiv Moscow. A Portugal international since 2012, Eder represented the country at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, winning the latter and also scoring the sole goal in the final.
With an HPI of 43.55, Danilo Pereira is the 3rd most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 35 different languages.
Danilo Luís Hélio Pereira (born 9 September 1991), known as Danilo Pereira (Portuguese pronunciation: [dɐˈnilu pɨˈɾɐjɾɐ]), is a professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or centre-back for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Portugal national team. He came through Benfica's youth academy, before signing with Italian Serie A side Parma in 2010. He was consecutively loaned to various clubs, before being signed by Marítimo in 2013. In July 2015, he joined Porto for a reported fee of €4.5 million, winning two Primeira Liga titles and one Taça de Portugal while being part of the squad that won a domestic double in 2020, making 202 official appearances for them. In October 2020, he moved to French side Paris Saint-Germain on an initial one-year loan deal; it was made permanent at the end of the season. Born in Guinea-Bissau, Pereira represented Portugal at youth level at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels, reaching the final of the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his senior international debut in 2015, and was part of the squads that won UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals on home soil.
With an HPI of 37.46, Bruma is the 4th most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.
Armindo Tué Na Bangna (born 24 October 1994), known as Bruma, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Braga on loan from Turkish club Fenerbahçe as a winger, with skill and speed being his main assets.
With an HPI of 32.04, Edgar Ié is the 5th most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.
Edgar Miguel Ié (European Portuguese: [ɛðˈɣaɾ ˈjɛ]; born 1 May 1994) is a professional footballer who plays primarily as a central defender but also as a right-back for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir. After making one substitute appearance for Barcelona, he went on to play top-flight football in Portugal, France, Turkey and the Netherlands. Ié represented Portugal at youth international level, including for the under-23 team at the 2016 Olympics, and earned one senior cap in 2017. He switched to Guinea-Bissau in 2021.
With an HPI of 29.32, Yannick Djaló is the 6th most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.
Yannick dos Santos Djaló (born 5 May 1986) is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played mainly as a forward but also as a winger. He played most of his professional career with Sporting after reaching the club's youth system at the age of 15, going on to appear in more than 150 official games and win four major titles. He moved to Benfica in 2012, and won the Portuguese League Cup that year, but totalled only five appearances in 41⁄2 years, spending most of his time out on loan. Djaló earned 22 caps for Portugal at youth level, and made his only senior appearance in 2010.
With an HPI of 28.81, Esmaël Gonçalves is the 7th most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. Her biography has been translated into 28 different languages.
Esmaël Ruti Tavares Cruz da Silva Gonçalves (born 25 June 1991), also known as Isma, is a Bissau-Guinean footballer who plays as a center forward and winger for Scottish club Raith Rovers on loan from Livingston and the Guinea-Bissau national team.
With an HPI of 22.72, Toni Silva is the 8th most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.
Toni Brito Silva Sá (born 15 September 1993) is a Bissau-Guinean professional footballer who plays as a winger for FC Aksu in the Kazakhstan Premier League.
With an HPI of 22.00, Amido Baldé is the 9th most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.
Amido Baldé (born 16 May 1991) is a Guinea-Bissauan professional footballer who plays as a forward. He started his career with Sporting CP, being loaned several times over the duration of his contract and winning the 2013 Portuguese Cup with Vitória de Guimarães. In 2013 he signed with Celtic, who also loaned him twice before he left for Metz two years later. After playing for Benfica Luanda in Angola, he returned to Portugal in the summer of 2016, when he joined Marítimo. In subsequent years he had a nomadic career, having brief spells at clubs in Albania, Libya, Indonesia and Vietnam. Internationally, Baldé represented Portugal at youth level, helping the under-20 team finish second at the 2011 World Cup. In 2014, he decided to switch to playing for the country of his birth, Guinea-Bissau.
With an HPI of 21.71, José Gomes is the 10th most famous Guinea-Bissauan Soccer Player. His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.
José Gomes (born 8 April 1999), sometimes known as Zé Gomes, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Universitatea Cluj on loan from Romanian Liga I side CFR Cluj as a striker.
Pantheon has 11 people classified as soccer players born between 1986 and 2002. Of these 11, 11 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Ansu Fati, Eder, and Danilo Pereira. As of April 2022, 1 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including José Gomes.
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