The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Panama

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This page contains a list of the greatest Panamanian Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 21,273 Soccer Players, 30 of which were born in Panama. This makes Panama the birth place of the 73rd most number of Soccer Players behind Uzbekistan, and Belarus.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Panamanian Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Panamanian 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 Panamanian Soccer Players.

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1. Jorge Dely Valdés (b. 1967)

With an HPI of 47.50, Jorge Dely Valdés is the most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 46 different languages on wikipedia.

Jorge Luis Dely Valdés (born March 12, 1967) is a Panamanian former footballer who played as a forward. He is a twin brother of Julio Dely Valdés and younger brother of Armando Dely Valdés.

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2. Julio Dely Valdés (b. 1967)

With an HPI of 44.93, Julio Dely Valdés is the 2nd most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Julio César Dely Valdés (born March 12, 1967) is a Panamanian former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is a twin brother of Jorge Dely Valdés and younger brother of Armando Dely Valdés.

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3. Luis Tejada (1982 - 2024)

With an HPI of 44.51, Luis Tejada is the 3rd most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 29 different languages.

Luis Carlos "Matador" Tejada Hansell (28 March 1982 – 28 January 2024) was a Panamanian professional footballer who played as a striker. A journeyman player, Tejada represented over 15 different football clubs in his career. He represented the Panama national football team 108 times, including twice at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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4. Alfredo Anderson (b. 1978)

With an HPI of 38.81, Alfredo Anderson is the 4th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 35 different languages.

Alfredo Anderson Salazar (born October 31, 1978) is a Panamanian former football player.

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5. Felipe Baloy (b. 1981)

With an HPI of 38.06, Felipe Baloy is the 5th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 33 different languages.

Felipe Abdiel Baloy Ramírez (born 24 February 1981) is a Panamanian former professional footballer who played as a defender. He scored Panama’s first ever goal in a FIFA World Cup, against England at the 2018 edition.

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6. Jaime Penedo (b. 1981)

With an HPI of 37.08, Jaime Penedo is the 6th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 32 different languages.

Jaime Manuel Penedo Cano (born 26 September 1981) is a Panamanian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for various teams such as: Osasuna B, CSD Municipal, LA Galaxy, Deportivo Saprissa and Dinamo București, among others, but also for the Panama national team, being the goalkeeper of the first squad of Panama that ever played in a World Cup. Penedo announced his retirement on 24 January 2019.

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7. Gabriel Enrique Gómez (b. 1984)

With an HPI of 35.60, Gabriel Enrique Gómez is the 7th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón (born 29 May 1984) is a Panamanian former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. His own notwithstanding, he played professionally in six countries in a 19-year career, mainly Colombia and Portugal. Gómez was Panama's all-time record cap holder, appearing in 149 internationals and representing the nation in seven Gold Cup tournaments and the 2018 World Cup.

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8. Blas Pérez (b. 1981)

With an HPI of 35.46, Blas Pérez is the 8th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Blas Antonio Pérez Ortega (born 13 March 1981) is a Panamanian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

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9. Michael Amir Murillo (b. 1996)

With an HPI of 34.86, Michael Amir Murillo is the 9th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

Michael Amir Murillo Bermúdez (born 11 February 1996) is a Panamanian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Ligue 1 club Marseille and the Panama national team.

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10. Román Torres (b. 1986)

With an HPI of 32.53, Román Torres is the 10th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 27 different languages.

Román Aureliano Torres Morcillo (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈman ˈtores]; born 20 March 1986) is a Panamanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for the Tacoma Stars in the Major Arena Soccer League, and the Panama national team.He played for the Panama national team and captained them in their first ever World Cup, where he was regarded as the 'star player' for the national side.

People

Pantheon has 30 people classified as Panamanian soccer players born between 1967 and 1998. Of these 30, 28 (93.33%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living Panamanian soccer players include Jorge Dely Valdés, Julio Dely Valdés, and Alfredo Anderson. The most famous deceased Panamanian soccer players include Luis Tejada, and Amílcar Henríquez.

Living Panamanian Soccer Players

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