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 16,923 Soccer Players, 29 of which were born in Panama. This makes Panama the birth place of the 72nd most number of Soccer Players behind Bolivia 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 (1967 - )

With an HPI of 58.66, Jorge Dely Valdés is the most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 48 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 (1967 - )

With an HPI of 57.01, 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. Alfredo Anderson (1978 - )

With an HPI of 52.47, Alfredo Anderson is the 3rd most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 36 different languages.

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

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4. Felipe Baloy (1981 - )

With an HPI of 50.58, Felipe Baloy is the 4th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 31 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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5. Jaime Penedo (1981 - )

With an HPI of 49.31, Jaime Penedo is the 5th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 28 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 or 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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6. Luis Tejada (1982 - )

With an HPI of 48.78, Luis Tejada is the 6th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 25 different languages.

Luis Carlos "Matador" Tejada Hansell (born 28 March 1982) is a Panamanian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Molinos El Pirata.

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7. Román Torres (1986 - )

With an HPI of 48.06, Román Torres is the 7th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 28 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 Cartaginés and the Panama national team.He represented 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.

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8. Blas Pérez (1981 - )

With an HPI of 47.64, Blas Pérez is the 8th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 24 different languages.

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

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9. Gabriel Enrique Gómez (1984 - )

With an HPI of 47.22, Gabriel Enrique Gómez is the 9th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Gabriel Enrique Gómez Girón (born 29 May 1984) is a Panamanian professional footballer who plays for San Francisco F.C. as a defensive midfielder. His own notwithstanding, he played professionally in six countries, mainly Colombia and Portugal. Gómez is 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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10. Álex Rodríguez (1990 - )

With an HPI of 47.03, Álex Rodríguez is the 10th most famous Panamanian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

Álex Raúl Rodríguez Ledezma (born 5 August 1990) is a Panamanian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper, most recently for AD San Carlos.

Pantheon has 29 people classified as soccer players born between 1967 and 1998. Of these 29, 28 (96.55%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Jorge Dely Valdés, Julio Dely Valdés, and Alfredo Anderson. The most famous deceased soccer players include Amílcar Henríquez. As of October 2020, 1 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Luis Henríquez.

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