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The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Trinidad and Tobago

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This page contains a list of the greatest Trinidadian Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,880 Soccer Players, 19 of which were born in Trinidad and Tobago. This makes Trinidad and Tobago the birth place of the 83rd most number of Soccer Players behind Burkina Faso and Zambia.

Top 10

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

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1. Dwight Yorke (1971 - )

With an HPI of 48.00, Dwight Yorke is the most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 46 different languages on wikipedia.

Dwight Eversley Yorke CM (born 3 November 1971) is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian former professional footballer and current manager of Australian A-League club Macarthur FC. Throughout his club career, he played for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland, mainly as a forward, between 1988 and 2009. He was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team until the completion of the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Yorke scored 123 goals in the Premier League, a record for a non-European which was not broken until Sergio Agüero in 2017.At international level, Yorke represented Trinidad and Tobago on 74 occasions between 1989 and 2009, scoring 19 goals. He helped his nation reach the semi-finals of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and also helped Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history, later representing his national side in the final tournament in 2006.

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2. Silvio Spann (1981 - )

With an HPI of 35.82, Silvio Spann is the 2nd most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 45 different languages.

Silvio Spann (born 21 August 1981) is a Trinidad and Tobagonian footballer. Spann is a midfielder, known for his hard work and stamina as well as his ability to shoot from long distance. He is the son of Leroy Spann, former Trinidad and Tobago national team player who currently coaches a youth football team, the Middlesex Phantoms, in the MAPLE league in Massachusetts.

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3. Stern John (1976 - )

With an HPI of 33.18, Stern John is the 3rd most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Stern John, CM (born 30 October 1976) is a Trinidadian football manager and former player who is currently managing Saint Lucia. He managed Anguilla from 2020 to 2022. He previously played for a number of American and English football clubs that included Columbus Crew, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Derby County, Sunderland, Southampton, Bristol City, Crystal Palace and Ipswich Town.

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4. Jlloyd Samuel (1981 - 2018)

With an HPI of 31.44, Jlloyd Samuel is the 4th most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 23 different languages.

Jlloyd Tafari Samuel ( JAY-loyd, 29 March 1981 – 15 May 2018) was a professional footballer who played as a defender and midfielder. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, he was raised in England and played for England up to under-21 level. He played two full international matches for Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.Samuel played as a youth for the London-based junior team Senrab and was in the academies of West Ham United and Charlton Athletic before joining Aston Villa's youth team in 1997 as a trainee. He made a total of 198 appearances for Villa before moving to fellow Premier League club Bolton Wanderers in 2007, where he spent a further four years including a brief spell on loan at Cardiff City in the Championship. Samuel spent the last four years of his professional career in the Iran Pro League, representing Esteghlal and Paykan. He won a Hazfi Cup and a league title with Esteghlal. After returning to England he became player-manager of Cheshire-based amateur team Egerton, he died on 15 May 2018 in a collision between two vehicles, at the age of 37.

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5. Russell Latapy (1968 - )

With an HPI of 29.43, Russell Latapy is the 5th most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Russell Nigel Latapy CM (born 2 August 1968) is a Trinidadian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and is currently the assistant coach of Macarthur. In a senior career which spanned more than twenty years at both club and international level, he played in Portugal (eight years with three clubs, most notably Porto) and Scotland (eleven seasons representing four teams, Hibernian, Rangers, Dundee United and Falkirk). Latapy gained 81 caps for the Trinidad and Tobago national team. As a member of the squad that competed at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Latapy was awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold Class), the second highest state decoration of Trinidad and Tobago.

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6. Evans Wise (1973 - )

With an HPI of 28.68, Evans Wise is the 6th most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Evans Wise CM (born November 23, 1973) is a Trinidadian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. His first professional club was the Tampa Bay Mutiny, who drafted him fourth overall in the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft. Wise has 18 caps and three goals for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team. He was called up to for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, replacing the injured Silvio Spann. As a member of the squad that competed at the World Cup, Wise was awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold Class), the second highest state decoration of Trinidad and Tobago.

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7. Dennis Lawrence (1974 - )

With an HPI of 28.65, Dennis Lawrence is the 7th most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Dennis William Lawrence CM (born 1 August 1974) is a Trinidad and Tobago former professional footballer and current first-team coach at Coventry City. He was the manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team from 2017 to 2019. Prior to coaching, he had a successful playing career in England, Wales and Trinidad and Tobago. He lifted the Caribbean Cup with the Soca Warriors and won several cup competitions with Wrexham before winning a league title with Swansea City. Before moving to Everton, he had coached for three years at Wigan Athletic during which time he became the first Trinidadian to win the FA Cup.

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8. Brent Sancho (1977 - )

With an HPI of 26.91, Brent Sancho is the 8th most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Brent Sancho CM (born 13 March 1977) is a Trinidadian former professional football player and politician. In February 2015, he became the Minister of Sports for his home country, Trinidad and Tobago.

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9. Avery John (1975 - )

With an HPI of 25.96, Avery John is the 9th most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Emery Avery John CM (born 18 June 1975) is a Trinidad and Tobago former professional footballer who played as a defender.

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10. Cyd Gray (1973 - )

With an HPI of 24.83, Cyd Gray is the 10th most famous Trinidadian Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages.

Cyd Gray CM (born 21 November 1976) is a former professional footballer from Trinidad and Tobago. He previously played as a defender for San Juan Jabloteh, as well as the islands' national team. He made his debut for the Soca Warriors against Costa Rica in 2001. As a member of the Trinidad and Tobago squad that competed at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Gray was awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold Class), the second highest state decoration of Trinidad and Tobago.

Pantheon has 19 people classified as soccer players born between 1968 and 1984. Of these 19, 18 (94.74%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Dwight Yorke, Silvio Spann, and Stern John. The most famous deceased soccer players include Jlloyd Samuel.

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