Greatest Footballers of the 20th Century


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1PeleEdson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward.

Pele is a kind of player that would always light the game up, with a great goal, piece of skill or tackle, he was the most perfect player of all time.

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2Diego MaradonaDiego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.

His skill to run with the ball, this passing skill and his finishing is the best of all... His abilities and his achievements cannot be matched. He is the all time footballer, and he is the living legend. He is the heart of the many football fans...

I have not seen such a talented complete footballer on my life.

3Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.
4Franz Beckenbauer
5Johan Cruijff
6Hugo SanchezHugo Sánchez Márquez is a retired Mexican professional footballer and manager. A prolific goalscorer known for his spectacular strikes and volleys, Sánchez is widely regarded as Mexico's greatest-ever footballer, and one of the greatest players of his generation.
7George BestGeorge Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.
8David Beckham
9Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.
10Roberto BaggioV1 Comment

The Contenders

11Hristo Stoichkov

Underrated genius from Bulgaria - danoir999

12Dennis BergkampDennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp is a Dutch former professional footballer, who is the assistant manager to Frank de Boer at Ajax.
13Michel PlatiniMichel François Platini is a football administrator, who served as the president of the Union of European Football Associations from 2007 until 2015, after which he was banned for 8 years following an ethics investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee on 21 December 2015, and formerly a French football more.
14Alfredo di Stefano
17Stanley Matthews
18Eric Cantona
20Rui Costa
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