Best Soccer (Football) Players of All Time

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41Mehdi Mahdavikia

He is the player of perspolis and some years ago he plays in humborg

He is the best and popular player of the world forever!
He plays in fc. Perspolis and used to play in hamburg for many years!

He is the love of Iranian football- 6only 6

Although He wore number 2, he is number 1 around the world.

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42Naser Hejazi

He is the best saver ball in all of the time

He was the best goalkeeper in all of the world in few years ago

I love naser hejazi

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43Franck RiberyFranck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich.

the French international has tons of pace its unreal he completely humiliates defenders -

You need at least 4 guys to get possession from him.

62nd place if you don't vote for him, I will find you and I will kill you

44Bobby CharltonSir Robert "Bobby" Charlton is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup in 1966, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or.

Survived a terrible plane disaster but still came back to be one of the greatest players of all time. This guy should be top 10 no doubt

The best English player of the post war era both for England and in a magnificent Manchester United team. - Spursfred

May not be the number 1 best, but is a a inspiration most definitely top 10

Only 42nd what a joke

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45Marco Van Basten

A real top top striker to ever grace football. His bicycle kicks, volleys and strikes were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, I don't think any other striker can do what Marco did, no doubt he was called San Marco. I've never seen anyone can do a spectacular volley from a tight angle in the Euro 88 final. It's a shame he has a lot of injuries and retired young from Milan.

Best ever! Marco had it all. Was a great passer of the bal as wel fast with the ball and his technics were just amazing! Remember euro 1988

Nr 1 in my book! Had all the qualities a forward should have!
Why is he so far down on this list? You guys don't know football!

He should be top 20 this list is messed up

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46Arjen RobbenArjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Netherlands national team.

he has got a sweet left foot
he is an ace at volleying -

How can people forget this outstanding footballer, he did amazing in the 2014 World Cup, with 6 goals, 5 assists. Robben should be on the top ten, and yah, also I forgot, ROBBEN WON THE TITLE FOR BAYERN

Possibly the best left foot of all times, to be so consistent in cutting inside with curving shots and general key passing and shooting with that foot. Combine that with extremely good dribbling and speed. Surely at least a top10 player! Netherlands played 5-3-2 on the WC in 2014, he made it look 5-3-3 he had that much impact.

44? he should be at least top 30

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47Andrea PirloAndrea Pirlo is an Italian professional footballer who plays for American club New York City FC in Major League Soccer and the Italy national team.

If we are talking about footballers who carry the team in which they play, you can never forget to mention the name Andrea Pirlo, arguably the best deep-lying playmaker ever to play the game, AC Milan of Carlo Ancelotti and Italy of Marcello Lippi with this of Prandely, all are built aroud Pirlo, very few players have been pivot like he does! The boy should occupy the higher echelon in any rankings of the soccer masters!

Pirlo Is The Most Awesome Player

I just don't understand. Pirlo deserve a much higher spot. He's just awesome.

He is a 1000 times better then 2nd ranked Ronaldo

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48Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti is an Italian professional footballer who plays for, and captains, Serie A club Roma.

The best player of Italy... His freekicks are amazing. His passes are accurate. A goal scoring machine. Great dribbler and has capacity to destroy any defender... Should be in top 10
The best striker
Ronaldo is nothing compared to him

Totti should always be thought as a legend he made roma as one of the best teams in the world, he is always loyal to his team and would always fight for the win. I believe he should be one of the best players ever lived, NO TOTTI NO PARTY

Francesco totti is the best Italian football ever with great skill and charismatic person

The reason I started loving football

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49Ryan GiggsRyan Joseph Giggs is a Welsh football coach and former player who is currently the assistant manager at Manchester United and co-owner of Salford City.

The most decorated british player the world will ever see, ryan giggs is an inspiration

He plays at the same level for now 20 years! And no end in sight :-)

Brilliant skills with fantastic insight... sets up many other players and goal situations...

Best under rates playa in the world

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50Raúl Gonzalez

Surely the best striker and one of the best players ever. Football is not only dribles.
RAUL 7 RUUUUUUUUUUUUULES. - i-love-rock-n-roll

Playing with very simple skill ability, but always creating a lot of beautiful goal... Fabulous. One of the best striker in the world. SIMPLICITY and MAJESTIC

Surely the best striker and of the best players ever. Football is not only dribbling football is score game and Raul the best scorer ever.

He was a true and intelligent striker

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51Manuel NeuerManuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

He is the best goalkeeper I have ever seen

Greatest goalkeeper of all time

If de Gea is 336 or something and pretty much better than neuer than de Gea deserves some where around here

Best goalie of our time

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52Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh

Abedzadeh is the proud of Asia and Iran

What are these Iranian footballers doing ahead of true legends - garethbale

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53Samuel Eto'oSamuel Eto'o Fils is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor.

Eto' is to me the best striker in the history of football. Other people may say Ronaldo yes he made his name in the Brazilian national team especially during world cup. If Eto'o had this same opportunity to play I a team like Brazil with the worlds most talented players I believe he would have done even more than Ronaldo. The boy is a naturally born footballer. I say he is among the first 5 world best footballers ever.

Eto'o is the most useful player in the history of football reason being that he can score any how any where and any time. These other players made name because they were highly watched by people

Africa magic man. World's best striker. Put him in any
team of clao he will be the highest goals scorer for that season
He is better than all those strange names I see up there. His fire is still burning. Africa's best player 4 times. 4 champions leagues to his credit. Prolific goals scorer in La Liga. Highest goals scorer in CAN archives.

He was a legend, now can't even run...

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54Cesc Fàbregas

He has helped arsenal so much rember the goal against sunderland and aston villa and also the pass he gave during world cup finals

no doubt he is the great ball passer of all time. Give him the ball and you are ready to score.

He is now the best player of his age and good looks too

He is a very good player. I will always support him

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55Eric Cantona

he turned united from a great team to one wanted for breach of competition laws for monopolising the premeirship

He truely is the best french player ever

Eric Cantona will always be a Manchester united legend. Cantona will be remembered for decades to come. Eric Cantona will forever be known as the king.

There is only one king

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56Frank LampardFrank James Lampard is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Frank lampard is the only midfielder who scored the most goals ever in English football.

one of the best mid player I have seen is really pleasing to watch him play

Lampard at present is arguably the best midfielder in English football.. He has it all he can score from long distance
+ he can also put in those lovely passes for the strikers to score..

He is just the best man ever who ever lived as an Englishman

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57Luis Figo

Luis figo is a jack of all trades, if the ranking was up to me I would reserve the first place for him. People tend not to think about how well rounded a player is, but they just focus on the top ten players in any factor. Well let me tell you something, luis figo is not number 1 in any factor, yet he is from the top player in every factor. Luis figo is memorable in shooting, dribbling, assisting, physical abilities, dedication, endurance, stamina, opportunity seeker, respected, and most of all, a winner. This list can go on till words are no longer describing a human, it will be describing a legend. The reason why words can't describe such a player is because, luis figo is a legend, and if he is not a legend, who is?

He has the greatest class of any player, with his trademark curl, he is Portugal's greatest asset.

one of the best portugal has offered and one of the best the world has seen - PR1MET1ME101

The best Portuguese player ever! Sure Cristiano Ronaldo is a very good play but Figo is so much more clever and he has class!

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58Seyed Mehdi Rahmati

He is best goal keeper in the world

He is my love
Hi is the best goalkeeper with 21clean sheets

He is number one In all cases and he is the best goal keaper of Iran

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59Luis SuarezLuis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker.

The new Kop hero Luis Suarez is really a sensational talent. He is a curse for opposition defenders and produces sensational magic in the pitch. He deserved to be best player in Copa America. - Newuser

He is just phenomenal! He filled Fernando Torres shoes very well. He got skills, scores many goals, creates chances for his team mates. And he does nutmegs, nutmegs, nutmegs.. Vote! Should at least be number 20!

How the hell is he below messi! Messi is terrible. he has to team up with all stars to win, suarez played in Liverpool with terrible teammates. he lead them to the finals. if suarez replaced Messi he would win every game! Messi is a cry baby, boohoo! He is jealous that he doesn't have SUAREZ POWER. nom

Please vote him

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60Jari Litmanen

My dad has supported Jari Litmanen since the early 70's so when I was born I didn't really have a choice. I got my first Jari Litmanen t-shirt when I was two years old so my father just made a icecold decision: you support Jari Litmanen. I cannot even imagine what would have happened if I've started glory hunting Ronaldinho instead of Litmanen.

He is the best player the world has ever witnessed. He can see the whole pitch better than anyone else. TIMO JUTILA once said that Jari is also really good at making fantastic barbecue. That said, he is without a doubt the greatest player of all time.

There are only a handful of players at Litmanen's level when it comes to vision and creativity, the most important traits in football. He was the nucleus and brains behind the most surprisingly successful club side of modern era football - Ajax in the mid-nineties. That team was built around Litmanen, and for a good reason, since he is a rare example of a player who makes his team mates play better.

In Finland we have many presidents but only one king, Jari Litmanen! His awareness and passing ability were simply mind-blowing.

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