Best Footballers of the 70s

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The Top Ten

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

He is the best

Maradon is amazing but he's 80s - ParasN2000

2 George Best George Best George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.

Best footballer ever

The others here couldn't lace George's boots.

Simply the best

Simply the best

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3 Pele Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is one of the best players in football, hence why he's nicknamed the "king of football".

Pele is easily the greatest Athlete of all time, and defintely the best soccer player of the 20th century.

He his better than best for me and I think we need him to be better placed

Pele is the king of football and best of all time

First Best Player ever, Then Maradona

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4 Jimmy Johnstone

Enshrined the ethos of the 1967 Lisbon Lions. Celtic legend and under appreciated footballer.

Jinky on the wing was amazing,his dribbling was superb,the guy was special,he toyed with reall madrid at alfredo destefanos testimonial.only 2 weeks after winning the European cup wit celtic in 67,they won every tournament they entered tat year with a domestic treble same year.and the rest is istory

5 Johan Cruyff Johan Cruyff Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (1947-2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974.

Pele was better through the 60s from what I know so overall the 70s is Cruyff for me

Should be number 1

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6 Kenny Dalglish
7 Zico (Arthur Antunes Coimbra)
8 Franz Beckenbauer Franz Beckenbauer Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German former professional footballer and manager. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field, and also as his first name "Franz" is reminiscent of the Austrian emperors.

Bayern Munchen 427/60
New York Cosmos 105/19
Hamburger SV 28/0
New York Cosmos 27/2
West Germany 103/14 - SimichSoso

Ranking Beckenbauer behind Best and especially Johnstone is disgraceful.
In his prime, he was the best defender in the world and at the same time one of the best midfielders. As one of the most complete players to ever grace the game, he combined speed, elegance, superb tacklings, powerful long shots and amazing passes.
He was known for being a smart tactician and his interpretation of the "sweeper" heavily influenced football.
When it comes to trophies, Beckenbauer cannot be forgotten: As a player, he led West Germany to a WC title in 1974 and an EC title in 1972. He won the Champions League 4 times (1974,75,76 and 83) and became German Champion 5 times. He was even determined as the 3rd best footballer of the 20th century by the FIFA in 2000, behind Pele and Cruyff, but in front of Maradona. He's clearly one of the greatest ever, only few players in the history of this sport can compare with his skills and fame. Nicknamed "The Emperor" (Der Kaiser) he established an era of ...more

9 Fausto Rossi
10 Mario Kempes

The Contenders

11 Gerd Muller

1861 Nördlingen 31/51
Bayern Munchen 453/398
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 71/38
West Germany 62/68 - SimichSoso

12 Kevin Keegan Kevin Keegan Joseph Kevin Keegan is an English former football player and manager. A forward, he played for several clubs including Liverpool and Hamburger SV.
13 Michel Platini Michel Platini Michel 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 ...read more.

Nancy 181/98
Saint-Etienne 104/58
Juventus 147/68
France 72/41 - SimichSoso

14 Marco van Basten Marco van Basten Marcel "Marco" van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early '90s as a forward.
15 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Bayern Munich 310/162
Internazionale 64/24
Servette FC 50/34
West Germany 95/45 - SimichSoso

16 Oleg Blokhin
17 Luigi Riva

The best Italian striker of all time, the legendary "roar of thunder"!

One of the greatest ever! The best scorer of italian national team, Cagliari's legend!
The man known as "roar of thunder"!

Legnano 22/5
Cagliari 315/164
Italy 42/35 - SimichSoso

18 Peter Lorimer
19 Messi & Suarez Messi & Suarez Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.
20 John Giles

Could easily play for the current Barcalona team

21 Stan Bowles
22 Bobby Charlton Bobby Charlton Sir 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.

A brilliant goal scoring midfielder

23 Roberto Rivelino
24 Allan Simonsen

European footballer of the year 1977

25 Jair Ventura Filho (Jairzinho)

A quick, powerful winger, he was a member of the legendary Brazilian national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, during which he scored in every game Brazil played. In doing so, he became one of only two players â€" the other being Alcides Ghiggia â€" in the history of the World Cup to have scored in every game of the tournament and was thereafter nicknamed as "The Hurricane"

26 Rudy Ruettiger
27 Elias Figueroa

One the best deffenders of all times.
P. S. There is a little mess in this list: Van Basten was a kid in the 70s,Messi wasn't even born(! ),there's no player named Fausto Rossi-it's Paolo and Diego Maradona was just starting his career (youth world champion with the National team). This decade belongs to Cruyff.

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