Greatest Football (Soccer) Players Never to Play in The FIFA World Cup

The Top Ten Greatest Football (Soccer) Players Never to Play in The FIFA World Cup

1 George Best (Northern Ireland) George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.
2 Gareth Bale (Wales) Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.
3 Alfredo Di Stefano (Spain)
4 Ian Rush (Wales)
5 Abedi Pelé (Ghana)
6 Ryan Giggs (Wales) Ryan 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.

I have previously thought it was unusual how many individual Welsh footballers have been considered exceptional on their own when their national team is comparatively not that good as evidenced by seldom qualifying for the world cup. - Powell

7 George Weah (Liberia)

Pro Soccer player turned world leader. - ParasN2000

8 Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenia)
9 Gheorghe Hagi (Romania)

Hagi played for the Romanian national team in three FIFA World Cups, in 1990, 1994 (where he was named in the World Cup All-Star Team) and 1998.

10 Zheng Zhi (China)

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11 Robert Lewandowski (Poland) Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club Bayern Munich, and captains the Poland national team.
12 José Manuel Moreno (Argentina)

Some Argentinean fans consider him an even better player than Alfredo Di Stefano who claimed himself that there were even better Argentinean footballers than himself who did not get to play in Europe. He was not able to play in a world cup as the prime of his career was during WW2 and Argentina refusing to participate in 1950. - Powell

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