Best Football (Soccer) Players of Their Position

The Top Ten

1 Pele (Center Front) 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".

He's literally the best soccer player in the world..

2 Lionel Messi (Right Wing) 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.
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Left Wing) Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.
4 Diego Maradona (Central Attacking Midfield) Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.
5 Franz Beckenbauer (Center Back) 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.
6 Ronaldo (Striker) Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed O Fenômeno, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time.
7 Xavi Hernandez (Center Midfield) Xavier "Xavi" Hernández Creus is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Qatari club Al Sadd SC.
8 Manuel Neuer (Goalkeeper) Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
9 Paolo Maldini (Left Back) Paolo Cesare Maldini is a former Italian professional footballer who played as a left back and central defender. Maldini captained Italy for 8 years and AC Milan for 12, and was renowned for his leadership skills, earning him the nickname “Il Capitano”, or ‘The Captain’.
10 Sergio Ramos (Central Defender) Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spain national football team.

Definitely one of the most important players on his team

This guy can do everything

The Contenders

11 Lev Yashin (Goalkeeper) Lev Ivanovich Yashin, nicknamed the "Black Spider" or the "Black Panther", was a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game.

The greatest ever.The only goalkeeper that won Ballon d'Or.
Neuer not even in the 5 best.

12 Lothar Matthaus (Central Defensive Midfield)
13 Zinedine Zidane (Midfielder) Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.
14 Johan Cruyff (Midfielder) 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.
15 Franco Baresi (Defender)
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