Most Iconic Soccer (Football) Players of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Diego Armando Maradona

He is just #1 of all time

Yep, with probably the two most famous goals in the sport. A player who was on a league of his own in his time. - ParasN2000

There is only one God of football... D10S

2 Pelé

Pele the best in history.
LOL Messi better than Pele.

He is the GOAT

The best

3 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi 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.

Wow. After years of television I have not found a single mistake in his plays. Anything he does is for a reason. His vision is what makes him superior to anyone else. And I am sure biome can be compared to his dribbling

Messi is the best soccer player in the world nobody could take the ball from him like wow I would want to be like him

Two words : the best

Best of all time by far

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4 Franz Beckenbauer Franz Beckenbauer
5 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

Absolutely the best! Hip Hip Hooray for Ronaldo! - PopGeorge1678

Cristiano Ronaldo You Beauty...

Best of all time...

Messi need iniasta,Xavi,Neymar and suarez for scoring.but but Ronaldo play alone and he is best

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6 Johan Cruyff Johan Cruyff
7 Zinédine Zidane


-The best European player of the past 50 year award was given to him in 2004. Meaning no one who played in Europe was as good as him from 1954-2004 (this includes the argentine diego maradona who played for roma and Barcelona).
-Many agree he is the greatest French player of all time!
- he has won 4 awards equivelant to todays b'allon dor {3 FIFA player of the year award + 1 European player of the year(this was changed to ballon dor)}
-He has won every trophy you can win in soccer except confederation cup. But no one has as much variety of trophies as he does.

8 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.
9 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.
10 Férenc Puskás

The Contenders

11 Alfredo Di Stefano
12 Lothar Matthäus Lothar Matthäus
13 Garrincha Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward. V 2 Comments
14 Ronaldinho Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

This tricks are inspirational and mesmerising

15 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.
16 Ricardo Kaka

Don't forget this soccer legend played better at his time - paasadani

He is so cool

17 Hugo Sanchez Hugo Sanchez Hugo 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.

He made some crazy goals and crazy back and front flips.

He was just amazing with one touch he could make a goal

18 Ronaldo Ronaldo
19 Nicklas Bendtner Nicklas Bendtner
20 David Beckham David Beckham
21 Ali Karimi Ali Karimi

Ali Karimi for the win!

22 Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard Steven George Gerrard is an English professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.
23 Kaka Kaka Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer and the Brazil national team.
24 Peter Schmeichel Peter Schmeichel Peter Bolesław Schmeichel is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. He is best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to the 1999 UEFA Champions League more.
25 Ali Daei
26 Paolo Maldini Paolo Maldini 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’.
27 Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio (Italian pronunciation: roˈbɛrto ˈbaddʒo), born 18 Feb 1967, is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a second striker, or as an attacking midfielder. In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. He is the former President of more.
28 Olivier Giroud

He just sucks

29 Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil
30 Ferenc Puskás

A legendary left-p footed player who scored 514 career goals.

31 Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team.
32 Landon Donovan Landon Donovan
33 Eusébio Eusébio
34 Thierry Henry Thierry Henry
35 Gareth Bale Gareth Bale Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.
36 Stanley Matthews
37 Josef Bican
38 Giuseppe Meazza
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