Most Iconic Soccer (Football) Players of All Time

The Top Ten

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.

There is only one God of football... D10S

Pelé

Pele's skills is speechless

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

MOST COMPLETE PLAYER OF ALL TIMES.

He is the GOAT

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

Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

I love this guy more than football itself!

Absolutely the best! Hip Hip Hooray for Ronaldo!

Best of all time...

You stupids ronaldo is beter then messi and pele

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.
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.
Zinédine Zidane

God

-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.

Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

This tricks are inspirational and mesmerising

Ronaldo 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.
Alfredo Di Stefano

One of the most legendary football players, best player till Pele appeared.

Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé was an Argentine professional footballer. He is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time, and is best known for his achievements with Real Madrid including five consecutive European Champion Cups (1956-1960).
Nicknamed 'blond arrow', Di Stéfano played in three different countries, won 13 top division championships and was 8 times top scorer. During his 21 year professional career scored a total of 514 goals in official matches.
He was awarded the Ballon d'Or twice and voted 4th, behind Pelé, Diego Maradona, and Johan Cruyff, in a vote organised by France Football magazine which consulted their former Ballon d'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century.
R.I.P. Don Alfredo.

The Contenders

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.
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.
Férenc Puskás

Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. A prolific left footed forward, he scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became an Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup where he was named the tournament's best player. "The Galloping Major" was Olympic gold medalist with the so called 'Mighty Magyars' in 1952. He won three European Cups (1959, 1960, 1966), 10 national championships and 8 top individual scoring honors.
After retiring as a player, he became a coach. The highlight of his coaching career came in 1971 when he guided Panathinaikos to the European Cup final, where they lost 2"0 to AFC Ajax. In 1993, he returned to Hungary.
In 1995, he was recognized as the best scorer of top divisions in the 20th century by the IFFHS.
He was ranked 6th player of 20th century in the IFFHS ...more

Lothar Matthäus

He probably is the best distributor of the ball of all time. his passing, defense, shooting. ballon'dor winner world cup winner. he should at least be top ten

Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.

An absolute god his dribbling could beat anyone and his crosses were pure class.

Garrincha sucks

The second after Pele :D. True Legend. RIP GARRINCHA

Thierry Henry Thierry Daniel Henry is a French professional football coach and former player. He is the second assistant coach of the Belgium national team.
Steven Gerrard Steven George Gerrard is an English professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.
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.
Eusébio Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches.
Stanley Matthews

Greatest British player ever. The first winner of Ballon d'Or (1956).
His professional career lasted 33 years (! ).

Giuseppe Meazza

Greatest Italian player ever.

Raymond Kopa

Raymond Kopa was a French footballer, integral to the French national team of the 1950s. At club level he was part of the legendary Real Madrid team of the 1950s, winning three European Cups.Often considered one of the leading players of his generation, Kopa was a free-role advanced playmaker.
In 1958 Kopa was awarded the Ballon d'Or.

Héctor Scarone

A legend of the first half of 20th century.

Juan Alberto Schiaffino

Greatest Uruguayan player ever.

Gianni Rivera

One of the best players of the 60s.
P.S.The proposed players are more for :historicsl' reasons as in the big list with 142,000 votes a lot of great players are lost due to the lack of knowledge.

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