Top 10 Most Legendary Football (Soccer) Players

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The Top Ten

1 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".

He is the best

He scored 1,284 goals like what the legitimate heck.

2 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.
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.

Amazing technical abilities but not a leader. That's why Argentina lost two Copa America finals and one World Cup final. Maradona is still the God of football for the Argentinians.

Messi the best stupid Ronaldo

4 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.

Underrated in this list, he's still the best European football player ever.

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

Second best European football player ever.

WTFF IS Christiano Ronaldo 12TH PLACE HE 100 % SHOULD BE 1ST

6 Alfredo Di Stefano

The greatest football player till Pele appeared.

7 Ronaldo 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.
8 Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.
9 Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
10 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.

The Newcomers

? Didi

Waldyr Pereira most known as Didi was a real legend of Brazilian football. He participated in 3 World Cups, won 2 and was the best player of one (1958).
He's regarded by many in the 5 best Brazilian players of all times with Pele, Garrincha, Zico and Ronaldo.

? Ricardo Zamora

'El Divino' was a legendary Spanish goalkeeper of the midwar years,the best of the first half of 20th century.
He was also the subject of controversy throughout his career which increased his fame. Some football experts regarded him as the best player of the first half of 20th century.

The Contenders

11 Zico
12 Garrincha Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.
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.
14 Sir Stanley Matthews

Greatest English football player ever (that's why he's a Sir-the first one).

15 Eusebio Eusebio 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.
16 Juan Alberto Schiaffino

Greatest Uruguayan player ever.

17 José Manuel Moreno

'El Charro' was the first Argentinian legend. He played in 5 differend countries winning 12 top league championships.
He was elected by IFFHS as the 5th South American football player of the 20th century (after Pele, Maradona, Di Stefano and Garrincha).

18 Lev Yashin Lev Yashin 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.

Best goalkeeper of all times with no doubt.

19 Romário de Souza Faria Romário de Souza Faria Romário de Souza Faria, known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian politician, who previously achieved worldwide fame as a footballer.
20 Bobby Moore Bobby Moore
21 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.
22 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.

A f... a... who should register votes deleted 2 votes of mine some hours ago making another non voting list.

23 Gerd Müller Gerd Müller
24 Giuseppe Meazza
25 Fritz Walter
26 Lothar Matthaus Lothar Matthaus
27 Gianni Rivera
28 Héctor Scarone

The best player of the first great team in football history, the National team of Uruguay of the 20s (two Olympic gold medals, winner of the first World Cup).

The best player of the first great team in football history, National team of Uruguay (1920s):two gold medals in Olympic Games, winner of the first World Cup

P. S. This top 10 is one of the best I've seen till now.

29 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.
30 Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard Steven George Gerrard is an English professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.
31 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’.

I think the best defender after Beckenbauer.

32 David Beckham David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham is an English retired professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team, for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016.
33 Oliver Kahn Oliver Kahn
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