The Best North & South American Soccer Players

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The Top Ten

1 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.
2 Neymar Neymar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team. ...read more.
3 Luis Suarez Luis Suarez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker.
4 Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester City and the Argentina national team. V 1 Comment
5 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".

Widely considered the greatest soccer player of all time. - Metal_Treasure

Eh,he is at 10! lower than neymar? - zxm

6 Gonzalo Higuain Gonzalo Higuain Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus.
7 Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, known as Alexis Sánchez or simply Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Manchester United and the Chilean national team.
8 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.

The dribbling master at #12? - zxm

9 James Rodríguez James Rodríguez James David Rodríguez Rubio, known as James Rodríguez, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Colombia national team as an attacking midfielder or winger.

He shouldn't be on #7 comparing all the legends here. - zxm

10 Arturo Vidal

The Newcomers

? Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha, more commonly known simply as Roberto Carlos, is a Brazilian retired footballer.
? Roberto Rivelino

The Contenders

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

HE WAS MESSI'S ICON

At 16,the player who created a lot of new tricks of football? and I heard he trained lionel messi.Just watch some of his skills on the youtube.I think he should be at number 1 - zxm

12 Juan Cuadrado
13 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).

14 Javier Hernandez Javier Hernandez Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for German club Bayer Leverkusen and the Mexico national team. V 3 Comments
15 Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima 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.
16 Zico Zico
17 Rivaldo
18 Garrincha Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.
19 Leonidas da Silva

One of the greatest players and scorers of the first half of 20th century.

20 Juan Alberto Schiaffino

Greatest Uruguayan player ever.

21 Héctor Scarone

Best player of the first great team in football history, the National team of Uruguay of the 20s.

22 Didi

Originally Waldyr Pereira.
One of the greatest Brazilian players, took part in three World Cups, won 2 of them and was Best player of the 1958 one.

23 José Leandro Andrade

Great Uruguayan midfielder of the National team of his country that won all tophies including the first World Cup (1930).

24 Daniel Passarella Daniel Passarella Daniel Alberto Passarella is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a centre back, and former manager of the Argentina and Uruguay national football teams.
25 Teófilo Cubillas
26 Omar Sivori
27 Cafu

In the best team of all times as right wing defender.

28 Nilton Santos
29 Carlos Alberto Torres

One of the best deffenders of 20th century.

30 Gabriel Batistuta Gabriel Batistuta Gabriel Omar Batistuta, nicknamed Batigol as well as El Ángel Gabriel, is a retired Argentine professional footballer.
31 Elias Figueroa

Great deffender from Chile, 3 times best South American player.

32 Arsenio Erico

Greatest Paraguayan player ever, still top scorer of the Argentinian National league (7 decades).

33 Antonio Carbajal

One of the greatest goalkeepers of the American Continrnt, the first player who took part in 5 World Cups (the second and last was Lauren Matthews).

CORRECT VERSION
One of the greatest goalkeepers of the American Continent, the first player who took part in 5 World Cups (the second and last one was Lothar Matthäus).

34 Adolfo Pedernera
35 Romario Romario Romário de Souza Faria, known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian politician, who previously achieved worldwide fame as a footballer.
36 Zizinho

One of the best Brazilian players.

37 Obdulio Varela Obdulio Varela
38 Carlos Bacca
39 Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Uruguay national team.
40 Bert Patenaude

First player to ever score a World Cup hat trick

41 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.

Mexico's greatest of all time!

42 Paulinho

A REPLACEMENT FOR NEYMAR! he's GOTTA BE GOOD.

43 Paulo Dybala Paulo Dybala Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Argentina national team.

Great CAM

44 Claudio Suárez
45 Luis Funete
46 Carlos Hermosillo
47 William Gonsalves
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