The Best North & South American Soccer Players
The Top Ten
Widely considered the greatest soccer player of all time. - Metal_Treasure
Eh,he is at 10! lower than neymar? - zxm
Pele is the LEGENG of soccer
level up - fireagle71
The dribbling master at #12? - zxm
One of the 'big 5' of football of the 20th century.
He shouldn't be on #7 comparing all the legends here. - zxm
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
Arthur Antunes Coimbra, is a Brazilian former footballer, who played as an attacking midfielder. Often called the "White Pelé", he was a creative playmaker, with excellent technical skills, great passer and finisher.
In 1999, Zico came 8th in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote.
According to Pelé, "throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico".
'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).
He is awesome - fireagle71
He's awesome - fireagle71
Cool - fireagle71
Best player of the first great team in football history, the National team of Uruguay of the 20s.
Great Uruguayan midfielder of the National team of his country that won all tophies including the first World Cup (1930).
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.
One of the greatest players and scorers of the first half of 20th century.
Greatest Paraguayan player ever, still top scorer of the Argentinian National league (7 decades).
One of the best Brazilian players.
Mexico's greatest of all time!
In the best team of all times as right wing defender.
One of the best deffenders of 20th century.
Great deffender from Chile, 3 times best South American player.
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).
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).
Serrano was the best player in the history of the football of Nicaragua.
A very prolific striker who scored 742 goals for clubs in 662 games (between 1967-1985) and 59 in 111 for his National team. None of this stats are officially recognised but this has nothing to do with his playing and goalscoring abilities. Finally, he was 14 times top seasonal scorer of the Primera División of his country (maybe a world record).
Alejandro Morera Soto was a Costa Rican football player, who played as a striker mostly for Alajuelense in the Costa Rican Primera División. He is considered the best and most talented player of all time in Costa Rica.
He also played in Spain for 3 years, including two years in Barcelona with great success - 68 goals in 76 games.
His overall club goals were 615 and additionaly 6 in 7 caps for his National team. Very prolific scorer (goalscoring rate of 0,87).
Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade, generally known as Tostão, is a Brazilian footballer who played as a forward or attacking midfielder. Tostão represented Brazil in two World Cups, capped 54 times and scored 32 goals.
Amadeo Raúl Carrizo popularly known by his first name "Amadeo", is a former Argentinian goalkeeper. Carrizo is considered a pioneer of the position, helping to innovate techniques and strategies for goalkeepers. IFFHS ranked Carrizo as the best South American keeper of the 20th century in 1999.
He was the first goalkeeper to wear gloves, the first one to leave the penalty area to defend his goal and the first one to use goal kicks as a strategy to start counterattacks.
He played for River Plate and the National team of his country (1954-1964).
Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida was a Uruguayan winger, who played both in Peñarol and Nacional, but also in Barcelona and River Plate of Argentina. He took part in the World Cups of 1962,1970 and 1974 with the National team of his country.