Greatest Players to Have Never Played at the World Cup

The Top Ten

1 George Best (Northern Ireland) George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.

One if the greatest players to have ever lived glad to say I'm from the same country as him. - wolphert

2 Ryan Giggs (Wales) Ryan Joseph Giggs is a Welsh football coach and former player who is currently the assistant manager at Manchester United and co-owner of Salford City.
3 Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina, Colombia, Spain)
4 Gareth Bale (Wales) Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.
5 Eric Cantona (France)
6 Duncan Edwards (England)
7 Jari Litmanen (Finland)
8 Abedi Pele (Ghana)
9 Ian Rush (Wales)
10 José Manuel Moreno (Argentina)

José Manuel Moreno Fernández (1916 - 1978), nicknamed "El Charro", was an Argentine footballer who played as an inside forward for several clubs in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia; for many who saw him play, he is one of the greatest players of all time, even along Diego Maradona, Pelé and Alfredo Di Stéfano, and was the first footballer ever to have won first division league titles in four countries.
During his professional career (1935-1961), he won 13 top division champioships and three Copa America (1941,1945, 1947).
According to the newspapers of the 1930s and 40s, he revolutionised the game, as regarded a hugely accomplished player blessed with great technique, an eye for goal and prodigious ability in the air.

The Contenders

11 George Weah (Liberia)
12 Arthur Friedenreich (Brazil)

The Brazilian legend was the first player that bagged more than 1,000 goals in his career and he lost the opportunity to take part in the first World Cup (1930) due to disconect of the Brazilian football authorities.

13 Valentino Mazzola (Italy)

The great Italian player of the 1940s was unlucky enough to play in any World Cup.

14 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)
15 László Kubala (Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Spain)
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