Best Soccer (Football) Players of All Time

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21 Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

His powerfull kicks was also really presice as well! For example, on one game, he nailed a freekick, but the refere asked him to do it again. Puskas told to everyone that I'm gonna kick it exactly the same way! And so he did it and scored again! Well this days I'm watching lot a games but I've seen noone near to that confidence, precision and loveing to the game on the field! Ferenc Puskas rest in peace! Thank you!

Because Puskas is utter class he scored 1000 goals way before Pele did and it shows just how good he is because he has a whole stadium named after him and actually had a brain and that showed through his game. Then again I am Hungarian, so. - robbie

Probably the no. 1 player of all time. Only Cruyff that can compete as the the number 1 with Puskas. Kids today don't have the knowledge of these players and only vote Ronaldo, Messi etc. Who isn't near either Cruyff or Puskas.

i do!

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

great player, best shooter and responsible for the greatest goal of all time

The Best Free Kick In The History Of Soccer. Better Than Beckham.

The best left foot in football history

Have you seen that free-kick goal he did. It defies the laws of PHYSICS.

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

I can't believe you guys, have you ever seen Garrincha playing football. Garrincha is one of the 10 best player in the world.

Just watch his highlight reels. A true legend.

Garrincha was a footbal artist, a player with an unique dribbling style which resembled a drunken man trying to walk. He's an underrated footballer, perhaps overshadowed by Pele, and he should be in the top ten list. It's definitely worth seeing his videos.

How is this guy not in the top ten😫

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24 Andres Iniesta Andres Iniesta Andrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.

Obviously Iniesta is in the Top 100 footballers of all time.
Andres is going to be the best footballer in the next 10 years
Or so. No one will ever beat Andres the beast Iniesta in the next 10 years! Iniesta should be the 11th best of all time. Againist Italy in Group Stages of Euro 2012, he made Gianluigi Buffon (the best goalkeeper for the last decade or so)jump like a frog. Iniesta is small, but he can get through footballers(Peter Crouch or Nikola Zigic)who are about 1 foot and a quarter taller than him. Iniesta has helped Spain for a long time and all matches with Spain, Rain or Shine, Iniesta would always play in the 1st team. In the 2010 World Cup, Iniesta helped Spain with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in the Final. Fabregas set Iniesta up and Iniesta scored the only goal in the match. Iniesta is the best Attacking Midfielder in the
World, By a long, long, long way.

He captains the best soccer club in the world right now. He scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final. He is the best visionary to play the sport and creates so many opportunities with impeccable passes. Even though he is aging, Iniesta was named the best player at the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final. What else do you want from him? He is easily the best midfielder right now. He has been among the top nominees for the Ballon D'or in recent years and deserves at least one to his name.

It's impossible steal the ball to him.

Go iniesta

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25 Xavi Hernandez Xavi Hernandez Xavier "Xavi" Hernández Creus is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Qatari club Al Sadd SC.

Very very very good player
He is king of the playmaker in the world.

His just the best ever... Mad about him

He is the best midfielder nowadays and he is a world champion with Spain
;] he should win a golden ball

Best game distributor of all time

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26 Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard Steven George Gerrard is an English professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.

steven gerrard is the best football player I have ever seen. zidane is very good, ronaldinho, ronaldo, messi, rooney,.. but gerrard is really the best. he plays with heart and his is leader who motivates all other players. his shot is so powerful and accurate, his passes just stand and watch it, he is very good in defense also also in attack, he has also very good dribble skills. SIMPLY THE BEST!

The best football player with good manners and full power!
Liverpool is lucky to have him. Royalty, Loyalty, Totality, his life is for Football and of course in Liverpool FC!

GODLIKE!

hey guys Gerrard is without doubt the most successful soccer player in the world.. he has unmatched talent, enthusiasm, history, achievement, determination.. Go for him instead of Rolando

One word- legend. Greatness. Sharpshooter. Leader and most importantly PLAYER. STEVEN GERRARD

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27 Eusebio (Eusebio da Silva Ferreira) Eusebio (Eusebio da Silva Ferreira)

Laugh out loud, Eusebio 30th? Talk about people being ignorant and not knowing crap about soccer! He's Easily top 5 material, and only people who never seen him play could think otherwise!

Come on Beckham 12? Wake up idiots! WATCH SOME SOCCER!

LOOL di stefano 40? Should be top 10!

FIGO like 50 -. -, one of the best players I've EVER SEEN, amazing dribbles and crazy crosses, the man who was there for ronaldo and rivaldo and raul!

Eusebio was amazing.
How you guys have courage of talk about Sukur, Beckham...
are you loosing your mind...

The merit of Eusebio's achievements as a footballer surpass the 4 lines on the field. He became an inspirational icon, for many generations of footballers, not only in Portugal or Europe, but also in an entire continent (Africa). His achievements were greater than the impressive football he played, he became part of the national identity of countries like Portugal and Mozambique. Inside the field or outside it he was always a simple, humble man, who played with passion a game that we all embrace. His legacy is timeless and imortal.

Almost the entire world calls this game FOOTBALL! never mind "watch some soccer" - get a grip, you have no idea! How very arrogant...

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28 Iker Casillas Iker Casillas Iker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper.

Obviously Casillas is the best Goalie in the world. Buffon, Casillas, Cesar, Cech, Lloris, Reina, De Gea, Van Der Sar, Stekelenburg, Hart.

Hi is the best goal kiper in world

The best goalkeeper in the world.

Not as good as Neuer

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29 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.

Three times European Player of the Year.
Over 40 goals for his country from midfield.
Highest scorer in Serie A 3 years running.
One of the greatest passers of the ball in history.
Highest goal scorer in European Championship history.
I rest my case.

This greatest footballer remind me about best times of football.

Come on! Platini scored the best free kick goal ever in 1984 against Portugal! He's just the best. - miguelmam

Cristiano Ronaldo took 4 european tournaments to score 9 goals whereas he took only 1. He should be ahead of CR7 and many of the overrated players ahead of him - garethbale

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30 Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi Buffon Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon is an Italian professional goalkeeper who plays for and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team.

This amazing player should be higher then 45 - FrankP

He is a Goalkeeper. The Best goalkeeper.

This list has problem how are Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas and Thiery Henry not in top ten - FrankP

Great player

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31 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.

This is the best goalkeeper to have lived on Earth. He is the only goalkeeper to have won a Ballon D'Or, and will probably will be the only one. He has made some unbelievable saves and I just don't know why he has always been underrated or even unknown to the general football fans. - radrichiie

Rated 94 for being the great goalie who could save tons of shots most goalies couldn't and just flat out being the best goalie of all time.

Best keeper ever with George Banks, Iker Casillas and Buffon. - FrankP

Well Better than Buffon

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32 Ali Daei

Ali Daei is the top scorer all over the world.
He is Legend.

The best player of Iran... - navidzhd

The man of goal - mohsenheydari

The best Iranian player ever

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33 Mesut Özil Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil was a little patchy for Real Madrid toward the end of last season, but has cleaned up his act considerably over the last few months.

He's back scoring important goals for Los Merengues at pivotal moments, and of course, he still remains the No. 1 provider to Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of assists.

He was one of the better performers at Euro 2012 for Germany. - dahamid364

The best player in bundesliga, and he is young as well! I can't believe he wasn't on the list. Search his name on youtube and you will understand...

He should be in the top 30, at least!

Best Maestro ever, deserves more than Arsenal

He is awesome!

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34 Dennis Bergkamp Dennis Bergkamp Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp is a Dutch former professional footballer, who is the assistant manager to Frank de Boer at Ajax.

He should be top 3 and he is the best foreign premier league player of all history and he loves seeing boys in bras plus best dutch player ever in england

he's skills and he's goal are superb

Scored the best goal ever against newcastle how is he only 37th he should be top 5.

#52 is this a joke?

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35 Robin van Persie Robin van Persie Dutch footballer from Rotterdam born on August 6 1983. Currently plays for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe S.K and The Netherlands national football team as the number 11. Robin Van Persie is known for playing for Arsenal and Manchester United, though his most notable goal was his header against Spain ...read more.

Robin Van Persie The Best Striker and Winger ever, Good technical, good shoot, and the left foot number one in the World, just stay in Arsenal and Gunners. Come on Van Persie you can do that. I trust you.

In one of the only years Robin van Persie's ankle hasn't given way, it's no surprise to see him turn in consistently excellent performances that place him among the best in the world. Coming off a 30-goal season at Arsenal and a £22 million move to Manchester United, expectations were so high the Dutchman could have crumbled. - dahamid364

Van Persie has great skill he can take shots from distance and he is wonderful on volleys

He has the skills to pay the bills!

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36 Gareth Bale Gareth Bale Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.

the young Welshman has got the best finishing for a left footer
he powers up and down the left wing -

One of the best Welsh players of all time he should be at least top ten
HE WILL BE THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD SOON

Welsh Wizard, Magic Man, Simply amazing player for Spurs he is the best no.11 we have ever seen!

Gareth Bale Is lightning on the pitch he takes a OK Wales team and makes them elite if you add just one more Star Striker to the welsh they would be elite world cup contenders

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37 Fernando Torres Fernando Torres Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Atlético Madrid, on loan from Serie A club Milan.

El Nino I believe is one of the best soccer/football players of all time. He is very fast, skillful and is great with his finishing. He has scored many goals, especially with Spain, and that is why I reckon he deserves to be in the top ten. - Rotorhead

Fernando torres should at least be in top 10 or at least top 15
he is the star of Spain
25 is not the place for a player of such huge quality

WHAT? 25TH PLACE? ARE YOU CRAZY? HE SHOULD BE AT TOP TEN... THERE ARE A LOT BEFORE THAT ARE NOT BETTER THAN HIM... THIS LIST IS COMPLETELY WRONG... LOVE YOU TORRES YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A LEGEND.. EL NINO IS THE BEST... SPAIN CAN'T WIN EURO 2012 WITHOUT HIM... HE MAKES THE GAME.. LOVE you FERNANDO

Best footballer ever. If Atletico Madrid plays his way there will be no one better than him.

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38 Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Del Piero Ufficiale is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a deep-lying forward.

Fantastic, Unbelievable, Genius! If not the all-times number 1, he certainly deserves a place in all-times top 10. Personally, I could only compare him with Maradona.

ALEX DELPIERO BEST IS THE BEST..
NOMERO UNO IN THE WORLD..

FORZA ADP 10

Watson: "Del Piero is the icon of Italian football. " No truer words have been said in football in a long time, Alessandro is truly a legend and his name will forever be engraved in the history books of not Italian football, but across the world

He was really a pro out there,but now in the 2010s
I think he broke DOWN to 80 or 70 or what ever?
He was (maybe) in Sydney fc

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39 Mehdi Mahdavikia

He is the player of perspolis and some years ago he plays in humborg

He is the best and popular player of the world forever!
He plays in fc. Perspolis and used to play in hamburg for many years!

He is the love of Iranian football- 6only 6

Droped 2.2 a game my dude

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40 Naser Hejazi

He is the best saver ball in all of the time

Naser hejazi eshghe naser khane hejazi behtarin dar vaze bane

He was the best goalkeeper in all of the world in few years ago

I love naser hejazi

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