Best Soccer (Football) Players of All Time

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41 Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio (Italian pronunciation: roˈbɛrto ˈbaddʒo), born 18 Feb 1967, is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a second striker, or as an attacking midfielder. In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. He is the former President of ...read more.

He was the best Italian soccer player that ever lived - CaptCool

Probably the best Italian player of all the time. Should be in the top 10 at least. 29 it's just unacceptable. So much better than Totti, Del Piero etc..

Not only did he have the most amazing skills, he knew how to gain the love of the people and be considered as a true and complete soccer player and also a respectable person. Unfortunately you can't say the same about some of his coaches and that's why he's not given the right recognition. He's definitely the best Italian soccer player of the last 30 years and top 3 of all time.

Baggio should be in 4th best player of the world. He will be second to pele & maradona. He will be in par with Messi, Rossi, Mueller, Ronaldo, Beckenbauer, Platini, Gullit, Ronaldiniho, KaKa, or anyother.

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42 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 real top top striker to ever grace football. His bicycle kicks, volleys and strikes were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, I don't think any other striker can do what Marco did, no doubt he was called San Marco. I've never seen anyone can do a spectacular volley from a tight angle in the Euro 88 final. It's a shame he has a lot of injuries and retired young from Milan.

Best ever! Marco had it all. Was a great passer of the bal as wel fast with the ball and his technics were just amazing! Remember euro 1988

Nr 1 in my book! Had all the qualities a forward should have!
Why is he so far down on this list? You guys don't know football!

Top 20 at least

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43 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.

Let's be honest, if he were Brazilian, Argentinian, or German, he'd be in the top 10 or 15 at least. If not, name another player who even comes close to scoring such beautiful and difficult goals at the same time. Keeping in mind that most of them were not a one time lucky shots. And for those who say "well all those pichichis were won because he was an opportunist or because he just parked in front of the goal" if it's that easy why isn't any other player (in la liga) doing it every other year. I'm not putting him in the same level as pele or maradona, but come on lets give the guy credit where credit is due.

By fare, one of the best soccer players I have seen played. The footage of his goals are stunning, to say the leas. It is hard to argue what he achieved in Spain. The results speak for themselves. His acomplishmenst speaks volumes as to what kind of player he was. This is an wasome list of player. But with all due respect to them, not many players in the Spanish league (or on this list) come close to what he has achieved. An absolute underrated player. Stats don't lie or have bias. I am afraid some of these great players that are placed before him on this list will never get close.

Hands down one of the technically superior players to ever play the game. Had he been from any other country he would surely be in the top 10 I guarantee it. Simply beautiful to watch.

Best Mexican player of all time

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44 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.

Survived a terrible plane disaster but still came back to be one of the greatest players of all time. This guy should be top 10 no doubt

The best English player of the post war era both for England and in a magnificent Manchester United team. - Spursfred

May not be the number 1 best, but is a a inspiration most definitely top 10

Only 42nd what a joke

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45 Arjen Robben Arjen Robben Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Netherlands national team.

he has got a sweet left foot
he is an ace at volleying -

How can people forget this outstanding footballer, he did amazing in the 2014 World Cup, with 6 goals, 5 assists. Robben should be on the top ten, and yah, also I forgot, ROBBEN WON THE TITLE FOR BAYERN

Possibly the best left foot of all times, to be so consistent in cutting inside with curving shots and general key passing and shooting with that foot. Combine that with extremely good dribbling and speed. Surely at least a top10 player! Netherlands played 5-3-2 on the WC in 2014, he made it look 5-3-3 he had that much impact.

44? he should be at least top 30

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46 Franck Ribery Franck Ribery Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich.

the French international has tons of pace its unreal he completely humiliates defenders -

You need at least 4 guys to get possession from him.

62nd place if you don't vote for him, I will find you and I will kill you

47 Andrea Pirlo Andrea Pirlo Andrea Pirlo is an Italian professional footballer who plays for American club New York City FC in Major League Soccer and the Italy national team.

If we are talking about footballers who carry the team in which they play, you can never forget to mention the name Andrea Pirlo, arguably the best deep-lying playmaker ever to play the game, AC Milan of Carlo Ancelotti and Italy of Marcello Lippi with this of Prandely, all are built aroud Pirlo, very few players have been pivot like he does! The boy should occupy the higher echelon in any rankings of the soccer masters!

Pirlo Is The Most Awesome Player

I just don't understand. Pirlo deserve a much higher spot. He's just awesome.

He is a 1000 times better then 2nd ranked Ronaldo

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48 Manuel Neuer Manuel Neuer Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

He is the best goalkeeper I have ever seen

Greatest goalkeeper of all time

If de Gea is 336 or something and pretty much better than neuer than de Gea deserves some where around here

No.51 is too good for him...
But he still the 7th best goalkeeper ever that's good - IliasSeferiadis

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49 Ryan Giggs Ryan Giggs 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.

The most decorated british player the world will ever see, ryan giggs is an inspiration

He plays at the same level for now 20 years! And no end in sight :-)

Brilliant skills with fantastic insight... sets up many other players and goal situations...

Best under rates playa in the world

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50 Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh

Abedzadeh is the proud of Asia and Iran

What are these Iranian footballers doing ahead of true legends - garethbale

He was the eaghle of Asia.

Asian Eagle

51 Raúl Gonzalez Raúl Gonzalez

Surely the best striker and one of the best players ever. Football is not only dribles.
RAUL 7 RUUUUUUUUUUUUULES. - i-love-rock-n-roll

Playing with very simple skill ability, but always creating a lot of beautiful goal... Fabulous. One of the best striker in the world. SIMPLICITY and MAJESTIC

Surely the best striker and of the best players ever. Football is not only dribbling football is score game and Raul the best scorer ever.

The Spanish legend was the most iconic Striker/offensive Midfielder in the Mighty Real Madrid of the late 90's and the early 2000's nominated more than once for the best striker in UEFA Champions League and won 3 CL...

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52 Javier Hernandez Chicharito Javier Hernandez Chicharito Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for German club Bayer Leverkusen and the Mexico national team.

NOT ONLY IS HE MEXICAN BUT HES GOOD. WHO WOULDN'T VOTE FOR HIM. HES ONLY PLAYED FOR LIKE 2-3 YEARS AND HES PLAYING REALLY WELL. HE HAS LIKE 50 GOALS ALREADY IN HIS CAREER. THAT IS AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE. WITH HIS FIRST GAME WITH MAN U. HE MADE A GOAL AGAINST THE MLS ALL-STARS. THAT'S WHY I PUT MY VOTE ON Javier 'CHICAHRITO' Hernandez!

he has scored the fastest goal against one of the best teams ever chelsea on the 36th second when he moved into man you and I'm a man you supporter and he has become the best player in the world - uzy

Chicharito should be in the top ten for sure. Right behind Messi and Kaka so people can actually see who has skills.

? Just because Chicarito is Mexican and phenomenal doesn't make him top 10. Coming from a dignified Man UTD fan.

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53 Francesco Totti Francesco Totti Francesco Totti is an Italian professional footballer who plays for, and captains, Serie A club Roma.

The best player of Italy... His freekicks are amazing. His passes are accurate. A goal scoring machine. Great dribbler and has capacity to destroy any defender... Should be in top 10
The best striker
Ronaldo is nothing compared to him

Totti should always be thought as a legend he made roma as one of the best teams in the world, he is always loyal to his team and would always fight for the win. I believe he should be one of the best players ever lived, NO TOTTI NO PARTY

Francesco totti is the best Italian football ever with great skill and charismatic person

True legend, entire career in the same club, refused many rich offers from prestigious clubs. Best assistman ever, fantasy and technique

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54 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.

The new Kop hero Luis Suarez is really a sensational talent. He is a curse for opposition defenders and produces sensational magic in the pitch. He deserved to be best player in Copa America. - Newuser

He is just phenomenal! He filled Fernando Torres shoes very well. He got skills, scores many goals, creates chances for his team mates. And he does nutmegs, nutmegs, nutmegs.. Vote! Should at least be number 20!

How the hell is he below messi! Messi is terrible. he has to team up with all stars to win, suarez played in Liverpool with terrible teammates. he lead them to the finals. if suarez replaced Messi he would win every game! Messi is a cry baby, boohoo! He is jealous that he doesn't have SUAREZ POWER. nom

He should be in the top why the hell is he so low on the list. He is definitely the best.

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55 Cesc Fàbregas

He has helped arsenal so much rember the goal against sunderland and aston villa and also the pass he gave during world cup finals

no doubt he is the great ball passer of all time. Give him the ball and you are ready to score.

He is now the best player of his age and good looks too

He is a very good player. I will always support him

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56 Eric Cantona

he turned united from a great team to one wanted for breach of competition laws for monopolising the premeirship

He truely is the best french player ever

Eric Cantona will always be a Manchester united legend. Cantona will be remembered for decades to come. Eric Cantona will forever be known as the king.

There is only one king

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57 Seyed Mehdi Rahmati

He is best goal keeper in the world

Number 1
Best goal keeper
Eagle of Asia

Bestt goalkeeper in the world!

Best goalkiper and Best man in the world

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58 Luis Figo Luis Figo

Luis figo is a jack of all trades, if the ranking was up to me I would reserve the first place for him. People tend not to think about how well rounded a player is, but they just focus on the top ten players in any factor. Well let me tell you something, luis figo is not number 1 in any factor, yet he is from the top player in every factor. Luis figo is memorable in shooting, dribbling, assisting, physical abilities, dedication, endurance, stamina, opportunity seeker, respected, and most of all, a winner. This list can go on till words are no longer describing a human, it will be describing a legend. The reason why words can't describe such a player is because, luis figo is a legend, and if he is not a legend, who is?

He has the greatest class of any player, with his trademark curl, he is Portugal's greatest asset.

one of the best portugal has offered and one of the best the world has seen - PR1MET1ME101

Luis Figo
My homie
Soccer madness in Portugal

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59 Samuel Eto'o Samuel Eto'o Samuel Eto'o Fils is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor.

Eto' is to me the best striker in the history of football. Other people may say Ronaldo yes he made his name in the Brazilian national team especially during world cup. If Eto'o had this same opportunity to play I a team like Brazil with the worlds most talented players I believe he would have done even more than Ronaldo. The boy is a naturally born footballer. I say he is among the first 5 world best footballers ever.

Eto'o is the most useful player in the history of football reason being that he can score any how any where and any time. These other players made name because they were highly watched by people

Africa magic man. World's best striker. Put him in any
team of clao he will be the highest goals scorer for that season
He is better than all those strange names I see up there. His fire is still burning. Africa's best player 4 times. 4 champions leagues to his credit. Prolific goals scorer in La Liga. Highest goals scorer in CAN archives.

Certainly his not among the 10 greatest but I think he deserves some more credit and should be in a beter position on this list. This guy change the vision of African football and the what africans look at the beautiful game today. Coming from Cameroon he rose to be among the best in the world. I think courage and the achievement at the time demonstrates the talent and potential of Samuel eto. The lion the best. We love Etoo

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60 Frank Lampard Frank Lampard Frank James Lampard is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Frank lampard is the only midfielder who scored the most goals ever in English football.

one of the best mid player I have seen is really pleasing to watch him play

Lampard at present is arguably the best midfielder in English football.. He has it all he can score from long distance
+ he can also put in those lovely passes for the strikers to score..

Frank is just spectacular. It's a shame that he's so low. He's very underrated. There was nothing he couldn't do with the ball. Pass, Assist, Score, defend. You name it Lampard has it. I think we should have a statue of him outside the bridge. He deserves that much.

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