Best Soccer (Football) Players of All Time

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61 Paolo Maldini Paolo Maldini Paolo Cesare Maldini is a former Italian professional footballer who played as a left back and central defender. Maldini captained Italy for 8 years and AC Milan for 12, and was renowned for his leadership skills, earning him the nickname “Il Capitano”, or ‘The Captain’.

The BEST defensive player ever. He is a Legend in the history of the European Football. No other player had, have and will ever have his skills in defending. I mean, look at his sliding tackle - just perfect!

greatest left back ever the face of Milan for the past 20 or so years -

Where to begin with this legend for a starter he is a 1 team player started and ended his career with Milan he won every single cup possible with them and a record of 5 times UCL winner nominated a lot in the team of the year reached the WC final in the 1994 and the semi final in the 1990 was in the dream team in both of them...

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63 Ali Parvin

The best captain for perspolis

Best footballer in all time

64 John Charles

I am sure most of those voting here are far to young to remember the Gentle Giant who was equally at home at centre half and centre forward. Never booked throughout his career. Played for Wales in the 1958 World Cup, won 3 Championships and 2 Italian Cups in his 4 years at Juventus. He played long before todays wall-to-wall T.V. coverage. Had he been playing today, he would be near the top of the list.

The best leeds united player ever and probably 3rd best player in the world only since sir stan

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65 Petr Cech Petr Cech Petr Čech is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Arsenal and captains the Czech Republic national team.

Amazing Goal Keeper. So sad that he was knocked unconscious. Still, after all that, he is an awesome goalie. Best Czech player by far and the most talented goalie in the EPL and before the injury, the best goalie in the world (and he has the trophy to prove it! ). The goalie is the most vital part of the team. So often we overlook our defense. Look at the top ten! A bunch of strikers and midfielders. We need to learn to appreciate our defenders and goalies much more.

He is the best goalie that ever lived. He could never compare to any goalie.

If you look on best goal keepers in the world de Gea and neuer is top 2

Amazing Goalkeeper from Czech Republic!

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66 David Villa David Villa David Villa Sánchez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker and also serves as captain for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Ultimate striker... Nightmare of Defenders... Kicks most on the list in the butt without even looking.

Ultimate striker!
The dream finisher!
The real man of aggressive football!

scores many many goals, national and clubs.

Best player in the world

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67 Emile Heskey

When Heskey gets on the ball he is feared by all, his shot is more powerful than a thousand hammers, he is stronger than a million men. You see players who are known as 'great' Heskey surpasses mere greatness he is a true legend of the game.

#HeskeybetterthanMessi

Emile Heskey has scored more goals in the premier league than Messi. If Messi is at number 2 Heskey should be number 1. Heskey is a more versatile player and has scored more goals for the England national team than Messi.

When Heskey touches the ball hundreds of thousands African child get fed

Where's tim Cahill go Australia in the olympics

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68 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.

He scored the best last minute goal of all time. Next year I'd like to see him in the top twenty at least

He's good, best player in England by far. Why was he not at least in the top 100.

Best player in the premier league by far. He should be around 8th or something

People always underrate him. He is awesome.

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69 Michael Laudrup

You guys must be out of your mind, if you don't think that Michael can be in at least top 10. His passing-skils were insane, and techniqually he is one of the best ever. He scored goals and made his team mates better. Besides that, he was a true gentleman who never got a red card or dived, like many of todays players do. Watch some videos of him, on YouTube!

Laudrups skills were amazing! Played in Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid! Needs to be much higher placed on this list!

One of the greatest midfielders the game has ever seen. He was the player everybody wanted to have on their team, but no one wanted to play against.

Not in thousand years Messi can have passing ability and vision like laudrup also laudrup has much better pace n strength I guess u people have voted on current popularity.no doubt he should be in top 5

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70 Gerd Müller Gerd Müller

If 68 goals in 62 internationals is not enough, consider 14 World Cup goals, and one of just 3 to score 10+ goals in a single edition (1970) of the World Cup (the others being Fontaine and Kocsis and they did it in the 1950's when the scores tended to be higher). Definitely one of the top 10 strikers of all-time.
- Relayer1971

Come on guys he is the best striker ever, so much goals, so much trophies, what an instinct for striker I can only compare him with nistelrooy - ahil

Best striker of all time. Not debatable

Best German striker

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71 Xabi Alonso Xabi Alonso Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich as a central midfielder.

One of the greatest midfielders of all time, shame he left Liverpool. - DalglishIsBack

Xabi Alonso's playing style hasn't changed a jot in six years, and that's not a bad thing either.

He has rare ability on the ball that's consistently put to good use, sharing a midfield with the formidable Sami Khedira and producing one of the world's finest double pivots.

As far as deep-lying playmakers go, there's only one man who's better. - dahamid364

He is a great fast player who scores lots of goals

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73 Abedi Pelé

The greatest dare devil of our century, He was more than a team. His dribbles, his placements and accuracy has no description. Abedi Pele lacked nothing while with the ball. Abedi is the only speedster that lives

he was the most skillful african player

Abedi pele should be the second best player of all time right after lionel messi

heartbeat of contemporary african and world soccer

74 Didier Drogba Didier Drogba Didier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Canadian Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact.

He is excellent the top scorer in barclays premier league

he is a powerhouse
he has so much skill and precision it is unreal -

He kills and he got the most goals for Chelsea in 2006. Better than all the other Africans. Go Ivory Coast.

Greatest Ever

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75 Pavel Nedved

He was present in every time of the match. Also was a complete soccer game player, ideal to hold wathever position he was designed to.

This guy is a legend

76 Alan Shearer Alan Shearer

who votes on here you can't tell me the great alan shearer and GEORGE BEST are not in this top ten and are behind the likes of keane owen, ronaldo what a load of wank people forget to easily - pommy

THE best striker ever! how on earth is there people like micheal owen or david beckham ahead of him! wake up! - FOSTER69a

One of the greatest premier league player that ever lived. long live Shearer!

The best striker in history Messi sucks pele sucks Ronaldo sucks Alan shearer is the best

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77 Paul Scholes

Scholes is without doubt the greatest English player of all time and should be in the top ten of this list!
He is the perfect player!

Best footballer ever. No one else can control a game like Paul Scholes. He is perfection.

Best all round player of all time... FACT

How is he 81st?

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78 Mojtaba Jabbari

He plays in Esteghlal(the best club in iran)
He is 29
He was recalled by Carlos Queiroz in 2011 and was scored his first national goal on 11 October 2011 against Bahrain. He was also scored an other goal in the match with Bahrain on 11 November 2011 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. - alishokrigangraj

Is The Best... ♥

79 Radamel Falcão García Radamel Falcão García Radamel Falcao García Zárate, also known as Radamel Falcao, or simply Falcao, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Chelsea on loan from French club Monaco, and captain of the Colombia national team.

Dam to bad he wasnt in the copa america with colombia it would of been a different story right now... Colombia vs. Brasil Copa America final...

Best player ever he's like the third best player in the world I wouldn't be surprised to see him win a balon de oro soon

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80 Lothar Matthaus Lothar Matthaus

Der Kaiser II was the only player who could kill the ball (WC '90 West Germany-Yugoslavia).

The stats speak for themselves. Even pele who I think is the best of all time was in awe if matthaus skills, vision got the game and durability. Pele has him as one if the best of all time.

The most capped player in Germany's history he participated in the team who won the 1980 Euro Cup... this man led Germany in the 1980's and most important part was the rivalry with Maradona in both Inter and Germany he lost to Maradona in 1986 but the 1990 WC named by his name won the Ballon D'or in the same year as he won the UEFA cup with Inter the year after and won the Scudetto the year before... his leadership skills are phenomenal as he played nearly in every single position in the field started as a playmaker then to what was called Libro...

One of the best play maker

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