Top Ten Soccer World Cup Players Ever

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The Top Ten

1 Johan Cruff (Holland)
2 Paolo Maldini (Italy) Paolo Maldini (Italy) 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’.
3 Roberto Baggio (Italy) Roberto Baggio (Italy) 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.
4 Djalma Santos (Brazil)
5 Andres Iniesta (Spain) Andres Iniesta (Spain) Andrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.
6 Helmut Rahn (West Germany)
7 Teofilo Cubillas (Peru)
8 Salvatore Schillaci (Italy)
9 Claudio Gentile (Italy)
10 Pele (Brazil) Pele (Brazil) Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is one of the best players in football, hence why he's nicknamed the "king of football".

Obviously he deserves the number 1.
Johan Cruyff played in only one World Cup.

Pele helped Brazil win 4 world cups without him Brazil wouldn't even get out of the group stage think about it's true believe me

Why isn't he in the top ten

The Contenders

11 Philipp Lahm (Germany)
12 Just Fontaine (Morocco)

JUST FONTAINE PLAYED WITH THE FRENCH NATIONAL TEAM IN THE WORLD CUP OF 1958.
HE WAS THE TOP SCORER OF THE TOURNAMENT WITH 13 GOALS.
He was born in Marrakech/Morocco in 1933, which belonged to France and never played for the National team of Morocco. Morocco gained it's independence in 1956.

13 Diego Maradona (Argentina) Diego Maradona (Argentina) Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.
14 Garrincha (Brazil) Garrincha (Brazil) Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.
15 Franz Beckenbauer (Germany) Franz Beckenbauer (Germany) Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German former professional footballer and manager. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field, and also as his first name "Franz" is reminiscent of the Austrian emperors.
16 Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
17 Bobby Charlton (England) Bobby Charlton (England) 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.
18 Giuseppe Meazza (Italy)
19 Jairzinho
20 Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.
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