Top Ten Soccer World Cup Players Ever

The Top Ten Soccer World Cup Players Ever

1 Johan Cruff (Holland)
2 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 (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)

Djalma Santos took part in four World Cups (1954-1966) winning the second and the third. Along with Franz Beckenbauer and Philipp Lahm, he is one of only three players to be included into three FIFA World Cup All Star teams (in 1954, 1958 and 1962).
Djalma Santos is considered as one of the best right backs of all times, if not the greatest.

5 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) 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 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.

The only one who achieved to win a World Cup by almost himself (1986).

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

In 2016 the football site goal. com organized a voting to proclaim the best World Cup player of all times.
The knock-out voting competition called “Legends World Cup” saw Ferenc Puskás eliminating Marco van Basten, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane on his impressive run to the final where the Galloping Major relative easily (69%) beat Cristiano Ronaldo. Over 1,000,000 votes were cast in goal.com’s 16-player tournament.
The popularity of the two greats seems to be the most important factor for that result.
I wonder how many Argentinians voted, but I have the suspicion that they were not so many...

14 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.

15 Giuseppe Meazza (Italy)

Meazza is widely considered one of the best players of his generation, and among the greatest of all time, as well as being regarded by many in the sport as Italy's greatest ever player. Giuseppe Prisco and Gianni Brera considered him to be the greatest footballer of all time. Due to his technical skill, prolific goalscoring, and creative ability, he was often given the nickname "il genio" (the genius) by the Italian press during his career.
He has been ranked fourth-best player in the history of the World Cup as he led Italy to two victorious tournaments (1934,1938).

16 Garrincha (Brazil) Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.
17 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.

He took part in three World Cups (1966,1970,1974).In the best 11 team of all.

18 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.
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