Top 10 Best Argentine Football (Soccer) Players of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Diego Maradona Diego Armando Maradona (October 30, 1960 - November 25, 2020) was an Argentine professional footballer. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"). He was known for the "Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal... read more

Love Lionel Messi, but the fact that he still hasn't won a World Cup is disappointing, especially after coming so close in 2014.

Maradona can do anything Messi can do, but with the National Team too. I'm not saying that Messi is worse, but he just cannot achieve at the national level. The goal against England in the World Cup says it all.

What would it take for Messi to be considered better than Maradona?

A World Cup - if he does achieve this title, I think he's the best player ever...

Maradona is the best player in the history of soccer. He was a perfect player. He didn't need anybody near him to win (like Messi needs Xavi and Iniesta), true story. The teams who faced Maradona in the next match used to say, "We're doomed! Maradona is playing!" A unique, one-of-a-kind player, he had the quality of Zinedine Zidane, the speed of Roberto Carlos, the dribbling of Messi, the power shot of Romario, and the juggles of Ronaldinho. Imagine what a player he was!

2 Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.

In my opinion, he deserves to be at the top of this list and not Maradona. As a kid who had a disease, who would have thought that he would grow up and become the best footballer in the world and amaze us in every match he plays with his amazing, natural talents. Leo is without a doubt the best player of all time, and I don't think we could ever see someone else with his talent in the near future.

Lionel Messi
AKA (God of Football)
God of Dribbling / God of Barcelona

His name alone tells us all about him. Maradona's World Cup achievement cannot give him an edge over Messi. Messi has dominated football for over a decade and has achieved almost everything. He has the most prestigious award (Ballon d'Or) to his name for a record of seven times.

The rumors about him having Xavi and Iniesta by his side are all but a fallacy because, for the record, he has the highest assist (300+) in football history. He is the second all-time goal scorer with a record of 770+ goals as of August 2022. Man, this guy has done it all. He has achieved it all. I don't think anyone can reach that height of greatness.

3 Ángel Di María

Great passer. Was not used right at Manchester United. Should have stayed at Real Madrid, and that team could have been even greater.

I still don't know how Louis van Gaal failed to use him at Manchester United. Even a Manchester United legend said, "If Manchester United have to perform well in the Champions League, they need Di María," and we all know what happened to Manchester United in that season. They were kicked out in the group stage of the Champions League.

He is fast and awesome.

4 Sergio Agüero Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

What he showed us in the Premier League. His unbelievable contribution to Manchester City and his extraordinary soccer records make him the 3rd best.

Better than Tevez and Di María, he is easily one of the best of all time.

You can't forget Agüero!

5 Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus.

This guy is an amazing finisher. He may be slow, but he is strong and ruled the Spanish league in his time.

It is because of him that Messi lost the World Cup and Copa de America. How will he pay for those valuable years?

6 Carlos Tevez Carlos Alberto Martínez Tevez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Shanghai Shenhua and the Argentina national team.

Truly a complete player. Lacks height but has good vision for goal. A player who can tackle, score, and pass. Whenever he played, he benefited the team. Examples include Boca, Corinthians, West Ham, Manchester United/City, and now Juventus.

7 Gabriel Batistuta Gabriel Omar Batistuta, nicknamed Batigol as well as El Ángel Gabriel, is a retired Argentine professional footballer.

Diego Maradona once stated that Batistuta is the best striker he has ever seen play the game. His stats explain it all. He didn't play for Argentina much in 1996 and 1997 due to a dispute with team coach Daniel Passarella when he was in the best form of his career. His nickname "Batigol" explains it all. He was a very loyal, committed, and complete player.

He is easily better than Di María, Higuaín, Agüero, and Tevez. I think he is better than Messi too because he not only scored goals but also won the World Cup.

8 Alfredo Di Stéfano

He redefined what football was at the time. If he played today, he would still be one of the best in the world. He was so ahead of his time. He was the finisher and the creator. One of the most complete football players ever. In my opinion, one of the three best football players ever.

Wow, it's absolutely ridiculous that the likes of Di María and Higuaín are above him. A 5-time Champions League winner who scored in each final. The most complete player of all time.

What? Di Stéfano must be in the top 3! He was an exceptional player, very underrated. One of the best players in history.

9 Sergio Romero Sergio Germán Romero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Argentina national team.
10 Hernán Crespo

Just faultless, and his experience gives him the edge over any striker around.

The Contenders
11 Javier Pastore
12 Javier Mascherano Javier Alejandro Mascherano is an Argentine professional football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Argentina national team.

Mascherano is a "take no prisoners" kind of player! Very focused and passionate on the pitch.

16? And you have Higuaín in the top ten? Stupid. Mascherano should be 3 on this list.

He has to be in the top ten.

13 Marcos Rojo
14 Manuel Lanzini
15 Ezequiel Lavezzi
16 Javier Zanetti

A defensive legend!

17 Maxi Rodríguez

Maxi Rodríguez is a really good player. He should be on this list.

18 Juan Román Riquelme

Juan is the world's number 1. It is an insult to football to ignore him. Watch the videos of Juan playing and compare him to any other player. None of the players matches him. He is the best. You can deceive others but not us who know football. Please stop being influenced by soccer politics and be fair. Please stop misleading the world.

If he had been in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup squads, nobody could have stopped Argentina. A brilliant playmaker that Argentina needs...

When he was in his prime, you can't imagine how legendary and elegant this player was.

19 Paulo Dybala Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Argentina national team.

He should be the first one because, the way I see it, he is still a child, but he will make history.

Why is he not in the team?

Because he's the best.

20 Claudio Caniggia

Don't forget Caniggia was a playmaker for Argentina. He won games for his country many times. He was a strong player.

Someone said that Claudio Caniggia is the missing link between Diego Maradona and the rest of the mortals...

Best pairing to Diego.

21 Guillermo Stábile
22 Diego Milito

A beast of a player.

23 Diego Simeone
24 Oscar Mas
25 Nicolás Otamendi
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