Top 10 Best Footballers (Soccer Players) of the 70sThe 1970s is a period that has its unique charm and is often considered a golden era of football. A decade brimming with flamboyant styles, fascinating tactics, and, of course, legendary footballers who graced the pitch with their unmatched skills and charisma.
Now, we delve into a question that's a delightful dilemma for fans worldwide: Who were the best footballers (or soccer players, for our American friends) of the 70s? When the sport was blessed with abundant talent, it can be quite a challenge to narrow down the standouts.
Will the enigmatic Johan Cruyff, with his 'Total Football' ethos, win the hearts of fans? Or will the electrifying speed and skill of George Best place him at the top? Or perhaps the unyielding consistency of Franz Beckenbauer will be what voters value most? Your votes will carve the path to answer these questions.
He is the best
I wrote a paper in High School about Pele.1984 ish
Anything they could make a ball out of.. sock what ever was a soccer ball/foot ball was game me and my buddy could make moves and had fun with the sport. Long story before Hackie Sacks.. at the end he had the drive and pure passion to do what he did. Don't matter where you came from, passion.. Enjoy
Pele is the best because he was the youngest and the most talented soccer player.
Pele is easily the greatest Athlete of all time, and defintely the best soccer player of the 20th century.
Should be number 1
Pele was better through the 60s from what I know so overall the 70s is Cruyff for me
Pele called him the greatest footballer in the world and stated he should have been Brazillian. Need anymore be said?
The others here couldn't lace George's boots.
Best footballer ever
Ranking Beckenbauer behind Best and especially Johnstone is disgraceful.
In his prime, he was the best defender in the world and at the same time one of the best midfielders. As one of the most complete players to ever grace the game, he combined speed, elegance, superb tacklings, powerful long shots and amazing passes.
He was known for being a smart tactician and his interpretation of the "sweeper" heavily influenced football.
When it comes to trophies, Beckenbauer cannot be forgotten: As a player, he led West Germany to a WC title in 1974 and an EC title in 1972. He won the Champions League 4 times (1974,75,76 and 83) and became German Champion 5 times. He was even determined as the 3rd best footballer of the 20th century by the FIFA in 2000, behind Pele and Cruyff, but in front of Maradona. He's clearly one of the greatest ever, only few players in the history of this sport can compare with his skills and fame. Nicknamed "The Emperor" (Der Kaiser) he established an era of ...more
One of the greatest scorers in football history, Ballon d'Or 1970.
The 'bomber' netted 1,461 goals in his career (more than Pele in less matches) and won all the tophies (team and personal as top scorer) in all the tournaments he took part (both with Bayern M. and the National team).Top scorer of the World Cup 1970 (10 goals).
One of the greatest ever! The best scorer of italian national team, Cagliari's legend!
The man known as "roar of thunder"!
The best Italian striker of all time, the legendary "roar of thunder"!
Enshrined the ethos of the 1967 Lisbon Lions. Celtic legend and under appreciated footballer.
One the best deffenders of all times.
P. S. There is a little mess in this list: Van Basten was a kid in the 70s,Messi wasn't even born(! ),there's no player named Fausto Rossi-it's Paolo and Diego Maradona was just starting his career (youth world champion with the National team). This decade belongs to Cruyff.