Top 10 Best Left Footed Soccer (Football) Players of All Time

Soccer has produced some of the most iconic moments in the history of sports, thanks to the sheer talent and skill of its players. And when it comes to discussing the greatest players of all time, the conversation inevitably turns to those who have made a significant impact on the game with their left foot.

Left-footed soccer players have always held a special place in the hearts of soccer fans, but with so many great left-footed players in the game, it can be tough to pick just a few who stand out from the rest. That's where this list comes in. Compiled with the help of fans like you, this list features the best left-footed 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

Way better than Messi, just does not get the recognition he deserves because he was not the very best of his time, Pele was. He deserves the #1 spot, easily. Messi is good, but Maradona is better.

Messi is number 1 because he doesn't handball it in like Diego Maradona.

Easy choice, magical left...

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.

Imagine having the best playmaker, most divine dribbler, and deadliest goalscorer, all in one player. So very simple (in my opinion). There has never been a player like Messi... ever. There has never been someone who moves like him, who strides like him, who touches the ball like him. He is the best player ever. He has almost every record known to football. He has done things no one could even imagine. The undisputed God of football of all times.

Wow. Anything he does is for a reason. His game is magical and remarkable and his style of play is leagues above any other. He has everything needed to make a remarkable player.

This list was just asking for Messi to be at the top.

3 Roberto Carlos Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha (born 10 April 1973), commonly known as Roberto Carlos, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who now works as a football ambassador. He started his career in Brazil as a forward but spent most of his career as a left back and has been described as the "most offensive-minded left-back in the history of the game". Carlos is also widely considered one of the best left backs in history, and was also known as a free kick specialist throughout his career—his bending shots have measured at over 105 miles per hour (169 km/h). In 1997, he was runner-up in the FIFA World Player of the Year. He was chosen on the FIFA World Cup Dream Team, and in 2004 was named by ...read more.
4 Arjen Robben

The only thing he does with his left foot is shoot after he cuts inside.

5 Iker Casillas Iker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Popularly dubbed "San Iker" for his ability to produce spectacular saves, Casillas is widely regarded to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

He does good saves. And I am proud of him.

6 Gareth Bale Gareth Frank Bale is a retired Welsh professional footballer who played as a winger for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales national team.

He is better than Messi

7 Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (born June 15, 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egypt national team.

Well Salah is amazing the ball goes on his feet like it wants him he reminds me a bit of pele's style of play but for me this man, this hero is greater then pele, messi, maradona, and Cristiano Ronaldo, This player this man is the greatest, he made it till here with hard word, and with god, and he'll complete till the end. He made it with his arm and will continue with his other arm.

He's just a sick player

8 Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskás (1 April 1927 – 17 November 2006) was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and the sport's first international superstar. He scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, played four international matches for Spain and scored 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. He became an Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup. He won three European Cups (1959, 1960, 1966), 10 national championships (5 Hungarian and 5 Spanish Primera División) and 8 top individual scoring honors. In 1995, he was recognized as the greatest top division scorer of the 20th century ...read more.
9 Mesut Özil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Nicknamed "The Assist King", Özil is known for his technical skills, creativity, agility, and finesse.
10 Robin Van Persie Robin van Persie is a Dutch coach and former professional footballer who played as a striker. Regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, he is the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands men's national team. He is currently an assistant manager at boyhood club Feyenoord in his first managerial role.
The Contenders
11 James Rodriguez James David Rodríguez Rubio, known as James Rodríguez, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Colombia national team as an attacking midfielder or winger.
12 Angel Di Maria
13 Thomas Muller Thomas Müller is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

He plays with the right foot.

Because he is handsome

14 Rivaldo

Why do you guys forget this left foot Golden Ball?

15 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’.
16 Antoine Griezmann Antoine Griezmann, born March 21, 1991, is a French professional footballer (soccer) who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the French national team.

One of the best players in La Liga.

He should be number 1

17 Christian Eriksen
18 Gheorghe Hagi

The best number 10!

19 David Silva David Josué Jiménez Silva is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Sociedad.

Very underrated for his passing and dribbling skills, not fast but hard to get the ball off him

20 Lukas Podolski

His left foot is like a rocket launcher, the best left-footed footballer.

21 Thibaut Courtois Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Belgium national team as a goalkeeper.
22 Juan Mata Juan Manuel Mata García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the Spain national team.
23 Farhad Majidi Farhad Majidi is a retired Iranian professional footballer who mostly played as an attacking midfielder. He was also a member of Iran national football team. In 2010, he was nominated for the Asian Footballer of the Year award which finished second in voting.
24 Nilton Santos
25 Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper and is the captain of both English club Tottenham Hotspur and the French national team. Lloris is described as a goalkeeper who "boasts lightning reflexes and good decision-making" and is "a formidable opponent in one-on-one situations".
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