Top 10 Most Skilled Footballers

We all like football and we become excited when we see a player is using amazing skills.

So here's a list to rank which footballers were or are the most skilled in history.
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... read more
2 Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and current ambassador for Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a winger. Often considered one of the best... read more

He plays the most beautiful and skillful football the world has ever witnessed and best of all, he always plays with a smile.

When we talk about skills or techniques in football, no one comes close to Ronaldinho. I think he was born to play football or being sent by God from a different planet. Sometimes I prefer watching his highlights than watching some football matches of these days.
He's one of the reasons many people grew love for football.

His skills are out of this world and he seems like a great person as well.

3 Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi was born on June 24, 1987. He is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for the American club, Inter Miami CF, in the MLS. Messi is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. His birthplace is Rosario, Argentina.

I am a huge fan of Messi. I love him. He shows impressive magic skills. He is the second most goalscorer and he creates his own experience in football. He is an incredible footballer and he is known as a god amongst men. He is actually a god in football. So, I love him. My vote for Lionel Messi.

Messi is incredible and will always be ahead when it comes to the beautiful game of football.

He is the GOAT, baby, and better than Ronaldo by a quadrillion times.

4 Neymar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, born 5 February 1992, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team... read more

As far as soccer is concerned, Neymar is a legend in skills more than others.

5 Pelé Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. In 1999 he was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. In 2000, Pelé was... read more

Pelé number 1.
Ronaldinho number 2.

He is by far the best player ever, having won 3 World Cups in football.

6 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.

He is from another planet. No one compares to him. Simply, he is the best footballer ever.

Performs whenever it is needed.

Who is my second best in the world? It's Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi is less skilled.

7 Ronaldo Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian business owner, president of La Liga club Real Valladolid, and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed in Portuguese O Fenômeno ("The Phenomenon"), he is widely considered one of the greatest... read more
8 Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", (born 23 June 1972) is a is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He received many individual accolades as a player, including being named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and winning the 1998... read more

He is a legend. I really feel he is ahead of a lot of good footballers of this time.

9 Johan Cruyff Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff (25 April 1947 – 24 March 2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974. Cruyff was a proponent of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored by Rinus Michels, and is... read more
10 George Best George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A highly skillful dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport. He was named European Footballer... read more
The Contenders
11 Jay-Jay Okocha

This player should be the number 1 or number 2 in the list of the most skillful players.
His skills can only be compared with that of Ronaldinho's skills.

Okocha and Ronaldinho's skills are incomparable.

In the history of soccer skills, it is between Ronaldinho and Okocha. The two have the greatest dribbling abilities. Pure natural talents.

In terms of skills and flairs, Jay Jay Okocha is compared to none. Only Ronaldinho can be compared to him. He was pure natural talent in terms of skills.

12 Zlatan Ibrahimović Zlatan Ibrahimović (3 October 1981) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an Italian club AC Milan and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.
13 Eden Hazard Eden Michael Hazard, born January 7th, 1991, is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid CF and captains the Belgium national team.

I happened to love football because of Eden Hazard - the most selfless and creative player, both nationally and internationally.

At Chelsea, this guy's dribbling was on the same level as Messi and Ronaldo. Incredible.

The top ten most skillful footballers in history.

14 Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne (born 28 June 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium national team.
15 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... read more

The Galloping Major was one of the most skillful players ever, as he was both an organizer and leader of the teams he played for (Honved, Hungary, Real Madrid). He was also a super scorer, netting a total of 1,173 goals (including friendlies) with a strike rate of 1.04, which is better than Pelé's.

The FIFA Puskás Award is annually awarded in dedication to his memory, honoring the player who scored the most beautiful goal worldwide.

16 Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.
17 Alfredo di Stéfano
18 Eusebio Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 733 goals in 745 matches.
19 Mohamed Salah
20 Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Del Piero Ufficiale is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a deep-lying forward.
21 Mesut Ozil 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.
22 Marco van Basten Marcel "Marco" van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early '90s as a forward.
23 Gerd Müller

The German goalgetter wasn't tall. His far shot wasn't 'killing', but his abilities in the penalty box were incredible. None could find so many different ways to send the ball to the net. As a result, he's officially regarded as one of the greatest scorers in football history. He netted 1,461 goals in his career (more than Pelé in fewer matches) and won all the trophies (team and personal as top scorer) in all the tournaments he took part in (both with Bayern M. and the National team).

24 Nwankwo Kanu
25 Michel Platini Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a French football administrator and former player and manager. As the president of UEFA in 2015 he was banned from involvement in football under FIFA's organisation, over ethics violations. The ban will last until 2023. Regarded as one of the greatest... read more
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