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He can dribble he can shoot he is great
Better than you
Pele should 1st for winning 3 world cup and a world class player
Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé was an Argentine professional footballer. He is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time, and is best known for his achievements with Real Madrid including five consecutive European Champion Cups (1956-1960).
Nicknamed "Saeta rubia" (blond arrow), Di Stéfano played in three different countries and won 13 top division championships. During his 21 year professional career scored a total of 514 goals in official matches (RSSSF).
He was awarded the Ballon d'Or twice (1957,1959) and voted 4th, behind Pelé, Diego Maradona, and Johan Cruyff, in a vote organised by France Football magazine which consulted their former Ballon d'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century.
He's the only winner of Super Ballon d'Or awarded at the 25th anniversary of the tophy (1989) as he was more voted of any other player in these years (including Cruyff and Platini who had three awards).
One of the the greatest players of all time, an attacking midfielder with great goalscoring ability.
Greatest Uruguayan player ever.
Juan Alberto "Pepe" Schiaffino Villano was an Uruguayan football player who played as a attacking midfielder or forward. A highly skilful and creative playmaker, at club level, he played for CA Peñarol in Uruguay (11 years), and for A.C. Milan, and Roma in Italy for 8 years. Schiaffino was purchased by A.C. Milan for at the time world record fee of 52 millions Lire (September 1954).
At international level, he won the 1950 FIFA World Cup with the Uruguayan national team, scoring the first of the two goals of the final against Brazil, and also took part in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He later also represented the Italian national football team.
He was ranked as the best Uruguayan footballer of all time by an IFFHS poll, the 17th greatest player of the 20th century and 6th South American player.
Greatest Paraguayan player ever, still top scorer of the Argentinian National league (7 decades).
The best player of the first great team in football history, National team of Uruguay (1920s):two gold medals in Olympic Games, winner of the first World Cup
One of the best Brazilian players.
Great Uruguayan midfielder, member of the National team of his country that won all tophies including the first World Cup (1950).
He was the first Brazilian icon and one of the greatest scorers in football history. 'The Tiger' scored a total of 1,329 goals in 1,239 caps in his 26 year career. This is unofficially reported.
RSSSF recognized 557 official goals ranked him 11th scorer of all times but without certain number of games.
Romário was a prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Romário starred for Brazil in their 1994 FIFA World Cup success, receiving the FIFA Golden Ball as player of the tournament. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year the same year.
He's one the best scorers in football history, coming 2nd in goals in official matches with 772 and 5th in total goals (verified stats): he claims for a total of 1,006 goals but RSSSF recognize 968.
One of the best centre forwards in the Brazilian history, top scorer of the World Cup of 1950 (9 goals).
Colombia beated Brazil in the WC 2014 because Colombia made that offside goal so james should at lest be #9 or #10
One of the best players in the world I think.Why did I have to add it. It should of been on the list
He's not even from south america
One of the best deffenders of all times, 3 times best player in South America.
The best right wing defender of the 20th century, captain of the greatest team ever, the Brazilian National team of 1970 World Cup.
Great Argentinian forward of the midwar years, top scorer of the first World Cup.
Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera was an Ecuadorian-Uruguayan footballer of the 60s who played as a forward, regarded as the best Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is probably best known for his still-standing record for scoring the most goals in the Copa Libertadores, the most important club tournament in South America.
Great Argentinian forward, best player and top scorer of the 1978 World Cup held in Argentina.
The Argentinians will never forget it.
In the best 11 team of all times as a left wing defender.
Probably the best player on napoli right now.
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