Greatest South American Soccer Players

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The Top Ten

1 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi 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.

He can dribble he can shoot he is great

Better than you

The best!

2 Pele Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is one of the best players in football, hence why he's nicknamed the "king of football".

Pele should 1st for winning 3 world cup and a world class player

3 Diego Maradona Diego Maradona Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.
4 Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester City and the Argentina national team.
5 Ronaldo Ronaldo Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed O Fenômeno, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time.
6 Neymar Neymar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team. ...read more.

Best ever

7 Luis Suarez Luis Suarez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker.
8 Luis Suarez Luis Suarez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker. V 1 Comment
9 Rene Tavas
10 Diago Milito

The Newcomers

? Cafu

In the best 11 team of all times as a left wing defender.

? Romario Romario Romário de Souza Faria, known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian politician, who previously achieved worldwide fame as a footballer.

The Contenders

11 Thiago Silva Thiago Silva Thiago Emiliano da Silva, commonly known as Thiago Silva, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team.
12 Gonzalo Higuain Gonzalo Higuain Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus.
13 Oscar
14 Diego Godín
15 Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, known as Alexis Sánchez or simply Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Manchester United and the Chilean national team.
16 Angel Di Maria Angel Di Maria
17 Garrincha Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.
18 José Manuel Moreno
19 Alfredo di Stéfano Alfredo di Stéfano
20 Zico Zico
21 Didi
22 James Rodriguez

Colombia beated Brazil in the WC 2014 because Colombia made that offside goal so james should at lest be #9 or #10

23 Javier Hernandez Javier Hernandez Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for German club Bayer Leverkusen and the Mexico national team.

He's not even from south america

24 Arturo Vidal
25 Ronaldinho Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.
26 Juan Alberto Schiaffino

Greatest Uruguayan player ever.

27 Héctor Scarone

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

28 Elias Figueroa

One of the best deffenders of all times, 3 times best player in South America.

29 José Leandro Andrade

Great Uruguayan midfielder, member of the National team of his country that won all tophies including the first World Cup (1950).

30 Omar Sivori
31 Daniel Passarella Daniel Passarella Daniel Alberto Passarella is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a centre back, and former manager of the Argentina and Uruguay national football teams.
32 Zizinho

One of the best Brazilian players.

33 Enzo Francescoli Enzo Francescoli
34 Arsenio Erico

Greatest Paraguayan player ever, still top scorer of the Argentinian National league (7 decades).

35 Carlos Alberto Torres

The best right wing defender of the 20th century, captain of the greatest team ever, the Brazilian National team of 1970 World Cup.

36 Nilton Santos
37 Guillermo Stábile

Great Argentinian forward of the midwar years, top scorer of the first World Cup.

38 Adolfo Pedernera
39 Luis Alberto Cubilla
40 Arthur Friedenreich

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.

41 Carlos Valderrama Carlos Valderrama
42 Givanildo Vieira de Sousa
43 Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Uruguay national team.

One of the best players in the world I think.Why did I have to add it. It should of been on the list

44 Marek Hamsik Marek Hamsik

Probably the best player on napoli right now.

45 Claudio Bravo Claudio Bravo Claudio Andrés Bravo Muñoz is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester City and the Chile national team.

As Chiles soccer team captain and quite the talented goalie Claudio Bravo is a great soccer player. He should definitely be in the top ten for SA and NA

46 Alberto Spencer
47 Mario Kempes

Great Argentinian forward, best player and top scorer of the 1978 World Cup held in Argentina.
The Argentinians will never forget it.

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