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".
He should not be 1 if should be maradona
WHERe is maradona
MOST COMPLETE FOOTBALL PLAYER OF ALL TIMES.
P. S. The person who asked about Maradona (definitely a legend) should see the 'goal of the Century'...
2 Johan Cruyff
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (1947-2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974.
3 Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.
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.
5 Alfredo di Stéfano
One of the 'big 5' of the football of the 20th century (the others Pele, Maradona, Cruyff, Puskas).
This image should be everywhere in the top tens under his name.
A true legend of the most popular sport in the world.
6 Roberto Baggio
Roberto Baggio (Italian pronunciation: roˈbɛrto ˈbaddʒo), born 18 Feb 1967, is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a second striker, or as an attacking midfielder. In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. He is the former President of ...read more.
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.
After Eusebio's death, Di Stefano said that the 'Black Panther' was the greatest player of all.
9th player of the 20th century according to the IFFHS elections.
The best player of the late 1970s and early 80s.
10 Santi Cazorla
11 Alfredo Di Stefano
12 Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray and the Netherlands national team.
13 Bobby Charlton
Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup in 1966, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or.
14 Josef Bican
GREATEST SCORER OF ALL TIMES.
He scored 1,468+ total goals in his career, 805+ of them in official matches. At least 36 more official goals are to be verified increasing his numbers. He's the first of all times (second in total goals is G.Muller with 1,461 and in official matches Romario with 772).
When Pele scored his 1,000th goal (1969), Franz Binder (one of the few with more than 1,000 goals) said that 'if Pele scored 1,000 goals, then Bican had scored 5,000(! ). Bican was asked about this comment and said : 'who would believe me if I say that I have scored 5,000 goals? '
Josef Bican was awarded the Golden Ball by IFFHS as the greatest scorer of the 20th century.
15 Michael Laudrup
16 Pavel Nedved
17 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’.
18 Andreas Brehme
19 Adam Lallana
20 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
21 Kevin Keegan
Joseph Kevin Keegan is an English former football player and manager. A forward, he played for several clubs including Liverpool and Hamburger SV.
2 Ballon d'Or.
22 Ademir Marques de Menezes
23 George Best
George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.
24 Marc Overmars
25 Carlos Valderrama
26 Glenn Hoddle
27 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.
28 Xabi Alonso
Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich as a central midfielder.