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Best Football Players of All Time

A list of the best football players of all time. The sourced article gives statistics and youtube videos for some of these players.

Source: http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-Best-Football-Players-Of-All-Time

1

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

The main contender to Pele. If one puts aside his issues with drugs, Maradon'a natural ability may be unparalleled.

2

Pele

Pele

Pele is widely regarded as the best player ever. In all matches, he scored over 1000 goals in his career.

3

Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff

A Dutch master from the 70's. His skills had never been seen before.

4

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

The greatest player of the 21st century, and one of the best of all time.

5

Zico

Zico

A Brazilian ace who could find the net with ease.

6

Michel Platini

Michel Platini

A French attacking midfielder with a wonderful range of skills and goalscoring.

7

Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer

Probably the best German player of all time. He was a playmaker, sweeper, and leader to the 70's German team.

8

Ferenc Puskas

Ferenc Puskas

An astonishingly prolific Hungarian striker who played alongside Di Stefano in the 1950's, and won 5 European Cups with Real Madrid.

9

Alfredo Di Stefano

Alfredo Di Stefano

A 5 time European Cup winner with Real Madrid. A playmaker who is widely regarded as one of the best players ever.

10

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

A French legend who always brought his best moments to the biggest stage.

11

Ronaldo

Ronaldo

A modern genius on the field with incredible athleticism and skill.

12

George Best

George Best

One of the most naturally talented footballers ever. This winger from Northern Ireland played for Manchester United in the 70's.

13

Eusebio

Eusebio

A Benfica legend who guided them to the European Cup with his prolific goalscoring.

14

Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho

A Brazilian winger who was always full of tricks.

15

Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp

A technically gifted Dutch forward with exquisite control and class.

16

Gheorghe Hagi

Gheorghe Hagi

The Maradona of the Carpathians. Hagi was a player who could score from anywhere.

17

Romario

Romario

A 1994 World Cup winner for Brazil and a talented striker.

18

Ronaldo (Brazil)

Ronaldo (Brazil)

A notorious Brazilian striker who couldn't stop scoring.

19

Garrincha

Garrincha

A tricky winger who played for Brazil during the Pele era.

20

Gerd Muller

Gerd Muller

A goal-machine for Germany in the 70's.

21

Rivaldo

Rivaldo

An attacking midfielder for Brazil and Barcelona with a lethal left foot.

22

Marco Van Basten

Marco Van Basten

A superb Dutch striker who played for Milan.

23

Giuseppe Meazza

Giuseppe Meazza

An incredibly gifted striker who played for Italy and Inter in the 30's.

24

Lev Yashin

Lev Yashin

The greatest goalkeeper of all time. He played for the Soviet Union.

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