We all like sports. There is various kind of sports on this planet. Not all of them but we like many of them. Football is one of them. Most of the people on the earth like and love to play and watch the football. It’s not popular just like this. There are so many players on the earth who has made this game popular to us. Who made us love this game. So let’s talk about them. Here is the top 10 list of football players of all time.
10. Andres Iniesta:
Andrés Iniesta Luján was born in 11 may 1984. He is a Spanish central midfielder. Now he is playing for Japanese club Vissel Kobe but he built up his career playing for Barcelona. He as the captain of Barcelona for three seasons. Spain won their first FIFA world cup by his goal.
In 2002 at the age of 18, he made the debut. Throughout his whole career, he has played 702 games. He made 61 goals and 137 assists. He has won lots of international and league cups. He has won 1 World Cup, 2 EURO cups, 8 la Liga cups, 4 champions league cups, 6 Spanish cups, 10 super cups and 3 times club world cup champion. Before making his international debut he has played for Spain at the under-(16, 19 and 21). He has won the UEFA best player in Europe in 2012 and he was the best player in 12-13. He was also nominated for the Ballon d’Or in 2012.
09. Franz Beckenbauer:
Franz Anton Beckenbauer was born on September 11, 1945, in Germany. He is the German former footballer and manager. He is considered one of the greatest footballers in football history. Early in his career, he was named Der Kaise which means The Emperor. He played for Germany and Bayern Munich. He played as a defender.
Throughout his whole career, he played 670 games. He has scored 93 goals and made 71 assists. He has won 1 world cup in 1974, 1 EURO cup, 5-time Leagues champion, 3 Champions League. He a awarded 2 times as the best player in Europe. He was also the footballer of the year 4 times.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira commonly known as Ronaldinho was born on 21 March 1980 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. A professional footballer of Brazil national team, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, and A.C. Milan. He was the ambassador for Barcelona. He is basically an attacking midfielder. But he was also played as a forward or a winger. Some say that he is one of the best players of his generation and some consider him as one of the greatest of all time.
He has played total 695 games in his whole career and scored 266 goals and made 183 assists. He has won many trophies and award in his career including 1 World Cup, 1 confederations cup, 1 Copa America, 1 champions league, 4 leagues, 1 super cup. He has won 2 Ballon D’or in 2005 and 2005. He was also the UEFA best player in Europe in 2005.
07. Ronaldo Phenomenon:
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima commonly known as Ronaldo was born on 18 September 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a retired Brazilian professional footballer. He was a great striker of his time. Undoubtedly he is one of the greatest football players of all time. His clinical finishing is the greatest of all time. He is also known for his dribbling, speed, and feints. He has started his career at the 90s. He has played for many clubs including Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. He had broken the world transfer record twice. Before 23 he had scored over 200 goals for his country and clubs.
In his whole career, he has played 608 games. He had scored a total of 401 goals for country and clubs and made 98 assists. His achievements are 2 World Cup, 1 Confederations Cup, 2 Leagues, 4 Leagues champions, 2 Copa America and many more. He got Ballon d’Or 3 times. He was awarded as the UEFA best player 2 times. He has also achieved golden boot, golden foot, footballer of the year and many more.
06. Zinedine Zidane:
Zinedine Zidane, nickname Zizou was born on 23 June 1972 in Marseille, France. He is a former French footballer and a professional football coach. Everyone considered him as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He was an attacking midfielder. He is well known for his elite playmaking style, ball control, technique, vision, and his unique passes. He has played for Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid as an attacking midfielder. He had made a world record when he moved to Real Madrid. It was €77.5 million in 2001. He is also the former manager of Real Madrid.
He started his career in the 80s. He had played a total of 814 games and scored 160 goals along with 223 assists. He won 1 World Cup, 1 Champions Cup, 2 Club World Cup, 3 Leagues, 1 EURO Cup, 5 Supercup. He won Ballon d’Or 3 times.
05. Johan Cruyff:
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff is one of the greatest football players of all time. On 25 April 1947, he was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He played for Netherlands national team from 1966-1977. He has also played for Ajax and Barcelona. In 1974 he led the Netherlands to the final of Fifa World Cup. He was a professional football coach too. He started his career in the 60s. He played as an attacking midfielder and forward.
In his whole career, he played 711 games. He scored 405 goals and made 198 assists. He won 3 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 10 Leagues. He was the golden ball winner and the best player of the tournament of 1974 Fifa World Cup. He won 3 Ballon d’Or in 1971, 1973 and 1974. On 24 March 2016 at the age of 68, he died in Barcelona, Spain.
04. Cristiano Ronaldo:
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is surely one of the best footballers of all time. Some consider him as the best player in the world and some consider him as the greatest of all. On 5 February 1985, he was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is commonly known as Ronaldo or CR7 as his jersey number is 7. He is currently playing for Portugal National Team. Recently he transferred from Real Madrid to Juventus and he has already become the greatest player of Juventus of all time. His playing position is attacking midfielder or forward. He is familiar for dribblings, skills, speed. He has also played for Manchester United and Real Madrid.
In his whole career, he has already played 894 games and going on. He has already scored 634 goals and many more to come. About 211 assists have made by him. He has won 4 Champions League, 3 Club World Cup, 5 League, 1 EURO Cup. His personal achievements are 5 Ballon d’Or, 4 golden boots. He was also the UEFA best player 4 times.
03. Diego Maradona:
Diego Armando Maradona is one of the greatest players of Argentine football history. He is commonly known as Maradona. He is not just the greatest player for Argentina but also the greatest of all time. On 30 October 1960, he was born in Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an attacking midfielder and second striker. He is popular for his dribbling skills, vision, ball control. He is also popular for the ‘86 world cup goal which was done by hand. For that, he is also known as “Hand Of God”. in his club career he has played for Boca Juniors, Napoli, Sevilla, Barcelona. He has also set the world record transfer fee twice. After that Ronaldo Phenomenon broke the record.
In his whole career, he played 704 games. He made 360 goals and 257 assists. He has won the Fifa World Cup in 1986. He has also won 1 UEFA Cup, 3 Leagues, 2 Supercup. He got Ballon d’Or and Fifa Best Player.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, commonly known as Pelé is the greatest player of all time. On 23 October 1940, he was born in Tres Coracoes, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 1999b by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), he was voted world player of the century. He was also the joint winner of the FIFA Player of the century award. International Olympic Committee awarded him as the Athlete of the Century. He played as forward for Brazil. He also played for Santos and New York Cosmos. He is the most successful club player and goal scorer in the world.
In his whole career, he played 820 games. In that all 820 games, he scored 760 goals and made 197 assists. He is the only player in the world who has won 3 FIFA world cup. He also won 2 club world cup, 7 League, 3 American’s Champions Cup, 1 Supercup. He was the FIFA best player in the 20th century.
01. Lionel Messi:
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is surely one of the best footballers of all time. Many consider him as the best player in the world and Many consider him as the greatest of all. On 24 June 1987, he was born in Rosario, Argentina. He is also known as LM10. He plays as forward for the Argentina National Team and Barcelona. Now he is the captain of Argentina and Barcelona. He is familiar for his magical dribblings, skills and finishing with his left foot. He is a little magician with the ball.
In his whole career, he played 753 games and going on. He has already scored 636 goals and 258 assists and many more to come. He has won 4 Champions League, 3 Club World Cup, 5 League, 11 Supercups. He has also won 5 Ballon d’Or and 4 golden boot.