Best Football (Soccer) Players Ever

Best Football (Soccer) Players Ever

Football has known many great players, this list is about the best football players of all time. They are players who have mastered the best of the game, becoming legends in their clubs, countries and around the world.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi Best Football Player Ever

The history books will laud Messi, and yet his limitations will do him a disservice. In 20 years, young football fans will be reading about a messianic figure whose brilliance stunned the world, broke numerous records and ushered in an era of dominance…but until they watch the video, they will Will not know what they are Lost.


Pele Most Popular Football Player Ever

Three-time World Cup winner Pele announced his arrival on the global stage with six goals at the 1958 World Cup. Renowned among modern-day fans as football’s first superstar, the “Black Pearl” scored over 700 goals for club and country, as well as winning several titles with Brazilian club Santos.

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona Most Popular Football Player Ever

Rarely has a player been regarded as a deity like Maradona by fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Argentina is awash with tributes to his eldest son, while the streets of Naples, Italy, are littered with Maradona-ism in response to his icon, his legend, his saint.

Maradona’s trophy cabinet is surprisingly empty for a player many still feel is the greatest footballer of all time. A league title in Argentina, with Barcelona to none, you’d be forgiven for thinking, ‘Is this it?’ However, the manner in which he won the trophy will live in his memory for a long time.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Go on social media and you will find that Ronaldo and Messi fans are always fighting. For us at the moment both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best football players. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. Ronaldo has five Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player and tied for the most. He is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes.

Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff Greatest Football Players All Time

Johan Cruyff Major Achievements: 1971, 1973 & 1975 Ballon d’Or, 1974 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, three-time Dutch Footballer of the Year, two-time Dutch Sportsman of the Year, three European Cups, one La Liga title, nine Eredivisie titles, one Copa del Rey, six KNVB Cup, one Intercontinental Cup.

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane Greatest French Football Player all time

Zinedine Zidane is one of the greatest French football players of our modern era. He won the 1988 FIFA World Cup. In 2000, Zidane was named player of the tournament as the team won the Euro 2000 championship. He was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament in 2006. He scored 31 goals in 212 appearances for the Bianconeri. He got two Serie A titles. He won the Ballon d’Or winner in 1988.

Gerd Muller

Gerd Muller Great West Germany Football player ever all time

The 74-year-old has been one of West Germany’s best at international level, where he has scored 68 goals in 62 appearances, and also at club level, following 15 years with Bayern Munich, where he scored a record 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games and An international record 66 goals in 74 European club games. Müller is currently ranked 17th on the list of international goalscorers and is regarded as one of the best in football history.

Ronaldo Nazario

Ronaldo Nazario Greate Football Striker Player

When a player plays for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan and still doesn’t get haters, you know he is something special. Ronaldo Nazario, also known as ‘O Fenomeno’, is probably the greatest striker to ever play the game.

Alfredo Di Stefano

Alfredo Di Stefano most dominated players in football history

Real Madrid’s best player and a key component of their dominance in the 1950s, Alfredo Di Stéfano had a 20-year career during which he was consistently ranked among the world’s top players. Di Stefano, who played alongside Puskás and Gento as a supporting striker or attacking midfielder, was always at his best during crucial games and holds the record for being the only player to score in five European Cup finals. The Argentine won 15 honors with the Los Blancos side, including a record five Champions Leagues. Without a doubt, Alfredo is one of the best players in football history.

Michel Platini

Michel Platini Great Football Player Ever

Michel Platini Major Achievements: 1983, 1984, 1985 Ballon d’Or, French Player of the Century, two-time French Player of the Year, three-time Capocannoniere, 1984 UEFA European Championship Player of the Tournament, 1984 UEFA European Championship, one European Cup, two Scudetti, one Ligue 1 title, one Coppa Italia, one Intercontinental Cup.

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