best fooball players header

Best football players ever

Football has known many great players, this list is about the best football players ever. They are the players who mastered the game the best, became legends at their clubs, countries and all over the world.

Diego Maradona Diego Maradona winner of the 1986 World Cup and two Italian Championships with Napoli is the number one on our list of best football players ever. Maradona almost single handedly won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986. He became most famous for his two goals against England in the quarter finals. The first goal was made with his hands and would be called "The Hand of God". The second was a goal of outstanding class and would be voted "Goal of the Century" in 2002. Thanks to Maradona Napoli won their only two Serie A Championships so far and won the UEFA Cup in 1989. At his time with Napoli Maradona looked like somebody from another planet, he was just unstoppable. Maradona was a great dribbler but could also give great passes to his teammates. He is the number 1 on our list because he could win with a team that would normally not even have a change of winning.

Maradona the Golden Kid


Pele "The king of football" Pel was a Brazilian football player who scored more than 1000 goals in his career and became 3 times winner of the World Cup with Brazil. He played most of his career at Santos where he won the Copa libertadores and Intercontinental Cup twice. Pele was known to be great in all aspects of the game, he was great in shooting, heading, dribbling, passing and even defending although he was an attacker. Hes greatness in football makes him the number 2 on our list.

The king of football.

Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff Johan Cruyff, player of the 1974 Dutch 'Total Football' team is the number 3 on our list. Cruyff was well known for his insight of the game which gave him the ability to give great passes to his teammates. Cruyff had the ability of a great technique he could dribble very well and had a very fast acceleration, he could suddenly change direction and pass a defender. Cruyff was a total footballer, he could play on any position but he often played as centre forward however he could suddenly change position during a game by going to the wing or drop deep. Cruyff won the European Cup thrice with Ajax and was nine times champion of The Netherlands, he won La Liga with Barcelona once and was voted European Player of the Century in 1999.

Johan Cruyff
The Total Footballer.

Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer The number 4 on our list is a defender, Beckenbauer. "Der Kaiser" introduced a new style of playing as an attacking sweeper. He would often make a rush from his own penalty area to the penalty area of the opponent by dribbling and making short combinations with his teammates. Despite being a defender he scored 60 goals in 427 appearances for Bayern Munich. He won the World Cup in 1974 in his homeland as a captain of Germany. In 1999 he was voted second place behind Cruyff as European Footballer of the Century.

Franz Beckenbauer
Der Kaiser 1964-1970.

Alfredo Di Stfano

Alfredo Di Stfano Alfredo Di Stfano played at Real Madrid during the 1950s and 1960s which at that time was the most successful club in the world. He led his team to five consecutive European Cup victories during the period of 1956-1960, scoring in each final. He became eight times Spanish Championship winner and received the Ballon d'Or twice. Di Stfano was a forward but could play almost anywhere on the pitch, he could help defending and later setting up an attack or scoring goals. He had a great stamina, tactical sense and vision. Di Stfano was born in Argentina but played also games for Colombia and Spain. Despite being one of the greatest players of all time he never played at a World Cup due to various political reasons.

Di Stfano
The legend of Madrid.

Ferenc Pusks

Ferenc Pusks Ferenc Pusks played alongside Di Stfano in the great Real Madrid team of the 1950s and 1960s. He won three European Cups and scored four goals in the 1960 final against Eintracht Frankfurt. Pusks was also a player of the famous Hungarian team that became second in the 1954 World Cup. He had a great left foot and would score 9 out of 10 times if he had the ball in the penalty area. His statistics say enough, 84 goals in 85 appearances for Hungary and 324 goals in 372 appearances for Madrid.

Ferenc Pusks.


Garrincha Garrincha "little bird" born in Brazil played most of his career at Botafogo and won two World Cups with Brazil. He was well-known for his great dribbling move where he threatened inside but then suddenly go outside with a fast acceleration. He mastered this skill so good thanks to the fact his left leg was six centimeters shorter than his right. He led Brazil to the 1962 World Cup victory without the injured Pel. He may be one of the most underrated players of all time because of the fact he was in the shadow of Pel but he is definitely one of the greatest players of all time.


Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane Three times FIFA World Player of the Year and World Cup winner of 1998, Zinedine Zidane was one of the greatest players of the last decade. Zidane most famous of his short first touch of the ball, his ball control and 360 roulette move was a real playmaker . His tactical vision made it possible to organize a team and give brilliant passes to his teammates. Zidane was successful with the French Team (World Cup 1998 winner, 2006 runner-up, European Champion 2000) and with his club team by winning the UEFA Champions League twice with Juventus and once with Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane
The best of Zidane.


Ronaldo After Zidane we can't forget about the other brilliant player of the late 90s and early 21st century, Ronaldo Luis Nazrio de Lima "O Fenmeno" was on his way to win the 1998 World Cup when an convulsive fit hindered him to win the final. Four years later he took revenge by scoring twice in the final against Germany and winning the tournament. Ronaldo a striker, always did where he was best at, scoring goals. At the 2006 World Cup Ronaldo scored his 15th World Cup goal and became record holder of scoring the most goals at World Cups.

O Fenmeno.


Eusebio Eusebio was a Portugese striker who was born in Mozambique. He played most of his career at Benfica with which he won the European Cup in 1962. Eusebio scored two goals in the 5-3 final against Madrid. He scored a total of 733 goals in 745 games in his career. Eusebio was known for his great dribbles, powerful shots and fast acceleration. At the World Cup in 1966 Eusebio helped his team to become third. In the quarter-final match against North Korea, Portugal was behind 3-0 after 25 minutes. Then Eusebio did the impossible and scored four goals. Portugal had won with 5-3 and Portugal went through to the semi-final in which they lost with 2-1 from England, Eusebio scoring the goal for Portugal. Portugal finished third by winning from Russia with 2-1 and Eusebio scoring another goal.

Eusbio at the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
Other great players

Here are some other great players that didn't make the list.

George Best

There is no doubt whether George Best is a great player. The fact is that this list can only contain 10 players and George just didn't make it. As hard as it is, we had to make decisions.

George Best
Simply the best.

Lionel Messi

This list just came too early for Messi, it is too early to have seen all Messi is capable of. The Argentine playmaker will definitely be in the list in a few years, on what place will be the big question.

Lionel Messi
Messi best skills.

Michel Platini

Great free kick taker and passer. Platini helped France to the 1984 European Championship title. As the choice was about Platini or Zidane we decided to take Zidane, someone else might take Platini.

Michel Platini
The French hero.

Lev Yashin

The best goalkeeper ever, he saved 150 penalties in his entire career and was the only goalkeeper who received the European footballer of the year award.

Lev Yashin
The legendary soviet keeper.

Marco van Basten

Winner of the 1988 European Championship. Ajax and Milan hero, Marco van Basten is the second best Dutchman ever.

Marco van Basten
San Marco.

Mgico Gonzlez

Known as El mgico (the wizard), Gonzlez was a Salvadoran footballer. He is known for his amazing skills, dribbles and goals.

Mgico Gonzlez
El mgico.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portugese player who is famous for his great skills and tricks, and also has an amazing free kick.

Cristiano Ronaldo
The great Portugese player.

Voting results:
1. Zinedine Zidane 
8256  votes

2. Lionel Messi 
6848  votes

3. Cristiano Ronaldo 
5857  votes

Vote on your favorite player!
chistotin   January 4, 2018 at 9:39 pm
Site90 Site59 Site78 Site34 Site26 fewi212fow
best insurance    January 4, 2018 at 8:43 pm
auto insurance quotes comparison car insurance quotes car insurance quotes texas car insurance quotes california
Buy An Essay Online    January 4, 2018 at 8:31 pm
college essay do my excel project scdl assignments help college essay
AaronNurce   January 4, 2018 at 12:22 pm
wh0cd91804 tadalis sx diflucan
AaronNurce   January 4, 2018 at 11:58 am
wh0cd2026188 generic for lipitor viagra over the counter viagra lipitor
Kennethmooge   January 4, 2018 at 11:38 am
wh0cd91804 medrol viagra no prescription triamterene blood pressure
BrettPep   January 4, 2018 at 9:32 am
wh0cd2509784 crestor
AaronNurce   January 4, 2018 at 8:06 am
wh0cd2509784 zithromax female viagra uk advair hfa augmentin tadalafil
Type Writer Paper    January 4, 2018 at 7:36 am
spss assignment help writing homework help do my research paper college essays
Write College Essays    January 4, 2018 at 7:19 am
writing my paper writing my essay writing my paper writing my essay for me
Spotloan    January 4, 2018 at 4:01 am
loan cash no credit check payday loans easy payday loan cash advance
Payday Express    January 4, 2018 at 3:40 am
payday cash loans no credit check payday payday
CharlesGrich   January 4, 2018 at 2:02 am
wh0cd2993380 clomid 50mg viagra abilify
Kennethmooge   January 4, 2018 at 1:21 am
wh0cd2509784 zithromax
Kennethmooge   January 4, 2018 at 1:14 am
wh0cd1542592 tadacip nexium
Alfredchuse   January 3, 2018 at 11:40 pm
wh0cd2509784 tretinoin cream
Online Payday Loans    January 3, 2018 at 7:57 pm
cash loans no credit check payday quick cash loans a payday loan
Michaelgaf   January 3, 2018 at 7:09 pm
wh0cd91804 cleocin over the counter cleocin zithromax crestor rosuvastatin prednisone prednisolone tadalis sx CLEOCIN GEL WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION celebrex over the counter Cleocin generic tadalis sx cleocin gel without prescription
auto insurances    January 3, 2018 at 6:28 pm
car insurance usaa auto insurance car insurance classic car insurance quote
JaneWep   January 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm
essay essay essay nursing dissertation help
Robertteews   January 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm
! 1 -100 0,55 50 ! 89518192276
Juliocox   January 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm
Do violent video games lead to behaviour problems? I disagree I am a 16 year old gamer and i have been playing tekken, mortal kombat, and other violent games since i was 5 and yet i have not had a single behavior problem. video games are stress relievers to many gamers that have problems irl now if you still argue with fact then start a debate im down for one.
AaronNurce   January 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm
wh0cd575400 valtrex medicine valtrex Xenical
CharlesGrich   January 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm
wh0cd2993380 cialis generic triamterene cytotec paxil discover more here sildalis read full report avana valtrex
AaronNurce   January 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm
wh0cd1058996 how much is retin a clozaril
autoowners insurance    January 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm
michigan auto insurance compare car insurance quotes compare auto insurance car insurance quotes ontario
AaronNurce   January 3, 2018 at 12:16 pm
wh0cd1542592 Methotrexate Lupus amantadine albenza
Bad Credit    January 3, 2018 at 11:45 am
cash advance lenders cash advance loan payday advance loans easy fast payday loans
BennyKnops   January 3, 2018 at 11:37 am
wh0cd575400 zithromax sildenafil elocon generic prozac arimidex anastrozole
Kennethmooge   January 3, 2018 at 11:19 am
wh0cd575400 inderal toradol eurax abilify tetracycline without prescriptions
Alfredchuse   January 3, 2018 at 11:13 am
wh0cd1542592 generic for seroquel
BrettPep   January 3, 2018 at 10:31 am
wh0cd91804 generic tadalis sx
AaronNurce   January 3, 2018 at 10:16 am
wh0cd91804 tadalafil 20 aldactone 12.5 mg skelaxin 800 mg
AaronNurce   January 3, 2018 at 8:53 am
wh0cd575400 tadalafil amantadine accutane orlistat
CharlesGrich   January 3, 2018 at 8:20 am
wh0cd2509784 effexor generic viagra minoxidil finasteride generic cephalexin tadalafil atenolol
JaneWep   January 3, 2018 at 6:30 am
astronomy homework help essay essay writing essay
Kennethmooge   January 3, 2018 at 5:51 am
wh0cd91804 azithromycin elimite
Alfredchuse   January 3, 2018 at 5:40 am
wh0cd1058996 benzoyl peroxide erythromycin gel advair hfa amitriptyline hcl vasotec
BobcatVat   January 3, 2018 at 4:22 am
! - . :... ...|
Billyvew   January 3, 2018 at 4:20 am
wh0cd575400 cleocin t gel prednisolone 5 mg generic torsemide cleocin cream STRATTERA

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next page →← previous page

Leave a reply