Top 15 Greatest Football Players of All TimeBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/top-15-greatest-football-players-of-all-time
Lionel Messi, Argentina. This football player is one of the best football players of our time! He has won the UEFA Champions League 4 times. As a child, his grandmother was involved in his upbringing. It was she who brought him to the first football section, and convinced everyone that Lionel would become a great football player in the future. Every year he received cool awards while becoming the best football player. Some fans call him the Football God.
1. Diego Maradona, Argentina. Legend of Argentine football, a winner of countless awards. Diego had a talent for football since childhood. It was at the World Championships in Mexico in 1986 that the peak of his career came. He is also famous for forgetting the BEST goal in the history of football.
2. Pele, Brazil. Legendary soccer player, and a striker who won the World Cup 3 times! Moreover, this record has not yet been broken ... He played for the Santos and New York Cosmos clubs. He has scored over a thousand goals throughout his career.
3. Johan Cruyff, Netherlands. Another football legend. The best player in the Netherlands! Played for Barcelona. He was included in the top ten coaches who had a huge impact on European football. Numerous awards to his credit. In addition to football, Cruyff collected cars and was fond of golf.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal. Champion of the European Cup, and World Championship, five-time winner of the Golden Ball. This guy has already won the hearts of many girls in the world. Also, he is the best striker in the history of the Portuguese national team! Cristiano is considered one of the most expensive football players in the world.
5. Alfredo Di Stefano, Argentina. In different teams, he became the champion of Colombia three times, twice - Argentina, and eight times - the champion of Spain! Rightfully considered the player who had a major influence on the Real Madrid club. After the end of his career, he became the president of this club.
6. Franz Beckenbauer, Germany. The best defender and a talented coach. He won the UEFA Champions League three times with Bayern. And he was officially recognized as a football legend! For his beautiful game of football, he brought glory to the whole of Germany.
7. Zinedine Zidane, France. One of the best footballers in history. Once he received the Golden Ball. Previously, he was a midfielder, and then he completely became the coach of Real Madrid. Three times was the best player in the world according to FIFA! In 2018, he completed his career.
8. Ronaldo (Brazil) Ronaldo's name is always on everyone's lips. He started playing football at the age of six. Two-time champion of Spain won the UEFA Cup, and UEFA Super Cup, and is the owner of the Real Valladolid club. Ronaldo is also included in the list of the hundred greatest football players in the world!
9. Garrincha, Brazil. This Brazilian player is considered the best right winger in the history of football! In 2010, near the stands of the Botafogo stadium, a monument to Garrinchi was erected. In Brazil, he is considered the second, after Pele, in the history of national football.
10. Marco van Basten, Netherlands. The top scorer who became famous at the 1988 European Championship. Four-time Italian champion, two-time European Super Cup winner, and three-time Dutch champion. Currently, he is the technical director of the International Football Federation.
11. George Best, Northern Ireland. Thanks to his speed and agility, he became one of the greatest football players. He started his professional career at Manchester United. He also played for many different clubs around the world. Best also received the nickname "The Fifth Beatle", he was often called a playboy and a superstar. Once the Brazilian footballer Pele called him the greatest player in the world!
12. Franco Baresi, Italy. He played his entire career for the Italian club AC Milan. He is one of seven footballers who have all the awards for the world championships! Six-time Italian champion, and winner of the Italian Super Cup. And in truth, Franco is a great Milan defender.
13. Zico, Brazil. Artur Antunes Coimbra, known to everyone as Zico, became popular thanks to professional dribbling. Winner of the Intercontinental Cup, Bronze medalist of the World Championship, and Four-time champion of Brazil. In 1990, Zico was appointed Minister of Sports in Brazil, and after him, Pelé took over.
14. Paolo Maldini, Italy. The best defender in world football! He also won the Champions Cup and won the UEFA League. Five-time winner of the Italian Super Cup. He has played his entire career with Milan. At the moment, he is the technical director of his native club.