Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. He has a huge following all over the world. Over time, the game has produced some exceptional talents, who with their skills have left people in awe. Here is the list of the 10 greatest soccer players of all time who have raised the bar of the game and registered their name in the history of the game.
The Portuguese international is known as one of the greatest of all time. Eusebio was known for his electric rhythm and athleticism. He played 745 games and scored 733 goals. During his career he played for Maxaquene, Benfica, etc. and won awards such as the Ballon d’Or, the European Golden Boot and many more.
9. Gerd Muller
The German international began his career at Nordlingen in 1958. He was primarily involved with Bayern Munich. Gerd Muller helped West Germany (now Germany) win two FIFA World Cups and one European Championship. The forward scored 1,251 goals in 988 games.
8. Franz Beckenbauer
Franz is the only player to have won the FIFA World Cup as a player and coach. The German began his professional career with SC Munchen Von in 9151. He won the Ballon d’Or twice in his career. Franz was known for his vision and versatility. In 2004, he was included in the FIFA 100 of the best living players in the world.
7. Alfredo Di Stefano
Alfredo Di Stefano is a former Spanish professional soccer player born in Argentina. He began his club career with River Plate in Argentina before moving to Real Madrid from Spain. Di Stefano is one of La Liga’s all-time top scorers. During his career, he won the Ballon d’Or, the UEFA President’s Award, etc.
6. Johan Cruyff
The inventor of Tiki Taka football, Johan Cruyff was a Dutch professional footballer. He started his club career with Ajax. After spending 7 months at Ajax, he moved to Barcelona. Johan Cruyff helped the Netherlands win the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He was awarded the Ballon d’Or player of the match in the 1974 FIFA World Cup final.
5. Zinedine Zidane
Known as Zizou, he is one of the greatest footballers of all time. He played for Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid. The French international won multiple league and UEFA Champions League titles. Under his tutelage, Real Madird became the first team to win three consecutive UEFA Champions League.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
CR7 is one of the best talents this generation has seen. He is the highest paid player in 2020. Cristiano is often referred to as the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). He has won 34 trophies in his professional career. The Portuguese international has also won 5 ballon’D’r.
3. Diego Maradona
Maradona is one of the special talents to play the game. Deigo Maradona began his career in 1976 with Argentinos Juniors. The Argentine holds the record of suffering 53 fouls in a FIFA World Cup. His famous hand of God is even known to football fans. Maradona has won silver medals like the FiFA World Cup, etc.
2. Lionel Messi
The Agrentian star is one of the greatest players of all time. Messi is the highest paid player in 2023. He recently moved to Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona. Lionel Messi has won 37 trophies in his professional career.
The best footballer of all time is Pelé. Pelé was a former Brazilian professional soccer player. He is the all-time leading scorer at the FIFA World Cup. In 1999, the International Olympic Committee named Pelé as the player of the century. The Brazilian scored 1,363 goals in 1,279 games.