Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. It has an immense fan following across the globe. Over the period of time, the game has produced some exceptional talents, who with their skills have left people awestruck. Here is the list of top 10 best soccer players of all time who have lifted the standard 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 pace and athleticism. He played 745 matches and scored 733 goals. During his career he played for Maxaquene, Benfica etc. and won awards such as the Ballon d’Or, European Golden Shoe and many more.
9. Gerd Muller
The German international started his career at Nordlingen in 1958. He most notably played for Bayern Munich. Gerd Muller helped West Germany (now Germany) win two FIFA World Cup and one European Championship. The striker scored 1251 goals in 988 matches.
8. Franz Beckenbauer
Franz is the only player to win the FIFA World Cup as a player and manager. The German started 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 listed in the FIFA 100 of the world’s greatest living players.
7. Alfredo Di Stefano
Alfredo Di Stefano is an Argenatian born former Spanish professional footballer. He started his club career with River Plate in Argentina before moving to Spain’s Real Madrid. Di Stefano is one of the all-time top scorers of La Liga. During his career, he won the Ballon d’Or, UEFA President 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 Netherlands in winning the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He was awarded the golden ball as player of the match in the finals of the FIFA World Cup 1974.
5. Zinedine Zidane
Famously known as Zizou is the one of the greatest footballers of all time. He played for Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid. The French international won multiple UEFA Champions League and league titles. Under his mentorship, 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 witnessed. He is the highest paid player in the year 2020. Cristiano is often referred to as the Great 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 started his career in 1976 with Argentinos Juniors. The Argentinian holds the record of suffering 53 fouls in a FIFA World Cup. His famous hand of God is even known by the non-football fans. Maradona has won silverwares such as 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 2021. He recently moved to Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona. Lionel Messi has won 37 trophies in his professional career.
The greatest soccer player of all time is Pele. Pele was a former Brazilian professional footballer. He is the all time top scorer in the FIFA World Cup. In the year 1999, the International Olympic Committee named Pele as the player of the century. The Brazilian scored 1363 goals in 1279 games.