The Top 20 Best Legendary Football Players Who Ever Lived
There are many legends in football but few stand out as greats and will always be remembered for generations to come.
Players One to Five
Diego Maradona was nicknamed The Golden Boy for his slicky dribbles past multiple players. He won the 1986 world cup with Argentina.
Pelé is one of the greatest players of all times. He scored more than 1200 goals in the Brasilia Seria A. He won three world cups with Brazil being the only player to do so.
David Beckham played for PSG, Real Madrid and most notably for Manchester United. He orchestrated and pulled the strings in the Manchester midfield.
Bobby Moore captained the English side to their only world cup in 1966. He also led West Ham for over a decade.
Bobby Charlton also won the world cup with England in 1966. In the same year he won the Ballon d’Or, he also won the European cup and first division many times
Players Six to 10
George Best formed an integral part of Manchester United in the early 1960s. He is probably the best player to never have featured in the world cup for his Northern Ireland side.
Zinedine Zidane won the Ballon d’Or, champions league and world cup as a player. Now a manager at his former playing club Real Madrid.
The first Portuguese in the list Eusebio winning a Ballon d’Or and 11 Primeria titles with Benfica in a career spanning over 10 years.Lionel Messi is certainly a great footballer always surprising the world with his talent.He has six Ballon d’Ors, 4 champions league titles and over 10 league titles at Barcelona among other of his accolades.
Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly a blend of hard work and talent. Under his cloak are 5 Ballon d’Ors ,5 champion’s league title’s and numerous league titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid and now at Juventus.
Players 11 to 15
Patrick Vieira under Arsene Wenger became the complete package and captaining Arsenal during the season they went unbeaten.
Ryan Giggs won an impressive 13 premier league titles and two champions league trophies. He played an entire career at Manchester United.
Andrea Pirlo was an influential figure in any club he played for as he dictated the tempo of the game in the midfield. He is considered one of the best midfielders of his era. He won two champions league trophies among other trophies.
Ronaldinho is one of the greatest players to ever grace the pitch. He is a winner of two FIFA Player of the Year Awards and a Ballon d’Or, his jaw dropping skills combined with technical brilliance molded him into an elite player.
Sócrates is remembered for his talents on pitch and sharp mind. Widely considered one of the best midfielders ever to play the game, he captained Brazil in the 1982 World Cup.
Players 16 to 20
Thierry Henry was a lethal striker up front with unmanned pace and had a great scoring record. He swept every trophy he could from league titles to champions league.
Michael Ballack is a strong midfielder both in physical presence and in orchestrating attacks from the midfield. He was captain of Germany in 2004. He is considered one of the best midfielder from Germany to ever play the game.
Jürgen Klinsmann is an icon of German football, and a legend in the history of German football.
Roberto Baggio could play in a couple of positions on the pitch. He even won a Ballon d’Or. This was a maestro in is game.
Dennis Bergkamp was quite a talented striker who showed his claws especially during his time at Arsenal. He won three premier league titles and two FA trophies. He also played at Ajax early in his career.