Top 10 best football (soccer) players of all time:

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Thomas Swann has been an avid fan of the English Premier League and European football for over 20 years. Many people say that Pele was the greatest footballer of all time.

Who are the best footballers in the world?

The creativity and simplicity that characterizes the beautiful game of football (soccer), if not in the physical context in which the game is played, will turn it into art. To distinguish football from other sports is to give players freedom of expression. Although baseball players and cricketers are limited to specific movements, footballers can shoot, pass, deal with, or sieve the ball in a variety of ways, allowing highly talented players to reach the pinnacle of the game.
Only retired players are included in this list.
The list does not currently include active stars such as Lionel Messi and Ronaldo. Once their careers are over, they can be properly assessed. The list includes retired players from the entire recorded history of modern sports.

1 George Best, Northern Ireland

Full name: George Best
Life: May 22, 1946, November 25, 2005.
Height: 1.75 meters (5 feet 9 inches)
Position of the game: Winger, attacking the midfielder
George Best’s career was plagued by alcoholism, but his skills were almost unparalleled. Known for his resilience, he won the 1968 European Cup and two leagues with Manchester United. As an attacking midfielder, he scored 205 notable goals in 579 games and won the Ballon d’Or in 1968. Because Northern Ireland has never been a force in international football, it has never had an impact on this stage. At the age of 28, his drinking sent his career into rapid decline, and he never achieved as much as his talent promised.

2 Zinedine Zidane, France

  • Full name: Zinedine Yazid Zindane
  • Date of birth: June 23, 1972
  • Height: 1.85 meters (6 feet 1 inch)
  • Game position: Attacking the midfielder
  • Zidanes strengths are his individual skills, hair control, physical strength and passing. His outstanding performances were often seen in highly decisive games, in a role not seen in many other players. He scored 159 goals in 789 games, As a central midfielder. Along with France, he won the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Championships. Along with Juventus and Real Madrid, he has won three league titles and one European Cup. After retirement, Zidane brought his intelligence to football management, which led Real Madrid to three consecutive European Cups.

3 Alfredo di Stefano, Argentina

  • Full name: Alfredo Stefano de Stefano Laulhe
  • Life: July 4, 1926 July 7, 2014
  • Height: 1.76 meters (5 feet 9.5 inches)
  • Game position: forward
  • First on the list is Alfredo di Stefano. With 511 goals in 702 games, he was a notable goal scorer for Real Madrid. Although he was not your traditional striker. He was seen fully, dealing, passing, and ordering the play. He was the most accomplished player ever to grace the game.
  • With Real Madrid, he won an incredible five European Cups, scoring in all the finals. He won 13 league titles in his career from 1945 to 1966. His international record is poor due to his non-participation in the World Cup, even though he won the Copa America with Argentina.

4 Frank Puskas, Hungary

  • Full Name: Frank Purczeld (when Frank was 10 years old, his father changed his family name to Puskas).
  • Life: April 1, 1927, November 17, 2006
  • Height: 1.72 meters (5 feet 8 inches)
  • Game position: forward
  • Fr was probably the most accurate goal scorer ever. Combining his ultimate ability with general intelligence and the ability to invent new skills (such as drag backs), he scored 700 thrilling goals in 705 exhibitions during his career (1943–1966). For Real Madrid, they have won three European Cups and five league titles. In Hungary, they won five more league titles. Internationally, he led Hungary to the 1954 World Cup final.

5 Franz Beckenbauer, Germany

  • Full Name: Franz Anton Beckenbauer
  • Date of birth: September 11, 1945
  • Height: 1.81 meters (5 feet 11.5 inches)
  • Game position: Sweeper
  • Franz Beckenbauer Bauer was a cleaner (defensive player who took part in the attacks) but that did not stop him from scoring 111 goals in 776 matches against Germany and Bayern Munich. Much like The Stefano, he never really got a position on the pitch. He was literally everywhere, commanding the game, showing his influence, and “intensifying” opposition attacks that broke the defensive line.
  • Beacon Bauer was the final captain, but combined with his drawing, passing and all-round technical ability, he was one of the best players ever. During his club career, he won the 1974 World Cup and the 1972 European Championship, as well as three European Cups and eight league titles.

6 Michel Platini, France

  • Full name: Michelle Franواois Platini
  • Date of birth: June 21, 1955
  • Height: 1.79 meters (5 feet 10 inches)
  • Game position: Attacking the midfielder
  • Michelle Platini was an attacking midfielder, scoring 353 goals in 652 games. He was a great passer-by and free kicker, but he combined it with a relentless goal-scoring ability. Almost unanimously, he led France to the 1984 European Championships, scoring nine goals in the process. He won the European Cup with Juventus, and won three league titles in his club career.

7 Zico, Brazil

  • Full Name: Arthur Antunes Coimbra
  • Date of birth: March 3, 1953
  • Height: 1.72 meters (5 feet 8 inches)
  • Game position: Attacking the midfielder
  • Often off the top 10 for lack of success, Zeco footballing prowess was never in question. With 527 goals in 769 games, he was not only a notable goal scorer but also a remarkable creator of goals with a capable touch and the ability to create unique shots and skills. As an attacking midfielder, he combined his talents with heading ability and free kick skills to become one of the most aggressive players ever.
  • He portrayed the famous Liverpool aspect of the 1980s as an amateur at the 1981 Intercontinental Cup. He also won the South American European Cup, the Copa Libertadores, and four league titles.

8 John Cruyff, Netherlands

  • Full Name: Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (International Spelling Cruyff)
  • Life: April 25, 1947 24 March 24, 2016
  • Height: 1.78 meters (5 feet 10 inches)
  • Playing position: Next, attacking the midfielder
  • Johan Cruyff had Zidane’s skill, control and strength and George Best’s dribbling and speed. He was a total footballer, who combined greatness with clinical ability and arithmetic intelligence. Cruyff was also a notable goal scorer, scoring 401 goals in 710 appearances from attacking midfield. He won three European Cups and 10 League titles, but did not win an international medal.

9 Pele, Brazil

  • Full Name: Edson Arantes do Nascimento
  • Date of birth: October 23, 1940
  • Height: 1.73 meters (5 feet 8 inches)
  • Playing position: Next, attacking the midfielder
  • Yellow was the ultimate goal-scoring machine in his native Brazil and is often considered the best player to win the game. He scored 1,282 goals in 1,366 games. His sheer strength, power, speed and dual ability saw him score all sorts of goals for fun.
  • He took his goal score to the World Cup, in which Brazil won the tournament in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He also won five league titles and two Copa Libertadores . These victories saw him in teams of highly talented players, including Garrincha and Carlos Alberto. He became a symbol for these teams, and as a result he is often recognized with admiration.

10 Diego Maradona, Argentina

  • Full name: Diego Armando Maradona
  • Date of birth: October 30, 1960
  • Height: 1.65 meters (5 feet 5 inches)
  • Position of the game: attacking midfielder, second striker
  • Diego Maradona’s talent was the greatest sight ever in football. His dribbling ability was mesmerizing, his goal scoring was unique and mediocre, and his passing and passing was precisely what could have helped him a lot in his career. Attacking midfield, he scored 345 goals in 680 games.
  • With a much harder career than Pele, he still won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina, as well as three league titles and a UEFI Cup with Napoli. Against England, he scored the biggest goal ever.