Top 10 Greatest Football Players Ever

We can mention many amazing players in the great history of football, but only a few of them stand out among the greatest. In this article we introduce some of these best players like Pele, Maradona, Deyna, Di Stefano, Zidane and more. We prepared the top 10 greatest football players ever. You can find here footballers who deserve to be mentioned and remembered as the best of the best. Which game we will admire to the rest of our days. Just sit comfortably and take a look…

10. Michel Platini

Michel Platini comes from France. He was a one of the players in the national team of France which won the European Championship in 1984. He was voted the greatest player of this tournament and he was top goalscorer as well. Michel Platini, Luis Fernandez, Jean Tigana and Alain Giresse together were creating the dream team of French football representation, this group of players formed the core of this team in those days. He is also announced as one of the best free kick specialist and finisher by many football fun. We should mention also that he has scored the highest number of goals in history of European Championship finals that is a historical record and nobody did not repeat this achievement.

9. Eusebio da Silva Ferreira

This great player scored a wonderful 727 goals when he was playing for Benfica. He scored these goals in 715 matches which he played for this team. His goals gave the club the title of Portuguese league champion eleven times. While European Cup in 1962 Eusebio scored two goals in the final. During the 1966 World Cup, he took Portugal national team to third place, scoring nine goals. Eusebio was very fast player. His trademarks were activity, quick dribble, powerful and very accurate strike. Eusebio was announced the best European Footballer in 1965.

8. Johan Cruyff

This incredible gifted player was one of the players of the brilliant 1974 Dutch Football. He showed his incredible artistry while World Cup Challenge and when he was playing in Ajax Amsterdam. This team got a title of European Cups three times at this time. He was announced triple footballer of the year. Undoubtedly, he was the most gifted European player of his times. His fantasy, speed, acceleration and supreme technical skills made Johan Cruyff very hard to stop. He was rather playing the centre forward position. After his football player career he became a world class coach.

7. Ronaldo

An incredible and always active forward, Ronaldo, the Brazilian player became one of the most known international soccer star of the 1990s. He is also the greatest soccer hero after Pele in Brazil. His nickname was “The Phenomenon.” This talented forward was a member as football clubs as Cruzeiro, Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan. While his career he achieved numerous championships, records, and cups. The Phenomenon was playing in Brazilian representation in 1994, 1998 and 2002. In last two mentioned Word Cups he was a main and top scorer.

6. Franz Beckenbauer

He was German football player. His nick name was “Der Kaiser”. Beckenbauer got the World Cup trophy in 1974 and then he got the same as a coach of RFN national team in Italy in 1990. He was playing most time of his career in Bayern Munich. In this time he leaded this German club to three European Cup championships and also four national titles. Franz Beckenbauer was announced best European Footballer in 1972 and 1976 as well. He is regarded as the legend of German football.

5. Kazimierz Deyna

Kazimierz Deyna was one of the greatest players of Polish soccer. His first team was LKS Lodz. The club was in Ekstraklasa, where he was playing in the 1966-67. Secondly, he moved to Legia Warsaw, where playing for this team for a quite long time. After this, Deyna started playing for English club Manchester City where he was playing for a short period of time. His next team was San Diego Rockers in USA, where he was playing from 1981 to 1984. The club was a part of North American Soccer League. He died in a car accident in September 1989. He was 41 when he died. He was playing in national Polish football team as well where he will be remembered as the legend of Polish soccer. He was the real king of the centre of the field. His position on this list of the top 10 best football players ever is very strong.

4. Alfredo Di Stefano

He was announced the best European Football Player of year two times. According to many football fun Alfredo Di Stéfano is the greatest footballer all-around in the history of soccer. He was an active and powerful forward. Tactical versatility, stamina, and great imagination, making Di Stefano so wonderful player. He played for as clubs as River Plate, Huracán, Millonarios Bogota, but his greatest time he spent in Real Madrid. He was a leader of this team. While he was playing in Madrid, Real won European Cup fife times. He was playing for three national teams Argentina, Spain, and few matches for Columbia. Instead of his greatness, he has never graced a World Cup. The end time of his career, he spent in Espanyol Barcelona.

3. Pele

According to many Pele was the greatest footballer in the all history of world soccer. They called him “the Black Pearl.” In his career he scored incredible 1280 goals. He might be the globe’s most well-known athlete. He has got a title of Athlete of the Century, which was given by the National Olympic Committees in 1999. He has got this title, although he has never taken a part in the Olympics games. We should also add that Pele became Brazilian minister of sports in 1995.

2. Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is a real legend in Argentina. While he was playing for Argentina national team, he lead the team to the victory and became a icon of world football. Many of people called him “San Diego.” Instead of his brilliant gift Maradona has also his black history. He was plagued by drug addiction, that broke his career. Everyone remembers his two memorable goals, which are real football historical goals. First was against England, that he scored with his hand, and recently mentioned as the “Hand of God,” and second one that he dribbled through a pack of defenders.

1. Zinedine Zidane

Everyone knows him as Zizou, that is his nickname. Zizou was a French football midfielder. His wonderful career includes winning the 1998 World Cup title and Euro 2000 as well. He also got 2002 UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid. He was also titled as FIFA World Player of the Year triple. He achieved his world class reputation after he scored two very important goals in the World Cup final in1998, that gave France the title of World Cup championship. While he was playing, he was the leader who could always change the score of the match. Undoubtedly, the list of the top 10 greatest players ever would not the same without him.

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