Best football players of all time

11 Jan 2023

There are many great footballers who have played the game throughout history, and opinions on who the best of all time is can vary greatly. Some of the players who are widely considered to be among the greatest of all time include:

  • Pelé: Considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. He won three World Cups with Brazil and is the leading goal-scorer in the history of international football.
  • Diego Maradona: Another player often mentioned in discussions of the greatest of all time. He led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, and is famous for his "Hand of God" goal in that tournament.
  • Lionel Messi: Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, and often compared to Maradona and Pelé. He has won numerous individual awards, and has led Barcelona to numerous titles, including the Champions League.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Alongside Messi, considered one of the best footballers in the current era, and one of the best ever. He has won numerous individual awards and has a phenomenal goal-scoring record.
  • Johan Cruyff: Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his era, and a pioneer of the "total football" style. He led the Netherlands to the World Cup final in 1974 and had a successful club career, most notably with Ajax and Barcelona.
  • Zinedine Zidane: French football icon who is mostly known for his individual talent on the field and leading his team (France) to World Cup glory in 1998.

These are just a few examples, but there are many other players who could also be considered among the greatest of all time, depending on one's criteria.

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