The 10 Greatest Footballers of All Time Football, the most popular sport in the world, has real heroes who have gone beyond the game itself and built their legacies forever in the hearts of football fans. Is it possible to choose the greatest player of all time?
Here we will talk about the 10 FIFA rated footballers of all time. Their names are Michel Platini, Alfredo di Stefano, Ronaldo Nazario, Zinedine Zidane, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cryuff, Diego Maradona, Pelé, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. So, without wasting much time, let’s take a deeper look.
10. Michel Platini: Michel Platini is a French football administrator and former player and manager. The history of football calls him as the best footballer in the game.
9.Ronaldo Nazario: The greatest player in football history is our Brazilian star, Ronaldo Nazario. History has many trophies in its pile. He won the FIFA World Cup twice. He won two La Liga titles, one UEFA Cup and many more. He won two Ballon d’Or titles in 1997 and 2002, three times FIFA World Player of the Year.
8. Alfredo Di Stefano: Di Stefano was the most important player in the history of Real Madrid and the best player of all time. He won five European Cups with Real Madrid in 1964. The team has won eight La Liga titles, five Pichichi awards and two Ballon d’Or awards. He scored 267 goals in 348 games for Real Madrid.
7. Zinedine Zidane is the best French football player of this era. He won the 1988 FIFA World Cup. In 2000, Zidane was named Player of the Tournament since the team won Euro 2000. He won the 2006 Ballon d’Or, awarded to the tournament’s best player.
6. Franz Beckenbauer: Franz Beckenbauer is a German footballer. He is a regular Bayern Munich player. He scored 74 goals in 546 games for the Bavarian giants. He won three consecutive European Cups between 1974 and 1976, five Bundesliga titles, four DFB Pokal cups and the Ballon d’Ors in 1972 and 1976.
5. John Cruff: Dutch legend Johan Cruyff is Barcelona’s greatest player. He scored 194 goals in 287 games. He won the Copa del Rey and the La Liga title. He won the Ballon d’Or three times in 1971, 1973 and 1975.
4. Pele: Pelé is a Brazilian soccer player. He won three World Cups. He was named the best young player of the tournament. He scored 757 goals in 812 games. He won six Serie A Cups and two Copa Cups. He was named the winner of the FIFA Player of the Century award.
3. Diego Maradona: Diego Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and manager. He is the winner of the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup. He is the first player to receive the honor from the Santiago Bernabeu. He became club captain in 1986-87. He won the Copa Italia in 1987 and the UEFA Cup in 1989.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo: The most popular player in history is Cristiano Ronaldo. He is Portuguese. He scored 450 goals in 438 games. He has won five Ballon d’Or, three FIFA World Player of the Year, three UEFA Player of the Year awards, three Pichichi trophies and the European Golden Boot four times.
1. Lionel Messi: The protagonist of football history is the Argentinian Lionel Messi.He scored 672 goals in 778 games. He won seven Ballon d’Or, the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year award, eight Pichichi Trophies and two UEFA Men’s Player of the Year awards.