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The Greatest South American Footballers as voted on by footy fans across the world. These are the best South American soccer players who have ever played the game.

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3,249 857
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

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2
1,407 1,723
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Pelé Forward, Midfielder

3
676 534
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Garrincha Right Wing, Midfielder

4
343 303
Zico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Zico Playmaker, Midfielder

5
1,968 1,811
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Lionel Messi Forward

6
831 739
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

7
816 742
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldo Forward

8
249 170
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Rivelino Midfielder

9
326 261
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Kaká Midfielder

10
554 390
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

11
215 151
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Cafu Defender

12
324 223
Romário is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Romário Forward

13
534 374
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Neymar Forward

14
350 218
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

15
315 176
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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16
188 150
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Didi Midfielder

17
157 144
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Jairzinho Midfielder

18
174 105
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sócrates Forward, Midfielder

19
185 143
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Javier Zanetti Defender, Midfielder

20
228 140
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
54 69
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Djalma Santos Defender

22
121 89
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Hernán Crespo Forward

23
177 153
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

24
61 43
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Tostão Winger, Forward, Midfielder

25
81 96
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

26
140 123
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Valderrama Midfielder

27
211 178
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sergio Agüero Forward

28
154 132
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Mario Kempes Forward

29
173 146
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Tevez Forward

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30
185 115
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Alexis Sánchez Forward

31
54 40
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Paulo Roberto Falcão Midfielder

32
120 130
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

33
113 95
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Enzo Francescoli Forward, Midfielder

34
86 115
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Juan Alberto Schiaffino Forward, Inside forward

35
86 79
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Teófilo Cubillas Midfielder

36
114 113
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

37
90 56
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Diego Forlán Forward, Midfielder

38
40 40
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Gérson Playmaker, Midfielder

39
73 97
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
José Manuel Moreno Forward, Inside forward

40
74 72
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
René Higuita Goalkeeper

41
64 65
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Bebeto Forward

42
70 86
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Omar Sívori Forward

43
58 54
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Iván Zamorano Forward

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44
101 89
Gylmar dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gylmar dos Santos Neves Goalkeeper

45
35 45
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Elias Figueroa Defender

46
59 88
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
José Leandro Andrade Wing half, Midfielder

47
44 35
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Arturo Vidal Defender, Midfielder

48
53 68
Nílton Santos is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Nílton Santos Defender

49
104 66
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

50
53 43
José Luis Chilavert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rodrigo García Cano added José Luis Chilavert Goalkeeper