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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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3,131 845
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
1,364 1,606
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Pelé Forward, Midfielder

3
675 533
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Garrincha Right Wing, Midfielder

4
343 300
Zico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Zico Playmaker, Midfielder

5
1,961 1,811
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Lionel Messi Forward

6
829 738
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

7
816 740
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldo Forward

8
249 169
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Rivelino Midfielder

9
326 260
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Kaká Midfielder

10
554 389
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

11
215 150
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Cafu Defender

12
324 222
Romário is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Romário Forward

13
533 373
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Neymar Forward

14
349 217
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
315 175
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
188 149
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Didi Midfielder

17
157 143
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Jairzinho Midfielder

18
173 105
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sócrates Forward, Midfielder

19
185 142
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Javier Zanetti Defender, Midfielder

20
228 139
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
54 68
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Djalma Santos Defender

22
121 88
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Hernán Crespo Forward

23
177 152
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

24
61 42
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 95
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

26
140 122
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Valderrama Midfielder

27
211 177
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sergio Agüero Forward

28
154 131
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Mario Kempes Forward

29
173 145
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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185 114
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 39
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
119 130
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

33
113 94
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Enzo Francescoli Forward, Midfielder

34
86 114
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 78
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Teófilo Cubillas Midfielder

36
114 112
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

37
90 55
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 39
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Gérson Playmaker, Midfielder

39
73 96
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 71
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
René Higuita Goalkeeper

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

42
70 85
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Omar Sívori Forward

43
101 88
Gylmar dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gylmar dos Santos Neves Goalkeeper

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57 54
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Iván Zamorano Forward

45
35 44
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 87
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
53 67
Nílton Santos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Nílton Santos Defender

48
43 35
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Arturo Vidal Defender, Midfielder

49
29 40
Careca is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Careca Forward

50
103 65
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder