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List Rules They must have played professional soccer in the 90s and are only ranked by how good they played in that era.

Who are the best soccer players of the ‘90s? Soccer is an beloved world sport with international stars such as Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and Paolo Maldini. Even if you don’t follow the sport, you may have heard of these top soccer players of the ‘90s. But who do you think is the best soccer player between the years of 1990 to 2000?

If you enjoy watching soccer, then you definitely need to check out highlight reels and replays of some of these top players. Even though some of them may be off the field now, the players on this list represent the best of that era. In fact, some of them could probably still beat active roster players on the field right now.

Who do you think is the best soccer player from that era? Vote up the ones you think deserve that top distinction or add player you think should be in contention for being amongst the best soccer players of the ‘90s.

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Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

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Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

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Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

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Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

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Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

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Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

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Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

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Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ronaldo Forward

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George Weah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

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Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

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Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Romário is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

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Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

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Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

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Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

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Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

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Cafu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

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Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

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Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

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Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

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Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

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Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

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Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

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Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

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Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

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Raúl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

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Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

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Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

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Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

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Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

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Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

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Matthias Sammer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Matthias Sammer Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

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Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

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Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dejan Savićević Midfielder

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Stefan Effenberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Stefan Effenberg Midfielder

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Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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Hristo Stoichkov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Hristo Stoichkov Forward, Midfielder

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Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder