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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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+ - 1,152 2,527
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
+ - 3,069 1,003
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
+ - 478 1,890
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
+ - 2,024 1,304
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

6
+ - 326 1,594
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

7
+ - 369 1,890
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

8
+ - 1,832 1,696
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

9
+ - 1,254 990
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

10
+ - 222 1,367
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
+ - 517 1,893
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

12
+ - 1,629 2,303
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

13
+ - 498 1,890
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

14
+ - 1,766 2,507
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ronaldo Forward

15
+ - 620 1,120
Romário is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

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+ - 422 1,487
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

17
+ - 899 1,102
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

18
+ - 715 940
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

19
+ - 2,661 3,102
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

20
+ - 548 775
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

21
+ - 598 864
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

22
+ - 609 890
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

23
+ - 460 1,241
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

24
+ - 683 923
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

25
+ - 471 760
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

26
+ - 173 480
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

27
+ - 480 746
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

28
+ - 447 816
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

29
+ - 436 687
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 409 1,270
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

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+ - 746 926
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 251 914
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

33
+ - 664 1,384
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

34
+ - 482 780
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

35
+ - 308 681
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

36
+ - 63 377
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

37
+ - 464 763
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

38
+ - 101 53
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

39
+ - 87 163
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

40
+ - 374 686
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

41
+ - 130 341
Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

42
+ - 738 805
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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+ - 180 556
Matthias Sammer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Matthias Sammer Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

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+ - 115 364
Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dejan Savićević Midfielder

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+ - 70 200
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 132 328
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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+ - 129 271
Stefan Effenberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Stefan Effenberg Midfielder

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+ - 99 137
Tomas Brolin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Tomas Brolin Forward, Midfielder

49
+ - 703 622
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

50
+ - 293 655
Hristo Stoichkov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Hristo Stoichkov Forward, Midfielder