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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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+ - 1,137 2,517
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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+ - 3,044 996
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
+ - 469 1,879
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
+ - 361 1,882
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

6
+ - 313 1,589
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

7
+ - 2,013 1,290
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

8
+ - 1,242 982
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

9
+ - 1,817 1,687
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

10
+ - 218 1,359
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
+ - 1,754 2,495
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ronaldo Forward

12
+ - 1,598 2,301
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

13
+ - 492 1,886
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

14
+ - 502 1,889
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

15
+ - 608 1,117
Romário is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

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+ - 411 1,484
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

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+ - 886 1,096
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

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+ - 704 936
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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+ - 536 773
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

20
+ - 2,656 3,096
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

21
+ - 452 1,236
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

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+ - 171 477
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

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+ - 464 757
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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+ - 587 862
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

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+ - 597 888
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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+ - 675 920
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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+ - 444 814
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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+ - 474 744
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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+ - 403 1,268
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

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+ - 247 911
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

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+ - 426 686
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 655 1,382
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

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+ - 307 677
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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+ - 479 777
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

35
+ - 736 925
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

36
+ - 63 373
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

37
+ - 457 761
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 96 52
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

39
+ - 737 801
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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+ - 86 160
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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+ - 129 338
Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

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+ - 368 684
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

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+ - 178 554
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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+ - 130 323
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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+ - 98 133
Tomas Brolin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Tomas Brolin Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 111 362
Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dejan Savićević Midfielder

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+ - 125 269
Stefan Effenberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Stefan Effenberg Midfielder

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+ - 289 654
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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+ - 703 618
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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+ - 68 197
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder