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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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+ - 1,150 2,526
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
+ - 3,064 1,003
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
+ - 476 1,889
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
+ - 2,023 1,303
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

6
+ - 324 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
+ - 368 1,889
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

8
+ - 1,827 1,696
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

9
+ - 1,252 989
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

10
+ - 222 1,365
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
+ - 516 1,890
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

12
+ - 1,623 2,303
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

13
+ - 496 1,889
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

14
+ - 1,764 2,505
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ronaldo Forward

15
+ - 617 1,119
Romário is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

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+ - 421 1,486
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

17
+ - 897 1,102
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

18
+ - 713 939
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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+ - 2,660 3,100
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

20
+ - 546 774
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 595 864
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

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+ - 608 889
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

23
+ - 459 1,240
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

24
+ - 683 922
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

25
+ - 471 759
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

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+ - 172 479
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

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+ - 480 745
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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+ - 446 816
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 434 686
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 408 1,269
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

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+ - 744 926
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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+ - 250 913
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

33
+ - 664 1,383
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

34
+ - 482 779
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

35
+ - 308 680
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

36
+ - 63 376
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

37
+ - 463 763
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 100 53
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

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+ - 87 162
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

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+ - 374 685
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

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+ - 130 340
Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

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+ - 738 804
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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+ - 180 555
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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+ - 113 364
Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dejan Savićević Midfielder

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+ - 69 200
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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+ - 132 327
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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+ - 99 136
Tomas Brolin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Tomas Brolin Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 128 271
Stefan Effenberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Stefan Effenberg Midfielder

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+ - 703 621
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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+ - 292 655
Hristo Stoichkov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Hristo Stoichkov Forward, Midfielder