90s The Best Soccer Players of the '90s  

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

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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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Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ronaldo Forward

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Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

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

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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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Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

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Cafu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

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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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Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

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Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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

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Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

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Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

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Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

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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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Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Raúl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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

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Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, 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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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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Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

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Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Pavel Nedvěd 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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Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dejan Savićević Midfielder

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Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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

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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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Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s