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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.

list ordered by

1
1,364 3,215
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

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2
1,169 2,546
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,103 1,021
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
491 1,901
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
2,033 1,319
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

6
337 1,604
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

7
380 1,902
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

8
1,844 1,705
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

9
1,267 1,003
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

10
227 1,380
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
527 1,903
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

12
511 1,899
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

13
1,658 2,306
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

14
1,783 2,527
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

15
429 1,492
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

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16
633 1,125
Romário is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

17
910 1,107
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

18
2,667 3,107
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

19
723 944
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

20
554 779
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

21
466 1,245
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

22
604 868
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

23
692 929
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

24
177 487
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

25
618 895
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

26
479 763
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

27
489 748
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

28
442 691
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

29
756 927
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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30
457 817
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

31
418 1,273
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

32
488 782
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

33
256 917
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

34
672 1,389
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

35
315 683
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

36
65 380
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

37
470 764
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

38
106 55
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

39
90 164
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

40
704 624
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

41
378 687
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

42
681 618
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

43
649 582
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

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44
670 603
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

45
658 592
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

46
654 589
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

47
645 592
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper

48
739 807
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

49
131 343
Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

50
73 201
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder