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List of famous male footballers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male footballers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being footballers. There are thousand of males working as footballers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic footballers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a footballer then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Joachim Waroi and Georgios Samaras.

While this isn't a list of all male footballers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male footballers?" and "Who are the best male footballers?"
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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE, is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Soccer Player, Model, Actor, Athlete

Credits: The Class of 92, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Goal II: Living the Dream, David Beckham: Into the Unknown

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#37 on The Most Obnoxious Athletes

#132 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#388 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#25 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

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Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush, Jr. is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California, where he earned consensus All-American honors twice, and was recognized as the top college player ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Spring Valley, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Athlete, Footballer, American football player

Credits: Jim Rome Is Burning

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#64 on The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time

#1800 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#30 on The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time

#228 on The Best Football Players Ever

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Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for Eastern Illinois University, an NCAA Division I-AA school. At Eastern Illinois, Romo won the Walter Payton Award in 2002, and led the Panthers ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Athlete, American football player

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#36 on The Most Obnoxious Athletes

#28 on The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

#172 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#1957 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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Diego Armando Maradona Franco is an Argentine former footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans regard Maradona as the greatest football player of all ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina

Profession: Talk show host, Manager, Coach, Footballer

Credits: Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Loving Maradona, La noche del 10, Maradona by Kusturica

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#44 on The Most Obnoxious Athletes

#14 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

#1 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He has played much of his career as a forward, but he has also been used in various midfield roles. Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Croxteth, United Kingdom

Profession: Soccer Player, Footballer

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#97 on The Most Obnoxious Athletes

#21 on The Best Current Soccer Players

#353 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#5 on The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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Vyacheslav Malafeev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev is a Russian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Russian Premier League team Zenit Saint Petersburg. He is a one-club man, having spent all 14 of his professional seasons with Zenit. ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Footballer

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#278 on The Best Current Soccer Players

#1 on Famous People Named Vyacheslav

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Ian Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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Ian Roberts is an Australian actor, model and former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. A New South Wales State of Origin and Australian international representative forward, he played club football with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wigan Warriors, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: England, London

Profession: Rugby Player, Model, Actor

Credits: Puppet Master X: Axis Rising, Little Fish, Saltwater, Transient The Cut, + more

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#146 on Openly Gay Athletes

#28 on Famous People Named Ian

#25 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Roberts

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Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Soccer Players
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Justinus Soni "Justin" Fashanu was an English footballer who played for a variety of clubs between 1978 and 1997. He was known by his early clubs to be gay, and came out to the press later in his career, becoming the first and one of only two English professional footballers to be openly gay. He was ...more

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Age: Died at 37 (1961-1998)

Birthplace: Hackney Central, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Footballer

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#48 on Openly Gay Athletes

#122 on The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom

#23 on Famous People Named Justin

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