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List of Famous Football Players

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List of famous football players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top football players in the world? This includes the most prominent football players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable football players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic football players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned football players.

David Beckham and Diego Maradona are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

From reputable, prominent, and well known football players to the lesser known football players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the football player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous football players ever?" and "What are the names of famous football players?" then you're in the right place. (374 items)
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    David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football 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 English ...more

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    • Age: 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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    Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football 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: 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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    Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football 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 football ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, American football player
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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: age 55
    • Birthplace: LanĂºs, 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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    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: age 30
    • Birthplace: Croxteth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soccer Player, Footballer
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    Vyacheslav Malafeev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football 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: age 36
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Profession: Footballer
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    Ian Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football 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 and ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Puppet Master X: Axis Rising, Little Fish, Saltwater, Transient, The Cut, + more
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    Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football 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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