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List of Famous Footballers

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List of famous footballers, with photos, bios, and other information. (380 Items) Who are the top footballers in the world? This includes the most prominent footballers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable footballers is ordered by their level of prominence,, and you can sort the info by column. Examples include Alan Dzagoev and Gordon Banks. From reputable, prominent, and well known footballers to the lesser known footballers of today, these are the top ten best professionals in this field. If you want to answer the question, "Who are the most famous footballers ever?" start your search here. You can use this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis.
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    David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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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: 40
    • Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soccer Player, Model, Actor, Athlete
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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
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    Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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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: 35
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, American football player
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    Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Footballers
    Photo: Dani Yako/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

    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
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    Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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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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    Vyacheslav Malafeev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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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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    Ian Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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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: 50
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player, Model, Actor
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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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