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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
    • Credits: The Class of 92, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Goal II: Living the Dream, David Beckham: Into the Unknown
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    Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 2 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
    • 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 Rooney is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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    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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    Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a former French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Renowned for his elegance, vision and technique, Zidane was named the best European footballer ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Marseille, France
    • Profession: Actor, Footballer
    • Credits: Goal!, Goal II: Living the Dream, Asterix at the Olympic Games, Substitute, 9 - Un chiffre, + more
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    Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, OIH, is a Portuguese retired footballer. He played as a winger for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale before retiring on 31 May 2009. He won 127 caps for the Portugal national football team. Renowned for his creativity and having the ability to ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
    • Profession: Footballer
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    Vinnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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    Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Chelsea. Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, Jones represented and captained the Welsh national football team, having ...more

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    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Footballer, Singer
    • Credits: Snatch., Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, X-Men: The Last Stand, Swordfish
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