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football players (soccer) The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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List Rules Any current or former professional soccer players from around the world are eligible.

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Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Johan Cruijff Forward, Midfielder

The Best Soccer Players of the '90s The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Franz Beckenbauer Defender, Sweeper

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Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

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Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Iker Casillas Goalkeeper

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Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

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Karim Ziani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Karim Ziani Midfielder

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Tim Cahill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Tim Cahill Midfielder

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Mark Viduka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Mark Viduka Forward

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Joshua Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Joshua Kennedy Forward

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Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Michael Ballack Midfielder

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Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Philipp Lahm Defender

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Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Archie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Archie Thompson Forward

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Marco Rojas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Marco Rojas Midfielder

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Lawrence Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Lawrence Thomas Goalkeeper

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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

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Mark Schwarzer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Mark Schwarzer Goalkeeper

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Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time