Soccer The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time  

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The Greatest South American Footballers as voted on by footy fans across the world. These are the best South American soccer players who have ever played the game.

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Take a look at this list of famous Latin American soccer players.
list ordered by

1
3,732 1,145
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

2
1,809 2,170
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Pelé Forward, Midfielder

3
1,105 815
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

4
2,478 1,930
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Lionel Messi Forward

5
839 672
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Garrincha Right Wing, Midfielder

6
438 396
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Zico Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,006 892
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldo Forward

8
444 342
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Kaká Midfielder

9
700 428
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Neymar Forward

10
603 429
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

11
263 202
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Cafu Defender

12
385 265
Romário is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Romário Forward

13
457 267
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
278 224
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Rivelino Midfielder

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

15
399 203
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

16
210 194
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Didi Midfielder

17
182 183
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Jairzinho Midfielder

18
218 142
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sócrates Forward, Midfielder

19
226 177
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Javier Zanetti Defender, Midfielder

20
281 174
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
230 178
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

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22
273 209
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sergio Agüero Forward

23
182 149
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Valderrama Midfielder

24
150 117
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Hernán Crespo Forward

25
65 105
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Djalma Santos Defender

26
96 124
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

27
73 71
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Tostão Winger, Forward, Midfielder

28
178 162
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Mario Kempes Forward

The Sexiest Female Soccer Players

29
245 142
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Alexis Sánchez Forward

30
209 174
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Tevez Forward

31
73 61
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Paulo Roberto Falcão Midfielder

32
139 151
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

33
135 117
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Enzo Francescoli Forward, Midfielder

34
149 134
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

35
121 72
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Diego Forlán Forward, Midfielder

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
95 133
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Juan Alberto Schiaffino Forward, Inside forward

37
101 96
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Teófilo Cubillas Midfielder

38
78 81
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Bebeto Forward

39
82 102
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Omar Sívori Forward

40
80 112
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
José Manuel Moreno Forward, Inside forward

41
87 91
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
René Higuita Goalkeeper

42
72 52
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Arturo Vidal Defender, Midfielder

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43
47 56
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Gérson Playmaker, Midfielder

44
77 68
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Iván Zamorano Forward

45
46 58
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Elias Figueroa Defender

46
134 79
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

47
68 54
José Luis Chilavert is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rodrigo García Cano added José Luis Chilavert Goalkeeper

48
63 100
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
José Leandro Andrade Wing half, Midfielder

49
52 45
Marcelo Salas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Marcelo Salas Forward

50
106 101
Gylmar dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gylmar dos Santos Neves Goalkeeper