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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.

Who do you think are the top South American soccer players ever are?

Take a look at this list of famous Latin American soccer players.
list ordered by
1
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
2
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
3
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
4
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
5
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
6
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder
7
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder
8
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
9
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
10
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender
11
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
12
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder
13
Romário is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
14
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
15
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
16
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
17
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
18
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
19
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
20
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
21
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
22
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
23
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
24
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
25
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender