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.

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
3,938 1,575
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,282 2,375
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,053 2,069
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,436 923
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
577 488
Zico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

6
976 762
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

7
1,275 1,003
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

8
591 447
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
515 227
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
688 485
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

11
339 243
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

12
868 528
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

13
569 337
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
469 303
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
321 259
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
257 222
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
232 207
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

18
276 165
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

19
278 206
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
342 197
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
255 178
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
300 196
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
87 127
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
326 245
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
176 142
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

26
119 141
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

27
219 179
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

28
95 87
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

29
297 172
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

30
98 71
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Midfielder

31
236 204
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

32
160 167
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

33
195 154
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

34
162 83
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward, Midfielder

35
140 108
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Midfielder

36
162 132
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

37
110 143
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

38
114 101
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Goalkeeper

39
96 89
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

40
95 76
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

41
171 90
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

42
97 74
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Defender, Midfielder

43
92 113
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

44
89 123
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

45
59 65
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Defender

46
55 68
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Playmaker, Midfielder

47
83 61
José Luis Chilavert is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rodrigo García Cano added Goalkeeper

48
73 110
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Wing half, Midfielder

49
59 51
Marcelo Salas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward

50
47 63
Careca is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward