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
3,732 1,147
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

2
1,811 2,171
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Pelé Forward, Midfielder

3
1,106 816
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

4
2,480 1,931
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Lionel Messi Forward

5
841 672
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Garrincha Right Wing, Midfielder

6
439 396
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Zico Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,008 893
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldo Forward

8
445 343
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
604 429
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

11
387 265
Romário is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Romário Forward

12
264 202
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Cafu Defender

13
458 267
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

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15
401 203
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

16
212 194
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Didi Midfielder

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

18
219 142
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sócrates Forward, Midfielder

19
226 178
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Javier Zanetti Defender, Midfielder

20
281 175
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
232 178
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
183 149
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Valderrama Midfielder

23
273 209
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sergio Agüero Forward

24
151 117
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

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29
246 142
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Alexis Sánchez Forward

30
209 175
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Tevez Forward

31
74 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
150 134
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

35
122 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

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36
96 133
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
88 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
78 68
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Iván Zamorano Forward

44
47 56
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Gérson Playmaker, Midfielder

45
47 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
135 79
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

47
64 100
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
José Leandro Andrade Wing half, Midfielder

48
68 54
José Luis Chilavert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rodrigo García Cano added José Luis Chilavert Goalkeeper

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