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
4,031 1,722
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,423 2,480
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,280 2,109
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,574 964
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
1,385 1,013
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

6
625 519
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,028 792
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
645 476
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
569 244
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
383 265
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

11
736 514
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

12
941 569
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

13
629 358
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
503 317
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
347 272
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
277 240
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
310 177
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
253 223
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
307 218
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
371 212
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
288 191
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
333 204
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
101 143
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
354 259
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
191 156
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
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