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
4,064 1,774
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,474 2,515
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,367 2,121
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,621 973
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
1,422 1,021
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

6
639 533
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,045 805
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
664 491
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
589 254
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
397 272
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

11
751 524
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

12
659 365
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
964 586
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

14
513 324
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
352 283
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
284 248
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
321 183
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
261 231
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
314 225
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
384 219
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
298 196
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
337 211
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
103 150
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
363 266
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
196 161
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward