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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.

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1
3,607 966
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

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2
1,582 2,083
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Pelé Forward, Midfielder

3
771 609
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Garrincha Right Wing, Midfielder

4
2,162 1,874
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Lionel Messi Forward

5
932 772
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

6
369 354
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Zico Playmaker, Midfielder

7
882 801
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Ronaldo Forward

8
364 295
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Kaká Midfielder

9
569 408
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

10
260 193
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Rivelino Midfielder

11
590 398
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Neymar Forward

12
228 175
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Cafu Defender

13
343 244
Romário is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Romário Forward

14
389 241
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

15
342 189
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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16
194 169
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Didi Midfielder

17
163 160
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Jairzinho Midfielder

18
186 122
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sócrates Forward, Midfielder

19
198 156
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Javier Zanetti Defender, Midfielder

20
245 156
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
58 83
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Djalma Santos Defender

22
194 163
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

23
128 104
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Hernán Crespo Forward

24
233 189
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sergio Agüero Forward

25
151 135
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Valderrama Midfielder

26
66 55
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Tostão Winger, Forward, Midfielder

27
84 110
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

28
163 143
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Mario Kempes Forward

29
206 125
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Alexis Sánchez Forward

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30
185 158
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Carlos Tevez Forward

31
125 140
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

32
58 51
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Paulo Roberto Falcão Midfielder

33
124 103
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Enzo Francescoli Forward, Midfielder

34
90 124
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Juan Alberto Schiaffino Forward, Inside forward

35
124 120
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

36
92 88
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Teófilo Cubillas Midfielder

37
103 62
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Diego Forlán Forward, Midfielder

38
76 105
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
José Manuel Moreno Forward, Inside forward

39
75 94
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Omar Sívori Forward

40
77 83
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
René Higuita Goalkeeper

41
41 49
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Gérson Playmaker, Midfielder

42
66 74
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Bebeto Forward

43
41 51
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Elias Figueroa Defender

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44
64 63
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Iván Zamorano Forward

45
52 43
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Arturo Vidal Defender, Midfielder

46
103 97
Gylmar dos Santos Neves is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
BaruchLalaev added Gylmar dos Santos Neves Goalkeeper

47
60 96
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
61 51
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
113 73
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

50
54 77
Nílton Santos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Nílton Santos Defender