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
4,167 1,880
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
2
2,601 2,610
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
3
3,565 2,181
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
4
1,730 1,005
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
5
1,520 1,034
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
6
675 561
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder
7
1,083 836
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder
8
706 526
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
9
789 547
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
10
423 303
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender
11
707 402
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder
12
637 276
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
13
548 337
Romário is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
14
1,018 627
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
15
369 295
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
16
301 260
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
17
347 190
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
18
275 242
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
19
336 238
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder
20
322 207
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder
21
403 229
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
22
364 215
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder
23
112 159
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender
24
394 279
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward
25
216 170
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward