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
3,912 1,522
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,213 2,351
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
2,989 2,049
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,391 912
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
561 480
Zico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

6
958 756
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

7
1,235 1,000
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

8
579 434
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
498 221
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
679 479
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

11
332 237
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

12
845 516
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

13
551 328
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
457 299
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
316 256
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
251 220
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
268 163
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
225 206
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
270 201
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
336 194
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
248 173
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
295 194
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
84 125
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
321 239
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
175 138
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

26
216 176
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

27
116 140
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

28
94 85
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

29
288 169
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

30
96 70
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Midfielder

31
235 200
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

32
159 165
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

33
192 150
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

34
157 81
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward, Midfielder

35
137 106
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Midfielder

36
160 130
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

37
109 141
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

38
112 99
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Goalkeeper

39
94 88
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

40
166 88
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

41
91 75
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

42
91 111
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

43
88 121
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

44
91 73
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Defender, Midfielder

45
56 64
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Defender

46
54 67
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Playmaker, Midfielder

47
83 60
José Luis Chilavert is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Rodrigo García Cano added Goalkeeper

48
72 109
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Wing half, Midfielder

49
58 50
Marcelo Salas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward

50
46 62
Careca is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward