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.

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list ordered by

1
3,966 1,614
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,321 2,407
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
1,481 934
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

4
3,116 2,081
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

5
589 498
Zico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

6
1,308 1,004
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

7
992 771
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
607 454
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
527 233
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
350 249
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

11
695 494
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

12
890 535
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

13
590 341
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
479 306
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
327 260
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
260 227
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
286 167
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
239 210
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
286 207
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
349 201
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
262 179
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
309 197
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
89 130
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
334 247
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
181 144
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

26
120 143
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

27
221 181
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

28
97 90
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

29
304 176
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

30
99 74
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Midfielder

31
239 206
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

32
204 155
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

33
161 169
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

34
171 84
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward, Midfielder

35
141 110
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Midfielder

36
164 135
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

37
111 143
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

38
116 101
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Goalkeeper

39
97 89
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

40
176 90
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

41
97 76
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

42
100 75
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Defender, Midfielder

43
90 123
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

44
92 113
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

45
59 65
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Defender

46
56 68
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Playmaker, Midfielder

47
83 61
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
60 51
Marcelo Salas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward

49
73 110
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Wing half, Midfielder

50
48 63
Careca is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward