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
4,008 1,690
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,394 2,453
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,222 2,100
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,545 953
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
1,356 1,010
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

6
608 514
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,010 788
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
632 470
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
555 242
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
374 261
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

11
723 511
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

12
922 559
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

13
614 354
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
495 312
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
340 269
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
271 236
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
301 176
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
248 220
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
300 215
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
364 209
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
279 188
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
325 203
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
98 140
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
348 258
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
188 154
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward