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
3,988 1,646
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,346 2,430
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,166 2,084
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,507 943
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
597 506
Zico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

6
1,325 1,007
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

7
1,000 781
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
618 461
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
538 237
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
361 255
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

11
906 547
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

12
706 504
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

13
602 347
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
486 308
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
333 264
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
265 231
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
291 172
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
242 215
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
295 209
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
359 203
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
272 182
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
318 200
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
93 135
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
343 252
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
186 149
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

26
226 187
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

27
123 148
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

28
101 95
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

29
307 184
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

30
101 77
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Midfielder

31
180 87
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward, Midfielder

32
243 210
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

33
210 160
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

34
166 173
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

35
147 112
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Midfielder

36
171 136
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

37
113 147
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

38
121 104
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Goalkeeper

39
102 91
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

40
181 93
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

41
101 80
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

42
103 80
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Defender, Midfielder

43
93 126
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

44
62 66
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Defender

45
94 116
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

46
57 70
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Playmaker, Midfielder

47
86 63
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
62 53
Marcelo Salas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward

49
75 111
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Wing half, Midfielder

50
50 65
Careca is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward