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
4,006 1,689
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,391 2,452
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,220 2,099
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,544 953
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
1,355 1,010
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

6
607 514
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,009 788
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
632 469
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
554 242
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
373 261
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

11
722 511
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

12
921 558
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

13
613 353
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
494 312
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
339 269
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
300 176
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
247 220
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
300 214
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
364 208
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
278 188
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
324 203
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
97 139
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
347 257
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
188 153
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward