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
4,009 1,692
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,396 2,454
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,225 2,100
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,546 954
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
1,356 1,011
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

6
609 514
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,011 788
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
724 511
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
496 312
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
341 269
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
271 237
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
302 176
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
249 220
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
300 216
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
364 210
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
279 189
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
326 203
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