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
4,003 1,684
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,385 2,449
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
3,216 2,094
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

4
1,538 951
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

5
1,351 1,008
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

6
605 512
Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

7
1,007 786
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
631 466
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
552 240
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
372 259
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

11
720 509
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

12
919 557
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

13
610 352
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
494 310
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
339 267
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
271 234
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
300 174
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
247 218
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
300 212
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
363 207
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
278 187
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
324 202
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
97 138
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
345 257
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
188 152
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward