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
3,963 1,603
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

2
2,313 2,400
Pelé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
1,472 931
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

4
3,102 2,078
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

5
585 497
Zico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Playmaker, Midfielder

6
1,298 1,004
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

7
987 770
Garrincha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Right Wing, Midfielder

8
603 453
Kaká is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

9
525 231
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

10
695 492
Alfredo Di Stéfano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

11
886 533
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

12
345 249
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

13
586 340
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

14
476 305
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

15
326 259
Roberto Rivelino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

16
259 226
Didi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

17
283 166
Sócrates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

18
237 209
Jairzinho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

19
283 207
Javier Zanetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
347 200
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

21
262 178
Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Midfielder

22
305 197
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

23
89 129
Djalma Santos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender

24
332 247
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

25
181 143
Hernán Crespo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

26
120 142
Carlos Alberto Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

27
220 180
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

28
96 89
Tostão is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Winger, Forward, Midfielder

29
304 175
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

30
98 73
Paulo Roberto Falcão is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Midfielder

31
239 205
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

32
203 154
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

33
161 168
Daniel Passarella is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

34
170 83
Diego Forlán is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward, Midfielder

35
140 109
Teófilo Cubillas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
hugolopezv added Midfielder

36
164 134
Enzo Francescoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

37
111 143
Juan Alberto Schiaffino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

38
116 101
René Higuita is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Goalkeeper

39
97 89
Bebeto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

40
176 90
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

41
97 76
Iván Zamorano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward

42
100 75
Arturo Vidal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Alex Farias added Defender, Midfielder

43
90 123
José Manuel Moreno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward, Inside forward

44
92 113
Omar Sívori is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Forward

45
59 65
Elías Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Sparwasser added Defender

46
55 68
Gérson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Playmaker, Midfielder

47
83 61
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
60 51
Marcelo Salas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
dushan added Forward

49
73 110
José Leandro Andrade is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
Wing half, Midfielder

50
47 63
Careca is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time
IanHarvey added Forward