90s The Best Soccer Players of the '90s  

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List Rules They must have played professional soccer in the 90s and are only ranked by how good they played in that era.

Who are the best soccer players of the ‘90s? Soccer is an beloved world sport with international stars such as Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and Paolo Maldini. Even if you don’t follow the sport, you may have heard of these top soccer players of the ‘90s. But who do you think is the best soccer player between the years of 1990 to 2000?

If you enjoy watching soccer, then you definitely need to check out highlight reels and replays of some of these top players. Even though some of them may be off the field now, the players on this list represent the best of that era. In fact, some of them could probably still beat active roster players on the field right now.

Who do you think is the best soccer player from that era? Vote up the ones you think deserve that top distinction or add player you think should be in contention for being amongst the best soccer players of the ‘90s.

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1,691 3,428
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

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1,456 2,809
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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3,489 1,245
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
550 1,752
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
638 2,065
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

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703 2,033
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

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720 2,059
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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526 2,063
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

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2,226 1,475
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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323 1,546
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

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579 1,603
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

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1,456 1,110
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

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2,077 1,797
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

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827 1,200
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

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2,083 2,350
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

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725 857
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

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606 1,308
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

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1,097 1,168
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

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2,050 2,695
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

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894 959
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

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236 581
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

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931 954
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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96 483
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

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758 902
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

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839 988
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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2,735 3,174
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

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556 727
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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189 96
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

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741 944
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

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567 803
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

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595 784
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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575 796
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

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603 821
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

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148 69
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Paul Scholes Midfielder

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496 1,311
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

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531 859
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

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798 1,451
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

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313 964
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

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375 728
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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452 721
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

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112 240
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

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182 388
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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718 689
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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110 221
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

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692 672
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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679 657
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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659 638
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

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652 633
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

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660 642
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

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649 635
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper