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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.

list ordered by

1
1,392 2,713
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

2
1,611 3,348
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

3
3,371 1,178
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
505 1,696
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
612 2,005
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

6
499 2,006
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

7
679 2,002
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

8
667 1,978
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

9
2,173 1,439
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
313 1,492
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
552 1,564
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
1,404 1,081
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

13
2,002 1,769
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

14
773 1,169
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

15
1,949 2,335
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

16
684 831
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

17
571 1,280
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

18
1,043 1,148
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

19
228 548
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

20
92 452
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

21
1,934 2,661
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

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22
826 946
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

23
873 942
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

24
2,728 3,157
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

25
814 976
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

26
708 892
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

27
522 716
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

28
712 929
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

The Best Current Soccer Players

29
551 790
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

30
164 82
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

31
562 772
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

32
550 786
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

33
479 1,300
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

34
522 846
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

35
581 810
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

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36
767 1,434
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

37
297 954
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

38
362 715
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

39
128 61
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Paul Scholes Midfielder

40
437 709
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

41
717 672
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

42
108 204
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

Coolest Soccer Players

43
12 33
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

44
102 226
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

45
690 658
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

46
171 371
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

47
677 641
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

48
658 627
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

49
652 621
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

50
660 630
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder