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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
1,289 2,616
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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2
1,505 3,277
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

3
3,224 1,108
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
559 1,951
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
433 1,645
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

6
611 1,943
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

7
455 1,947
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

8
609 1,927
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

9
2,102 1,406
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
293 1,427
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
514 1,515
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
1,928 1,741
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

13
1,331 1,055
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

14
705 1,144
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

15
1,791 2,321
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

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16
517 1,259
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

17
616 802
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

18
976 1,135
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

19
84 413
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

20
202 514
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

21
1,848 2,599
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

22
2,692 3,131
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

23
765 957
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

24
808 935
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

25
757 939
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

26
654 877
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

27
661 912
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

28
472 707
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

29
516 775
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

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30
527 757
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

31
448 1,285
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

32
531 797
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

33
484 836
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

34
509 771
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

35
133 66
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

36
272 939
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

37
712 1,413
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

38
338 697
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

39
708 650
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

40
684 640
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

41
672 625
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

42
656 611
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

43
659 614
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

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44
650 605
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

45
99 187
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

46
647 609
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper

47
410 697
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

48
5 13
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

49
741 826
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

50
151 354
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward