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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1,686 3,427
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

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1,455 2,808
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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3,486 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
549 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
636 2,064
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 2,031
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

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719 2,057
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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525 2,062
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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2,224 1,474
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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322 1,544
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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578 1,602
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

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1,454 1,110
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

13
2,073 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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824 1,199
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

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2,078 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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724 856
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

17
603 1,308
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

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1,096 1,166
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

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2,047 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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893 958
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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235 579
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

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929 954
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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96 481
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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756 901
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

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837 987
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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2,735 3,172
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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555 726
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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189 94
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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741 942
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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566 801
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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593 782
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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573 796
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

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602 820
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 67
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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494 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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531 857
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

37
797 1,450
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

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312 962
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

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373 727
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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451 720
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

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112 238
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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182 386
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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718 687
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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110 219
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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692 670
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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679 655
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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659 636
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

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13 46
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

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652 631
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

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660 640
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder