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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
1,372 2,688
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

2
1,593 3,329
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

3
3,332 1,163
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
492 1,685
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
605 1,991
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

6
491 1,991
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

7
661 1,991
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

8
654 1,964
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

9
2,159 1,428
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
309 1,477
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
546 1,552
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
1,391 1,075
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

13
1,986 1,759
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

14
763 1,162
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
1,910 2,332
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

16
668 826
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

17
560 1,276
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

18
1,028 1,146
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

19
222 540
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

20
91 444
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

21
1,909 2,648
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
2,722 3,152
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

23
804 945
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

24
855 942
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

25
802 970
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

26
695 888
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

27
698 925
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

28
505 714
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

The Best Current Soccer Players

29
542 786
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

30
551 769
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

31
153 78
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

32
541 779
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

33
573 807
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

34
471 1,295
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

35
513 841
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

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36
290 950
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

37
747 1,429
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

38
358 708
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

39
431 703
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

40
116 56
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Paul Scholes Midfielder

41
716 667
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

42
107 197
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
11 26
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

44
690 653
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

45
676 637
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

46
658 622
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

47
660 625
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

48
651 616
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

49
97 221
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

50
648 621
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper