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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
1,405 3,247
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

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2
1,206 2,568
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,150 1,048
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
509 1,921
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
2,061 1,341
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

6
363 1,619
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

7
396 1,919
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

8
1,878 1,715
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

9
239 1,391
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

10
1,291 1,016
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

11
546 1,917
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

12
531 1,906
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

13
1,707 2,312
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

14
448 1,499
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

15
1,809 2,553
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

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16
936 1,112
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

17
649 1,131
Romário is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

18
2,672 3,118
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

19
186 496
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

20
740 951
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

21
573 785
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

22
623 871
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

23
717 933
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

24
478 1,249
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

25
633 898
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

26
769 929
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

27
489 769
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

28
503 753
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

29
451 698
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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30
466 827
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

31
261 926
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

32
69 389
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

33
424 1,280
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

34
502 791
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

35
689 1,395
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

36
320 688
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

37
481 767
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

38
111 59
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

39
705 631
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

40
387 690
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

41
93 170
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

42
682 625
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

43
650 588
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

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44
671 609
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

45
656 595
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

46
659 598
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

47
646 596
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper

48
740 811
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

49
137 347
Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

50
76 205
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder