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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1,723 3,454
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

2
1,482 2,831
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,522 1,267
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
564 1,768
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
648 2,080
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

6
713 2,049
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

7
733 2,073
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

8
536 2,077
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

9
2,248 1,483
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
327 1,560
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
590 1,612
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
2,096 1,804
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

13
1,469 1,119
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

14
841 1,210
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

15
2,127 2,356
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

16
626 1,313
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

17
742 865
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

18
1,118 1,172
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

19
2,090 2,699
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

20
913 963
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

21
949 957
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

22
240 588
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

23
768 908
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

24
97 493
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

25
847 993
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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2,738 3,181
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

27
199 99
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

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563 734
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

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752 951
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

30
577 807
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

31
604 787
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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587 800
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

33
618 824
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

34
158 72
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Paul Scholes Midfielder

35
505 1,315
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

36
538 865
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

37
812 1,455
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

38
317 969
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

39
380 732
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

40
464 722
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

41
117 241
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

42
187 393
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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17 50
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

44
112 223
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

45
721 692
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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693 675
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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681 661
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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660 641
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

49
662 644
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

50
653 635
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward