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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
1,781 3,493
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

2
1,531 2,864
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,591 1,298
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Forward, Midfielder

4
602 1,796
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
671 2,106
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

6
765 2,100
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

7
737 2,073
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

8
554 2,102
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Midfielder

9
2,289 1,496
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
340 1,588
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Midfielder

11
622 1,633
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

12
1,514 1,130
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

13
2,134 1,819
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

14
862 1,230
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

15
2,198 2,363
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

16
653 1,328
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

17
769 879
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

18
1,157 1,186
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

19
2,166 2,704
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Forward

20
957 970
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

21
990 967
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Midfielder

22
246 606
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

23
799 914
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

24
98 508
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Defender, Midfielder

25
222 105
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Midfielder

26
862 1,003
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

27
2,749 3,192
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

28
583 739
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

29
778 962
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

30
602 814
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

31
629 793
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

32
605 811
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

33
179 82
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Midfielder

34
639 834
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

35
518 1,324
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

36
549 875
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

37
838 1,472
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

38
332 981
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

39
392 742
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

40
481 727
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

41
122 253
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

42
198 406
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

43
119 232
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

44
20 64
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

45
33 34
Dwight Yorke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

46
723 705
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

47
167 403
Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

48
694 686
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

49
682 672
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

50
660 652
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder