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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
1,818 3,514
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

2
1,552 2,884
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,619 1,320
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Forward, Midfielder

4
622 1,810
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
680 2,119
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

6
788 2,114
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

7
751 2,087
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

8
567 2,114
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Midfielder

9
2,306 1,509
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
344 1,602
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Midfielder

11
633 1,645
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

12
1,541 1,135
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

13
2,156 1,826
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

14
881 1,240
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

15
2,236 2,372
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

16
671 1,335
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

17
785 889
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

18
1,180 1,192
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

19
2,212 2,707
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Forward

20
983 979
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

21
1,008 972
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Midfielder

22
251 614
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

23
808 925
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

24
235 112
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Midfielder

25
878 1,007
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

26
98 520
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Defender, Midfielder

27
2,756 3,201
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

28
593 747
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

29
791 966
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

30
609 818
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

31
637 800
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

32
614 817
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

33
192 90
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Midfielder

34
648 839
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

35
529 1,329
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

36
556 880
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

37
852 1,479
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

38
340 986
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

39
397 745
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

40
489 733
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

41
124 259
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

42
201 415
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

43
38 38
Dwight Yorke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

44
22 69
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

45
120 239
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

46
725 711
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

47
169 407
Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

48
695 690
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

49
684 676
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

50
122 283
Fernando Redondo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder