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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
1,246 2,581
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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2
1,460 3,253
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

3
3,170 1,076
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
546 1,925
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
409 1,625
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

6
442 1,923
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

7
594 1,922
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

8
581 1,909
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

9
286 1,402
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

10
2,075 1,387
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

11
489 1,503
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
1,893 1,728
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

13
1,299 1,041
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

14
674 1,136
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

15
1,731 2,315
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

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16
495 1,252
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

17
583 794
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

18
79 395
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

19
198 501
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

20
1,819 2,574
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

21
946 1,130
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

22
2,681 3,121
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

23
748 953
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

24
729 937
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

25
632 875
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

26
639 904
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

27
777 933
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

28
457 703
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

29
496 770
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

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30
510 754
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

31
430 1,282
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

32
471 832
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

33
511 793
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

34
266 931
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

35
488 770
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

36
694 1,404
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

37
118 62
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

38
327 691
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

39
705 637
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

40
97 175
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

41
683 628
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

42
656 598
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

43
659 601
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

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44
650 592
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

45
671 613
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

46
646 599
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper

47
4 3
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

48
740 815
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

49
391 693
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

50
143 343
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward