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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
1,378 3,228
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
1,179 2,553
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,120 1,028
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
497 1,910
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
2,046 1,326
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

6
345 1,612
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

7
384 1,910
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

8
1,859 1,709
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

9
1,275 1,006
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

10
230 1,385
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
531 1,909
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

12
518 1,902
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

13
1,682 2,307
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

14
1,795 2,540
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

15
436 1,495
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

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16
923 1,109
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

17
639 1,129
Romário is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

18
2,670 3,114
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

19
737 946
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

20
562 781
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

21
472 1,248
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

22
615 869
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

23
709 932
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

24
182 493
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

25
628 896
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

26
486 766
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

27
497 750
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

28
449 694
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

29
763 928
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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30
462 823
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

31
423 1,277
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

32
498 787
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

33
259 921
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

34
678 1,392
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

35
319 685
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

36
475 765
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

37
65 385
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

38
110 57
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

39
92 167
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

40
384 689
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

41
704 628
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

42
681 622
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

43
655 592
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

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44
658 595
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

45
649 586
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

46
670 607
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

47
645 595
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper

48
739 810
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

49
135 345
Robert Prosinečki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Robert Prosinečki Midfielder

50
75 204
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder