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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1,724 3,455
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

2
1,483 2,832
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,527 1,268
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
565 1,769
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
650 2,081
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

6
714 2,050
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

7
735 2,075
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

8
537 2,079
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

9
2,249 1,484
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
328 1,561
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
593 1,613
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
2,099 1,804
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

13
1,472 1,119
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

14
842 1,212
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

15
2,131 2,357
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

16
629 1,314
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

17
743 866
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

18
1,121 1,173
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

19
2,092 2,700
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

20
917 964
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

21
952 958
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

22
242 588
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

23
771 908
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

24
97 494
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

25
849 994
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

26
2,740 3,182
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

27
202 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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565 735
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

29
756 951
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

30
579 807
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

31
607 787
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

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588 802
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

33
620 825
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

34
160 72
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Paul Scholes Midfielder

35
507 1,315
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

36
541 865
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

37
815 1,456
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

38
319 970
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

39
382 732
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

40
465 723
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

41
119 242
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

42
19 50
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

43
187 394
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

44
113 224
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

45
721 693
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

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693 676
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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681 662
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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660 642
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

49
662 645
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

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653 636
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward