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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 3,494
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

2
1,531 2,865
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

3
3,593 1,299
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Forward, Midfielder

4
602 1,797
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
671 2,107
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

6
765 2,101
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

7
737 2,074
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
2,290 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
1,515 1,130
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Goalkeeper

13
2,135 1,819
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

14
864 1,230
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

15
2,199 2,364
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

16
654 1,328
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

17
770 879
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

18
1,157 1,187
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

19
2,168 2,704
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Forward

20
958 970
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

21
991 967
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender, Midfielder

22
800 914
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

23
246 606
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

24
863 1,003
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

25
98 508
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Defender, Midfielder

26
222 105
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Midfielder

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
606 811
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

33
181 82
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Midfielder

34
640 834
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

35
519 1,324
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Defender

36
550 875
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

37
839 1,472
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

38
333 981
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
482 727
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

41
123 253
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward, Midfielder

42
199 406
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Forward

43
120 232
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
695 686
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

48
167 403
Dejan Savićević is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder

49
683 672
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

50
661 652
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Midfielder