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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
1,268 2,603
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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2
1,487 3,265
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

3
3,203 1,098
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
553 1,939
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

5
422 1,637
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

6
604 1,935
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

7
449 1,940
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

8
597 1,922
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

9
289 1,419
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

10
2,091 1,399
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

11
506 1,511
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
1,912 1,735
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

13
1,318 1,049
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

14
691 1,141
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

15
1,767 2,320
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
604 798
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

17
509 1,256
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

18
81 407
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

19
1,835 2,591
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

20
962 1,133
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

21
199 510
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

22
2,687 3,127
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

23
759 956
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

24
796 934
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

25
748 939
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

26
649 877
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

27
651 911
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

28
470 706
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

29
508 775
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
522 757
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

31
442 1,284
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

32
525 797
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

33
480 835
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

34
502 771
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

35
271 937
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

36
128 66
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

37
702 1,410
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

38
335 695
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

39
706 647
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

40
683 636
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

41
98 184
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

42
656 606
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

43
659 609
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
650 600
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

45
671 621
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

46
646 606
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper

47
4 10
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

48
400 697
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

49
740 822
Mixu Paatelainen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

50
145 353
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward