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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
1,345 2,656
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

2
1,559 3,303
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

3
3,289 1,145
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
469 1,669
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
587 1,980
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

6
477 1,973
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

7
638 1,951
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

8
638 1,974
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

9
2,133 1,422
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

10
304 1,453
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

11
534 1,535
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
1,969 1,747
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

13
1,368 1,065
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

14
741 1,151
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

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15
1,863 2,326
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

16
644 815
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

17
542 1,269
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

18
1,006 1,140
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

19
91 429
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

20
213 525
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

21
1,889 2,625
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

The Sexiest Female Soccer Players

22
2,711 3,143
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

23
790 962
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

24
841 939
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

25
788 943
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

26
682 883
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

27
687 919
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

28
496 711
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time

29
537 779
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

30
545 763
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

31
559 801
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

32
465 1,290
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

33
532 774
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

34
147 72
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

35
502 839
Michael Laudrup is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michael Laudrup Forward, Midfielder

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36
285 946
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

37
734 1,423
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

38
355 702
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

39
11 20
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

40
106 195
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

41
711 663
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

42
429 699
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

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43
686 648
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

44
675 633
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

45
651 612
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

46
657 619
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

47
660 622
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder

48
648 618
Kari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Kari Laukkanen Goalkeeper

49
95 219
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

50
162 361
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward