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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
1,431 2,771
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

2
1,656 3,396
Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paolo Maldini Defender

3
3,436 1,220
Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
alyndavies added Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

4
533 1,730
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
627 2,043
Franco Baresi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Franco Baresi Defender

6
690 2,013
George Weah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
George Weah Forward

7
701 2,034
Andriy Shevchenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

8
514 2,041
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

9
320 1,523
Roberto Donadoni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Andrea Pillerè added Roberto Donadoni Midfielder

10
2,205 1,460
Alessandro Del Piero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

11
566 1,589
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

12
1,428 1,102
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

13
2,041 1,787
Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Baggio Forward, Midfielder

14
803 1,185
Romário is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Romário Forward

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

15
2,018 2,346
Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

16
708 847
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

17
588 1,299
Cafu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Cafu Defender

18
1,073 1,162
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

19
1,993 2,690
Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Paul Nathan added Ronaldo Forward

20
232 569
Zvonimir Boban is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Zvonimir Boban Midfielder

21
865 955
Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

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22
95 473
Leonardo Araújo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
kukkola added Leonardo Araújo Defender, Midfielder

23
908 952
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

24
737 899
Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Luís Figo Midfielder

25
832 984
Gabriel Batistuta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

26
2,733 3,168
Jari Litmanen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Jari Litmanen Forward, Midfielder

27
541 724
Raúl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Raúl Forward, Midfielder

28
729 939
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

The Best Current Soccer Players

29
180 90
Pavel Nedvěd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Ari Aries added Pavel Nedvěd Midfielder

30
560 798
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Lothar Matthäus Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

31
580 780
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Oliver Kahn Goalkeeper

32
563 793
Rivaldo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Rivaldo Forward, Midfielder

33
593 818
Gheorghe Hagi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Gheorghe Hagi Midfielder

34
490 1,306
Alessandro Nesta is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Alessandro Nesta Defender

35
529 855
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
139 65
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
bigcraig added Paul Scholes Midfielder

37
308 960
Filippo Inzaghi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Filippo Inzaghi Forward

38
787 1,445
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
David Beckham Midfielder

39
370 725
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

40
446 717
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Edgar Davids Midfielder

41
106 237
Dragan Stojković is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Dragan Stojković Forward, Midfielder

42
179 382
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Fernando Torres Forward

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43
110 215
Michel Preud'homme is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Michel Preud'homme Goalkeeper

44
718 681
Antti Niemi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Niemi Goalkeeper

45
13 43
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Chris Waddle Midfielder

46
692 666
Jari Rantanen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

47
679 651
Atik Ismail is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

48
659 633
Antti Okkonen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Okkonen Midfielder

49
652 628
Antti Sumiala is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Sumiala Forward

50
660 637
Antti Pohja is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of the '90s
Antti Pohja Forward, Midfielder