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The coolest soccer players of all time.                                                                                        

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Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Luka9542 added Age: 33

Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia

Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdritɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and is the ...more
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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
IzzyM added Age: 58

Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina

Diego Armando Maradona (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo maɾaˈðona], born 30 October 1960) is an Argentine retired professional footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest ...more
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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 34

Birthplace: Santo António, Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (European Portuguese: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁoˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club ...more
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Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 38

Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁonawˈdʒĩɲu ga'uʃu]) or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian former professional ...more
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Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 39

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ronaldo is a Portuguese and Spanish equivalent of the name Ronald. Notable people known as Ronaldo include: Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer) (born 1976), Ronaldo Luís Nazário de ...more
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Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 37

Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimović (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈslaːtan ɪbraˈhiːmʊvɪtɕ], Bosnian: [zlǎtan ibraxǐːmoʋitɕ]; born 3 October 1981) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA ...more
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Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
JanJulk added Age: 71

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON (Dutch: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈkrœyf] (listen), internationally spelled Cruyff; 25 April 1947 – 24 March 2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he ...more
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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 31

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾez ˈmesi] (listen); born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains ...more
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Pelé is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 78

Birthplace: Três Corações, Brazil

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛtsõ (w)ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu]; born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé ([peˈlɛ]), is a Brazilian retired professional ...more
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Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 46

Birthplace: Marseille, France

Zinedine Yazid Zidane (French pronunciation: ​[zinedin jazid zidan]; born 23 June 1972), nicknamed "Zizou" (pronounced [zizu]), is a French former professional football player and ...more
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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 43

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

David Robert Joseph Beckham (UK: ; born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer, the current president of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. He played for Manchester ...more
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Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
JanJulk added Age: 39

Birthplace: Flero, Italy

Andrea Pirlo (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa ˈpirlo]; born 19 May 1979) is an Italian former professional footballer. Pirlo was usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield for both ...more
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Kylian Mbappé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
AdamAmroun1 added Kylian Mbappé Age: 19

Birthplace: Bondy, France

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Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 29

Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany

Marco Reus (German pronunciation: [ˈmaʁkoː ˈʁɔʏs]; born 31 May 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Germany national team and Borussia Dortmund, where he is ...more
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Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 25

Birthplace: Lagny-sur-Marne, France

Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Italian club Juventus in Serie A. He operates primarily as a central midfielder and is comfortable at playing both in attack ...more
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Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
swaztekkz added Age: 27

Birthplace: Mâcon, France

Antoine Griezmann (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃twan ɡʁijɛzman]; born 21 March 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the French national ...more
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Neymar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 27

Birthplace: Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Brazilian Portuguese: [nejˈmaʁ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ ˈsɐ̃tus ˈʒũɲoʁ]; born 5 February 1992), commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional ...more
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Paulo Dybala is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
GalenPrawira added Age: 25

Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina

Paulo Bruno Dybala is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Palermo in Serie A. Due to his creative style of play, he has been compared with compatriots Sergio Agüero, Javier ...more
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Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 40

Birthplace: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (French pronunciation: ​[didje dʁɔɡba]; born 11 March 1978) is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the all-time top scorer ...more
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George Best is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Dec. at 59 (1946-2005)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. Named European Footballer ...more
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Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Ziad A. Shaaban added Mohamed Salah Age: 26

Birthplace: Basyoun, Egypt

Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (born 15 June 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one ...more
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Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Age: 57

Birthplace: Santa Marta

Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (Colombian Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos alˈβeɾto βaldeˈrama paˈlasjo]; born 2 September 1961), also known as El Pibe ("The Kid"), is a Colombian former ...more
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Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
JanJulk added Age: 52

Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille, + more

Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona (French pronunciation: ​[eʁik kɑ̃tona]; born 24 May 1966) is a French actor and former professional footballer. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, ...more
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Lev Yashin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
JanJulk added Dec. at 61 (1929-1990)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: Лев Ива́нович Я́шин, 22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990), nicknamed the "Black Spider" or the "Black Panther", was a Soviet professional ...more
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Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
Ryan96 added Age: 41

Birthplace: Les Ulis, France

Thierry Daniel Henry (French pronunciation: ​[tjɛʁi ɑ̃ʁi]; born 17 August 1977) is a French professional football coach and former player who was most recently the manager of Ligue 1 club ...more