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Coolest Soccer Players

Updated July 7, 2020 68.0k votes 7.1k voters 24.5k views103 items

The coolest soccer players of all time.                                                                                        

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    Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceLanús, Argentina

    Diego Armando Maradona (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo maɾaˈðona], born 30 October 1960) is an... more
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    Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdritɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian... more
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    Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON (Dutch: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈkrœyf] (listen), internationally spelled... more
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    Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceSanto António, Portugal

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese... more
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    Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    Ronaldinho

    Age: 40

    BirthplacePorto Alegre, Brazil

    Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Brazilian... more
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    George Best is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    George Best

    Dec. at 59 (1946-2005)

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who... more
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    Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceFlero, Italy

    Andrea Pirlo (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa ˈpirlo]; born 19 May 1979) is an Italian... more
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    Kylian Mbappé is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    Kylian Mbappé

    Age: 19

    BirthplaceBondy, France

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    Francesco Totti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Francesco Totti (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko ˈtɔtti]; born 27 September 1976) is an... more
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    Lev Yashin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    Lev Yashin

    Dec. at 61 (1929-1990)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: Лев Ива́нович Я́шин, 22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990),... more
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    Paulo Dybala is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceCórdoba, Argentina

    Paulo Bruno Dybala is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Palermo in Serie... more
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    Roberto Baggio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceCaldogno, Italy

    Roberto Baggio (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto ˈbaddʒo]; born 18 February 1967) is an... more
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    Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceMâcon, France

    Antoine Griezmann (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃twan ɡʁijɛzman]; born 21 March 1991) is a French... more
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    Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    Ronaldo

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Ronaldo is a Portuguese and Spanish equivalent of the name Ronald. Notable people known as... more
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    Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceLes Ulis, France

    Thierry Daniel Henry (French pronunciation: ​[tjɛʁi ɑ̃ʁi]; born 17 August 1977) is a French... more
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    Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    Mohamed Salah

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceBasyoun, Egypt

    Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (born 15 June 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer... more
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    Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceRosario, Argentina

    Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾez ˈmesi] (listen); born... more
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    Pelé is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    1,428

    Pelé

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceTrês Corações, Brazil

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛtsõ (w)ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu];... more
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    Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    Marco Reus

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceDortmund, Germany

    Marco Reus (German pronunciation: [ˈmaʁkoː ˈʁɔʏs]; born 31 May 1989) is a German professional... more
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    Carlos Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceSanta Marta

    Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (Colombian Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos alˈβeɾto βaldeˈrama paˈlasjo];... more
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    Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceAbidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

    Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (French pronunciation: ​[didje dʁɔɡba]; born 11 March 1978) is an... more
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    Dominique Rocheteau is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceSaintes, Charente-Maritime, France

    Dominique Rocheteau (French pronunciation: ​[dɔminik ʁɔʃəto]; born 14 January 1955) is a... more
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    Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceFuentealbilla, Spain

    Andrés Iniesta Luján (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈdɾes iˈnjesta luˈxan]; born 11 May 1984) is a... more
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    David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
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    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    David Robert Joseph Beckham (UK: ; born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional... more
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    Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Coolest Soccer Players
    1,754
    1,708

    BirthplaceMalmö Municipality, Sweden

    Zlatan Ibrahimović (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈslaːtan ɪbraˈhiːmʊvɪtɕ], Bosnian: [zlǎtan... more
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