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The coolest soccer players of all time.                                                                                        

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  • Diego Maradona1
    1,069
    384

    BirthplaceLanús, Argentina

    Diego Armando Maradona (30 October 1960 – 25 November 2020) was an Argentine retired...  more
  • Luka Modrić2
    1,322
    675

    BirthplaceZadar, Croatia

    Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdritɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian...  more
  • Johan Cruijff3
    768
    537

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON (Dutch: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈkrœyf] (listen), internationally spelled...  more
  • Ronaldinho4
    2,185
    1,839

    Ronaldinho

    Age: 40

    BirthplacePorto Alegre, Brazil

    Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Brazilian...  more
  • Cristiano Ronaldo5
    2,302
    1,998

    BirthplaceSanto António, Portugal

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese...  more
  • Lev Yashin6
    393
    315

    Lev Yashin

    Dec. at 61 (1929-1990)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: Лев Ива́нович Я́шин, 22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990),...  more
  • George Best7
    631
    537

    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
  • Roberto Baggio8
    223
    169

    BirthplaceCaldogno, Italy

    Roberto Baggio (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto ˈbaddʒo]; born 18 February 1967) is an...  more
  • Andrea Pirlo9
    957
    851

    BirthplaceFlero, Italy

    Andrea Pirlo (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa ˈpirlo]; born 19 May 1979) is an Italian...  more
  • Francesco Totti10
    209
    164

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Francesco Totti (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko ˈtɔtti]; born 27 September 1976) is an...  more
  • Ronaldo11
    1,660
    1,530

    Ronaldo

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Ronaldo is a Portuguese and Spanish equivalent of the name Ronald. Notable people known as...  more
  • Kylian Mbappé12
    889
    806

    Kylian Mbappé

    Age: 19

    BirthplaceBondy, France

  • Roberto Carlos13
    229
    184

    BirthplaceGarça, Brazil

    Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha (born 10 April 1973), more commonly known simply as Roberto...  more
  • Lionel Messi14
    1,770
    1,653

    BirthplaceRosario, Argentina

    Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾez ˈmesi] (listen); born...  more
  • Ferenc Puskás15
    173
    134

    Ferenc Puskás

    Dec. at 79 (1927-2006)

    BirthplaceKispest, Budapest, Hungary

    Ferenc Puskás (UK: FERR-ench PUUS(H)-kəss, -⁠enk -⁠, -⁠ PUUSH-kash, Hungarian: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s...  more
  • David Beckham16
    1,521
    1,424

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    David Robert Joseph Beckham (UK: ; born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional...  more
  • Gabriel Batistuta17
    106
    70

    BirthplaceReconquista, Argentina

    Gabriel Omar Batistuta (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈβɾjel oˈmaɾ βatisˈtuta]; born 1 February...  more
  • Thierry Henry18
    421
    373

    BirthplaceLes Ulis, France

    Thierry Daniel Henry (French pronunciation: ​[tjɛʁi ɑ̃ʁi]; born 17 August 1977) is a French...  more
  • Antoine Griezmann19
    839
    774

    BirthplaceMâcon, France

    Antoine Griezmann (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃twan ɡʁijɛzman]; born 21 March 1991) is a French...  more
  • Pelé20
    1,475
    1,384

    Pelé

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceTrês Corações, Brazil

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛtsõ (w)ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu];...  more
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović21
    1,718
    1,627

    BirthplaceMalmö Municipality, Sweden

    Zlatan Ibrahimović (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈslaːtan ɪbraˈhiːmʊvɪtɕ], Bosnian: [zlǎtan...  more
  • Mohamed Salah22
    588
    539

    Mohamed Salah

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceBasyoun, Egypt

    Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (born 15 June 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer...  more
  • Carlos Valderrama23
    615
    566

    BirthplaceSanta Marta, Colombia

    Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (Colombian Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos alˈβeɾto βaldeˈrama paˈlasjo];...  more
  • Paulo Dybala24
    582
    540

    BirthplaceCórdoba, Argentina

    Paulo Bruno Dybala is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Palermo in Serie...  more
  • Didier Drogba25
    689
    646

    BirthplaceAbidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

    Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (French pronunciation: ​[didje dʁɔɡba]; born 11 March 1978) is an...  more