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List of famous male football players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male football players list contains the most prominent and top males known for being football players. There are thousand of males working as football players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic football players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a football player then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male football players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male football players?" and "Who are the best male football players?"
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Football Players
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David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE, is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first ...more

Age: 41

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Soccer Player, Model, Actor, Athlete

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Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Football Players
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Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush, Jr. is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California, where he earned consensus All-American honors twice, and was recognized as the top college player ...more

Age: 30

Birthplace: Spring Valley, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Athlete, Footballer, American football player

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Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Football Players
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Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for Eastern Illinois University, an NCAA Division I-AA school. At Eastern Illinois, Romo won the Walter Payton Award in 2002, and led the Panthers ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Athlete, American football player

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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Football Players
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Diego Armando Maradona Franco is an Argentine former footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans regard Maradona as the greatest football player of all ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: LanĂºs, Argentina

Profession: Talk show host, Manager, Coach, Footballer

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#3 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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