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

List features people like Joachim Waroi and Georgios Samaras.

While this isn't a list of all male footballers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male footballers?" and "Who are the best male footballers?"
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Soccer 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 English player to win league titles in four countries, England, Spain, the United States and France. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2012–13 season and, on 18 May 2013, played the final game of his 20-year career. Beckham's professional career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. With United, he won the Premier League title six times, the FA ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

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Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Soccer 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 with the sport's most prestigious individual honor, the Heisman Trophy. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Bush won a Super Bowl title with the Saints in 2010, and has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions. Bush also won the 2005 Doak Walker and Walter Camp awards. However, allegations he received improper benefits were central to an NCAA ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Spring Valley, California, United States of America

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Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Soccer 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 football team to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2001. Not selected in the 2003 NFL Draft, Romo signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. After two seasons as a holder, Romo replaced the Cowboys' previous starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe during a game against the New York Giants in the 2006 season. Romo was a Pro Bowl selection for the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014 seasons, all seasons in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Soccer 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 time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé. A playmaker who operated in the classic number 10 position, Maradona is the only player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice, first when he transferred to Barcelona for a then world record £5m, and second, when he transferred to Napoli for another record fee £6.9m. He played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina

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