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List of famous soccer players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top soccer players in the world? This includes the most prominent soccer players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable soccer players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic soccer players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned soccer players.

List people include David Beckham, Lionel Messi and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known soccer players to the lesser known soccer players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the soccer player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous soccer players ever?" and "What are the names of famous soccer players?" then you're in the right place. (2156 items)
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
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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Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alexandra Morgan Carrasco (born Alexandra Patricia Morgan; July 2, 1989) is an American soccer player. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the ...more

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Daniele De Rossi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Daniele De Rossi (Italian pronunciation: [daˈnjɛːle de ˈrossi]; born 24 July 1983) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Boca Juniors in the Argentine ...more
Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Brandi Denise Chastain (born July 21, 1968) is an American retired soccer player, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach, and sports broadcaster. She ...more

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alexander Mark David Oxlade-Chamberlain (born 15 August 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team. ...more

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Bacary Sagna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Bacary Sagna (French pronunciation: ​[bakaʁi saɲa]); born 14 February 1983) is a French professional footballer who currently plays for Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. He has mainly ...more

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Álvaro Negredo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Álvaro Negredo Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo neˈɣɾeðo ˈsantʃeθ]; born 20 August 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Emirati club Al-Nasr Dubai ...more
Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Christie Patricia Pearce (formerly Rampone; born June 24, 1975) is an American professional soccer defender. She is the former captain of the United States women's national soccer team. Pearce ...more
Carla Overbeck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carla Werden Overbeck (born May 9, 1968) is a retired American soccer player and longtime member and captain of the United States women's national soccer team. She is currently an assistant ...more
Brad Friedel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Bradley Howard Friedel (born May 18, 1971) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and the former head coach of Major League Soccer team New England Revolution.Friedel played 84 games for the ...more
Daniel Agger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Daniel Munthe Agger (Danish: [tænjəl ˈakɐ]; born 12 December 1984) is a Danish retired professional footballer and tattoo artist who played as a central defender for Brøndby and ...more

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Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈleksis ˈsantʃes]; born 19 December 1988), also known simply as Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as ...more

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Axel Witsel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel (born 12 January 1989) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for German club Borussia Dortmund. During his play for the Belgium national team, he came ...more

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Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Sir Robert William Robson (18 February 1933 – 31 July 2009) was an English footballer and football manager. His career included periods playing for and later managing the England national team ...more
Ala Al-Sasi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ala'a Mohammed Abdullah Al Sasi is a Yemeni international footballer who plays for Al-Ahli Sana'a and Yemen national football team.
Charles Perkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins (16 June 1936 – 19 October 2000), was an Australian Aboriginal activist, soccer player and administrator.
Darren Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Darren Barr Fletcher (born 1 February 1984) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. He has also played as a right winger and on occasion in defence.Fletcher came ...more

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Cobi Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Cobi N'Gai Jones (born June 16, 1970) is an American former soccer player and analyst for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. He can also be seen on Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, ...more
Ali Daei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ali Daei (Persian: علی دایی ‎ pronounced [ʔæliː dɑːjiː]; born 21 March 1969) is an Iranian former footballer and businessman. Daei is record holder for the world's all-time leading ...more

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Artsyom Salavey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Artsyom Salavey
Artsyom Viktaravich Salavey (Belarusian: Арцём Віктаравіч Салавей; Russian: Артём Викторович Соловей; born 1 November 1990) is a Belarusian professional footballer. He is currently playing for ...more
Ali Karimi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ali Karimi (Persian: علی کریمی‎ Persian: [ɑli kæriˈmi] (listen) (born 8 November 1978) nicknamed "Maradona of Asia", is an Iranian coach and retired footballer. He has played for ...more
Aliou Coly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Aliou Coly
Aliou Coly is a Senegalese footballer playing as a striker for Kristiansund in the Adeccoligaen.
Alberto Tomas Botí... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alberto Tomas Botía Rabasco
Alberto Tomás Botía Rabasco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto βoˈti.a raˈβasko]; born 27 January 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central defender for ...more
Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carlos Alberto Tevez (American Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos ˈteβes]; born 5 February 1984) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Boca Juniors and the Argentina national team. ...more

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Amorese Dertin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Destin Amorese is a Central African footballer who plays for AS Pélican Lambaréné as midfielder.