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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 Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a ...more

Alex Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alex Morgan Alexandra Patricia "Alex" Morgan is an American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. She is a forward for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League and for the ...more

Daniele De Rossi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Daniele De Rossi Daniele De Rossi, Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Roma and the Italy national team as a defensive midfielder. De Rossi made his professional debut with Roma ...more

Brandi Chastain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Brandi Chastain Brandi Denise Chastain is a professional American soccer defender and midfielder who plays for the team California Storm of Women's Premier Soccer League and is a former member of the United ...more

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Alexander Mark David "Alex" Oxlade-Chamberlain is an English footballer who plays for Arsenal and the England national football team as a winger. After rising to prominence with ...more

Bacary Sagna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Bacary Sagna Bacary Sagna is a French footballer who plays for English club Manchester City and for the France national football team. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has described him as the best right ...more

Álvaro Negredo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Álvaro Negredo Álvaro Negredo Sánchez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF on loan from Manchester City as a striker. Nicknamed La fiera de Vallecas, his early career ...more

Christie Rampone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Christie Rampone Christie Patricia Rampone is an American professional soccer defender. She currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League and is captain of the United States women's ...more

Carla Overbeck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carla Overbeck Carla Werden Overbeck 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 coach of Duke ...more

Brad Friedel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Brad Friedel Bradley Howard Friedel is an American soccer player who plays as goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. He played 82 games for the United States national team between 1992 and ...more

Daniel Agger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Daniel Agger Daniel Munthe Agger is a Danish footballer who plays as a Defender for Danish club Brøndby IF and captains the Denmark national team. Agger has been described as "a fine reader of ...more

Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez is a Chilean footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Chile national team, as a forward or winger.

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Axel Witsel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Axel Witsel Axel Laurent Angel Lambert Witsel is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League and the Belgium national team. His natural position ...more

Bobby Robson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Bobby Robson Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson, CBE was an English footballer and football manager. His career included periods playing for and later managing the England national football team. ...more

Ala Al-Sasi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ala Al-Sasi 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 Perkins Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins, was an Australian Aboriginal activist, soccer player and administrator. He was known as Kumantjayi Perkins in the period ...more

Darren Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Darren Fletcher Darren Barr Fletcher is a Scottish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for West Bromwich Albion and the Scottish national team. The industrious footballer has also played as a right ...more

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Cobi Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Cobi Jones Cobi N'Gai Jones is an American former soccer player and is the analyst for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. He can also be seen on Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and the Pac-12 ...more

Ali Daei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ali Daei Ali Daei is an Iranian former footballer and coach who was fired from his position as head coach of Persepolis. He is the former captain of the Iran national football team, having played for ...more

Artsyom Salavey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Artsyom Salavey Artem Solovei is a Belarusian football player.

Ali Karimi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ali Karimi Mohammad Ali Karimi Pashaki Persian: is a retired Iranian footballer. He has played for Fath Tehran, Persepolis, Al-Ahli Dubai, Bayern Munich, Qatar SC, Steel Azin, Schalke 04, Tractor Sazi, and ...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.

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Alberto Tomas Botía Rabasco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alberto Tomas Botía Rabasco Alberto Tomás Botía Rabasco is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Greek club Olympiacos F.C. as a central defender.

Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carlos Tevez Carlos Alberto Martínez Tevez, better known as Carlos Tevez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus. His energy and goal scoring rate made ...more

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

Abdul Salam Al-Mukhaini is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Abdul Salam Al-Mukhaini Abdul Salam Amur Juma Al-Mukhaini commonly known as Abdul Salam Al-Mukhaini is an Omani footballer who plays for Al-Kuwait SC in Kuwaiti Premier League.

Benny Feilhaber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Benny Feilhaber Benny Feilhaber is an American professional soccer player who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer as a midfielder.

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Abubakr al Abaidy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Abubakr al Abaidy Abubaker Suiueinei is a Libyan soccer player.

Benjamín Galindo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Benjamín Galindo Benjamín Galindo Marentes, nicknamed El Maestro, was a Mexican footballer. He participated with the national team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He last coached CD Guadalajara.

Alan Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Alan Smith Alan Smith is an English footballer who plays for Notts County, having signed for them in May 2014 following his release by Milton Keynes Dons a few weeks earlier. He has also represented the ...more

Ahmed Al-Muhammadi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ahmed Al-Muhammadi Ahmed Eissa Elmohamady Abdel Fattah is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Hull City and the Egypt national team. Elmohamady was part of the Egyptian ...more

Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ashley Cole Ashley Cole is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Italian club Roma. Cole is considered by many critics and fellow professional players as one of the best defenders ...more

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Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Cesc Fàbregas Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas i Soler is a Spanish footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Spain national team. Fàbregas plays mainly as a central midfielder or ...more

Agil Nabiyev is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Agil Nabiyev Agil Nabiyev is an Azerbaijani footballer who lplays for AZAL and the Azerbaijan national football team.

Amy Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Amy Rodriguez Amy Joy Rodriguez is an American soccer player who currently plays for FC Kansas City in the National Women's Soccer League and is also a member of the United States women's national soccer ...more

Andrea Barzagli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Andrea Barzagli Andrea Barzagli, Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Serie A club Juventus. He has also represented the Italian national team, and was most ...more

Andy Najar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Andy Najar Andy Ariel Najar Rodríguez is a Honduran footballer who plays for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League, and the Honduras national team.

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Mido is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Mido Ahmed Hossam Hussein Abdelhamid, more commonly known as Mido, is an Egyptian football manager who is currently the director of Zamalek Youth Academy. He most recently managed Zamalek in the ...more

Carlos Salcido is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carlos Salcido Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Guadalajara. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can perform equally as a left back, and central ...more

Asamoah Gyan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Asamoah Gyan Asamoah Gyan is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League and captains the Ghanaian national team. Gyan began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian ...more

Ayanda Gcaba is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Ayanda Gcaba Ayanda Gcaba is a South African football defender who plays for Free State Stars and South Africa national football team.

Caroline Seger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Caroline Seger Sara Caroline Seger is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Sweden women's national football team and Paris Saint-Germain of the French Division 1 Féminine. Seger, who ...more

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Avdija Vršajević is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Avdija Vršajević Avdija Vršajević is a Bosnian footballer who plays for HNK Hajduk Split.

Carlos Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carlos Ruiz Carlos Humberto Ruiz Gutiérrez, initially nicknamed El Pescadito but gradually known as just Pescado or "Fish", is a Guatemalan footballer who last played for Municipal of ...more

Carlos Bocanegra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carlos Bocanegra Carlos Manuel Bocanegra is a retired American professional soccer player. A two-time MLS Defender of the Year, Bocanegra also played professionally in England, Scotland, France, and Spain. He ...more

Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Andrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team as a central midfielder. Iniesta came through La Masia, the ...more

Branislav Ivanović is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Branislav Ivanović Branislav Ivanović is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Serbia national team which he captains. He is a versatile defender who can operate as a ...more

Carlo Costly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Carlo Costly Carlo Yaír Costly Molina is a Honduran footballer striker who is currently without a club. He was a member of the Honduras national football team until after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. ...more

Abdalla Juma is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Abdalla Juma Awsu Maulid is a Zanzibar footballer who plays for Zanzibar national football team.

Arturo Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
Arturo Alvarez José Arturo Alvarez Hernandez is an American-Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for Videoton FC.