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List of Famous Soccer Players

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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, 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
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, 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 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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez is a Chilean footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Chile national team, as a forward or winger.
Axel Witsel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
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
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'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, 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 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
Cobi Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Soccer Players
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 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
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.
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 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
Destin Amorese is a Central African footballer who plays for AS Pélican Lambaréné as midfielder.