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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. {#nodes}
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