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List of famous footballers, with photos, bios, and other information. Who are the top footballers in the world? This includes the most prominent and best footballers, living and dead, both in Europe and abroad. This list of notable footballers is ordered by their level of prominence, and you can sort the info by column.

Known as soccer players in America, some of the most popular footballers are also on the best soccer goalies of all time, the best current female soccer players, and the best Brazilian footballers.

Famous football players names include David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and of course, Lionel Messi. From reputable, prominent, and well known footballers to the lesser known footballers of today, these are the top best professionals in this field.

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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is a forward and serves ...more

David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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 ...more

Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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

Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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 ...more

Neymar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Brazil ...more

Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He has played much of his career as a forward, but he has ...more

Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Swedish national team for which he is captain. Ibrahimović started his ...more

Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Paolo Cesare Maldini is an Italian former footballer who played as a left back or central defender, being adept with either foot although naturally right-footed. He spent all 25 seasons of his ...more

Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Mexican club Querétaro. His main playing position is as an ...more

Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Mesut Özil is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German ...more

Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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

Xavi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Xavier "Xavi" Hernández i Creus is a Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona as a central midfielder. Xavi came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, at the age ...more

Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Robin van Persie is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United and is the captain of the Netherlands national team. He is a youth product of Feyenoord. Having joined Arsenal ...more

Vyacheslav Malafeev is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev is a Russian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Russian Premier League team Zenit Saint Petersburg. He is a one-club man, having spent all 14 of his ...more

Pelé is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Pele, is almost universally regarded as the greatest player in the history of football. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, Pele emerged on to the ...more

Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Justinus Soni "Justin" Fashanu was an English footballer who played for a variety of clubs between 1978 and 1997. He was known by his early clubs to be gay, and came out to the press ...more

Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan national team as a striker. In July 2014, Suárez ...more

Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a former French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, ...more

Luís Figo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, OIH, is a Portuguese retired footballer. He played as a winger for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale before retiring on 31 May ...more

Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, known as Yaya Touré, is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast ...more

Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Andrea Pirlo, Ufficiale OMRI, is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Italian Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team. Pirlo is a free-kick specialist, who is usually ...more

Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Radamel Falcao García Zárate, also known as Radamel Falcao, Falcao García or simply as Falcao, is a Colombian footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United on loan ...more

Vinnie Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United ...more

Alex Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Footballers
Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, is a Scottish former football manager and player who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. His time at the club has led to Ferguson ...more

John Terry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Footballers
John George Terry is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains Chelsea. He commonly plays as a centre back. He was also captain of the England national football team, holding ...more