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List Rules Any current or former professional soccer players from around the world are eligible.

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Pelé is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Pelé Forward, Midfielder

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Zinedine Zidane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Zinedine Zidane Midfielder

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Lionel Messi Forward

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Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

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Thierry Henry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Thierry Henry Forward, Midfielder

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Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

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Bobby Charlton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Bobby Charlton Forward, Midfielder

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Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Diego Maradona Forward, Midfielder

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Bobby Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Bobby Moore Defender

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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

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Gianfranco Zola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Gianfranco Zola Forward, Midfielder

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Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Paolo Maldini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Paolo Maldini Defender

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Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Ronaldo Forward

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Ronald Koeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Ronald Koeman Defender, Midfielder

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Paul Gascoigne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Paul Gascoigne Midfielder

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
George Best Midfielder

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Gerd Müller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Gerd Müller Forward

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Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Roberto Carlos Defender, Midfielder

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Michel Platini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Michel Platini Midfielder

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
David Beckham Midfielder

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Ferenc Puskás is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Ferenc Puskás Forward, Inside forward

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Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

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Alfredo de Stefanio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Alex James is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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Eddie Hapgood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Eddie Hapgood Defender

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Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Franz Beckenbauer Defender, Sweeper

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Sir Stanley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Sir Stanley Matthews Outside forward, Midfielder

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Tom Finney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of All Time
Tom Finney Outside forward, Forward