Football is by far one of the most popular sports in the entire world. This is a fact that is not even worth over-stressing. Not shocking, the football world cup captures the attention of the entire continent whenever it is in progress. Over the years, many football players turned icons have emerged. Each of them has managed to capture the attention of the entire footballing universe and provoked the imagination of many football fans. This applies to the footballing universe of today and that of yesterday.
There is one thing that is interesting to note about football players. It is the fact that football players of today and those of yesterday can be compared even though they lived in different timelines. This is amazing since it enables football fans and the entire footballing universe to rate players of today alongside the players of yesterday. Therefore, you should not be shocked to learn that the list of football players of all time comprises players of today alongside those of yesterday. Here is a look at some of the most amazing footballers of all time. Some of the legends present on this list will definitely shock you. But, they are certainly deserving of a place on the following list.
Number 7; Ronaldinho Gaúcho
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian professional footballer and ambassador for Spanish club FC Barcelona. It is not a doubt that he was by himself a phase in the game. His ability to add style, fun, and rhythm to the game is one the game still craves in this era of Speed.
Number 6; Ronaldo de Lima
The retired forward who played for Brazil and Real Madrid among other high profile clubs is one of the most celebrated footballers on the planet. He made a huge mark on the footballing universe after he led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup victory, scoring two goals in a final against Germany.
Number 5; Zidane
Popularly known as Zizu based on the nickname he acquired during his career, Zidane made his mark on the footballing fraternity after he starred during the 1998 World Cup. During his side’s encounter with Brazil in the 1998 World Cup final, he scored two phenomenal goals which led his side to a 3-0 victory over Brazil.
Number 4; Cristiano Ronaldo
It is no surprise that a Talented Footballer and Gift to the Game is added to Spot No. 4, Ronaldo has been able to prove to the world the benefits of Hard Work and Commitment all through his current playing career. He is Portugal’s Special Asset and One of the Highest Priced Footballers in Club Football and commonly know as CR7 at Real Madrid where he plays as an all round attacker. Ronaldo has won 4 Ballon d’Or Awards and is looking most likely to bag the awards for one more time in his career.
Number 3; Messi
Despite having been added to the list recently, Messi has been able to ascend to the third spot on the world’s top footballer list and may well get to the top by the time his career ends. He is a forward for Argentina and Barcelona. The Argentine has already won five Ballon D’Or awards before the summit of his career.
Number 2; Maradona
He is by far one of the most prolific Argentine football players. After the end of his football career, he also went on to work as a coach and manager at both international and club level. He was a forward and midfielder for the Argentine national team.
Number 1; Pele
The first person on this list is Pele. This is obviously not shocking since Pele is a household name almost everywhere on the planet. But, you may have issues coming to terms with this if you are a teenager or just over 20 years. After being the star of the 1958 world cup, Pele made an unequaled contribution to the world of football leading his national side to glory on three occasions. He scored over 1000 goals during his career and remains number one goal scorer on Brazil’s top goal scorer list.