This is a difficult question to answer as it is so subjective and opinion-based. A player who is at the height of his career now may not be rated so highly after the inevitable decline later in a career, just as the temptation to fall into nostalgia over past players can lead some observers to overstate how good a player actually was. In a list such as this, one can start with Pele and Maradona, who by any standards are the two greatest players ever to have played football. Johan Cruyff, Ronaldo before the injury sustained at Inter Milan (although he still came back to score plenty of goals in Brazil's 2002 World Cup success), and Zidane are strong contenders for a place in the top ten, Cruyff in particular. Puskas was a phenomenal player, Di Stefano, also from that era. Eusabio has to make the list. Lev Yashin, the great Russian goalkeeper and at risk of being accused of tokenism, one defender for the list is possibly Bobby Moore of England.
The point is that there is no definitive 'top ten players proven by statistics and accepted by everyone' list. The beauty of football and the reason for its global appeal is the passion it can engender in people. There will be plenty who vehemently disagree with this brief list of players (no Messi, no Garrincha, no Jairzinho etc etc) and that is why we love the game!
20 top soccer players in 2006
The top five are soccer players and probably British or Scottish or African. Do they pay players in Africa?
The top three soccer players in spain are Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Falcao. :)
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he's one of the top 20 players of all time , and ranks 14 th there and is one of the top 10 English football players of all time and ranks 6th
Football players are undoubtedly tougher than soccer players. Football players tackle each other every game, slam into each other, pile on top of each other, and is the sport most prone to injuries and concussions. Soccer players are tough for running endurance, but football players run hundreds of yards a game, just not as much as a soccer player. In all, football players are tougher than soccer players. Soccer is tougher because you don't wear protection from head to toe like in football. Where in soccer you tackle,kick,shoot and all that stuff without protection.
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The top three soccer players are Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney. I love those three soccer players.(Especially Cristiano Ronaldo.)
according to proffesionals if you are to dream of playing soccer in your sleep you are in the top 25% of soccer players in the world
according to proffesionals if you are to dream of playing soccer in your sleep you are in the top 25% of soccer players in the world;)
Some would consider Kobe one of the top 5 basketball players of all time, while others would argue that he is much lower on the list. He is one of the top 5 players of all time because he has lead his team to 5 championship games in his career.
Just look at the Best Soccer players in the world they basically get paid the most So theres your answer.
In soccer it is Robbie Keane.
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There is a compiled list of the top 500 best football players The website is in the "Related Links" section
They are Pele, Romario,Rivaldo, Johan Cruiff,Zidane,Roberto Baggio, Ronaldo Lima.Alan Shearer Theirry Henry. Deigo Maradona.
The record is held by Raul.
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There are a few good soccer players. The top ten best players are Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Gareth Bale, Andres Iniesta, Franck Ribery, Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez.
Beckham is a soccer player; definitely in the top 50 highest paid athletes of all-time.
In comparison to American football players and soccer players they certainly are not over paid but for the top players its considered that they may be under paid