Top 10 Players: Best Footballers In The World Ever

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The ten greatest defenders, midfielders, winger and strikers that have ever played the game.

10. Alfredo Di Stefano

Argentine scored over 500 goals for club and country and collected an astonishing five European Cup winners medals.

9. Franz Beckenbauer

German sweeper won everything there was to win the game and did so with effortless grace.

8. George Best

Belfast boy was a joy to watch, his off field exploits almost as memorable as his time out on the pitch.

7. Eusebio

Top scorer at the 1966 World Cup and a Benfica legend.

6. Ronaldo

Brazilian goal machine was the best player of his generation, two time World Cup winner and owner of major club honours secured from five different nations.

5. Johan Cruyff

Dutch wizard oozed class and dazzled the footballing world through the 1970s.

4. Zinedine Zidane

Sublime Frenchman rarely wasted the ball and proved a goal-scoring hero for club and country.

3. Lionel Messi

Still only 26 but already a legend of the game. Over 300 goals for Barcelona and has recently started to replicate that form for the Argentine national team.

2. Diego Maradona

Argentine magician transfixed the viewing public with awe-inspiring skills and will be forever remembered for scoring THAT goal against England at Mexico 86′.

1. Pele

Brazilian edges out Maradona due to his phenomenal record for club and country, stretching across three decades and including more than 1000 goals and three World Cup winners medals.