List of the World’s Most Outstanding Players of All Time

The legendary names like Pele, Cruyff, Maradona or the famous football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are all too familiar for football fans around the world. However, do you know the order of their names in the FIFA rankings? Do you know the profiles of these football players? Their order will surprise you. Discover the best players of all-time through our article.

Top 6 best football players of all time in the world you should know:

To participate in this ranking, each football player must be able to play great football and have impressive achievements throughout their career.

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#6. Dennis Bergkamp – beautiful football angel

Dennis Bergkamp a football genius/ Source: ty le keo bong da hom nay

Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born on May 10, 1969) is a famous football player of the Netherlands National Football Team, currently working as an assistant coach for Frank De Boer at Ajax. 

The football that Bergkamp performed on the pitch was a blend of perfection between art and power. He turned the goals into true works of art. Even Bergkamp’s ball control has been sculpted and is currently still outside the Emirates Stadium. That is the standard of beauty in football.

In his career as a footballer, Bergkamp won three top scorers and one Dutch football championship. Along with that are 2 UEFA Europa League titles and 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups and the London Gunner.

Not only that, but Bergkamp also achieved many other noble titles such as the best football player in the Netherlands in 1992 and 1993, the 1993 European soccer ball, the best player in English football in 1998.

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Statue of Bergkamp and the hero of Netherlands/

#5. Cristiano Ronaldo- CR7

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born February 5, 1985) is a Portuguese footballer. He now plays in the Italian championship for the Juventus club as a winger or striker. Ronaldo is also the captain of the Portuguese football team.

He can finish well with both feet and be excelling in situations handling dead balls like direct or penalty kicks. He has the ability to head the ball excellently thanks to his ideal height and fitness (1m86). Therefore, in recent years, he has been coached to play in the striker more.

In his field of a football career, this player won many small and big titles. Ronaldo has won 34 noble awards and this number is constantly increasing.

#4. Lionel Messi – the football star of Barca (M10)

Lionel Andrés ‘Leo’ Messi Cuccittini (born June 24, 1987), more commonly known as Lionel Messi) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a striker for the Barcelona club and team Argentina national football. He is one of the best players of all time and the best player in the world at the moment.

Thanks to his modest height, Messi can easily run, change direction and avoid the ball from the opponent well( the players who are higher than him).

Despite a pair of his short legs, he is extremely strong, accelerate quickly and have fast strides. It helps him to control the ball well and very easy to drag ball when there is high altitude. M10 is similar to the legendary Maradona when playing the ball on the left foot. When keeping the ball, he often uses the left foot and finishes the ball.

He was the owner of the Golden Ball for 4 consecutive years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and was the best player in FIFA 6 times. Lionel Messi also won 41 other honours and awards.

#3. Johan Cruyff – Dutch football legend

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (born April 25, 1947, in Amsterdam – died March 24, 2016, in Barcelona), is a Dutch football player and coach.

The nickname of this former Dutch player is “Saint Cruyff” because of his style of play and his “role models” in every match.

Throughout his career, he has obtained many remarkable achievements. In particular, he won eight domestic championships and European noble titles. Moreover, this former best player in the world of all time has owned three European Golden Ball titles. In Barcelona, ​​Johan Cruyff also helped his team to be the champion of the domestic league for the first time in 1973. 

#2. Diego Maradona – football superstar “alien”

Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960, in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine footballer. Nicknamed ‘Golden Boy’, he is regarded as one of the best football players of all time.

Thanks to his excellent playing skills, Maradona helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986. Besides, his team became the Italian champions in 1987 and 1990. He has attended 4 times FIFA World Cup and received many noble titles, including the title ‘Player of the Century’ voted by the audience.

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‘Hand of God’ Maradona with beautiful goals/

#1. Pelé – the king of football

Edson Arantes do Nascimento (born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé, is a famous Brazilian footballer. Pelé is known for the phrase ‘The Beautiful Game’ in football. 

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Pelé – the king of football in the world/

A prolific goalscorer, Pelé, was well-known for his ability to make powerful and accurate shots with both feet and predict the opponent’s movements on the pitch.

In Brazil, Pelé was hailed as a national hero for his achievements in football and his outspoken support of policies that improve the social conditions of the poor.

At the peak of his career, he helped Brazil win the World Cup trophy in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

In addition, this outstanding legend also repeatedly won the title of top scorer. He became the player who scored the most goals in the history of world football with 1281 goals out of 1363 matches.

According to FIFA’s vote – World Football Federation, Pele is the best players in the world. And also for that reason, the Brazilian star has a great influence in the world of football. These football heroes and the football teams have offered fascinating football matches and brought joy to everyone. 

We have provided you with a list of the 6 best players of all time in the world. Hopefully, this article will be useful for you in the process of finding information. View live football scores on offer results for more football leagues, cups and tournaments.