More often than not, we judge the success and greatness of a player by the trophies and awards he or she has won during his or her career, especially the Ballon d'Or, UEFA Champions League, and the World Cup.
Let's take a look at four players who won the Ballon d'Or, UCL, and the FIFA World Cup below.
1. Ricardo Kaka
Ricardo Kaka is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. Owning to his performance as a playmaker in his prime at A.C. Milan, a period marked by his creative passing, goal scoring and dribbles from midfield, Kaka is widely considered by pundits as one of the best players in football history.
During his prime as a professional footballer, he won the FIFA World Cup in 2002, the UEFA Champions League in 2007, and the Ballon the in 2007 as well.
2. Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He is the current manager of La Liga club Real Madrid and one of the most successful managers in the world.
During his time as a professional footballer, Zinedine Zidane won the FIFA World Cup in 1998, and also won the Ballon d'or in 1998 as well. To crown it all, he won the UEFA Champions League in 2002.
3. Ronaldinho Gaucho
Ronaldinho is a Brazilian former professional footballer and current ambassador for La Liga club Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a winger. He is regarded as one of the best players in football history.
During his prime as a professional footballer, he won the FIFA World Cup in 2002, he also won the Ballon d'or in 2005. To crown it all, he won the UEFA Champions League in 2006.
4. Rivaldo Ferreira
Rivaldo Ferreira is a Brazilian former professional footballer. He played mainly as an attacking midfielder but also as a second striker.
During his prime as a professional footballer He won the Ballon d'or in 1999. He also won the FIFA World Cup in 2002. To crown it all, he won the UEFA Champions League in 2003.
After going through the players who won the World Cup, UCL, and the Ballon d'or, who is the best player in football history? Tell us in the comment section below.
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