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Ranking the Top 10 Greatest Attackers in the History of Football

  Late Brazilian legend, Pele is regarded as the greatest attacker in the history of football. The Brazilian won the FIFA World Cup three times and to date, he is the only player to have achieved this feat.

  The second greatest attacker in the history of football is Lionel Messi. The former Barcelona star is known as the player who completed football. He has won every trophy available in the game and he is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on this list mainly due to his FIFA World Cup triumph with Argentina in 2022. 

  Lionel Messi has scored more than 700 goals and provided more than 300 assists in his career. He has also won the UEFA Champions League four times and many other trophies in his career. 

  Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is the third greatest attacker in the history of football. The Portuguese superstar has achieved success at every club he played for and also with his national team. He helped Portugal win the European Championship in 2016. He also has five Champions League titles in his career. 

  Aside from trophies, he has also won many individual records including five Ballon d'Or awards. He is the holder of many records in football including the record for the greatest goalscorer in football history and international football.

  Argentina legend, Diego Maradona is the fourth greatest attacker in the history of football. The late Argentine legend won the FIFA World Cup in 1986. He also won the Scudetto with Napoli during his time at the club. As an attacking midfielder, he scored more than 200 career goals and provided more than 100 assists in his career.

  Below is the full list of the top ten greatest attackers in the history of football:

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