When talking about the debate of the greatest players of all time, the debate of the better player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would always come to mind. This is a never-ending debate as they are surely in the history books of football greats.
However, there have been other football greats who have had a lot of achievements and success in their careers.
Fans have TheTopTens have been voting and here is the ranking of the best ever footballers:
10. David Beckham
Beckham is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the English national team
9. Franz Beckenbauer
Beckenbauer is a former German professional footballer known for his elegance, dominance and leadership on the field. He is considered on of the best in the game.
Ronaldinho is a Brazilian former professional footballer known for his technical skills, creativity, feints and tricks.
7. Ronaldo de Lima
Popularly dubbed "O fenomeno", the Brazilian is widely considered one of the greatest strikers of all time.
6. Johan Cruyff
Cruyff was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Balon D'or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974.
5. Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane is a French former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He was known for his elegance, vision, ball control, and passing.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Italian club Juventus. Along with Messi, he is widely considered to be one of the best players ever.
Pele is ranked the third greatest ever. He is widely dubbed to be one of the greatest players ever.
2. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona. He is ranked in second place in the list of the greatest ever players.
1. Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona tops the list. Maradona is an Argentine retired professional footballer.
Some might find the ranking controversial as GiveMeSport's Ollie Browning slammed the list and said that "saying that it is a controversial list would be an understatement".
What do you think about the ranking? Do you also think it is controversial?
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