100 Best Players Ever

Compliled by the association of football statisticians. Some crazy entries in there though. Cafu at 10 and Bobby Carlos at 11! Ali Daei at 26! Tomasson better than Larsson… etc.

1.Pele (Brazil)

2.Ronaldo (Brazil)

3.Romario (Brazil)

4.Luis Figo (Portugal)

5.Zinedine Zidane (France)

6.Diego Maradona (Argentina)

7.Lothar Matthaus (Germany)

8.Gerd Muller (Germany)

9.Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)

10.Cafu (Brazil)

11.Roberto Carlos (Brazil)

12.Marco van Basten (Holland)

13.Michel Platini (France)

14.Rivaldo (Brazil)

15.Paolo Maldini (Italy)

16.Zico (Brazil)

17.Raul (Spain)

18.Ruud Gullit (Holland)

19.Eusebio (Portugal)

20.Ferenc Puskas (Hungary)

21.Johan Cruyff (Holland)

22.Alfredo di Stefano(Argentina)

23.Bobby Charlton (England)

24.Jurgen Klinsmann (Ger)

25.Kenny Dalglish (Scotland)

26.Ali Daei (Iran)

27.Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Ger)

28.Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina)

29.Michael Laudrup (Denmark)

30.Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)

31.Dennis Bergkamp (Holland)

32.Frank Rijkaard (Holland)

33.Thierry Henry (France)

34.Pavel Nedved (Czech Rep)

35.Gheorghe Hagi (Romania)

36.Peter Schmeichel(Denmark)

37.Andrei Shevchenko (Ukraine)

38.Sepp Maier (Germany)

39.Didier Deschamps (France)

40.Lilian Thuram (France)

41.Enzo Francescoli (Uruguay)

42.Hakan Sukur (Turkey)

43.Paolo Rossi (Italy)

44.David Beckham (England)

45.Jean-Pierre Papin (France)

46.Kevin Keegan (England)

47.Marcel Desailly (France)

48.Oliver Kahn (Germany)

49.Alessandro Costacurta (Ita)

50.Clarence Seedorf (Holland)

51.Dino Zoff (Italy)

52.Patrick Kluivert (Holland)

53.Jari Litmanen (Finland)

54.Daniel Passarella (Arg)

55.Bixente Lizarazu (France)

56.Gary Lineker (England)

57.Ronaldhino (Brazil)

58.Sylvain Wiltord (France)

59.Bebeto (Brazil)

60.Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)

61.Davor Suker (Croatia)

62.Ryan Giggs (Wales)

63.David Trezeguet (France)

64.Demetrio Albertini (Italy)

65.Patrick Vieira (France)

66.Jurgen Kohler (Germany)

67.Laurent Blanc (France)

68.Michael Owen (England)

69.Youri Djorkaeff (France)

70.Frank De Boer (Holland)

71.Emilio Butragueno (Spain)

72.Hugo Sanchez (Mexico)

73.Rudi Voller (Germany)

74.Djalma Santos (Brazil)

75.Giacinto Facchetti (Italy)

76.Kanu (Nigeria)

77.Franco Baresi (Italy)

78.Gianni Rivera (Italy)

79.Roberto Baggio (Italy)

80.Oscar Ruggeri (Argentina)

81.Gheorghe Popescu(Romania)

82.Jon D. Tomasson (Denmark)

83.Raymond Kopa (France)

84.Carlos Valderrama (Colombia)

85.Rui Costa (Portugal)

86.Gary Neville (England)

87.Edgar Davids (Holland)

88.Claudio Taffarel (Brazil)

89.Paul Scholes (England)

90.Diego Simeone (Argentina)

91.Bryan Robson (England)

92.Roy Keane (Rep of Ireland)

93.Brian Laudrup (Denmark)

94.Henrik Larsson (Sweden)

95.Fabien Barthez (France)

96.Michael Ballack (Germany)

97.Jan Koller (Czech Republic)

98.Edwin van der Sar (Holland)

99.Robert Pires (France)

100.Johan Neeskens (Holland)

Romario at 3? Obviously stats are what this whole llist is based on. What stats and how they were compared is beyond me. International appearances/goals/achievements must be in play, no George Weah or George Best.

Some crazy stuff there:

Maradona not at number 1 or 2 - the only player to win a World Cup by himself

Figo above Maradona??? What is that about?

Cafu and Roberto Carlos at 10 and 11???

Eusebio, Puskas, Cruyff, Di Stefano from 19-22 when all should be in the top ten

Baggio at 79???

Ah here this is an absolute joke…

No Weah and Best too as Flano said…

it appears to be based on World cups hence mattheus at 7 when he was an industrious player at best (bit like keane if you like) .

outside of germany i’m not sure too many young fellas dreamed of growing up to be lothar mattheus which is alsways a true guide of greatness/genius .
kids pretend to be best/weah/ronaldinho in the playground not cafu

therock67 wrote:

26.Ali Daei (Iran)

42.Hakan Sukur (Turkey)

58.Sylvain Wiltord (France)

76.Kanu (Nigeria)

90.Diego Simeone (Argentina)

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Didn’t have time to read much of that list yesterday but it’s stunningly crap.