Football Messi, Eto’o, Ronaldo : The 50 greatest players of all time have been ranked

The 50 greatest players of all time

Who is the greatest footballer of all time? This is the question American media Ranker asked its readers who voted for the players of their choice in a poll. At the end of it, it turns out that Diego Maradona is the best player in football history.

African legends Didier Drogba is 25th on the list while Samuel Eto’o ranked 35th ahead of Paolo Maldini, Franck Lampard and Toni Kroos.

Pele who also as one of the greatest the game has ever had, is just 13th in the list while Lionel Messi is second and Cristiano Ronaldo 5th.

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The 50 greatest players of all time (Ranker)

50. Hristo Stoichkov

49. Dennis Bergkamp

48. Alessandro Del Piero

47. Cafu

46. Andrea Pirlo

45. Philipp Lahm

44. Eric Cantona

43. Ryan Giggs

42. Oliver Kahn

41. Toni Kroos

40. Frank Lampard

39. Paolo Maldini

38. Bobby Charlton

37. Sergio Ramos

36. Romario

35. Samuel Eto’o

34. Sergio Aguero

33. Raul

32. Roberto Carlos

31. Steven Gerrard

30. Roberto Baggio

29. Franz Beckenbauer

28. Luis Suarez

27. Manuel Neuer

26. Luis Figo

25. Didier Drogba

24. Iker Casillas

23. Wayne Rooney

22. Thierry Henry

21. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

20. Carles Puyol

19. David Beckham

18. Francesco Totti

17. George Best

16. Lev Yashin

15. Xavi

14. Peter Schmeichel

13. Pele

12. Neymar

11. Gianluigi Buffon

10. Johan Cruyff

9. Andres Iniesta

8. Gerd Muller

7. Luka Modric

6. Ronaldinho

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

4. Zinedine Zidane

3. Ronaldo

2. Lionel Messi

1. Diego Maradona


  1. It’s stupid, do they mean neymar and Luca modric is better than Pele just to mention some mistakes and Messi cannot be 2nd while CR7 is 5th ,I can never accept that. CR7 IS GOAT now and forever

  2. Reply Post By Sterling

    This is ridiculous. How can Cristiano Ronaldo be in 5th position. He is better than all. He and Messi should be in the first and second position. Thank you

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