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Select Top Ten Greatest Living Football Players of All Times . (List is in alphabatical order ) (Edited 06/16/09 12:59AM by MACHOMAN)

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Team Breakout:
Rank102 FansAvg (1st)
1.Diego Maradona 6.2 (11)
2.Pelé 5.4 (34)
3.Zinédine Zidane4.3 (7)
4.Ronaldo3.0 (2)
5.David Beckham3.0 (6)
6.Ronaldinho2.5 (2)
7.Abédi Pelé 1.8 (17)
8.Bobby Charlton 1.5 (6)
9.Franz Beckenbauer 1.5
10.Michel Platini 1.2
Also receiving votes:Alfredo di Stéfano 1.1 (4)
Johan Cruijff 1.1 (1)
Cafu 1.0 (1)
Roberto Carlos0.9 (1)
Zico 0.9 (1)
Paolo Maldini0.8
Eusébio 0.8
Raúl0.8
Alessandro Del Piero0.8 (5)
Oliver Kahn0.8
Thierry Henry 0.8
Alan Shearer0.7 (3)
Luís Figo0.7
Rivaldo0.7
Eric Cantona 0.7
George Best 0.6 (1)
Romário0.6
Marco van Basten 0.5
Ferenc Puskás 0.5
Michael Owen0.5
Carlos Alberto 0.5
Jürgen Klinsmann 0.4
Gabriel Batistuta0.4
Peter Schmeichel 0.4
Gerd Müller 0.4
Dennis Bergkamp0.3
Sócrates 0.3
Roberto Baggio0.3 (1)
Michael Ballack0.3
Frank Rijkaard 0.3
Kenny Dalglish 0.3 (1)
Falcăo 0.3
Dino Zoff 0.3
George Weah 0.2
Carlos Valderrama 0.2
Roger Milla 0.2
Brian Laudrup 0.2
Andriy Shevchenko0.2
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 0.2
Roy Keane0.2
Franco Baresi 0.2
Alessandro Nesta0.2
Francesco Totti0.2
Lothar Matthäus 0.2
Gianluigi Buffon0.2
Kevin Keegan 0.2
Jay-Jay Okocha0.2
David Trézéguet0.1
Pavel Nedvěd0.1
Rivelino 0.1
Davor Šuker 0.1
Gheorghe Hagi 0.1
Ruud Gullit 0.1
Ruud van Nistelrooy0.1
Christian Vieri0.1
Mia Hamm0.1
Djalma Santos 0.1
Clarence Seedorf0.1
Hristo Stoichkov 0.1
Didier Deschamps 0.1
Edgar Davids0.1
Gary Lineker 0.1
Hugo Sánchez 0.1
Jean-Pierre Papin 0.1
Enzo Francescoli 0.1
Patrick Vieira0.1
Hidetoshi Nakata0.1
Rüştü Reçber0.1
Lilian Thuram0.1
Johan Neeskens 0.1
Nílton Santos 0.1
Júnior 0.0
Paolo Rossi 0.0
Javier Zanetti0.0
Marcel Desailly0.0
Gordon Banks 0.0
Hernán Crespo0.0
Zbigniew Boniek 0.0
Franky van der Elst 0.0
Mario Kempes 0.0
Hong Myung-Bo0.0
Elías Figueroa 0.0
Emilio Butragueńo 0.0
Patrick Kluivert0.0
Juan Sebastián Verón 0.0

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#2 | 1930 days ago

(Edited by IndoSocialista)

This is too hard. So many great players here. Even though I still think there are also so many other great players that are unlisted like the great Gre-No-Li, Giuseppe Meazza, Emilio Butragueño, Garrincha, Bobby Moore, Lev Yashin, Mario Kempes, Paolo Rossi, Uwe Seeler, and many other. But of course, if you put all the great players name, the page wont be enough.  So, good job man.

1. Diego Maradona   2. Pelé   3. Ferenc Puskás   4. Alfredo di Stéfano   5. Bobby Charlton   6. George Best   7. Franz Beckenbauer   8. Franco Baresi   9. Paolo Maldini  10. Gerd Müller   
  
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#1 | 1932 days ago

 They are all great players, but this is the top10
1. Diego Maradona   2. Pelé   3. Alfredo di Stéfano   4. Eusébio   5. Ferenc Puskás   6. Franz Beckenbauer   7. Gerd Müller   8. Johan Cruijff   9. Paolo Maldini  10. Zinédine Zidane  
#2 | 1930 days ago

(Edited by IndoSocialista)

This is too hard. So many great players here. Even though I still think there are also so many other great players that are unlisted like the great Gre-No-Li, Giuseppe Meazza, Emilio Butragueño, Garrincha, Bobby Moore, Lev Yashin, Mario Kempes, Paolo Rossi, Uwe Seeler, and many other. But of course, if you put all the great players name, the page wont be enough.  So, good job man.

1. Diego Maradona   2. Pelé   3. Ferenc Puskás   4. Alfredo di Stéfano   5. Bobby Charlton   6. George Best   7. Franz Beckenbauer   8. Franco Baresi   9. Paolo Maldini  10. Gerd Müller   
#3 | 1926 days ago

i like all of them but why Pellay is not their.
1. David Beckham  2. Ronaldo  3. Zinédine Zidane  4. Ronaldinho  5. Thierry Henry   6. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   7. Andriy Shevchenko  8. Carlos Alberto   9. Diego Maradona   10. George Weah   
#4 | 1926 days ago

 i like them all but top 10 is not fair it should be top 20
1. Diego Maradona   2. Zinédine Zidane  3. David Beckham  4. Cafu   5. Thierry Henry   6. Carlos Alberto   7. Hernán Crespo  8. Luís Figo  9. Michael Owen  10. Oliver Kahn  
#5 | 1926 days ago

 Sad to say but David Beckham should not be on this list. Other than that I really like some of the names on here. It took a lot of thinking and I agree with Mr Jayesh it should be top 20.
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Jean-Pierre Papin   4. Gerd Müller   5. Hidetoshi Nakata  6. Raúl  7. Ferenc Puskás   8. Frank Rijkaard   9. David Trézéguet  10. Davor Šuker   
#6 | 1926 days ago


1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Ronaldo  4. Ronaldinho  5. David Beckham  6. Paolo Maldini  7. Oliver Kahn  8. Michael Ballack  9. Michel Platini   10. Cafu   
#7 | 1924 days ago

They are all great players, but this is the top10
1. Abédi Pelé   2. Rivaldo  3. Romário  4. Ronaldo  5. Ronaldinho  6. Diego Maradona   7. David Beckham  8. Jürgen Klinsmann   9. Marco van Basten   10. Thierry Henry   
#8 | 1916 days ago

 David Beckham, Edgar Davids and Michael Ballack shouldn't have been here. I really feel that this is unfair for the legends who aren't there in the list, especially the best of all Europe, Duncan Edwards. But among the rest, these are the lucky names. Surely, it should have been the top 20 or so; there are so many more I would have liked to enter.
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Eusébio   4. Eric Cantona   5. Zico   6. Ronaldinho  7. Oliver Kahn  8. Roberto Carlos  9. Paolo Maldini  10. Peter Schmeichel   
#9 | 1912 days ago

It is tough when you only know about 1/3 of the players on the list.
1. Pelé   2. Ronaldo  3. Ronaldinho  4. Falcăo   5. Gerd Müller   6. Mia Hamm  7. Júnior   8. Michel Platini   9. Raúl  10. David Beckham  
#10 | 1893 days ago

Great list man.... What about Garrincha from Brazil.... He is rumoured to be a better player than PELE but he was kicked out of the squad
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Raúl  4. Zinédine Zidane  5. Alfredo di Stéfano   6. Michel Platini   7. Eusébio   8. Sócrates   9. Roger Milla   10. Ferenc Puskás   
#11 | 1893 days ago

I forgot to put the incredible Ronaldo(Brazil) in my list at around no 5
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Raúl  4. Zinédine Zidane  5. Alfredo di Stéfano   6. Michel Platini   7. Eusébio   8. Sócrates   9. Roger Milla   10. Ferenc Puskás   
#12 | 1893 days ago
Crash09 (+)

i think am the only one having 2 goalies in my list...Schmeichel, for the reason that am a die hard Man Utd fan..so he gotta
be on the list n of course the genius Kahn..
  Great job, mann..Peace!
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Zinédine Zidane  4. Ferenc Puskás   5. Franz Beckenbauer   6. Michel Platini   7. Johan Cruijff   8. Oliver Kahn  9. Peter Schmeichel   10. Ronaldo  
#13 | 1892 days ago

I agree with mobyluv1, Beckham has really slowed down and really doesnt belong on the list.
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Ronaldo  4. Franco Baresi   5. Zinédine Zidane  6. Franz Beckenbauer   7. Marco van Basten   8. Rivaldo  9. Luís Figo  10. Roberto Baggio  
#14 | 1892 days ago

I agree with IndoSocialista, how can you forget Gunnar Nordhal and Gunnar Gren? But oh well.

1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Ronaldo  4. Franco Baresi   5. Zinédine Zidane  6. Franz Beckenbauer   7. Marco van Basten   8. Rivaldo  9. Luís Figo  10. Roberto Baggio  
#15 | 1861 days ago
johannes4 (+)

Wim van Hanegem is missing on this list,he was with Johan Cruyff the best player in the Netherlands.
#16 | 1843 days ago

Firstly I would say this was a fantastic poll. As this world is full of great players from different continents but my choice of top 10 players are based on contribution or impact as players and also what are his contributions after his retirement. Secondly, a lot players don't belong to called greatest players on earth. Some of them only excel in domestic league but as international players their contribution was limited. Beckham, Veron, Kluivert etc
1. Alfredo di Stéfano   2. Bobby Charlton   3. Diego Maradona   4. Dino Zoff   5. Franco Baresi   6. Franz Beckenbauer   7. Gerd Müller   8. Gordon Banks   9. Michel Platini   10. Pelé   
#17 | 1822 days ago

 Maybe I was biased to players of my generation... but picking from there is so hard!
1. Alfredo di Stéfano   2. Pelé   3. Zinédine Zidane  4. Patrick Vieira  5. Raúl  6. Diego Maradona   7. Ronaldo  8. Thierry Henry   9. Franz Beckenbauer   10. Dennis Bergkamp  
#18 | 1822 days ago

 This is really hard. All are good players. 
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Marco van Basten   4. Lothar Matthäus   5. Zinédine Zidane  6. Alan Shearer  7. Paolo Maldini  8. Romário  9. David Beckham  10. Raúl  
#19 | 1805 days ago

Peleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
#20 | 1789 days ago

pappu_hanee wrote:
i like all of them but why Pellay is not their.

David Becks at 1! Are u mad! The things people say!

1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Zinédine Zidane  4. Rivaldo  5. Ronaldo  6. Gerd Müller   7. Ronaldinho  8. Franz Beckenbauer   9. Alfredo di Stéfano   10. Eric Cantona   
#21 | 1789 days ago

mobyluv1 wrote:
 Sad to say but David Beckham should not be on this list. Other than that I really like some of the names on here. It took a lot of thinking and I agree with Mr Jayesh it should be top 20.
you think he should b in d top 20??????????????????????????????///
#22 | 1789 days ago

IndoSocialista wrote:

This is too hard. So many great players here. Even though I still think there are also so many other great players that are unlisted like the great Gre-No-Li, Giuseppe Meazza, Emilio Butragueño, Garrincha, Bobby Moore, Lev Yashin, Mario Kempes, Paolo Rossi, Uwe Seeler, and many other. But of course, if you put all the great players name, the page wont be enough.  So, good job man.

thats what i said
#23 | 1789 days ago

Wow I want them all on my team, what a dazzling array of supreme soccer talent. Way to hard to narrow it down to 10.  A top 20 or 25 might and I mean might be an easier task.

That was fun though

Thanks for the reminders as I had forgotten some of them.
#24 | 1783 days ago

hey, George Best is not with us now...so his name should be removed...
1. Alfredo di Stéfano   2. Bobby Charlton   3. Diego Maradona   4. Eusébio   5. Franz Beckenbauer   6. Ferenc Puskás   7. Falcăo   8. Johan Cruijff   9. Marco van Basten   10. Michel Platini   
#25 | 1776 days ago

I can't really compare all of them for top 10..... 
1. Pelé   2. Diego Maradona   3. Zico   4. Sócrates   5. Ronaldinho  6. Cafu   7. Ronaldo  8. Michel Platini   9. Gabriel Batistuta  10. David Beckham  
#26 | 1776 days ago

George best is best player......... in world..
he has 90% accuracy to shot into goal.........
i m the big fan of him.......
he plays from my team Manchester united (the red devils)
1. Bobby Charlton   2. Ronaldinho  3. George Best   4. Carlos Alberto   5. Roy Keane  6. Javier Zanetti  7. Alessandro Del Piero  8. Roberto Carlos  9. Andriy Shevchenko  10. Abédi Pelé   
#27 | 1769 days ago

All of them deserve our respect, no doubt about that. But WE, from BRAZIL, used to have players that played for the love of the game, not just trying to be famous or get rich. Pele has never been a love player.
BTW. i missed the best of the best of ALL TIMES: Manoel Garrincha.

Fernanda Sunshine
1. Zico   2. Rivelino   3. Sócrates   4. Cafu   5. Falcăo   6. Rivaldo  7. Roberto Carlos  8. Carlos Alberto   9. Djalma Santos   10. Júnior   
#28 | 1745 days ago

Is too hard..but
1. Diego Maradona   2. Zinédine Zidane  3. Michel Platini   4. Pavel Nedvěd  5. Bobby Charlton   6. Eric Cantona   7. George Best   8. Zbigniew Boniek   9. Alessandro Del Piero  10. Gianluigi Buffon  
#29 | 1740 days ago

 Pele is above all the rated number tens, listed by me, so he is someone very special, can not be in the number game, and so also the great  Garrincha,George Best.
It was tough to get the ten of  best, as  all are the best in their own skills of the game.
1. Diego Maradona   2. Raúl  3. Roberto Baggio  4. Ronaldo  5. Ronaldinho  6. Zinédine Zidane  7. Didier Deschamps   8. Sócrates   9. Christian Vieri  10. Oliver Kahn  

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