Soccer has been one of the most popular sports in the world since its inception. The game has been blessed with some phenomenal talents that make the sport loved by millions of fans. For what it’s worth, here are my top picks for the greatest soccer players of all-time.
3. Diego Maradona: Maradona is probably the best dribbler soccer has ever seen. Maradona led an average Argentinian team to a 1986 world cup glory and scored two of the best goals in the history of soccer.
2. Lionel Messi: Most football fans (the young ones at least) now consider Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer to have ever played the sport, and more fans will join the claim by the time Messi hangs up his jersey. At the age of 29, he has several more years left in his tank. Messi is Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer.
1. Pele: Many of the young fans might not have seen him play, but Pele still sits as the greatest soccer player of all-time. Three-time World Cup winner with Brazil in 1958, 1962, and 1970, Pele is recognized as the greatest footballer of the century. He was awarded by FIFA as the best footballer of the 20th century.