Top 5 greatest footballer of all time

Top 5 greatest footballer of all time

It is very difficult to point down only five players from the huge list of football legends. This is more difficult to put the legends into an ordered list. However, the top five players are selected on the basis of the success in their career, individual performance to turn a match into their favor. The list is below:

  1. Pele:

Pele

The Brazilian  legend grabbed three world cup titles within a span of 12 years. He also has the record to debut as a teenager and performed heroics for his country. His contribution in the field has helped his country to win back to back world cups. However, the world cup trophy was then named as Jules Rimet trophy.

By winning 3 world championships Pele made the number 10 shirt legendary. His father was also a footballer at Flumenise, however he coundn't play laong time due to injury. Pele has achieved great remarks in club football also. In his club Santos he played excellently. However, he retired in the great Cosmos club by playing against the legendary indian football club Mohun Bagan.

  1. Maradona:

Maradona

The Argentinian legend started his football career in Argentinos Juniors. However, Diego Armando Maradona stirred the world by his playmaking ability and skills at the time of his play in Boca Juniors. He almost signed handedly won the 1986 world cup for Argentina. However, in that world cup a goal by hand of Maradona was famous as the ‘Hand of God’. The left footed magician made his club football presence very strong at the time of his career at Napoli. He gave the Italy based club huge success. The club honored him by naming the stadium after his name.

  1. Johan Cruyff:

Johan Cruyff

The Dutch international started his career in 1964 at Ajax. He was a master of creativity. His attacking mentality shocked the footballing world. His creativity gave birth to a special skill named the ‘Cruyff turn’, a dodge that makes the defender confused where to move. His performance made the ‘total football’ complete. The dominance of Ajax in the early 70s was possible due to his brilliance. 

He was very successful as a football manager also. He managed his teams Ajax, Barcelona. His sharp technicality and brilliant skills had made Dutch football a giantkiller.

  1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

The legend of Messi is known to all. He just won the last Qatar World cup in 2022. After having some frustrating international tournaments, Messi made a decision to retire from football in 2016. That decision broke the hearts of every football fan. But the legend has proved himself to be one of the greatest of all time after lifting the FIFA World Cup, 2022. The Argentine magician stunned everyone by his dribbling skills for years. He has now changed his club from his boyhood club Barcelona to PSG to American Soccer club Inter Miami. Hopefully, the seven time Ballon D'or winner will continue to surprise the world.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo:

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese is the all-time highest goal scorer in history. Having a record of 109 international goals, Ronaldo has competed with Messi over a decade. The Portuguese winger is famous for his goal scoring ability and physicality. He is famous for his speed and spot jumps. The eagerness to score, has made him the all time highest goal scorer of all time. The duel between him and Messi is the greatest duel of the footballing world. The world hasn't witnessed something like it. Unfortunately, the battle between them has come to an end as Ronaldo and Messi both left European club football. The 5th time Ballon D’or and Champions league winner has made a record at 2018 Russia World Cup after having a hattrick by the oldest player. He won the 2016 Euro cup and 2018-19 UEFA Nations cup for his country.

FAQs

How many times Messi won the Ballon D'or?
Seven times
How many times Ronaldo won the Ballon D'or?
Five times
What is the age of Ronaldo?
38
What is the current club of Ronaldo?
Al-Nassr