Top greatest football players of all time
08 Jul 2021 07:38 am, by YorkshireSquare
There are a number of talented football players all over the world. However, just a few of them are considered as the legends of the soccer industry. The soccer world witnesses so many talented players from different countries. These football players play so well and have made this sport much more exciting for the audience. In our article today, we will name some of the most famous ones in the world. So, continue reading and find whether there is your idol or not. For betting fanatics, you can view prediction and football betting odds daily at Kubet Casino for free.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, often known as Pele, is a Brazilian professional football player. Before his retirement, he played as a forward in his national team. He started playing for Santos when he was 15 and 1 year later, he moved to Brazil national one. During his career, he was the only player who won 3 FIFA World Cup. He scored 650 goals in 694 League matches. He connected the phrase “The beautiful game” with soccer which made him so famous at that time. Then, his team had lots of tours around the world to take advantage of his popularity. When he retired in 1977, he became a global football ambassador and has remained in this position until now.
Zinedine Yazid Zidane is a French former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. Now, he is the manager for La Liga club Real Madrid. When he was young, he was noted for his vision, ball control, elegance, technique and passing. In 1996, he was the Ligue 1 Player of the year. In 1998, 2000 and 2003, he was awarded as FIFA World Player of the year. And in 2002, he was voted La Liga Best Foreign Player.
Zidane received a lot of compliments from authoritative voices. The Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira called Zidane “a monster” because of his abilities and performance. The German coach Franz Beckenbauer said that Zidane was among the greatest footballers in history, a truly magnificent one. And the Italy manager Marcello Lippi stated that Zidane was the greatest talent they had ever seen in football. Even his peers also showed respect for his talent such as Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Xavi or David Beckham.
Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini is a Argentine professional football player who plays as a captain and forward for both Argentina national team and the Spanish club Barcelona. He won the FIFA Ballon d’Or 6 times and 34 trophies for Barcelona including 6 Copas del Rey, 4 UEFA Champions Leagues titles and 10 La Liga. He is known as a creative player and a prolific goalscorer. Because of his talent, from 2009 to 2014, he was the highest-paid footballer in the world and in 2011 and 2012, he was in the list of top the world’s 100 most influential people according to Forbes. Recently, he has been awarded as the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
Despite not being tall as other footballers, Messi has a low centre of gravity so he is super agile and can change direction super fast. The former manager of Barcelona Pep Guardiola said that Messi was the only footballer who could run much faster with the ball than without it. Messi is also noted for his eye for goal as he can strike accurately, react quickly and make attacking runs well to beat the defensive line of the rival.
Messi has a low centre of gravity so he is super agile and can change direction super fast
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional football player who acts as a captain of Portugal national team and a forward for Serie A club Juventus. Until now, he has won 4 European Golden Shoes and 5 Ballons d’Or. In addition, he also won 29 trophies such as 1 UEFA Nations League, 1 UEFA European Championship and 5 UEFA Champions Leagues. He is one of the top players who scored more than 700 senior goals for his club and nation.
Ronaldo has strength in both feet so he can play well at different positions. He is fast both with and without the ball. Of course, in order to achieve these skills, he had to train a lot throughout his career. When he played for Manchester United, he was trained to deliver the ball cross into the area of penalty and therefore, he learned how to use acceleration, pace, technical skills and agility to play well on the right side of the midfield. When he matured with a muscular body, he was able to jump high. This ability along with his elevation, height and heading accuracy, therefore, helped him a lot in winning aerial challenges for controlling balls.
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Hendrik Johannes Cruijff was a famous Dutch professional footballer and coach. As a football player, he won the Ballon d’Or 3 times. He was renowned for his playing style of “Total Football”, a system where a player moves out his position to let the team retain the intended organizational structure. With him, a beautiful game is equal to good results. He once said that quality without results was pointless and results without quality was boring. So, it can be said that Cruyff and his devout followers always chose to play a “right” style to win rather than winning itself as they considered it was more important.
David Robert Joseph Beckham is an English former professional football player who played for many clubs including the England national team, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. During his international career, he won the FA Cup twice and the Premier League title 6 times.
David Beckham was among the greatest free kick takers in his generation. In addition to that, he also had the ability to score goals or create opportunities for teammates. Although he lacked significant pace and preference for using the right foot, David was still an excellent right winger for the team.
In short, they are 6 out of the best footballers in the world. Some got retired, some are still playing but they still gained lots of reputation for their talent. There are still many names like Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer ... not mentioned here, but surely they always have a certain place in the hearts of fans, because of their resounding times.