Top-5 Football Players Of All Times
Football is a sport that makes people go crazy. Every time a tournament is going on, people get their faces painted. And the adrenaline rush is felt when a player is about to score.
Thailand is no exception to this craze. Football is quite famous in Thailand. There are many grounds where Thais watch football. Almost everyone supports a European team along with a Thai team.
The most famous is the English Premier League (EPL), and its matches are streamed live even on local cable networks. The most famous teams are Manchester United and Liverpool.
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Position: Forward / Attacking Midfielder
Club Goals: 541 (560 Matches)
International Goals: 77 (92 Matches)
Pele is a professional footballer who began his career in 1953 at Bauru as a forward. He is known as the most versatile football player of all time. Pele is famous for his accuracy, kicking power, and the skill to anticipate different players’ moves.
Pele got the title of Athlete of the century in 1999 and is the only footballer with 2 Guinness World Records. At the end of his career, he won 3 FIFA World Cups for Brazil. Pele has played 1279 games and scored 1363 goals. Something that surely can’t be beaten right?
2. Lionel Messi
Jersey Number: 10 (club & Country)
Ballon d’Or: 6
Lionel Messi began his career in 1992 at Grandoli. Messi won the Golden Shoe 6 times and the Ballon d’Or 6 times. He also won around 35 significant trophies for Barcelona. These include UEFA Champions Leagues, 10 La Ligas, and 7 Copa del Reys.
3. Diego Maradona
Position: Attacking Midfielder / Second Striker
Club Goals: 259 (491 Matches)
International Goals: 34 (91 Matches)
Diego began his career in 1976 at Argentinos Juniors. There he played for almost 5 seasons. Then he moved to Boca Juniors club for one season. Diego led the club to win the Argentine Primera Division.
After that, he kept winning awards like Copa de la Liga, Supercopa de Espana, and Copa del Rey for Barcelona. Maradona is famous for his ball control, vision, dribbling skills, and passing.
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4. Cristiana Ronaldo
Jersey Number: 7 (club & Country)
Ballon d’Or: 5
Ronaldo is known as “CR7”, he began his football career at Andorinha in 1992. Cristiano has been a forward for Manchester United in EPL. In addition to this, he has been the captain of the Portugal national team.
Famous for his discipline and work ethic, Ronaldo is a 4 time European Golden shoe and multi-time Ballon D’or winner. He has won 5 FIFA Ballon d’Or, 3 Pichichi Trophies, 2 PFA Players’ Player of the year. He has played 1100 matches and has scored 780 goals.
5. Zinedine Zidane
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Club Goals: 95 (506 Matches)
International Goals: 31 (108 Matches)
Zidane is a former French football player who made his debut in 1980 at Cannes. He assisted Bordeaux in winning 2 cups, i.e., UEFA and UEFA Intertoto. After moving to Juventus in 1992, he won multiple titles for the club, such as the Supercoppa Italiana 3 times, Serie A 2 times, and the UEFA Champions League 3 times.
After joining Juventus, he played for France and Real Madrid during his football career. He won many titles such as UEFA European Championship, Onze de Bronze, and Serie A Footballer of the Year.
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