There have been many football legends in the history of football. These players have made this game more popular through their talent and skills. Here is my choice of the top 5 greatest football players of all times.
Pele, the Brazilian football player, is the best player of all time. He played from 1956 to 1977 and had participated in 92 cups throughout his career. He is known for his incredible speed, athletic skills, precise passing and sense of goals. He was the most paid athlete in the world during that time. In 1999, he was named as the ‘Athlete of the Century.’ He was the striker of Brazil and is the only player to win the World Cup three times. After his retirement, he worked as the Ambassador of Goodwill for UNICEF. He has traveled to many parts of the world promoting football.
2. Diego Maradona
He is the greatest Argentine player who captained Argentina during 1986 World Cup in which they won the title. In that event, he also won the Golden Ball award. He played from 1976 to 1997. He was a great dribbler and surprised his defenders all the time with his techniques. Because of his small size, he could change directions quickly and get to the goal post before anyone else.
3. Zinedine Zidane
This French player was named the FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He received the Golden Ball award at the 2006 World Cup. He played from 1988 to 2006. He played in prestigious European clubs such as Real Madrid and Juventus. He is a midfielder and has excellent control of his ball. He could make the ball move the way he wanted to. His passing and dribbling skills have amazed the fans for years. He was part of the team when France won the World Cup in 1998. He received the Ballon d’Or award in 1998 for his world-class performance. In 2009, he joined Real Madrid as an advisor to the club president.
We will remember these legendary players as long as there will be football in this world. They have made the game accepted by the general public and increased the standard of the match.