10: Ronaldo Nazario
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At the end of the top 10, we find Ronaldo Nazario, the best striker of all time. If the knees allow it, we could see the best record ever. Since then, no player like him has been found. Power, dribbling and definition.
9: Ferenc Puskas
As a striker he broke all records and earned the nicknames of Pancho and Cañoncito pum. He is one of the greatest strikers of all time, winning the top scorer of the 20th century trophy. At 31, he arrived at Real Madrid and joined Di Stefano, winning 3 European Cups and 5 league titles.
8: Franz Beckenbauer
A player ahead of his time. A legendary central defender with an ability on the ball never seen in his day. He was the first German captain to lift the World Cup and won the Ballon d’Or twice in 1972 and 1976.
7: George Best
In addition to being a great player, he left memorable words like: “He had a house by the sea, but to go to the beach, you had to pass a bar. I’ve never taken a shower” or “If he had been born ugly and you wouldn’t have heard of Pelé.” If he had had furniture on his head today, he might have been better off considered in this classification.
6: Johan Cruyff
Three Ballon d’Or and three European Championships. John changed the way football is watched. He also left his mark at Barcelona. Catalan clubs today live the “Cruyfista” philosophy, or at least try to.
5: Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine is arguably the most stylish midfielder of all time. He played for major European clubs and won the World Cup in front of his entire country. For many, he still won’t be in the top 10.
Upon reaching the podium, Bailey introduced himself. The player who won his first World Cup at the age of 17. For what many consider the best of all time, but for Four Two Two he was discarded after the dynasties of Cristiano and Messi.
3: Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most greedy goalscorer in the history of football. He recently scored 700 goals for the club. Unique and non-reproducible. He broke all goal records. At this rate though, Haaland could catch up if he keeps it up.
2: Diego Maradona
The man with the hand of God. A player who managed to unify the whole country. He had never seen a genius like him, but he let him down and let him down. He left with the feeling that he could have given more.
1: Lionel Messi
The best footballer of all time. Leo is a player who combines the advantages of a striker, winger and midfielder. unique. Able to win matches on their own in isolation.