The FIFA World Cup is the most popular football competition in the whole world. The world sees the match with keen interest because of its excitement and end-to-end actions. The FIFA is held after every four years.
The FIFA World Cup has 13 teams participating in the game while it has 211 member associations in it. There are various football players who participate in FIFA. Ranking the best players among all is a tough task because there are many football players playing in a good manner.
FIFA is considered to be one of the hardest sports. For this sport, many players practice a lot in order to make a record. Their practice and strong determination rank them in the list of top 10.
Here we are going to discuss the top 10 FIFA-ranking football players of all time. Their names are Michel Platini, Ronaldo Nazario, Alfredo di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cryuff, Pele, Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. So without wasting much time let’s dive into its depth.
Football legend Michel Platini is from France. Football history mentions him as the best goalscoring midfielder in the game. He won three consecutive Ballon d’Or titles in 1983,1984 and 1985 respectively. For Juventus, he scored 104 goals in 223 appearances. Platini won the European Cup in 1985 against Liverpool.
The most incredible player in football history is our Brazilian star, Ronaldo Nazario. The legend has many trophies in his stack. He won FIFA World Cup twice. He won two La Liga titles, a UEFA Cup, and many more. He got two Ballon d’Or titles in 1997 and 2002, three times FIFA world player of the year award, the Golden Ball at the World Cup in 1988, Serie A Footballer of the Year in 1998, and two Pichichi trophies.
The Spanish legend Alfredo di Stefano was a player from Real Madrid. He won five European cups in 1964 for Real Madrid. The team won eight la Liga titles, five Pichichi awards, and Two Ballon d’Or awards. He scored 267 goals in 348 appearances for real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane is a great French football player of our modern era. He triumphed 1988 FIFA World Cup. In 2000, Zidane was named the player of the tournament since the team won the Euro 2000 championship. He was awarded the golden ball for best player of the tournament in 2006. He scored 31 goals in 212 appearances for the Bianconeri. He got two Serie A titles. He won the Ballon d’Or winner in 1988.
Franz Beckenbauer is a German football player. He is a consistent player for Bayern Munich. He scored 74 goals in 546 appearances for the Bavarian giants. He won three consecutive European Cups between 1974 and 1976, five Bundesliga titles, four DFB Pokal trophies, and Ballon d’Or awards in 1972 and 1976, according to sportingwiki.com.
Netherland legend Johan Cryuff was the greatest Barcelona player. He scored 194 goals in 287 appearances. He won a La Liga title and the Copa del Rey. He won the Ballon d’Or award three times in 1971,1973and 1975 respectively. He was awarded the Golden Ball for being the best player in the tournament.
Pele is a Brazilian football player. He won three World Cups. He was announced as the Best Young Player at the tournament. He scored 757 goals in 812 appearances. He won two Copa titles, and six Serie A titles. He was named the winner of FIFA’s Player of the Century award.
Diego Maradona is from Argentina. He has been the winner of Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup. He was the first player to receive a standing ovation from Santiago Bernabeu. He became club captain in 1986-87. He won Copa Italia in 1987 and UEFA Cup in 1989 .
The most popular and greatest goalscorer in football history is Cristiano Ronaldo. He is a Portugal. He joined Manchester United in 2003. He scored 450 goals in 438 appearances. He was announced as the best player in the history of the European club. Cristiano Ronaldo was the greatest goalscorer that men’s international football history has produced. He won five Ballon d’Or, three FIFA World Player of the Year, three UEFA Player of the Year awards, three Pichichi trophies, and is a four-time European Golden Boot winner.
The star of football history is Lionel Messi, an Argentina player. He scored 672 goals in 778 appearances. He won seven Ballon d’Or wins, the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year award, eight Pichichi trophies, and two UEFA Men’s Player of the year titles.
This was all about the FIFA ranking football players of all time.