Top 10 Argentina footballers of all time

10. Javier Mascherano Javier Mascherano is a unique character in a football world that heavily relies on skill and flashy magic tricks.

9. Ubaldo Fillol Fillol is one such name that often misses out on the accolades he so thoroughly deserves.

8 Javier Zanetti Javier Zanetti is one of the few remaining symbols of longevity in a game that is becoming increasingly unpredictable today.

7 Gabriel Batistuta Gabriel Batistuta scored 45 league goals in three seasons as an embattled Fiorentina outfit strived to stay in Italy's top division.

6 Omar Sivori Omar Sivori made significant contributions to the football heritage of both Argentina and Italy during as time as a player and as a manager.

5. Daniel Passarella Daniel Passarella is, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest defender in Argentina's rich footballing history.

4 Mario Kempes Mario Kempes may not have had the glorious club career that some of the other players on this list enjoyed but will go down in history as the man who transformed the fortunes of the Argentina national team.

3.  Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid has endorsed some of the greatest names in the history of the game but there is arguably none better than the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano.

2 Diego Maradona Diego Maradona is sure to be in the top three of any list of the best players of all time.

1.  Lionel Mess World Cup winner was never in sight of the astonishing levels of consistency that Lionel Messi has managed over the past 15 years at Barcelona.