Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Honorary KBE, nicknamed Pele, is a former Brazilian football (soccer) player who won three World Cup medals and broke many records, also known as O Rei (The King) and Perola Negra (The Black Pearl). Often considered the complete midfield and attacking player, he was completely two-footed, a prolific clinical finisher, exceptional at dribbling and passing, and was a remarkably good tackler for a forward. He was famed for his speed and kicking strength and scored 1,281 goals over the course of his career. Since his full retirement in 1977 he has served as an ambassador for the sport.
2. Diego Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona is arguably the greatest footballer that has ever put on a pair of boots. He was originally born in the slums of Villa Fiorito near Buenos Aires as the fifth of eight children. Bitterly disappointed, In the following four years, Diego dominated his country's league and easily entered the Argentine squad for Spain 1982. Maradona was voted Best Football Player of the Century by a global Internet poll. Controversy was stirred yet again, by his nearly unanimous victory, as FIFA (who find Maradona's image as the King of Football unacceptable) decided to give the same award to Pelй as the Best Footballer for the first half of the century.
3. Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Yazid Zidane is a French retired football player that played as a Midfielder. He played for four European clubs and the French national team. He is the current manager of Real Madrid.Zidane was picked as the FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He led France to the 2006 World Cup final and was arguably the best player in the tournament. He was said to be one of the greatest players of his generation and of all time.
Ronaldinho is a brazilian football player. He is best known for being a member of the brazilian team that won the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He has also won the champions league with FC Barcelona. He is currently playing for Fluminese. He has won the FIFA Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He is regarded as one of the best play makers in history.
5. Lev Yashin
Lev Ivanovich Yashin was born on October 22, 1929, in Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. He was a Russian football (soccer) player considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game. In 1963 he was named European Footballer of the Year, the only time a keeper has won the award. He was known for his athleticism in goal, imposing stature and reflex saves. He was also deputy chairman of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union.