Ronaldo, Messi, Maradona, Pele, Zidane, and more legends made this surprising list of the greatest footballers of all-time.
The late Diego Maradona has been ranked as the greatest footballer of all-time, with Pele and Lionel Messi completing the top-three.
The legendary Maradona, who sadly died in 2020 aged 60, is widely regarded as one of the finest talents ever seen in football and played a pivotal role in Argentina’s famous 1986 World Cup triumph.
So, in a list made by 90Min, Maradona was recognized as the best player in football history.
Ranking the 5⃣0⃣ greatest footballers of all time.
You might disagree, you might not. 😉 pic.twitter.com/Xc18WRha54
— 90min (@90min_Football) April 22, 2021
Fellow legends Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff, meanwhile, joined Pele and Messi to complete the top-five.
Somehow, though, Cristiano Ronaldo was voted as only the seventh-best player in football history and behind Ronaldo Nazario, who took sixth-place.
Other active players to make 90min’s list are Andres Iniesta (31st), Robert Lewandowski (48th) and 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric (50th).
The 50 greatest players in history
* Luis Suarez in 34th-place is the Spanish 1960 Ballon d’Or winner, not the Uruguayan Suarez that currently plays for Atletico Madrid.
|11.||Alfredo Di Stefano||Argentina|
|18.||George Best||Northern Ireland|
|19.||Marco van Basten||Netherlands|
|33.||Luis Suarez [Spanish]||Spain|
|41.||Lev Yashin||Soviet Union|