Top 48 football legend worldwide By IFFHS

Top 48 football legend worldwide By IFFHS – Following the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) releasing 48 retired players from around the footballing world, happens to be the first phase of the list which includes Brazilian greats Pele and Ronaldo da Lima.

The IFFHS released of top 48 legend of football worldwide, which includes , with five African footballers, two Egyptian and five Arab included.

The IFFHS, which was formed in 1984 under FIFA’s approval and support, focuses primarily on archiving football history, records, and statistics from associations around the world.

Retired Top 48 football legend worldwide By IFFHS

1. Forward / Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (PELE) / Brazil

2. Midfielder / Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) / Brazil

3. Midfielder / Manuel Francisco dos Santos (Garrincha) LATE / Brazil

4. Forward / Ronaldo Luís Nazário De Lima (Ronaldo) / Brazil

5. Defender, Sweeper / Franz Anton Beckenbauer (Beckenbauer) / Germany

6. Forward / GERD MÜLLER (Gerd) / Germany

7. Defender, Midfielder / Lothar Matthäus / Germany

8. Forward, Midfielder / Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (Johan Cruyff) / Netherlands

9. Forward / Marco Van Basten (Marco) / Netherlands

10. Forward, Midfielder / Ruud Gullit OON / Netherlands

11. Forward, Midfielder / Bobby Charlton (Bobby) / United Kingdom

12. Midfielder / David Robert Joseph Beckham (David Beckham) / United Kingdom

13. Forward /Stanley Mattews LATE / United Kingdom

14. Midfielder / Diego Armando Maradona Franco (Maradona) / Argentina

15. Forward / Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé LATE / Argentina

16. Forward / HAO HAIDONG / China

17. Defender / Sun Jihai / China

18. Forward / Mahmoud El-Khatib (Bibo) / Egypt

19. Midfielder / Mohamed Aboutrika / Egypt

20. Midfielder / Michel Platini / France

21. Midfielder / Zinedine Yazid Zidane (Zizou) / France

22. Goalkeeper / Antonio Carbajal (Tota) / Mexico

23. Forward / Hugo Sánchez Márquez (Sánchez) / Mexico

24. Forward / Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (Eusébio) / Portugal

25. Midfielder / Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo (Luis Figo) / Portugal

26. Goalkeeper / Dino Zoff / Italy

27. Forward, Midfielder / Roberto Baggio / Italy

28. Striker / Mustapha Rabah Madjer (Rabah Madjer) / Algeria

29. Forward / Albert Roger Mooh Miller (Roger Milla) / Cameroon

30. Forward / Ferenc Puskás LATE / Hungary

31. Forward / Baichung Bhutia (Bhutia) / India

32. Forward / Ali Daei / Iran

33. Midfielder / Hidetoshi Nakata / Japan

34. Striker / Cha Bum-kun (Tscha Bum) / South Korea

35. Striker / Jasem Yaqoub Sultan Al-Besara / Kuwait

36. Forward / George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (George Weah) / Liberia

37. Forward / Wynton Alan Whai Rufer / New Zealand

38. Forward / Nwankwo Kanu / Nigeria

39. Goalkeeper /José Luis Félix Chilavert González (José Luis Chilavert) / Paraguay

40. Goalkeeper / Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Lev Yashin) LATE / Russia

41. Forward / Majed Ahmed Abdullah Al-Mohammed (Majed Abdullah) / Saudi Arabia

42. Forward / Francisco Gento Lopez (Paco) / Spain

43. Forward / Hakan ?ükür / Turkey

44. Forward / Oleh Volodymyrovych Blokhin / Ukraine

45. Inside forward / Juan Alberto Schiaffino Villano (Pepe) LATE / Uruguay

46. Forward, Midfielder / Landon Timothy Donovan / USA

47. Defender / Lucas Valeriu Ntuba Radebe (Lucas Radebe) / South Africa

48. Midfielder / Ryan Joseph Giggs (Ryan Giggs) / WalesPELE, Zico, Nwankwo Kanu &  Ronaldo Retired Top 48 football legend worldwide By IFFHS

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