List of Famous Soccer Players
is a huge list
famous soccer players. Each
player has its own article that holds his
story, career states and videos.
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Biography - If we would look at soccer
as a war, Adriano would definitely be part of the heavy armor
one of the deadliest cannons of a left foot on today's scene and being
"armored" by a hard constitution and exceptional strength...
Pablo Aimar Biography
- Ever since Maradona retired from soccer, the Argentinean fans
throughout the World have constantly looked for a legitimate "heir" of
the great playmaker and several contenders came to fight for the title
of "new Maradona". The most important young soccer players that fall
this category are Carlos Tevez, Lionel Messi and Pablo Cesar Aimar and
it's the latter that I'll focus on in this biography...
Roberto Baggio Biography
- he was one of the heroes of the 1994 World Cup held in the United
States and his charm, good gameplay and openness to the public
this boost in popularity in all parts of the World...
Michael Ballack Biography
- May not be as spicy and full of
unusual details as those of many other famous soccer players, but then
again, Michael Ballack is German and following the German stereotype,
he is a pragmatic, perfectionist and very motivated player...
Batistuta Biography - Argentineans
always managed to create ripples in the
tough waters of
the Serie A, unlike many other famous soccer players who find
the defensive prowess of the Italian league an inhibitor to quality
soccer. Two famous soccer players coming from Argentina truly stood out
in Serie A
over the past few decades: Diego Maradona at Napoli and Gabriel Omar
Batistuta at Fiorentina...
Biography - There's simply so much to write
about Franz Beckenbauer that space limitations become a real
problem. Do you talk about his fabulous career for Bayern Munich over
his 13 years at the club? Do you start with his numerous
or his impressive effort in the "Game of the Century" where he played
with an injury that would take out even the strongest of
- Building up this David Beckham
biography from scratch, I could not stop wondering if after, the player
will retire, he will be remembered as a great soccer player or simply
as a famous one, a celebrity of the game. The truth is that it's a
combination of these two factors that brought David Bechkam's current
Dennis Bergkamp Biography
- If you look on the fact sheet of most of the famous soccer players,
you'll notice they were on a constant move, some even changing 10 or
more teams during their career. Few players were truly "loyal" to their
clubs, but Bergkamp is the exception that strengthened the rule, as he
played for only 3 clubs in his career, becoming an idol at two of
Borgetti manage to become Mexico's all time top scorer and he is also
one of the most successful goal scorers in the history of the Mexican
league, with approximately 240 goals in 420 matches...
Bravo Biography - Although he's a striker and he has quite a
good goal average
ratio, Bravo is not the type of attacker you would
call a scoring machine. He's not an Inzaghi, Raul or Wayne
Rooney type of player. Bravo's strength consists of his teamwork and
average ratio is surpasses by his assist ratio...
Gianluigi Buffon Biography
- For World Cup keeper Gianluigi Buffon, there's little that could
still impress him in the game he's been involved in for what seems like
an eternity. Deemed by many as the most complete soccer
goalkeeper of our times, a Buffon biography was inevitable on the site,
despite the fact that it's a lot harder for a goalkeeper to reach the
same levels of fame as a field player...
Eric Cantona Biography
- One person seeing Eric Cantona play in a match will define him as
charismatic, while a different supporter from an opposing stand will
define him as a madman. The truth is that Cantona was a little bit of
everything and his "madness" combined with his
charm and of course, his impressive playing ability earned him a
legendary status wherever he played...
Fabio Cannavaro Biography
- A Cannavaro biography has many highlights, but it is not complete
unless you include the 2006/2007 season, the best season in his
Roberto Carlos Biography
- Roberto is a soccer player that thrived off his defensive qualities,
not on his goals, having played left back for most of his career. The
following biography will take you through this wonderful career that
saw the player take on the shirt of Palmeiras, Internazionale Milano,
Real Madrid and nowadays, Fenerbahce Istanbul...
Nery Castillo biography
- The 20
transfer between Olympiakos and Shaktar for Nery Castillo remains the
ever in both the Ukrainian and Greek leagues...
Petr Cech Biography
- Not a lot of goalkeepers get their biographies written, mainly for
the fact that they don't shine out like a striker or a midfielder does
and they are much more prone to mistakes than any other player on the
pitch. Still, this Cech biography was inevitable, as we are talking
about one of the best soccer goalkeepers of today and one of the most
prominent figures at Chelsea FC.
Charlton Biography - Sir Charlton is undoubtedly
one of the greatest players of all times and is also arguably one of
the top 3 soccer players in England. Sir Charlton played soccer until
he was 39 years old at the highest professional level...
Hernan Crespo Biography
- After what Gabriel Batistuta and Diego Maradona did for Italian
soccer, any Argentinean player that would play here would have some
enormous shoes to fill. Crespo was never a Maradona or a Batistuta, but
admittedly he managed to fulfill all expectations when he came to Serie
A and he still remains one of today's top strikers, despite his slight
downfall in recent years...
Johan Cruyff Biography
- The dispute surrounding who the best soccer player of all times is
usually hovers between Pele and Maradona, so the first two spots are
clear. But who takes the Bronze medal then? Michel Platini? Franz
Beckenbauer? Or the Dutch wonder, Johan Cruijff?...
Kenny Dalglish Biography
- Dalglish is one of Scotland's greatest products when it comes to
soccer and his name rings a bell to any Scotsman, young and
prolific striker for his national team and the only two clubs he played
for, Celtic Glasgow and Liverpool. Kenny is one of the most beloved
soccer players on both Celtic Park and Anfield...
- There is a group of soccer players that gain their fame through
dribbles, technique or by scoring a great number of goals. Deco isn't
necessarily one of these famous soccer players, what he stands out with
is his huge
passing ability, his vision on the field and his decisiveness...
- Ever wondered what it's
like to lift the two most important international soccer trophies, the
World Cup and the European Championship, in just a 2-year span? Ask
Didier Deschamps, he'll tell you...This titan of French Soccer never
stood out, as he was the kind of soccer player that does the hard,
ungratifying work, but when you don't have him in the squad, your team
Didier Drogba Biography
- It's said that a great soccer striker will score a goal every two
opportunities he has. Then how would this logic rate Didier Drogba, one
of today's most famous strikers, who doesn't even need a second chance
Michael Essien Biography
- In Ghana, soccer is almost a religion and it was here that Michael
Essien was born. He started playing soccer on the streets of Accra, his
home town and rose up the ranks to now play in one of soccer's most
prestigious stadiums, Chelsea's stamford Bridge...
Samuel Eto Biography
- In soccer, Cameroon was always renowned for giving great strikers to
the beautiful game. Samuel Eto simply followed the legacy of some of
his childhood heroes, famed Cameroon strikers Roger Milla or Patrick
Luis Figo Biography
- With Eusebio being considered the best footballer Portugal ever came
up with, it was a tough challenge for anyone to top his achievements
and take the Mozambique Pearl off his throne. Still, being an ambitious
and talented Footballer, Figo managed to do so in his extraordinary
career that had him playing at some of the most important European
- As one of his teammates said in an interview, Garrincha should have
never become a soccer player. He was dependant on alcohol, he had some
natural problems on one of his feet and he was nearly crippled and most
importantly, he oftentimes seemed very unfocused of what was happening
on the pitch...
Gennaro Gattuso Biography
- There are famous soccer players with a great technique level, players
passing, players with incredible vision on the pitch…and
then there's Gennaro Ivan Gattuso to stop them...
Steven Gerrard Biography
- Despite being viewed as a rather defensive midfielder, a string of
Steven Gerrard goals convinced everyone that he was the type of
complete footballer that could play in any field position his coach
would need him...
Gheorghe Hagi Biography
- Wherever he played, Hagi left his mark on the game and he was the
first Romanian player to truly play at the highest club level possible,
since he managed the rare feat of playing for both Spanish giants, Real
Madrid and Barcelona...
Mia Hamm Biography
- With men's soccer dominating Europe, women's soccer's retreat was in
the United States, where the sport started growing roots and offered a
good sporting alternative to young girls who were often left out from
baseball, hockey, or basketball. It was this environment that
surrounded Mia Hamm as a child and boosted her to success later on...
Thierry Henry Biography
- The sheer number of Thierry Henry goals marked in his clubs an
international profile makes him one of the best strikers of today, but
it's not just goals that make him the fantastic soccer player that he
is. His elegant playing style, passing ability, decisiveness and
overall technique is what brought him in the exclusive group of world
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Biography - Oliver Kahn might not have the
lightning reflexes of Iker Cassilias or the flair of Peter Schmeichel,
but his bulky frame, strength, anticipation and presence in goal, made
him one of the top goalkeepers of our times and, as many suggest, of
Ricardo Kaka Biography
- Despite his young age, Kaka is one of the most popular footballers of
today and he is often considered one of the most important players in
Brazil's national team, despite having other famous teammates such as
Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo or Adriano...
Roy Keane Biography
- For Ireland, Roy
Keane is what Eusebio is for Portugal, Hagi for
Romania or Beckenbauer for Germany: a legendary player for whom there
is no second thought regarding whether or not he is or isn't the best
all time player of that country. But it's really hard to say who loves
Roy Keane more: Ireland fans or Manchester United fans...
Keegan Biography - In most countries, choosing
the greatest player of all times is an easy
job. In England, things get tricky, because you have ruyffa bunch of
outstanding players that are very close together value-wise. Keegan is
one of these famous soccer players and although no one will "dare" name
best player over Bobby Charlton, Bobby Robson or Gary Lineker, he's
definitely "ONE of the best"...
Klinsmann Biography - Jurgen Klinsmann is an
iconic figure for modern day soccer in Germany and he had a serious
contribution in helping Germany win the 1990 World Cup and the 1996
Miroslav Klose Biography
- What does a good soccer player need in order to succeed? Usually it
takes a trio of elements for success to root up and for a soccer
player, the trio is: skill, constitution and luck. Miroslav Klose is
one of the players that always had a bucket-full of each of these
Lahm Biography - Having consolidated his
in the National squad and at Bayern, Lahm has yet to reach the peak of
his career and he's expected to become the target of several contract
offers from big clubs in the following transfer periods, although
Bayern officials declared that Lahm is "untouchable"...
Lampard Biography - Lampard managed to win a
place in Chelsea's first squad and became a decisive player in the
offensive end. This fact and the fans' support kept him in the team
even after the massive transfers that came with the new club owner and
from there on, Frank Lampard started to slowly, but surely rise to
Jens Lehman Biography
- Jens Lehman is the type of soccer goalkeeper that alternates fabulous
performances with debutant mistakes, but despite all these he is still
considered one of the most skilled keepers in activity...
Gary Lineker Biography
- Like Inzaghi, Lineker was a pure goal scorer, he was often criticized
for being lazy and being a goal hanger, getting the fame after someone
else does all the hard work, but the truth is that he was one of the
most brilliant strikers ever to come from England...
Maradona Biography - It's difficult to talk
about Diego Maradona without comparing him to Pele. C'mon, despite both
former soccer players' flattering declarations towards the other one,
there's clearly a rivalry between them for the
title of "Best Player of All Time"...
Marquez Biography - Marquez is at the highest
point of his career, becoming a leader in the locker room of Barcelona
and the Mexico national side as well. Reaching all his goals with FC
Barcelona, Rafael Marquez will hope to lead the Mexican side to a
success in 2010, in the only competition he still craves to win: the
Lionel Messi Biography
- Probably his most memorable match and the one that truly made him the
big star that he is today was on March 10th 2007, where Barcelona met
arch-rivals Real Madrid on Nou Camp. Messi managed to score a
hat-trick, with his last goal being a crucial equalizer scored in the
90th minute. His goal will live long in the memory of the Barca fans as
everyone talked for weeks about the 19 year old kid that brought Real
Madrid to its knees...
Pavel Nedved Biography
- Nedved was never the most talented player on the pitch, nor the
finest dribbler but he was always one of the players that ended the
game exhausted, regardless of the result. His hard but fair playing
style, his decisiveness and most importantly the passion with which he
battled for every ball, earned Pavel Nedved this biography...
Nesta Biography - Italian soccer players are
recognized as having the best tactical knowledge and defensive prowess
in the World and Nesta is the perfect example to build a proof
Together with 2006's World Player of the Year, Fabio Cannavaro, Nesta
held the pressure of an Italian national squad's defense that would win
them the 2006 World Cup in Germany...
Biography - Few young soccer players were
so much expectation in England as was Michael Owen on his debut. He was
considered a future world class talent even since his teens and he did
manage to fill the big shoes that he has been offered, wherever he
Biography - Brazil's finest product in
soccer considered as being the best all-time soccer player in the
World. Throughout his 15 years spent at the Brazil national team, Pele
managed to break hundreds of records...
Pires Biography - Pires has ability to play
and to create wonderful goals and assists from any position his coach
would set him in. He can play as a left winger, right winger, left
midfielder, central attacking midfielder, support striker, "volante"
Platini Biography - Until Zidane walked on the
stage of professional soccer,
Platini was undoubtedly France's biggest hero
but now the fight favors Zizou, since Platini only managed to bring
France a European Championship. Still, Platini remains an important
figure in French soccer and most importantly, his career after
retirement is equally impressive as the one he spent on the grass...
Riquelme Biography - Riquelme turned out to
become one of today's most impressive players and although he kept his "laziness"
on the pitch, he's a brilliant player that can and will win a match...
- Like many other
Brazilian soccer players that went big, soccer was
way for Rivaldo to get out of poverty. But whereas other famous soccer
came from relative poverty, Rivaldo had to suffer it at its fullest.
Fortunately, he did end up being a soccer player and he is one of the
most important Brazilians to play in Europe over the past decade...
- His lightning fast reflexes and agility, his dribbles and his ability
to score in decisive moments reminds Ronaldo during his FC Barcelona
season. Actually Robinho came to Europe as a "Second Ronaldo" and
although he has yet to prove his worth for this name, his skills
recommend him as a future "El Phenomeno"...
Biography - Born in Rio de
hub for world class talented Brazilian soccer players, he went on to
play at the local youth club of Vasco Da Gama, one of the big names in
the Brazilian championship...
Biography - He managed to be crowned
king of Europe in 2006 with Barcelona, as they won the Champions League
and the La Liga trophy. Ronaldinho also won the FIFA Player
of the Year award twice while he was here, namely in 2004 and
- Probably one of the most resounding names in today's soccer, Ronaldo
put his mark on the last decade, becoming not only a prolific striker
for his various club teams and national side, but also a famous
Ronaldo Biography - So why write this biography
now, when the player is still young? I guess the reason beneath this
decision is quite obvious, Cristiano Ronaldo being already a
consecrated footballer and is already one of the biggest stars of the
show, despite his young age...
Wayne Rooney Biography
- Much is expected from Rooney by both the Manchester United fans and
the English national side's ones in the upcoming European Championship
and World Cup, since he will be at the peak of his career by the time
these two competitions hit...
- Mexico produced some quality soccer players
throughout time, but none of them were as successful and revered
as Hugo Sanchez Marquez, the striker who is rightfully
considered the most important person in the history of Mexican soccer...
Schmeichel Biography - Schmeichel is well
known for his great reflex saves and his cross interceptions and he's
one of those keepers that manage to give the rest of the team a sense
of security, due to the fact that he doesn't screw up too often...
Alan Shearer Biography
- The perfect English footballer: extraordinary heading ability,
powerful shots and the ability to take on any opponent physically.
These three qualities made him the legendary player that he is today
and this Alan Shearer biography, written a few months after his
retirement from professional soccer, wants to cover his entire career...
Marco Van Basten Biography
- Marco Van Basten grew up when his and every Dutch soccer fan's idol,
Johan Cruiff was on top form. Little did he know that in a few years,
he would play side by side with his idol and even follow his footsteps
Van Nistelrooy Biography - Ask anyone to make a
list of today's top strikers in activity and I guarantee Van Nisterlooy
will be amongst the first 5. He is a huge name and a soccer player that
mark wherever he played, but as we will see in this van Nistelrooy
biography, he is a late bloomer that was very close to missing out on
Patrick Vieira Biography
- Like many other French soccer players, Patrick Vieira was born
outside France. He was born and raised in Senegal and only moved to
Paris at the age of 8, when he immediately started playing for his
first youth club, FC Trappes...
Zinedine Zidane Biography
- Zinedine had an outburst of skill and managed to place a serious mark
wherever he played, as well as leading France to winning their first
World Cup in 1998, their second European Championship in 2000 and lead
France to a new World Cup final recently, as they lost against Italy in
2006, a final marked by the famous "Zinedine Zidane headbutt"
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