Skip to main content

Top 100

THE #TFHB100 PLAYERS OF ALL-TIME....




The list so far....

*Players in bold are still active

100. Luis Suarez Miramontes
99. Oliver Kahn
98. Pavel Nedved
97. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
96. Sir Stanley Matthews
95. Roberto Rivelino
94. Gianfranco Zola
93. Philipp Lahm
92. Laszlo Kubala
91. Paul Breitner
90. Luis Figo
89. Johan Neeskens
88. John Barnes
87. Gheorghe Hagi
86. Peter Shilton
85. Francesco Totti
84. Clarence Seedorf
83. Oleg Blokhin
82. Giacinto Facchetti
81. Jurgen Klinsmann
80. Luis Suarez Diaz
79. Denis Law
78. Duncan Edwards
77. Elias Figueroa
76. Raul
75. George Weah
74. Fabio Canavarro
73. Jose Altafini
72. Javier Zanetti
71. Andriy Shevchenko
70. Mario Kempes
69. Gary Lineker 
68. Gabriel Batistuta
67. Guiseppe Meazza
66. Daniel Passarella
65. Roger Milla
64. Gordon Banks
63. Socrates
62. Peter Schmeichel
61. Eric Cantona
60. Marcel Desailly
59. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
58. Sir Tom Finney
57. Alessandro Del Piero
56. Billy Meredith
55. Frank Lampard
54. Sandor Kocsis
53. Carlos Alberto
52. Paul Scholes
51. Lothar Matthaus
50. Steven Gerrard
49. Ruud Gullit
48. Hristo Stoickov
47. Alan Shearer
46. Lev Yashin
45. Rivaldo
44. Dino Zoff
43. Romario
42. Andrea Pirlo
41. Kaka
40. Iker Casillas
39. Dixie Dean
38. Roberto Baggio
37. Sir Bobby Charlton
36. Paul Gascoigne
35. Zico
34. Cafu
33. Ian Rush
32. John Charles
31. David Beckham
30. Michael Laudrup
29. Jairzinho
28. Ryan Giggs
27. Xavi
26. Roberto Carlos
25. Marco Van Basten
24. Kenny Dalglish
23. Bobby Moore
22. Gianluigi Buffon
21. Andres Iniesta
20. Franco Baresi
19. Dennis Bergkamp
18. Gerd Muller
17. Thierry Henry
16. Michel Platini
15. Euesbio
14. Garrincha
13. Ferenc Puskas
12. Alfredo Di Stefano
11. Paolo Maldini


Popular posts from this blog

Ardiles and Villa: Footballing émigrés | @RichEvansWriter

Military events in the South Atlantic – even at a distance of 8000 miles – had a profound impact on a celebrated pair of international footballers in the 1980s.  @RichEvansWriter  takes up the story: Ossie Ardiles & Ricardo Villa at Tottenham Hotspur When one thinks of footballers and war, images of khaki-clad figures of yesteryear tend to spring to mind – the kind of ‘moustached archaic faces’ that Philip Larkin details in his poem MCMXIV. However, footballers do not have to be participants to be affected by conflict. Indeed, as with any civilians, they may well be unwitting victims with no stake in political events beyond their control.  In certain instances, football risks turning into an extension of the battleground – where players, subject to barbarous words and threats, become targets of abuse. Such was the case in 1982 with Ricardo Villa and Ossie Ardiles – then both of Tottenham Hotspur – whose fates (at least in the short term) were determined by events unfolding on the o

The Crest Dissected - AS Roma

It’s been a good while since I’ve done a Crest Dissected but after a bit of a summer break and time at the BBC ( Cardiff and Swansea pieces) it’s time to get back down to TFHB writing! So following FC Barcelona , PSG , AS Monaco  and US Women’s Soccer this week I’m going to take a look at AS Roma and their intriguing history.  In the summer of 1927 an Italian Fascist, Italo Foschi , was behind the merger of three older Italian Football Championships clubs all based in Rome, Alba-Audace , Roman and Fortitudo . The purpose of the move was to compete with the well established clubs, especially in the Northern cities but Lazio were not behind the move meaning the Derby della Capitale rivalry was there from the beginning and Associazone Sportiva Roma was born. AS Roma immediately endeared themselves to the masses by taking on the capital’s colours, red and yellow, something Lazio did not consider as they favoured the greek myth of Olimpia and the colour blue. Romulus an

Football By Decade: 1960s

Following the immense changes to football in the 1950s, the subsequent decade was sure to reap the benefits of alterations to style, tactics and appreciation. The 1960s is when the game went truly global, of course towards the latter half of the previous ten years  the European Cup had been introduced by UEFA, only to be completely dominated by Real Madrid, winning the tournament 5 times in a row. However, as we will see the 1960s brought a wider change in world culture and a social revolution effecting even football, a sport which often sees itself as exempt from global issues. Firstly we are to look at British football. English sport at least had been dramatically and even brutally forced to rethink its entire ethos after the 1950s which had highlighted a long-term outdated nature to tactics and methods of play. We at the Football History Boys have not been short on explaining this - the 6-3 drubbing by Hungary in 1953 and embarrassing early World Cup exits in 1950 and 1958