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TRENDING List of Famous Footballers

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List of famous footballers, with photos, bios, and other information. (380 Items) Who are the top footballers in the world? This includes the most prominent footballers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable footballers is ordered by their level of prominence,, and you can sort the info by column. Examples include Alan Dzagoev and Gordon Banks. From reputable, prominent, and well known footballers to the lesser known footballers of today, these are the top ten best professionals in this field. If you want to answer the question, "Who are the most famous footballers ever?" start your search here. You can use this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis.
David Beckham 
    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE, is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Soccer Player, Model, Actor, Athlete

Schools: Chingford Foundation School, Chase Lane Primary School

Children: Brooklyn Joseph Beckham, Cruz David Beckham, Romeo James Beckham, Harper Seven Beckham

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Diego Maradona 
    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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Diego Armando Maradona Franco is an Argentine former footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans regard Maradona as the greatest football player of all ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina

Profession: Talk show host, Manager, Coach, Footballer

Children: Diego Sinagra, Dalma Maradona, Giannina Maradona

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#7 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time

#1 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#1 on The Best Hispanic Athletes

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Wayne Rooney 
    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He has played much of his career as a forward, but he has also been used in various midfield roles. Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Croxteth, United Kingdom

Profession: Soccer Player, Footballer

Schools: De La Salle School

Children: Kai Wayne Rooney, Klay Anthony Rooney

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#21 on The Best Current Soccer Players

#9 on Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked

#6 on The Most Important Premier League Players in the World Cup

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Vyacheslav Malafeev 
    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Malafeev is a Russian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Russian Premier League team Zenit Saint Petersburg. He is a one-club man, having spent all 14 of his professional seasons with Zenit. ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Footballer

Children: Kseniya Vyacheslavovna Malafeeva, Maksim Vyacheslavovich Malafeev

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Justin Fashanu 
    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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Justinus Soni "Justin" Fashanu was an English footballer who played for a variety of clubs between 1978 and 1997. He was known by his early clubs to be gay, and came out to the press later in his career, becoming the first and one of only two English professional footballers to be openly gay. He was ...more

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Age: Died at 37 (1961-1998)

Birthplace: Hackney Central, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Footballer

Cause Of Death: Suicide

Place Of Death: Shoreditch, London, England

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Zinedine Zidane 
    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a former French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Renowned for his elegance, vision and technique, Zidane was named the best European ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Marseille, France

Profession: Actor, Footballer

Children: Enzo Fernández, Luca Zinedine Zidane Fernández, Théo Zidane, Elyaz Zidane Fernández

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#68 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#15 on The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

#2 on Coolest Soccer Players

#6 on The Best Current Soccer Coaches/Managers

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Luís Figo 
    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, OIH, is a Portuguese retired footballer. He played as a winger for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale before retiring on 31 May 2009. He won 127 caps for the Portugal national football team. Renowned for his creativity and having the ability ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal

Profession: Footballer

Children: Stella Figo, Martina Figo, Daniela Figo

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#26 on The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

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Vinnie Jones 
    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Footballers
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Vincent Peter "Vinnie" Jones is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999 notably for Wimbledon, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Chelsea. Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, Jones represented and captained the Welsh national football team, having ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: England, Watford

Profession: Actor, Footballer, Singer

Schools: Chancellor's School

Children: Aaron Elliston Jones, Kaley Jay Terry

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#74 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#23 on Athletes With the Coolest Post-Sports Careers

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