The golden game, known as soccer to Americans and Australians but to the world at large as FOOTBALL, is the globe’s most popular sport.
That means there’s serious competition to be in the 10 greatest footballers of all time. When compiling our list, we decided to take a combined approach focusing on the perfect blend of talent and success.
Talent is what gives a footballer the possibility to be great. Success is what happens when that talent gets put to good use on the pitch. To be truly great, a player needs to have both of these things.
The blokes on this list have both in spades. Click through to read more and fight it out over your favorite in the comments!
#10 Ferenc Puskas
Ferenc Puskas was playing football a long time before the other players on our list. He won the final of the 1954 World Cup as part of the Hungarian national team.
He also picked up 10 national championship titles (5 in his native Hungary, 5 in Spain) and was the record goal scorer in his league 8 out of those 10 times.
He scored in nearly every single game that he took to the pitch for; 84 goals in 85 matches for Hungary, and 514 goals in 529 matches in league sides. There’s no doubt about it – Ferenc Puskas is one of the game’s all-time greats.