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50. Cris Waddle
Date Of Birth : 14 December 1960
Nation : England
Height : 188 cm
Major Club : Tottenham, Olympic Marseille
Caps : 63 Games (6 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990 (11 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times French Champions
1 Time FA Cup
1991 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1991 Silver Ball Onze d'Or
1993 FWA Footballer of The Year
Cris Waddle is considered by many as the greatest English left-winger of all-time. He possessed high-level technical abilities, agility and crossing. Waddle began playing in English top division at his age 24 year olds after participating in Second Division for four years with Newcastle. Waddle signed to Tottenham after then and started establishing himself as a regular first team of England national team. In 1989, Waddle moved to Olympic de Marseille. In a team of stars he was one of the top players and during his time. He missed a penalty in a shoot-out at the end of the 1990 FIFA World Cup semi-final against West Germany. During his years in Marseille, the fans gave him the nickname "Magic Chris". He was also voted second best OM player of the century behind Jean Pierre Papin for the club's century anniversary in 1998.

49. Marc Overmars
Date Of Birth : 29 March 1973
Nation : Holland
Height : 173 cm
Major Club : Ajax Amsterdam, Arsenal, Barcelona
Caps : 86 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1994, 1998 (11 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Dutch Champions
1 Time English Premier League
1 Time Dutch Cup
1 Time FA Cup
1995 European Cup
1995 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1964 European Championship Team of The Tournament
1992 Dutch Talent Footballer of The Year
1993 Dutch Golden Shoe
1994 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player
“The Roadrunner” Marc Overmars is best known as a right-footed left-winger, although he is able to use both his feet with equal precision and power. Known for his speed, ever finished 100 m around 10.5 sec only. He was overshadowed by many new Dutch generations in the 1995 European cup champion Ajax. After then, He signed for Arsenal and start his brilliant performance until Barcelona success in their offering to him at 25 Million pound, making Overmars the most expensive Dutch player of all time. He helped Netherlands to reach semi-final round in 1998 FIFA world cup and 200 European Championship. Overmars scored more than 100 goals in over 400 matched play for club level.

48. Enrique Hormazabal
Date Of Birth : 6 January 1931
Nation : Chile
Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Colo-Colo
Caps : 47 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 3 Times Chilean League
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (1955, 1956)
Individual Achievement : None
Enrique Hormazabal is considered as the second greatest Chilean footballer of all-time only to Elias Figueroa. He was unlucky not in his prime when the 1962 World Cup his country was a host, and it was Leonel Sanchez could be a famous player of that tournament. Hormazabal was not so fast winger bur his dribbling, crossing and technical ability were in world-class. He was also a great scorer as right-winger. Hi style of play was full of intelligent. The only weakness of his was right-foot which could not be useful at all. Hormazabal became a legend of Colo Colo and Chile. He retired for international competition when he was 28 year olds.

47. Pierre Littbarski
Date Of Birth : 16 April 1960
Nation : West Germany
Height : 168 cm
Major Club : FC Koln
Caps : 73 Games (18 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986, 1990 (18 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Champion
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1982, 1986)
Individual Achievement : None
“Litti” Pierre Littbarski was one of the German brilliant stars during the 1980s. He mostly played as attacking midfielder for FC Koln and won Bundesliga runner-up three times and played as right-winger for West Germany. He was rated by kicker magazine in 1.5 world class seasons as winger which is the best position he could done his prime and 5.5 international-class seasons as attacking midfielder. Was widely known for his excellent dribbling abilities and humorous attitude, being one of the fan favorites in German Bundesliga during this decade. Although he participated in 3 consecutive World Cup West Germany reach all final round, He was a starter in 1982 and 1990 but was mostly benched in 1986. Overall, Litti approximately scored 150 goals during his club career.

46. Amancio Amaro
Date Of Birth : 16 October 1939
Nation : Spain
Height : 176 cm
Major Club : Real Madrid
Caps : 42 Games with 11 goals
World Cup Participation : 1966 (2 Games)
Club Honours : 9 Times Spanish La Liga
3 Times Copa Del Rey
1964 European Cup Runner-Up
1966 European Cup Winners
International Honours : 1964 European Championship Winners
Individual Achievement : 1964 European Championship Team of Tournament
1964 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
2 Times La Liga Top Scorer (1969, 1970)
Amancio Amaro is widely considered as one of the greatest Spanish right-wingers ever. He was transferred from Deportivo La Coruna to Real Madrid after the decade of the Galacticos had already ended and they mostly had Spanish players in the squad. He was noted for his great scoring and considerable skillful. As a Real Madrid player, Amancio played 471 games and scored 155 goals. In 1968, Amancio's reputation reached such international fame, that he had the honour of being called for a world team, promoted by FIFA.

45. Cliff Bastin
Date Of Birth : 14 March 1912
Nation : England
Height : 181 cm
Major Club : Arsenal
Caps : 21 Games (12 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 5 Times English Top Division
2 Times FA Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
“ Boy Bastin” Cliff Bastin is regarded as one of the great Arsenal legends. He played for Arsenal in their golden era during the 1930s under controlling of Herbert Chapman. Bastin formed an integral part of the side that dominated English football in that era. He scored 178 goals in 395 games, which made him Arsenal's all-time top goalscorer from 1939 until 1997, later was surpassed by Ian Wright and Thierry Henry, thus meaning Bastin is currently Arsenal's third-top goalscorer of all time. Bastin was immediately a first team regular since his debut, but despite his age Bastin's play was characterised by a remarkable coolness, and deadly precision in front of goal; he also became Arsenal's regular penalty taker. Bastin's scoring feats are all the more remarkable considering he played on the left wing rather than as centre forward; at the time Arsenal's strategy depended heavily on their wingers cutting into the penalty box, and the supply of passes from Alex James was the source of many of his goals. Bastin also finished as Arsenal top scorer twice.

44. Johnny Rep
Date Of Birth : 25 November 1951
Nation : Netherlands
Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Ajax Amsterdam, Saint Etienne
Caps : 42 Games (12 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1974, 1978 (14 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Dutch Champions
1 Time French Champions
1973 European Cup
1973 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1974, 1978)
Individual Achievement : 1978 French League Foreign Player of The Year
Johnny Rep was a right wing-forward who very much participated for
Holland in their golden era. He currently holds the all time record for FIFA World Cup goals for the Netherlands with 7. Rep start his career with Ajax in their successful years. However, He was just a starter for his club after Ajax already won consecutive two European Cup titles. He was signed to Valencia and Bastia twice seasons a team and settled down for four years with Saint Etienne. Rep was noted for his high speed, movement and consistency scoring. He scored more than 150 goals in 450 games of his professional club career.

43. John Barnes
Date Of Birth : 7 November 1963
Nation : England
Height : 182 cm
Major Club : Liverpool
Caps : 79 Games (11 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990 (6 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times English Top Division
2 Times FA Cup
1 Time League Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times FWA Footballer of The Year (1988, 1990)
1988 PFA Players’ Player of The Year
“The Digger” John Barnes is one of the greatest English left-wingers of all-time. He was famous for his powerful running, acceleration and ability to score on his own. He began his career with Watford and his outstanding performance led him to be signed for Liverpool after their golden era had passed. Barnes remained going on his impressive playing and established himself in all-time Liverpool XI for many sources. Internationally, He was not used at the 1986 World Cup until the quarter final against Argentina when England were trailing 2-0 with 15 minutes, setting up one goal for Gary Lineker and laying on another chance which Lineker missed. Barnes had been recognized for his contribution in the game.

42. Brian Laudrup
Date Of Birth : 22 February 1969
Nation : Denmark
Height : 186 cm
Major Club : Glasgow Rangers
Caps : 82 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1998 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Danish League
1 Time Italian Series A
3 Times Scottish League
1 Time Scottish Cup
1 Time Scottish League Cup
International Honours : 1992 European Championship Winners
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Danish Player of The Year (1989, 1992, 1995, 1997)
1995 SPFA Players’ Player of The Year
2 Times SFWA Footballer of The Year (1995, 1997)
1992 European Championship Team of Tournament
1998 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Brian Laudrup was a famous Danish footballer alongside his elder
Brother Micheal Laudrup. He traveled with the Danish national team to the Euro 1992 in Sweden, and in a strictly defensive strategy, Brian Laudrup was one of the few attacking players. Though he did not score a single goal in the competition, his skill and speed was an important part of the Danish team that went on to win the tournament, and Laudrup was voted a shared 5th in the 1992 FIFA World Player of the Year poll. He could play as second striker or right-winger but his high speed and precision crossing would be the most useful when he operated his game as right wing-forwarder. Younger Laudrup ever played for Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and AC Milan for a few seasons before moved successful in Scotland with Rangers. During four years in Germany, He was rated 3 international-class seasons by Kicker Magazine.

41. David Ginola
Date Of Birth : 25 January 1967
Nation : France
Height : 186 cm
Major Club : Paris-SG, Tottenham Hot Spurs
Caps : 17 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 1 Time French League
2 Times French Cup
1 Times English league Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1994 French League Player of The Year
1999 FWA Footballer of The Year
1999 PFA Players’ Player of The Year
David Ginola was one of the most elegant players as a left-winger. He possessed beautiful style of play particularly in his dribbling, got pass defenders by his technical abilities was done by a routine. However, He was not much to care about team work playing, always tried to more find opportunity to make score by himself than create assist to his teammate and this is a part to be believed that he caused France to disqualify for the 1994 World Cup qualification after lost Bulgaria in the last minute. This event effected Ginola never been called for France any longer. In 1999 before the Euro 2000 tournament, Dutch legend Johan Cruijff remarked that it was his belief that Ginola was currently the best player in the world.

40. Giampiero Boniperti
Date Of Birth : 4 July 1928
Nation : Italy
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Juventus
Caps : 38 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954
Club Honours : 5 Times Italian Series A
2 Times Copa Italia
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1948 Series A Top Scorer
Giampiero Boniperti was the greatest Italian footballer during the 1950s. With 182 goals in all-competitions, he was the highest goalscorer in Juventus' history for more than 40 years with 182 goals, until his record was bested by Alessandro Del Piero on 10 January 2006. Notably, he is the tenth-highest goalscorer of all-time in Serie A. Boniperti signed for Juventus at age 16, he had already built himself a reputation prior to this at youth level, as he scored 11 goals in one match. At a try-out in which he scored seven goals, journalist Carlin proclaimed; "A boy wonder is born to Juve". Although he began as a centre forward he was a flexible player, and could play also as an inside forward or on the right wing. However, in 1957 La Vecchia Signora signed two forwards; John Charles and Omar Sivori, along with them Boniperti would be a part of what was referred to as "the Magical Trio". The three players excelled impeccably together.

39. Faas Wilkes
Date Of Birth : 13 October 1923
Nation : Netherlands
Height : Unknown
Major Club : Inter Milan
Caps : 38 Games (35 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : None
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
“The Mona Lisa of Rotterdam” Faas Wilkes was a world-class right-winger. He was an excellent dribbler always induced the ball passing defenders and trying to score on his own so forget about his crossing ability that it was not used often. His performance for Netherlands is one of the best ever for his nation. He began his professional career in Xerxes Rotterdam. His nickname was from his dribbling like a work of art. Wilkes soon became the idol of the fans, thanks to his extraordinary jumping ability in humans and its realization vein. He was challenged a tendency to "love" of the ball, which slows down in some cases the action of the team. Nevertheless, at the end of his career in the Nerazzurri where Wilkes will be the victim of a bad knee injury and will not be able to deliver its full potential... In the two years in the Iberian peninsula with Valencia, it will become famous phrase of supporters Valencia "Que fas, Faas" (That is, Faas?), Linked to the strong unpredictability of the actions Wilkes, player capable of inventing anything at any time.

38. Felix Loustau
Date Of Birth : 25 December 1922
Nation : Argentina
Height : 174 cm
Major Club : River Plate
Caps : 28 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 8 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours : 3 Times Copa America Winners (1945, 1946, 1947)
Individual Achievement : None
Felix Loustau is a left-winger of "La Maquina". Although he didn't as famous as Moreno, Pedernera or Labruna, He actually was a classy winger, and regarded as one of the best left-winger in history of Argentinian football, was known as an all-round players, great crosser, creator and driibbler. Because the peak of his career was during the Second World War, his international career was very limited. He is one of a few players in history of South American football to win 3 Copa America Titles.

37. Robert Pires
Date Of Birth : 29 October 1973
Nation : France
Height : 187 cm
Major Club : FC Metz, Arsenal
Caps : 79 Games (14 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1998 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Premier League
3 Times FA Cup
1 Time French League Cup
International Honours : 1998 FIFA World Cup Champion
2000 European Championship Winners
2 Times FIFA Confederation Cup (2001, 2003)
Individual Achievement : 2001 Golden Ball FIFA Confederation Cup
2001 Bronze Ball Onze d'Or
2002 FWA Footballer of The Year
3 Times PFA Team of The Year (2002, 2003, 2004)
Robert Pires is the greatest winger in history of France national team. He normally plays on the left wing but can play all across the midfield or in a position to support the striker(s). He is of Portuguese and Asturian descent. Pires started his professional career with Metz for six seasons. After World Cup 1998 was finished, He signed for Olympic Marseille and won Runner-Up 1999 UEFA Cup. He became a famous player with Arsenal as the Trio of the Highbury alongside Patrice Vieira and Thierry Henry, noted for his acceleration, assisting and scoring by himself. In 2008, Arsenal fans voted Pirès as the club's sixth greatest player of all time. After he was disappointed not be a regular first team in 2006, He agreed to join with Villareal until the present. All in all, He has played 642 games and scored 155 goals in his professional career.

36. Lennart Skoglund
Date Of Birth : 24 December 1929
Nation : Sweden
Height : 170 cm
Major Club : Inter Milan
Caps : 11 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1958 (9 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Italian Series A
International Honours : 1950 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : None
Lennart Skoglund is the greatest left-winger Sweden has ever produced. He was a true entertainer living to please the crowds, wherever he plied his trade. Nutmegs, back-heels and mazy turns always kept his opponents guessing and mostly in the wrong direction.
His fine ball-control, excellent left foot and fine distribution made him a big favourite with the fans. Sweden failed to qualify to the 1954 World Cup because they would not recall exiles like Nacka, hence his few caps, but when the Swedes played host to the 1958 tournament, they had a change of heart and Skoglund appeared in all Sweden’s games as they finished runners-up to Brazil. In the semifinal against West Germany, Nacka scored his first and only goal for Sweden in the 3-1 win which set them up for the classic final against Brazil.

35. David Beckham
Date Of Birth : 2 May 1975
Nation : England
Height : 183 cm
Major Club : Manchester United
Caps : 115 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1998, 2002, 2006 (13 Games)
Club Honours : 6 Times English Premier League
1 Time FA Cup
1999 UEFA Champion League
1999 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1998 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
1999 UEFA Champion League Most Valuable Player
1999 UEFA Champion League Best Midfielder
1999 Silver Ball Onze d'Or
1999 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
1999 Silver Ball FIFA World Player of The year
2001 BBC Sports Personality of The Year
2001 Silver Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
2003 oh.Be.E
Premier League Team of The Decade
David Beckham is one of the most famous sportsmen in the world. His name has not been less well-known than even Pele and Maradona because of his symbolic characteristic not only as a superstar-footballer but also very popular as a presenter of the famous sport brand. Beckham is notable for his precision crossing and free-kick specialist but unavailability of speed and technical ability. He compensated it with his great teamwork, vision to pass the ball and his work rates. Especially, Beckham is one of the most important players helping Man Utd won the only triple champs in history of British football which is consist of top league, FA cup and UEFA Champion league, created many assists from his crossing. Beckham captain England during the early 2000s and became the important role for his soul as an Englishman after being received the red card in 1998 FIFA World Cup Quarter-Final match against Argentina leading England lost finally. After a decade for Man United, He leaved the club to Real Madrid, played alongside many World's superstar. He is currently England's most-capped outfield player.

34. Valentin Ivanov
Date Of Birth : 19 November 1934
Nation : Russia
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Torpedo Moscow
Caps : 59 Games (26 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1958, 1962 (9 Games With 5 Goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times Soviet Championship
1 Times Soviet Cup
International Honours : 1960 European Championship Winners
1964 European Championship Runner-Up
1956 Gold Medal Olympic Game
Individual Achievement : 2 Times European Championship Team Of Tournament (1960, 1964)
1960 European Championship Top Scorer
1962 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
Valentin Ivanov was a versatile player. He could play as attacking midfielderand second striker but his real position was right-winger, and is regarded as the greatest winger in history of Soviet Union football. Ivanov was known for blistering pace, excellent technique and great dribbling. He could score and create goals equally well. Overall, Ivanov scored 26 goals for Soviet Uniom. That number is third in national history behind Oleg Blokhin and Oleg Protasov. Ivanov's four goals in the 1962 World Cup tied five other players for the lead, and he also scored two in the 1958 edition. Ivanov spent most of his club career with Torpedo Moscow. He scored 124 goals in 286 appearances in the Soviet Championship, 9th all-time.

33. Billy Meredith
Date Of Birth : 30 July 1874
Nation : Wales
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Manchester City
Caps. : 48 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 2 Times English Top Division
2 Times FA Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Billy Meredith was considered one of the early superstars of football due to his performances, notably for Manchester United and Manchester City. About 70 years before Ryan Giggs started making his mark, there was another Welsh Wizard gracing Old Trafford, and he was called Billy Meredith. And just like Giggs, Billy was famous for his burst of pace, mazey dribbling runs and deadly crosses. Meredith was football's first big superstar. Wherever he played, he would attract massive crowds who would flock to watch him play. He played with a swagger and confidence, as well as playing while chewing a toothpick for concentration. He was said to have the attitude of Cantona combined with the playing style reminiscent of a George Best or Giggs. He retired from internationally football at the extraordinary age of 48. Later on he played his last game for City against Newcastle at the age of 49, and retired straight after the game. There was Pele, Maradona and Best, but the first of them all was Billy Meredith.

32. Vassilis Hatzipanagis
Date Of Birth : 26 October 1954
Nation : Greece
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Iraklis
Caps : 1 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 1 Time Greek Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : UEFA Jubilee Award (Greece)
“The Footballing Nureyev” Vassilis Hatzipanagis was born in Uzbekisztan in Asia Continent. He early played for USSR in U-21 team and a club in Uzbekisztan as a left-sided attacker he was considered second only to the great Oleg Blokhin. Then, He moved to play in Greece. The highlight for Hatzipanagis was his only appearance for the Greek national side, in a friendly against Poland at the Apostolos Nikolaidis stadium in 1976. The Athens crowd were bewitched by the long-haired wonder, who seemed to do whatever he wanted with the ball. Afterwards, however, Hatzipanagis was notified that he was ineligible for international duty having played for the USSR at junior levels. Further recognition did come in June 1984, when he was invited to join a World XI featuring Franz Beckenbauer, Mario Kempes, Kevin Keegan. The reason he gave for his fancy footwork was simple enough. "When I see defenders in front of me, I want to dribble around every one of them," he once said.

31. Cliff Jones
Date Of Birth : 7 February 1935
Nation : Wales
Height : 168 cm
Major Club : Tottenham Hot Spurs
Caps : 59 Games (16 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 208 Goals/ 571 Games
World Cup Participation : 1958 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time English Top Division
3 Time FA Cup
1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Cliff Jones was widely considered as the best left winger in the world at his era. Jones first played League football for Billy McCandless' Swansea Town. In 1952, He appeared only 25 times as a winger for the club before being called into the Welsh national side. Jones was part of the Wales side that beat England 2-1 at Ninian Park in 1955 and always credited the winner he scored as his best ever goal. He traveled to Sweden with the side for the 1958 FIFA World Cup where Wales did so well, losing, agonisingly to Brazil via a goal that Stuart Williams deflected beyond Jack Kelsey. He was bought for Tottenham Hotspur in 1958 and quickly became an indispensable part of the development of that team, eventually scored more than 180 goals during his career.

30. Piet Kaizer
Date Of Birth : 14 June 1943
Nation : Netherlands
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Ajax Amsterdam
Caps : 34 Games (11 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1974 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 6 Times Dutch Champion
5 Times Dutch Cup
3 Times European Cup (1971, 1972, 1973)
1969 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1974 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : None
Piet Keizer and Johan Cruijff were known as the "royal pair", or "the starter and the finisher". Keizer had a gift for not being noticed, but then striking with uncanny precision. His hallmark moment came in the European Cup final in 1972, when Keizer crossed the ball with a deadly precision and Cruijff only had to tap it in. Keizer was, for much of his career, in the shadow of his famous team member Johan Cruijff, but still some experts say Keizer was a better player then Cruijff was. An argument brought to an end the combination of Keizer and Cruijff in 1974, and Cruijff left for Barcelona leaving Keizer with Ajax. It would turn out to be the final season for Piet Keizer. With the Dutch national team, He played for the Dutch team that finished as runner-ups in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, although he had a minor role. The one reason was due to his already 31 year old of age and his speed had gone down. Michels was coach, and after an ineffective game by Keizer against Sweden, he was dropped for the remainder of the tournament. He scored 146 goals in 365 games for Ajax.

29. Omar Corbatta
Date Of Birth : 11 March 1936
Position : Right-Winger
Height : 165 cm
Major Club : Racing Club
Caps : 43 Games (18 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1958 (3 Games With 3 Goals)
Club Honours : 4 Times Argentina Champions
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1957, 1959)
Individual Achievement : None
He is regarded as one of the best Argentinian Wingers of all times. Critics used to say he didn´t control the ball with his feet, he used to "fondle" it. Some used to call him "The King of the Sideline", "The Cartoons Player", "The Argentinian Garrincha" or simply a plane "Crazy" would describe him. His skills were so sharp, he used to make defenders develop a hate based only in his footballing abilities. Once, in a Argentina-Uruguay game, a defender did a horrendous tackle to him, and then came closer, as if he was going to help him get up, and suddenly punched Corbatta right in his mouth. That was the desperate situations that Corbatta created simply by playing his artistical football and dribble. But, none of this glorious gifts had any chance with his penaltie scoring abilitie. He was one of the best players there ever was from the 11 meters marc. Almost infallible in that area, especially due to his impecable shooting tech and elegance. He never looked at the keeper's eye, "that used to confuse, and make him less."

28. Pepe
Date Of Birth : 25 February 1935
Nation : Brazil
Height : 181 cm
Major Club : Santos
Caps : 40 Games
World Cup Participation : 1958, 1962 (No Game)
Club Honours : 10 Times Brazil State Championship
5 Times Brazil National Championship
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1962, 1963)
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
“The Vila Cannon” Jose Macia Pepe is one of the hidden legends in history of Brazilian football. He played as a left winger and made a large number of scores more than 400 goals during his career for Santos where he played the same era of Pele and became the legends of the club after he retired. His nickname was sourced from his potent kick with his left leg and the fact that Santos plays in the Estádio Urbano Caldera, nicknamed Vila Belmiro. He claims to be "the greatest human striker in the history of Santos FC - because Pelé is not human" Pepe won both the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. However, he did not appear in any matches in both tournaments due to the great performance of Mario Zagallo.

27. Carlos Peucelle
Date Of Birth : 13 September 1908
Nation : Argentina
Height : 171 cm
Major Club : River Plate
Caps : 59 Games (12 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1930 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times Argentina Primera Division
International Honours : 1930 World Cup Runner-Up
2 Times Copa America Winners (1927, 1939)
Individual Achievement : None
Carlos Peucelle is one of the forgotten legends in history of Argentinean football. He played as outside right and is considered one of Argentina's most technical players in their history as well as being the catalyst for starting 'La Maquina" with River plate who went on to dominate football in South America in the 40's. Peucelle scored 143 goals in 407 games during his ten seasons for River Plate. Peucelle also played for the Argentina national football team he was in the squad of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, where he scored three goals in four games, and played in the final match against Uruguay], which Argentina lost 2-4.

26. Estanislao Basora
Date Of Birth : 18 November 1926
Nation : Spain
Height : 168 cm
Major Club : Barcelona
Caps : 22 Games (13 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1950 (6 Games with 5 Goals)
Club Honours : 4 Times Spanish La Liga
4 Times Spanish Cup
1958 Inter Cities Fairs Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
“The Monster of The Colombes” Estanislao Basora Brunet is the greatest Spanish right-winger ever, who spent most of his career at FC Barcelona. He was best known for his agility. In 1974, during the club’s 75th anniversary celebrations, he was included in their all-time best XI. Basora also played for both Spain and the Catalan XI. During nine seasons at FC Barcelona he played in 301 games, scoring 112 goals in all competitions. He was a prominent member of the team during one of the club’s most successful eras. Then, together with César, Ladislao Kubala, Eduardo Manchón and Moreno, he was part of a legendary forward line that helped the club win five trophies during the 1951–52 season. He also helped Spain to win the 1950 FIFA World Cup fourth place. Between 1948 and 1958 Basora also played 6 games and scored 4 goals for the Catalan XI. On 26 January 1955 he played alongside Ladislao Kubala and guest player Alfredo di Stéfano in a game against Bologna at Les Corts.

25. Enrique Garcia
Date Of Birth : 20 November 1912
Nation : Argentina
Height : Unknown
Major Club : Racing Club
Caps : 35 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : None
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1937, 1941)
Individual Achievement : None
“Chueco” Enrique Garcia is fondly remembered as one of the finest left sided players in the history of Argentine football, was an Argentine football left winger. He started playing for local club
Las Rosas and was sold to Gimnasia why Esgrima de Santa Fe despite wanting to play for Unión. In 1933 he joined Rosario Central where he played until he joined Racing Club de Avellaneda for an Argentine record transfer fee of $38,931. He made a total of 233 appearances for "La Academia" between 1936 and 1944, scoring 78 goals. Unfortunately the peak of his career coincided with World War II denying him the chance to play in a FIFA World Cup. García was commonly known by the nickname "Chueco" but his other nicknames included "El Poeta de la zurda" (Poet of the left), "el Mago" (The magician), "el Imparable" (The unstoppable one).

24. Helmut Rahn


Date Of Birth : 16 August 1929
Nation : West Germany
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Rot-Weiss Essen
Caps : 40 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (10 Games with 10 Goals)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga Champion
1 Time German Cup
International Honours : 1958 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement : 1958 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Helmut Rahn is a famous German legend, was sparked by the heroic antics of the German team during the 50’s. Particularly, a right-winger, Rahn showed his great performance in World Cup 1954 final, Germany lagged behind 0-2 after only 8 minutes, but then pulled it back to 2-2 with Rahn assisting the first German goal and scoring the second. With not long to go, Rahn received the ball just outside the penalty box before going past a Hungarian player and managing to shoot at the lower left corner with his weaker left foot just before being tackled. The ball whistled into the back of the net and Germany went on to win the game 3-2 over the apparently unbeatable Hungarian team. This match is known in Germany as The Miracle of Bern because of its "David versus Goliath"-like setting, and it is generally seen as an instrumental part of the rebuilding of the German people's morale after the World War II. In 2004, 50 years after the Bern match, a life size statue of him was put up near Georg-Melches-Stadium in Essen, on the square named after him.

23. Canhoteiro
Date Of Birth : 24 September 1932
Nation : Brazil
Height : Unknown
Major Club : Sao Paulo
Caps : 15 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 1 Time Campeonato Paulista
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Canhoteiro is regarded as the best natural left-winger Brazil has ever produced. He should be a starter for Brazil national team winning two World Cup tournaments in 1958 and 1962 instead of Mario Zagallo but he was withdrawn through his career after playing of his nation only 3 years due to his unprofessional behavior about alcoholism. But still, Canhoteiro was notable for his superb dribbling, regarded as one of the most talent Brazilian players of all-time. At least, He became a legendary player of Sao Paulo where he played for nine seasons more than 400 games and scored more than 100 goals.

22. Grzegorz Lato
Date Of Birth : 8 April 1950
Nation : Poland
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Stal Mielec
Caps : 100 Games (45 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1974, 1978, 1982 (20 Games with 10 Goals)
Club Honours : 1 Time Polish League
2 Times Polish Cup
1983 concacaf Champion Cup
International Honours : 2 Times FIFA World Cup Third Place (1974, 1982)
1972 Olympic Game Gold Medal
1976 Olympic Game Silver Medal
Individual Achievement : 1974 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
1974 FIFA World Cup All-Star
2 Times Polish League Top Scorer (1973, 1975)
2 Times Polish Sport Player of The Year (1974, 1977)
Grzegorz Lato is regarded as the greatest right-winger ever to come from the Eastern Europe. Lato's playing career coincided with the golden era of Polish football, Blessed with remarkable acceleration, the talented winger consistently lived up to the high expectations placed before him whenever he was given the opportunity to compete at the international level. Lato was not renowned as crowd pleaser, but rather as a consistent and complete team player. His uncanny awareness on the playing field was ostensibly what allowed him to achieve great success at the international and club levels. He scored around 150 goal during his club career. Lato holds the all-time record the most appearances for Poland national team. Remarkably, He is an all-time World’s Top scorer as winger for international competition.

21. Carl Aage Praest
Date Of Birth : 22 February 1922
Nation : Denmark
Height : Unknown
Major Club : Juventus
Caps : 24 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 2 Times Italian Series A
International Honours : 1948 Olympic Game Bronze Ball
Individual Achievement : Danish Football Hall of Fame

Carl Aage Praest is a hidden legendary Scandinavian footballer who has been forgotten for his greatness due to the fact that Denmark never closed to qualify World Cup final in his era. Carl Aage Praest is actually considered as the same level as the great of Denmark like Micheal Laudrup, Allan Simonsen or Peter Schmeichel to be raised in Danish football hall of fame. On another word, He is one of the best Danish players of all-time. He could play as winger on the both side and sometime switched to attacking midfielder. Aage Praest did his great jobs in Italian Series A with Juventus and become one of the best wingers in history of the club.

20. Coen Moulijn
Date Of Birth : 15 February 1937
Nation : Netherlands
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Feyenoord
Caps : 38 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 5 Times Dutch Champions
2 Times Dutch Cup
1970 European Cup
1970 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Coen Moulijn is one of the most underrated wingers of all-time due to his appearance for Holland during their failure years. He was believed by Dutch as the greatest winger to ever present for their country, very fast and excellent dribble.compared by some to Stanley Matthews, Moulijn is considered one of the most talented left-wingers in Dutch football history. Johan Cruyff added him to his all-time favorite Dutch national team, stating that "Coen mastered one movement better than anyone: threatening to pass his opponent through the center, and then speeding past him on the other side. He was an exceptionally talented football player, a typical product of the Dutch school."

19. Raimundo Orsi
Date Of Birth : 2 December 1901
Nation : Argentina
Height : 169 cm
Major Club : Independiente, Juventus
Caps : 13 Games for Argentina, 35 Games for Italy with 13 Goals
World Cup Participation : 1934 (5 Games with 3 Goals)
Club Honours : 5 Times Italian Series A
International Honours : 1934 FIFA World Cup Champion
1927 Copa America Winners
1928 Olympic Game Silver Ball
2 Times Central European International Cup (1930, 1935)
Individual Achievement : 1934 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
“Mumo” Raimund Orsi was the greatest outside forward before the World War II and the greatest Argentinean winger of all-time. He is one of Argentineans footballer to be transferred his race to be European later like Alfredo Di Stefano, Luis Monti or Omar Sivori. He was Italian before World Cup 1930. Hence, He didn’t participate in that tournament that Argentina won runner-up. Orsi played as outside-left for seven seasons at Italy and scored more than 100 goals during his career.

18. Cristiano Ronaldo
Date Of Birth : 5 February 1985
Nation : Portugal
Height : 186 cm
Major Club : Manchester United, Real Madrid
Caps : 68 Games (22 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 2006 (6 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Premier League
1 Time FA Cup
2 Times League Cup
2008 UEFA Champion League Winners
2008 FIFA Club World Cup
2009 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up
International Honours : 2004 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2004 Bravo Award
2004 European Championship Team of the Tournament
2007 Portuguese Footballer of the Year
4 Times UEFA Team of the Year (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009)
3 Times FIFPro World XI (2007, 2008, 2009)
2 Times PFA Players' Player of the Year (2007, 2008)
4 Times PFA Team of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
2 Times FWA Footballer of the Year (2007, 2008)
2 Times Silver Ball Onze d'Or (2007, 2009)
2 Times Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year (2007, 2009)
2007 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
2008 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
2008 European Golden Shoe
2008 UEFA Club Forward of the Year
2008 FIFPro World Player of the Year
2008 European Footballer of The Year
2008 FIFA World Player of the Year
2009 Silver Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular superstars in this minute, currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after having transferred to Real Madrid in a deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m). His contract with Real Madrid is believed to have made him the highest-paid player in the world Johan Cruyff said in an interview on 2 April 2008, "Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United." He is well-known as a free role player who basically started operating his force in left or right-side midfield but often try to get or position himself to make scores in front of the goal, scored 42 goals for Man Utd in 2008 was his superb performance for a winger. Ronaldo is very fast, great dribble with his individual technical abilities and possesses a special drive-shoot. But still, He has not been a great assister or creator but his best would be a scorer. He is just waiting the time to be raised in top 10 wingers of all-time.

17. Jimmy Johnstone
Date Of Birth : 30 September 1944
Nation : Scotland
Height : 155 cm
Major Club : Glasgow Celtic
Caps : 23 Games
World Cup Participation : 1974 (No Game)
Club Honours : 9 Times Scottish Premier League
4 Times Scottish Cup
5 Times Scottish League Cup
1967 European Cup
International Honours : 1962 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : Celtic’s Greatest Player Ever
1967 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
Jimmy Johnstone was voted as Celtic’s greatest player ever by their football fans in 2002. He is the shortest player as we could see in The Europe with 155 cm. It is for sure leading the advantage of agility and acceleration. Johnstone was a superb dribbler and excellent in passing as well. However, It is hard to rank him among Britain’s best winger ever because he never won any individual award in Scottish league although he was the most outstanding player led Celtic won their only European Cup in 1967. In September 2007 Celtic announced that they would erect a statue of Johnstone outside Celtic Park.

16. Ryan Giggs
Date Of Birth : 29 November 1973
Nation : Wales
Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Manchester United
Caps : 64 Games (12 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 11 Times English Premier League
International Honours : 4 Times FA Cup
3 Times League Cup
2 Times UEFA Champion League (1999, 2008)
1999 Intercontinental Cup
2008 FIFA Club World Cup
Individual Achievement : 1993 Bravo Award
1996 Wales Sport Personality of The Year
2007 oh.Be.E
2009 PFA Player of The Year
2009 BBC Sport Personality of The Year
8 Times PFA Team of The Year
Premier League Team of The Decade
Ryan Giggs is famous as the most consistency footballer in history of British game. Giggs holds a host of football records, including that of being the most decorated player in English football history. Is the only player to have played and scored in every single season of the Premier League since its inception. Giggs surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 758 appearances for Manchester United to become the club's all-time leader in appearances with 815 and scored around 150 goals. Giggs had a very good disciplinary record during his early career receiving relatively few bookings. His best goal was happened in FA Cup 1999 semi-final round against Arsenal, showed his superb dribble getting Arsenal’s four players passed and beautifully scored for Man Utd, helped Man Utd won the only triple champs in history of British football which is consist of top league, FA cup and UEFA Champion league. He is one of the famous legends who never played in World Cup.

15. Zoltan Czibor
Date Of Birth : 23 August 1929
Nation : Hungary
Height : 169 cm
Major Club : Barcelona
Caps : 43 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1954 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Hungarian League
2 Times Spanish La Liga
1960 Inter Cities Fair Cup
1961 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1952 Olympic Games Champion
1953 Central European Champion
1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1954 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Zoltan Czibor was one of the great players in “The Magical Magyars” Hungary golden team, rated as Hungary’s best winger ever, played as a left-winger and was notable for having a powerful shot, world class finishing and for his superb dribbling. He was also known for his ability to score goals in major finals. During his playing career in Hungarian club football, Czibor scored 100 goals in 175 matches. Afterwards, He played for Barcelona in their great years for three seasons alongside Ladislao Kubala and Sandor Kocsis. Aside from Barcelona, He played outside his country for six teams such as AS Roma, Espanyol and Austria Vienna.

14. Bruno Conti
Date Of Birth : 13 March 1955
Nation : Italy
Height : 176 cm
Major Club : AS Roma
Caps : 46 Games
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986 (11 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A
4 Times Copa Italia
1984 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1982 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : None
Bruno Conti is rated as one of the greatest players in history of AS Roma club. He was famous with his performance in World Cup 1982, was the second best attacker only to Paulo Rossi in that team. He could play as both left and right-winger well due to his great in both feet. Among the best in the world during his time, Conti was extremely fast, a great passer and a phenomenal dribbler. In the late career, He was loan to Genoa and played two seasons for them. He was chosen as a starter in All-Time AS Roma and Italy national team by many journalists inLink: www.channel4.com. All in all, Conti is regarded as Italy’s greatest winger of all-time and the best winger in the world during the early 1980s. He was voted 5th European footballer of the year in 1982.

13. Julinho
Date Of Birth : 29 July 1929
Nation : Brazil
Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Palmeiras, Fiorentina
Caps : 31 Games (7 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Campeonato Paulista
1957 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1953 Copa America Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : Brazil Football Museum Hall of Fame
Julinho Botelho was an very impressive skillful right-winger during 1950s, His performance for Brazil national team was rather shot led him as one of the most underrated player in history of Brazil football. He played the first World Cup in 1954 and being a reserve player of Garrincha in 1958. In club level, Julinho was the only Brazil star during 1950s to play in Europe, was able to show his prime and finally was voted as the best player in the history of Fiorentina in 1996.

12. Rob Rensenbrink
Date Of Birth : 3 July 1947
Nation : Netherlands
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Anderlecht
Caps : 49 Games (14 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 208 Goals/ 467 Games
World Cup Participation : 1974, 1978 (13 Games with 6 goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times Belgium League
5 Times Belgium Cup
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1976, 1978)
International Honours : 2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1974, 1978)
Individual Achievement : 1973 Belgian League Top Scorer
1976 Belgian Golden Shoe
1976 Onze d’Or
1976 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
1978 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
2 Times Bronze Ball Onze d’Or (1978, 1979)
2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1974, 1978)
Rob Rensenbrink was a famous player of Holland in their great years, is regarded as the greatest footballer ever to play in Belgium league. A creative left winger of considerable skillful, A talented dribbler as well as a cool finisher and defensive infiltrator. He only ever missed two penalties in his entire career, and often enjoyed telling the keeper before hand where he was going to place the ball, and then still beating him there. He played as second striker for his club but switched to play as a wing-forwarder for Holland. Fortunately, Piet Kaiser could not show his great performance as he had done for Ajax, Rensenbrink was replaced as a long-period starter after then. Rensenbrink also helped Holland reach semi-final in Euro 1976.

11. Zbigniew Boniek
Date Of Birth : 3 March 1956
Nation : Poland
Height : 181 cm
Major Club : Widzew Lodj, Juventus
Caps : 80 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982, 1986 (16 Games with 6 goals)
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A
2 Times Copa Italia
1984 UEFA Cup Winners’

10. Tom Finney
Date Of Birth : 5 April 1922
Nation : England
Height : 172 cm
Major Club : Preston North End
Caps : 76 Games (30 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 210 goals/ 473 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954, 1958 (8 Games)
Club Honours : None
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times FWA Footballer of The Year (1954, 1957)
Tom Finney was a notable English football after the World War II alongside Billy Wright and Stanley Matthews. His total mastery of all the techniques triumphed over the lack of medals. He was versatile, playing in all the orthodox five forward positions of the day for Preston and appearing for England at right-wing, left-wing and centre-forward. He was a genuine two-footed player, packing an explosive shot in either his right or his left. He had speed, balance, was a pin-point passer and, for a man of no great height, could head with awesome power. Whilst Finney's ability was great many will remember him for his gentlemanly conduct on the game which ensured he never received a booking throughout his entire career. There were two seasons he played in second division. Finney never won any trophy with Preston, The best was two times second place English Top Division and one time Second Place FA Cup.

9. Kurt Hamrin
Date Of Birth : 19 November 1934
Nation : Sweden
Height : 170 cm
Major Club : Fiorentina
Caps : 32 Games (17 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 249 Goals/ 472 Games
World Cup Participation : 1954 (Games with 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A
2 Times Copa Italia
2 Times UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1961, 1968)
1966 Mitropa Cup
International Honours : 1958 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1958 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
1955 Swedish League Top Scorer
All-Time Fiorentina Top Scorer
Kurt Hamrin is one of the great Swedish footballers of all-time but was overshadowed by the famous trio like Nordahl, Liedholm and Gren. He was a right-winger who liked to induce the ball into the inside forward area and make scores on his own. He was best known for his dribbling and finishing. Hamrin is currently the sixth highest goalscorer of all-time in Italy's Serie A. playing 289 Serie A games and scoring 150 goals. Also, Hamrin played for Padova, AC Milan and Napoli for a few seasons a club. Hamrin is considered as the best winger in history of Scandinavian football. In 1958, He was voted 4th European Footballer of The Year. In 1967, He was selected as a starter FIFA World XI against Champion of Europe “Spain”.

8. Ronaldinho
Date Of Birth : 21 March 1980
Nation : Brazil
Height : 182 cm
Major Club : Barcelona
Caps : 87 Games (32 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 2002, 2006 (10 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Spanish La Liga
2006 UEFA Champion League
International Honours : 1999 Copa America Winners
2002 FIFA World Cup Champion
2005 FIFA Confederation Cup
Individual Achievement : 1999 FIFA Confederation Cup Golden Ball
2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
2004 EFE Trophy
2004 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
2 Times Best Foreign Player of Spanish La Liga (2004, 2006)
2 Times Bronze Bal Onze d’Or (2002, 2004)
2005 Onze d’Or
2005 UEFA Club Best Forward
2005 European Footballer of The Year
2 Times FIFA World Player of The Year (2004, 2005)
2 Times World Soccer Player of The Year (2004, 2005)
2 Times FIFPro World Player of The Year (2005, 2006)
2006 Silver Ball Onze d’Or
2006 UEFA Champion League Most Valuable Player
2006 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
3 Times UEFA Team of The Year (2004, 2005, 2006)
3 Times FIFPro World XI (2005, 2006, 2007)
Ronaldinho is widely regarded as the most gifted footballer of all-time. He was famous for his exciting technical abilities especially dribbling, agility and making score. Ronaldinho was known as a versatile attacker but he always base on the left-side of the field as a midfielder. He started his career with Gremio before moved to Europe to play for Paris Saint-Germain. After he could do his performance in World Cup 2002 impressively, He was wanted by many big club in Europe. Ronaldinho decided to join with Barcelona and he finally became the best player in the world during the middle of the 2000s, won so many individual awards in that time, was expected to become a top world-legend in the future. On the other hand, His legend status such incredibly failed down that becoming an average footballer because of his unprofessional attitude as footballer. Recently, He just came back to have a good performance with AC Milan.

7. Francisco Gento
Date Of Birth : 21 October 1933
Nation : Spain
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Real Madrid
Caps : 43 Games (5 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 12 Times Spanish La Liga
2 Times Spanish Cup
6 Times European Cup (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 66)
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1962, 1964)
1960 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 2004 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : Voetbal World Team of The Century
“The Strom of Cantabria” Francisco Gento is the most successful footballer in club level hold the all-time record the most champions of Spanish La Liga with 12 and the most European Cup Winners with 6, additionally holds with Paulo Maldini the record most appearances in European Cup final with 8. Gento was noted not only for having great speed (he used to be an athlete in his youth and could run 100 metres in 11 seconds flat and was almost as quick with a ball at his feet), but also for his skills with the ball and his relatively high scoring capabilities given his position. In 1963, He was selected as a start FIFA World XI against England. Gento totally played for Real Madrid 605 games and scored 183 goals. All in all, He is considered as one of the greatest Spanish footballers of all-time as well as the best left-winger in the world between the late 1950s to early 1960s. Incredibly, He never voted in top five Ballon d’Or in any year.

6. Luis Figo




Date Of Birth : 4 November 1972
Nation : Portugal
Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Barcelona, Real Madrid
Caps : 127 Games (32 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 2002, 2006 (10 Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times Spanish La Liga
4 Times Italian Series A
2 Times Copa Del Rey
1 Time Copa Italia
1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
2002 UEFA Champion League
2002 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 2004 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 6 Times Portuguese Footballer of The Year
3 Times Spanish Liga Foreign Player of The Year (1999, 2000, 2001)
1994 Portuguese Golden Ball
2 Times European Championship Team of The Tournament (2000, 2004)
2000 European Footballer of The Year
2000 World Soccer Player of The Year
2000 Silver Ball Onze d’Or
2000 Silver Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
2001 FIFA World Player of The Year
2003 UEFA Team of The Year
2006 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team

Luis Figo was the greatest winger in the world during the last three decades and the greatest footballer ever to born in Portugal. He was a playmaking right-winger who was average in speed but remarkable in dribbling, ability to make pinpoint passing and his imagination to create assists. Figo started his famous with playing in Portugal “Golden Geneation Team” which consist of Paulo Sousa, Rui Costa and Jao Pinto, was notable for their beautiful style of play in midfield. Figo also was one of the most important roles helping Portugal reached semi-final round in EURO 2000 and FIFA World Cup 2006. Figo is one of the few footballers to have played for both the Spanish rival clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. He also played for Sporting Lisbon in his early career and Inter Milan in Late career. Due to his consistency, He played almost 800 games during his club professional career and scored more than 100 goals.

5. Dragan Dzajic



Date Of Birth : 30 May 1946
Nation : Yugoslavia
Height : 177 cm
Major Club : Red Star Belgrade
Caps : 85 Games (23 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 323 Goals/ 671 Games
World Cup Participation : 1974 (5 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Yugoslavian League
4 Times Yugoslavian Cup
1968 Mitropa Cup
International Honours : 1968 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1968 European Championship Top Scorer
1968 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
2 Times European Championship Team of Tournament (1968, 1976)
Iffhs Yugoslavia Player of The Century
Uefa Jubilee Award (Serbia & Montenegro)
Red Star Belgrade All-Time Top Scorer
Red Star Belgrade Greatest Player Ever
Dragan Dzajic is one of the most underrated footballers ever to play the game despite being one of the greatest left-wingers the world has ever produced. Dzajic is also the best player ever to come from Yugoslavia group of nations, renown for his great crosses and passes, unstoppable dribbling with great pace, natural technique and some of the best left footed free kicks ever. His most famous match was likely the 1968 UEFA Euro semifinal against England, in which his lob over goalkeeper Gordon Banks gave Yugoslavia a 1-0 victory against the defending world champion. The British press dubbed him "The Magic Dragan," In that year, Beckenbauer mentioned Dzajic should win Ballon’ Dor instead of George Best without doubt. Pelé was moved to say: "Džajić is the Balkan miracle – a real wizard. I'm just sorry he's not Brazilian
4. Jairzinho
Date Of Birth : 25 December 1944
Nation : Brazil
Height : 173 cm
Major Club : Botafogo
Caps : 81 Games (33 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 197 Goals/ 441 Games
World Cup Participation : 1970, 1974 (16 Games with 9 goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times Campeonato Carioca
1976 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours : 1970 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1970 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
1972 Bronze Ball South American Footballer of The Year
Brazil Footballer Museum Hall Of Fame
Jairzinho is one of five players in The 1970 World Cup Champion Brazil team which is considered as the greatest team in history of the game. A high speed powerful winger, During World Cup 1970, He scored in every game Brazil played. In doing so, he became one of only 3 players - the others being Alcides Ghiggia and Just Fontaine

3. Stanley Matthews
Date Of Birth : 1 February 1915
Nation : England
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Stoke City, Blackpool
Caps : 54 Games (11 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time FA Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1956 European Footballer Of The Year
2 Times FWA Footballer Of The Year (1948, 1963)
1957 Order Of The British Empire
1965 Knight Of Bachelor
1992 FIFA Gold Medal Order
“The Magician” or “The Wizard of The Dribble” Sir Stanley Matthews is the greatest legend in history of English football. He is the only player to have been knighted while still playing, as well as being the first winner of both the European Footballer of the Year and the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year awards. A vegetarian teetotaller, he kept fit enough to play at the top level until he was 50 years old, the oldest player ever to play in England's top football division. He played his final competitive game in 1970, at the age of 55. The Second World War interrupted his career. After the war, he fell out with Stoke and was transferred to Blackpool at the age of 32. Matthews was a right-side midfielder who assisted many goals after done his great speed, stamina and dribble. He was voted 11th and 17th World player of the century by iffhs and World Soccer’s poll, respectively.

2. George Best
Date Of Birth : 22 May 1946
Nation : Northern Ireland
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Manchester United
Caps : 37 Games (9 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 204 Goals/ 579 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 2 Times English Top Division
1968 European Cup Winners
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : UEFA Jubilee Award (Northern Ireland)
1968 European Footballer Of The Year
1968 FWA Footballer Of The Year
1968 English Top Division Top Scorer
1971 Bronze Ball European Footballer Of The Year
1999 iffhs Northern Ireland Player of The Century
PFA Special Merit Award
“Soccer Beatle
Charliehenry (Arsenal Arsenal Arsenal) 4 years ago
Why so many spaces? + this could have gone in the terraces or stands
Jesuriya (AS Roma) 4 years ago
Do you agree guys...
Jesuriya (AS Roma) 4 years ago


1. Garrincha



Date Of Birth : 28 October 1933
Nation : Brazil
Height : 169 cm
Major Club : Botafogo
Caps : 50 Games (12 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 239 Goals/ 616 Games
World Cup Participation : 1958, 1962, 1966 (12 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Campeonato Carioca
International Honours : 2 Times FIFA World Cup Champions (1958, 1962)
Individual Achievement : 1962 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
1962 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
Brazil Footballer Museum Hall Of Fame

“The Little Bird” Garrincha is regarded as the greatest winger and dribbler the world has ever seen. Many eminent football historians in Brazil and around the world refer to him being at least the equal of Pelé, was rated by many as the second greatest Brazilian footballer of all-time. He grew up in poverty with high right leg 6 cm shorter than the left. Rather than shying away from soccer after a childhood illness left his right leg bowing inward while the left bowed outward, he developed a devastating body swerve that mocked his body’s special anatomy. As a right-winger, He was known for his remarkable ball control, imagination, acceleration, crossing, dribbling skills and ability to create something from nothing, He also possessed a ferocious shot with either foot and was a gifted dead ball specialist known for free kicks and corners taken with the outside of his foot, Garrincha’s best career highlight was happened in World Cup 1962 which he could fulfill Brazilian after Pele was out of tournament because of injury. For his all matches in World Cup, Brazil only lost one match with him on the pitch. He was voted 8th and 20th the greatest footballer of the century from iffhs and World Soccer’s poll, respectively, was voted 6th the best player in world cup history by France Football
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Gary Neville
4 years ago
Oh, you said wingers, not whingers



   
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