20th Century Football Players
Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Football Players, including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Jamie Vardy and Tom Brady.
Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player
Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
15 June 1992, Egyptian
Footballer

Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
16 June 1967, German
Football Manager

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975, British
Former English Footballer

NeymarNeymar
05 February 1992, Brazilian
Brazilian Footballer

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971, Spanish
Former Footballer, Football Manager
Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984, Spanish
Footballer

Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Zidane
23 June 1972, French
Football Player

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
30 October 1960, Argentinian
Argentine footballer

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985, British
 
RonaldinhoRonaldinho
21 March 1980, Brazilian
Footballer

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987, Spanish
Football Player
Ole Gunnar SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
26 February 1973, Norwegian
Football Manager

Johan CruyffJohan Cruyff
25 April 1947, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer & Manager

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980, British
Football Player
Thierry HenryThierry Henry
17 August 1977, French
Former French Footballer

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960, British
Footballer
Mia HammMia Hamm
17 March 1972, American
Soccer Player

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
31 December 1941, Scottish
Former Manager of Manchester United

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973, Welsh
Footballer
Arsène WengerArsène Wenger
22 October 1949, French
Football Manager

George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946, British, Northern Irish
Footballer
George WeahGeorge Weah
1966 AD, Liberian
25th President of Liberia

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970, British
Football Player

Massimiliano AllegriMassimiliano Allegri
11 August 1967, Italian
Italian Football Manager

Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti
27 September 1976, Italian
Italian Footballer
Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947, British
Football Manager
Eric CantonaEric Cantona
24 May 1966, French
Actor & Football Player

Andrea PirloAndrea Pirlo
19 May 1979, Italian
Italian footballer

Carlo AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti
10 June 1959, Italian
Footballer

Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
10 April 1973, Brazilian
Football Player
Ronald KoemanRonald Koeman
21 March 1963, Dutch
Football Manager, Former Player

Ruud GullitRuud Gullit
01 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

Michel PlatiniMichel Platini
21 June 1955, French
Former French Football Player, Football

RomárioRomário
29 January 1966, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Football Star

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Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
01 February 1969, Argentinian
Retired Argentine Footballer
RivaldoRivaldo
19 April 1972, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Footballer

Roberto BaggioRoberto Baggio
18 February 1967, Italian
Football Player
Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972, Portuguese
Former Portuguese Footballer

Dwight YorkeDwight Yorke
03 November 1971, Trinidadian
Football Player

David MoyesDavid Moyes
25 April 1963, Scottish
Football Coach
Frank RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
30 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

Marco van BastenMarco van Basten
31 October 1964, Dutch
Former Dutch Football Star
Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978, German
German Footballer

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913, British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945, German
Former German Footballer

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961, German
Former German Footballer

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945, German
Former German Footballer
Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964, German
Football Player

Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982, British
Association Football Player, YouTuber

Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986, Japanese
Footballer

Hristo StoichkovHristo Stoichkov
08 February 1966, Bulgarian
Football Player
Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954, British
Football Manager

Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945, German
Football Player, Coach
Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956, British
Football Player

Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922, Scottish
Football Manager

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
13 June 1955, Scottish
Former Football Player & Football Analyst
Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
09 February 1957, Scottish
Scottish football manager

Kazuyoshi MiuraKazuyoshi Miura
26 February 1967, Japanese
Footballer
PelePele
23 October 1940, Brazilian
Brazilian footballer

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
24 January 1987, Uruguayan
Uruguayan Footballer

Paul BreitnerPaul Breitner
05 September 1951, German
Former German Footballer
Jim StynesJim Stynes
23 April 1966, Irish
Australian Rules Footballer

Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964, British
Footballer
José Antonio ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
01 September 1980, Spanish
association football player

Virgil van DijkVirgil van Dijk
08 July 1991
Association football player

Mauricio PochettinoMauricio Pochettino
02 March 1972, Argentinian
Association football player, Association football

Divock OrigiDivock Origi
18 April 1995, Belgian
Association football player
Iker CasillasIker Casillas
20 May 1981, Spanish
Association football player
Maurizio SarriMaurizio Sarri
10 January 1959, Italian
association football player, association football

Jordan HendersonJordan Henderson
17 June 1990, British
Association football player

Hakim ZiyechHakim Ziyech
19 March 1993, Moroccan
Association football player

James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986, British
Association football player
Andrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
11 March 1994, Scottish
association football player

Franck RibéryFranck Ribéry
07 April 1983, French
Association football player

John TerryJohn Terry
07 December 1980, British
Association football player

Robin van PersieRobin van Persie
06 August 1983, Dutch
Association football player

Georginio WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
11 November 1990
Association football player
Klaas-Jan HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
12 August 1983
Association football player

Unai EmeryUnai Emery
03 November 1971, Spanish
Association football player, Association football
Adil RamiAdil Rami
27 December 1985, French
Association football player

Xherdan ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
10 October 1991, Swiss
Association football player

Aaron RamseyAaron Ramsey
26 December 1990, British
Association football player
Rafael BenítezRafael Benítez
16 April 1960, Spanish
Association football player, Association football

Ashley ColeAshley Cole
20 December 1980, British
Association football player
Dani AlvesDani Alves
06 May 1983, Brazilian
Footballer

Fernando LlorenteFernando Llorente
26 February 1985, Spanish
Association football player

Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979, British
Association football player

Ernesto ValverdeErnesto Valverde
09 February 1964, Spanish
Association football player, Association football
Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982, British
Association football player

Antonio ConteAntonio Conte
31 July 1969, Italian
Association football player, Association football
Teemu PukkiTeemu Pukki
29 March 1990, Finnish
Association football player

Billy McNeillBilly McNeill
02 March 1940, British
Association football player, Association football

Ander HerreraAnder Herrera
14 August 1989, Spanish
Association football player

Daniele De RossiDaniele De Rossi
24 July 1983, Italian
Association football player
Mats HummelsMats Hummels
16 December 1988, German
Association football player