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
Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
30 October 1960, Argentinian
Argentine footballer

Duncan FergusonDuncan Ferguson
27 December 1971, Scottish
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
Carlo AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti
10 June 1959, Italian
Footballer

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971, Spanish
Former Footballer, Football Manager

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985, British
 

RonaldinhoRonaldinho
21 March 1980, Brazilian
Footballer
Ole Gunnar SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
26 February 1973, Norwegian
Football Manager

Thierry HenryThierry Henry
17 August 1977, French
Former French Footballer
Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
31 December 1941, Scottish
Former Manager of Manchester United

Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Zidane
23 June 1972, French
Football Player

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980, British
Football Player
David MoyesDavid Moyes
25 April 1963, Scottish
Football Coach

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987, Spanish
Football Player
Arsène WengerArsène Wenger
22 October 1949, French
Football Manager

Massimiliano AllegriMassimiliano Allegri
11 August 1967, Italian
Italian Football Manager

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960, British
Footballer
Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973, Welsh
Footballer

Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984, Spanish
Footballer
Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970, British
Football Player

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

George WeahGeorge Weah
1966 AD, Liberian
25th President of Liberia

George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946, British, Northern Irish
Footballer
RomárioRomário
29 January 1966, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Football Star
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

Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964, German
Football Player
Dwight YorkeDwight Yorke
03 November 1971, Trinidadian
Football Player

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Marco van BastenMarco van Basten
31 October 1964, Dutch
Former Dutch Football Star

Ronald KoemanRonald Koeman
21 March 1963, Dutch
Football Manager, Former Player

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945, German
Former German Footballer

Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972, Portuguese
Former Portuguese Footballer
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
10 April 1973, Brazilian
Football Player

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD, Ukrainian
Football Player, Politician
Roberto BaggioRoberto Baggio
18 February 1967, Italian
Football Player

Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986, Japanese
Footballer

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954, British
Football Manager
Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti
27 September 1976, Italian
Italian Footballer

Ruud GullitRuud Gullit
01 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer
RivaldoRivaldo
19 April 1972, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Footballer

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
01 February 1969, Argentinian
Retired Argentine Footballer

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978, German
German Footballer

Clarence SeedorfClarence Seedorf
01 April 1976, Surinamese
Football Coach

Michel PlatiniMichel Platini
21 June 1955, French
Former French Football Player, Football
Frank RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
30 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945, German
Former German Footballer

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961, German
Former German Footballer

Hristo StoichkovHristo Stoichkov
08 February 1966, Bulgarian
Football Player
Fabio CapelloFabio Capello
18 June 1946, Italian
Football Player

Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945, German
Football Player, Coach
Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913, British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Andrey ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
29 May 1981, Russian
Football Player

Phillip CocuPhillip Cocu
29 October 1970, Dutch
Football Player, Football Manager
Mia HammMia Hamm
17 March 1972, American
Soccer Player

Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958, Welsh
Football Player
Jari LitmanenJari Litmanen
20 February 1971, Finnish
Footballer

Marcello LippiMarcello Lippi
12 April 1948, Italian
Former Football Player

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
09 February 1957, Scottish
Scottish football manager
Kazuyoshi MiuraKazuyoshi Miura
26 February 1967, Japanese
Footballer

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
13 June 1955, Scottish
Former Football Player & Football Analyst
Turner GillTurner Gill
13 August 1962, American
American Football Coach

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956, British
Football Player

Tom CoughlinTom Coughlin
31 August 1946, American
Football Coach

Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922, Scottish
Football Manager
Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982, British
Association Football Player, YouTuber
Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955, British
Footballer

Guillermo Barros SchelottoGuillermo Barros Schelotto
04 May 1973, Argentinian
Football Manager

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

Juninho PernambucanoJuninho Pernambucano
30 January 1975, Brazilian
Footballer

Timothy F. CahillTimothy F. Cahill
06 December 1979, Australian
Footballer
Mikel ArtetaMikel Arteta
26 March 1982, Spanish
Association football player

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British
Association football player, Pundit, Association
Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry
14 July 1995, German
Association football player

Takumi MinaminoTakumi Minamino
16 January 1995, Japanese
Association football player

Julie ErtzJulie Ertz
06 April 1992, American
Soccer player
Virgil van DijkVirgil van Dijk
08 July 1991
Association football player

Mauricio PochettinoMauricio Pochettino
02 March 1972, Argentinian
Association football player, Association football
Unai EmeryUnai Emery
03 November 1971, Spanish
Association football player, Association football

James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986, British
Association football player

Phil NevillePhil Neville
21 January 1977, British
Football coach

Tyrone MingsTyrone Mings
13 March 1993, British
Football Player
Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe
05 July 1985, American
Football player

Nuno Espírito SantoNuno Espírito Santo
25 January 1974, Portuguese
Association football player, Association football
Dani AlvesDani Alves
06 May 1983, Brazilian
Footballer

David VillaDavid Villa
03 December 1981, Spanish
Association football player
Jordan HendersonJordan Henderson
17 June 1990, British
Association football player

Divock OrigiDivock Origi
18 April 1995, Belgian
Association football player
Andrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
11 March 1994, Scottish
association football player