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

Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
15 June 1992, Egyptian
Footballer

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985, British
 

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975, British
Former English Footballer

Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
16 June 1967, German
Football Manager
Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971, Spanish
Former Footballer, Football Manager

RonaldinhoRonaldinho
21 March 1980, Brazilian
Footballer

Ole Gunnar SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
26 February 1973, Norwegian
Football Manager

Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Zidane
23 June 1972, French
Football Player
Thierry HenryThierry Henry
17 August 1977, French
Former French Footballer

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987, Spanish
Football Player
Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984, Spanish
Footballer

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980, British
Football Player

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
31 December 1941, Scottish
Former Manager of Manchester United
Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970, British
Football Player

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960, British
Footballer
Johan CruyffJohan Cruyff
25 April 1947, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer & Manager

Eric CantonaEric Cantona
24 May 1966, French
Actor & Football Player

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973, Welsh
Footballer
George WeahGeorge Weah
1966 AD, Liberian
25th President of Liberia

Arsène WengerArsène Wenger
22 October 1949, French
Football Manager
George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946, British, Northern Irish
Footballer

Massimiliano AllegriMassimiliano Allegri
11 August 1967, Italian
Italian Football Manager

RomárioRomário
29 January 1966, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Football Star

Carlo AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti
10 June 1959, Italian
Footballer
Andrea PirloAndrea Pirlo
19 May 1979, Italian
Italian footballer
Phillip CocuPhillip Cocu
29 October 1970, Dutch
Football Player, Football Manager

Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986, Japanese
Footballer

Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti
27 September 1976, Italian
Italian Footballer

Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
10 April 1973, Brazilian
Football Player
Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD, Ukrainian
Football Player, Politician

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Roberto BaggioRoberto Baggio
18 February 1967, Italian
Football Player

RivaldoRivaldo
19 April 1972, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Footballer

Ruud GullitRuud Gullit
01 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947, British
Football Manager
Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972, Portuguese
Former Portuguese Footballer

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978, German
German Footballer
Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945, German
Former German Footballer

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

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
01 February 1969, Argentinian
Retired Argentine Footballer
Dwight YorkeDwight Yorke
03 November 1971, Trinidadian
Football Player

David MoyesDavid Moyes
25 April 1963, Scottish
Football Coach
Clarence SeedorfClarence Seedorf
01 April 1976, Surinamese
Football Coach

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

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945, German
Former German Footballer

Frank RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
30 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964, German
Football Player
Michel PlatiniMichel Platini
21 June 1955, French
Former French Football Player, Football

Mia HammMia Hamm
17 March 1972, American
Soccer Player

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954, British
Football Manager

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961, German
Former German Footballer
Hristo StoichkovHristo Stoichkov
08 February 1966, Bulgarian
Football Player

Andrey ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
29 May 1981, Russian
Football Player
Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913, British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Jari LitmanenJari Litmanen
20 February 1971, Finnish
Footballer

Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958, Welsh
Football Player
Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945, German
Football Player, Coach

Kazuyoshi MiuraKazuyoshi Miura
26 February 1967, Japanese
Footballer
Marcello LippiMarcello Lippi
12 April 1948, Italian
Former Football Player

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
13 June 1955, Scottish
Former Football Player & Football Analyst

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956, British
Football Player
Turner GillTurner Gill
13 August 1962, American
American Football Coach

Duncan FergusonDuncan Ferguson
27 December 1971, Scottish
Football Player
Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
09 February 1957, Scottish
Scottish football manager

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

PelePele
23 October 1940, Brazilian
Brazilian footballer

Tom CoughlinTom Coughlin
31 August 1946, American
Football Coach
Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922, Scottish
Football Manager
Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955, British
Footballer

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

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
24 January 1987, Uruguayan
Uruguayan Footballer

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

Teemu PukkiTeemu Pukki
29 March 1990, Finnish
Association football player
Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry
14 July 1995, German
Association football player

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

David LuizDavid Luiz
22 April 1987, Brazilian
Association football player

Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979, British
Association football player
Franck RibéryFranck Ribéry
07 April 1983, French
Association football player

Phil NevillePhil Neville
21 January 1977, British
Football coach
James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986, British
Association football player

Radamel FalcaoRadamel Falcao
10 February 1986, Colombian
Association football player

Andy CarrollAndy Carroll
06 January 1989, British
Association football player

Robin van PersieRobin van Persie
06 August 1983, Dutch
Association football player
Fernando RicksenFernando Ricksen
27 July 1976
Association football player

Dani AlvesDani Alves
06 May 1983, Brazilian
Footballer
Steve BruceSteve Bruce
31 December 1960, British
Association football player, Association football

Jermain DefoeJermain Defoe
07 October 1982, British
Association football player
Unai EmeryUnai Emery
03 November 1971, Spanish
Association football player, Association football

Danny WelbeckDanny Welbeck
26 November 1990, British
Association football player
Adil RamiAdil Rami
27 December 1985, French
Association football player