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
David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975, British
Former English Footballer

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
30 October 1960, Argentinian
Argentine footballer

Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Zidane
23 June 1972, French
Football Player

Thierry HenryThierry Henry
17 August 1977, French
Former French Footballer

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

Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
15 June 1992, Egyptian
Footballer

Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
16 June 1967, German
Football Manager
Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970, British
Football Player

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960, British
Footballer
Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971, Spanish
Former Footballer, Football Manager

Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987, Spanish
Football Player

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980, British
Football Player

George BestGeorge Best
22 May 1946, British, Northern Irish
Footballer

Eric CantonaEric Cantona
24 May 1966, French
Actor & Football Player
Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
31 December 1941, Scottish
Former Manager of Manchester United

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973, Welsh
Footballer

Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984, Spanish
Footballer

Johan CruyffJohan Cruyff
25 April 1947, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer & Manager
Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British
Footballer

Brian CloughBrian Clough
21 March 1935, British
Football Player
Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961, British
Footballer

Andrea PirloAndrea Pirlo
19 May 1979, Italian
Italian footballer

George WeahGeorge Weah
1966 AD, Liberian
25th President of Liberia
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
10 April 1973, Brazilian
Football Player

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

Roberto BaggioRoberto Baggio
18 February 1967, Italian
Football Player

Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972, Portuguese
Former Portuguese Footballer
Clarence SeedorfClarence Seedorf
01 April 1976, Surinamese
Football Coach

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Carlo AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti
10 June 1959, Italian
Footballer
Ole Gunnar SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
26 February 1973, Norwegian
Football Manager

RomárioRomário
29 January 1966, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Football Star

Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947, British
Football Manager

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978, German
German Footballer
Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD, Ukrainian
Football Player, Politician
Dwight YorkeDwight Yorke
03 November 1971, Trinidadian
Football Player

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961, German
Former German Footballer

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
01 February 1969, Argentinian
Retired Argentine Footballer

Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti
27 September 1976, Italian
Italian Footballer
Marco van BastenMarco van Basten
31 October 1964, Dutch
Former Dutch Football Star

Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945, German
Former German Footballer

Arsène WengerArsène Wenger
22 October 1949, French
Football Manager

Bobby RobsonBobby Robson
18 February 1933, British
Footballer

Bobby CharltonBobby Charlton
11 October 1937, British
Football Player
Frank RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
30 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

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

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

Hristo StoichkovHristo Stoichkov
08 February 1966, Bulgarian
Football Player
Michel PlatiniMichel Platini
21 June 1955, French
Former French Football Player, Football

Juninho PernambucanoJuninho Pernambucano
30 January 1975, Brazilian
Footballer
Jari LitmanenJari Litmanen
20 February 1971, Finnish
Footballer

David MoyesDavid Moyes
25 April 1963, Scottish
Football Coach

Andrey ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
29 May 1981, Russian
Football Player

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

Fabio CapelloFabio Capello
18 June 1946, Italian
Football Player
Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913, British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Mia HammMia Hamm
17 March 1972, American
Soccer Player

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954, British
Football Manager

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

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
09 February 1957, Scottish
Scottish football manager
Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986, Japanese
Footballer

Duncan FergusonDuncan Ferguson
27 December 1971, Scottish
Football Player

Massimiliano AllegriMassimiliano Allegri
11 August 1967, Italian
Italian Football Manager
Phillip CocuPhillip Cocu
29 October 1970, Dutch
Football Player, Football Manager

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

Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958, Welsh
Football Player

Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955, British
Footballer
Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922, Scottish
Football Manager

Tom CoughlinTom Coughlin
31 August 1946, American
Football Coach
Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982, British
Association Football Player, YouTuber

Paul BreitnerPaul Breitner
05 September 1951, German
Former German Footballer

Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964, British
Footballer

PelePele
23 October 1940, Brazilian
Brazilian footballer
Guillermo Barros SchelottoGuillermo Barros Schelotto
04 May 1973, Argentinian
Football Manager
Jim StynesJim Stynes
23 April 1966, Irish
Australian Rules Footballer

Turner GillTurner Gill
13 August 1962, American
American Football Coach

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
24 January 1987, Uruguayan
Uruguayan Footballer

Timothy F. CahillTimothy F. Cahill
06 December 1979, Australian
Footballer
Timo WernerTimo Werner
06 March 1996, German
Association football player

Michael OwenMichael Owen
14 December 1979, British
Association football player

Paul GascoignePaul Gascoigne
27 May 1967, British
Association football player, Autobiographer,

Nicolas AnelkaNicolas Anelka
14 March 1979, French
Association football player, Association football

Paolo MaldiniPaolo Maldini
26 June 1968, Italian
Footballer
Kenny DalglishKenny Dalglish
04 March 1951, British
Association football player, Association football

Samuel Eto'oSamuel Eto'o
10 March 1981, Cameroonian
Footballer
Virgil van DijkVirgil van Dijk
08 July 1991
Association football player

Dennis BergkampDennis Bergkamp
10 May 1969, Dutch
Association football player
Ruud van NistelrooyRuud van Nistelrooy
01 July 1976, Dutch
Association football player
CoronaCorona
12 February 1981, Spanish
Football player