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
Gerard PiquéGerard Piqué
02 February 1987, Spanish
Football Player

Jürgen KloppJürgen Klopp
16 June 1967, German
Football Manager

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985, British
 

Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
15 June 1992, Egyptian
Footballer

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

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975, British
Former English Footballer

Pep GuardiolaPep Guardiola
18 January 1971, Spanish
Former Footballer, Football Manager
Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
30 October 1960, Argentinian
Argentine footballer

Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Zidane
23 June 1972, French
Football Player
Ole Gunnar SolskjærOle Gunnar Solskjær
26 February 1973, Norwegian
Football Manager

Thierry HenryThierry Henry
17 August 1977, French
Former French Footballer

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
30 May 1980, British
Football Player

RonaldinhoRonaldinho
21 March 1980, Brazilian
Footballer

David MoyesDavid Moyes
25 April 1963, Scottish
Football Coach
Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
31 December 1941, Scottish
Former Manager of Manchester United

Alan ShearerAlan Shearer
13 August 1970, British
Football Player

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
29 November 1973, Welsh
Footballer

Fernando TorresFernando Torres
20 March 1984, Spanish
Footballer
Gary LinekerGary Lineker
30 November 1960, British
Footballer

Johan CruyffJohan Cruyff
25 April 1947, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer & Manager
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
Eric CantonaEric Cantona
24 May 1966, French
Actor & Football Player

Harry RedknappHarry Redknapp
02 March 1947, British
Football Manager
Kazuyoshi MiuraKazuyoshi Miura
26 February 1967, Japanese
Footballer

RomárioRomário
29 January 1966, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Football Star

Andrea PirloAndrea Pirlo
19 May 1979, Italian
Italian footballer
Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann
30 July 1964, German
Football Player

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Francesco TottiFrancesco Totti
27 September 1976, Italian
Italian Footballer
Dwight YorkeDwight Yorke
03 November 1971, Trinidadian
Football Player

Roberto BaggioRoberto Baggio
18 February 1967, Italian
Football Player

Tom CoughlinTom Coughlin
31 August 1946, American
Football Coach

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
1976 AD, Ukrainian
Football Player, Politician
Marco van BastenMarco van Basten
31 October 1964, Dutch
Former Dutch Football Star
Roberto CarlosRoberto Carlos
10 April 1973, Brazilian
Football Player

Ruud GullitRuud Gullit
01 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

Gabriel BatistutaGabriel Batistuta
01 February 1969, Argentinian
Retired Argentine Footballer

Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986, Japanese
Footballer
RivaldoRivaldo
19 April 1972, Brazilian
Former Brazilian Footballer

Luis FigoLuís Figo
04 November 1972, Portuguese
Former Portuguese Footballer

Massimiliano AllegriMassimiliano Allegri
11 August 1967, Italian
Italian Football Manager

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

Ronald KoemanRonald Koeman
21 March 1963, Dutch
Football Manager, Former Player
Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce
19 October 1954, British
Football Manager

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller
03 November 1945, German
Former German Footballer
Frank RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
30 September 1962, Dutch
Former Dutch Footballer

Clarence SeedorfClarence Seedorf
01 April 1976, Surinamese
Football Coach

Miroslav KloseMiroslav Klose
09 June 1978, German
German Footballer
Franz BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer
11 September 1945, German
Former German Footballer

Phillip CocuPhillip Cocu
29 October 1970, Dutch
Football Player, Football Manager
Michel PlatiniMichel Platini
21 June 1955, French
Former French Football Player, Football

Hristo StoichkovHristo Stoichkov
08 February 1966, Bulgarian
Football Player

Lothar MatthäusLothar Matthäus
21 March 1961, German
Former German Footballer

Mia HammMia Hamm
17 March 1972, American
Soccer Player

Fabio CapelloFabio Capello
18 June 1946, Italian
Football Player
Andrey ArshavinAndrey Arshavin
29 May 1981, Russian
Football Player

Juninho PernambucanoJuninho Pernambucano
30 January 1975, Brazilian
Footballer

Tony PulisTony Pulis
16 January 1958, Welsh
Football Player

Jupp HeynckesJupp Heynckes
09 May 1945, German
Football Player, Coach
Jari LitmanenJari Litmanen
20 February 1971, Finnish
Footballer

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

Marcello LippiMarcello Lippi
12 April 1948, Italian
Former Football Player

Ray WilkinsRay Wilkins
14 September 1956, British
Football Player
Steve CoppellSteve Coppell
09 July 1955, British
Footballer

Billy WingroveBilly Wingrove
15 November 1982, British
Association Football Player, YouTuber
PelePele
23 October 1940, Brazilian
Brazilian footballer

Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922, Scottish
Football Manager

Turner GillTurner Gill
13 August 1962, American
American Football Coach
Guillermo Barros SchelottoGuillermo Barros Schelotto
04 May 1973, Argentinian
Football Manager

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez
24 January 1987, Uruguayan
Uruguayan Footballer
Paul BreitnerPaul Breitner
05 September 1951, German
Former German Footballer

Barry VenisonBarry Venison
16 August 1964, British
Footballer

Jim StynesJim Stynes
23 April 1966, Irish
Australian Rules Footballer

Timothy F. CahillTimothy F. Cahill
06 December 1979, Australian
Footballer
Mikel ArtetaMikel Arteta
26 March 1982, Spanish
Association football player
Takumi MinaminoTakumi Minamino
16 January 1995, Japanese
Association football player

Virgil van DijkVirgil van Dijk
08 July 1991
Association football player

Ian WrightIan Wright
03 November 1963, British
Footballer

Danny IngsDanny Ings
23 July 1992, British
Association football player
Ashley YoungAshley Young
09 July 1985, British
Association football player

Jordan HendersonJordan Henderson
17 June 1990, British
Association football player

Rio FerdinandRio Ferdinand
07 November 1978, British
Association football player, Autobiographer

James MilnerJames Milner
04 January 1986, British
Footballer

Ciro ImmobileCiro Immobile
20 February 1990, Italian
Association football player
Hakim ZiyechHakim Ziyech
19 March 1993, Moroccan
Association football player

John MaddenJohn Madden
10 April 1936, American
American football coach
Timo WernerTimo Werner
06 March 1996, German
Association football player

Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe
05 July 1985, American
Football player
Serge GnabrySerge Gnabry
14 July 1995, German
Association football player
Pepe ReinaPepe Reina
31 August 1982, Spanish
Footballer