The Greatest Soccer Player of All Time
I will be listing the greatest soccer players to ever play the game. Each soccer player will be graded on ability skill and soccer stardom. There are thousands of soccer players world wide, however there can only be a few that are great. My experience watching playing and coaching gives me tremendous insight to create an accurate list of the greatest soccer players of all time.
Pele is the greatest soccer player to ever play the game. He was born in Tres Coracoes, Brazil on October 23, 1940 as Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Currently, the world knows him as "Pele". He began his career at the age of 15 with Santos, a premiere club in Brazil. Scoring over 1280 goals in his whole career, he is hailed to be the greatest goal scorer of all time! Pele is also the only player to have won a total of three Fifa World Cups. His goal scoring ability is out of this world, along with his lion like attitude ont the ball. No other soccer player has touched the heights he has been.
Diego Maradona was born October 30, 1960 in Lanus, Argentina. He is one of the greates to ever play the game! His early career began with the Argentino Juniors, when he was only 15. After scoring over a hundred goals with the team he was offered a transfer deal worth one million Euros to Boca juniors, one of the premiere teams of Argentina. Maradonas most glorious moments occurred when he was on the ball, taking on five to six defenders to lead his team to victory. Many believe Maradona is not human because they have never seen such a great talent on the field.
Roberto Carlos is known for his out of this world techniques on the field. Many believe Carlos could score from any spot on the field. Carlos was born on April 10, 1973 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His professional career began with Uniao Saulo Joao, which led him to a call up for the Brazil National Team at the age of 19. In 1996, Carlos joined one of the greatest soccer clubs of the century, Real Madrid. He accomplished so much with the club, including, four La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles. The world saw his fantastic abilities on the ball, and his cat like speed and illusiveness. Everyone knows him as the greatest freekicker of all time.
Ronaldo of Brazil is one of the most astounding to ever step foot on a soccer field. His abilities on the ball were super human, he would take in defender ater defender before putting the ball in the back of the net. Ronaldo was born September 18, 1076 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1993 he began playing for Cruzeiro, a popular soccer club in Brazil. At Cruzeiro he illustrated his abilities as a world class player, earning him a spot on the Barcelona team. Ronaldo knew it was his time to show he was the best of his time by winning the world cup with Brazil and many championships with his club. He will always be a phenomenon!
Ronaldinho is one of the greatest magicians of our time. He has done so many magnificant things with the ball to illude his competition throughout his career. Everyone wanted to go against Ronaldinho, so they could test their abilities. However, no one was capable of stopping the magician, he was untouchable. Ronaldinho was born March 21, 19880 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Nationally, Ronaldinho has won the Fifa World Cup and has been named best World Cup player twice. No one will ever forget the day he scored three goals versus one of the best soccer clubs on the planet, Real Madrid. Many refer to the soccer match as the greatest match ever seen.
Lionel Messi is arguably one of the greatest soccer players of our time. He hs scored the most goals than any other player in Barcelona's Club history. Messi also has the most hat-tricks scored in UEFA Champions League history. He was born June 24, 1987 in Santa Fe, Argentina. At the age of eleven Messi was offered a contract to play for Barcelona on the youth team. He and his parents moved to Spain and began one of the climaxes of his life. Many have seen Lionel Messi's amazing speed and dribbling ability on the ball. They say, "It reminds me of Diego Maradona".
Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Funchal Madeira, Portugal on February 5 1985. At the age of 10 he signed with local club Nacional, which led him to signing with Sporting CP. The game that helped Ronaldo's career was against Manchester United. Ronaldo led his team to victory versus one of the most astounding clubs of England. Not long later, the coach offered him a transfer offer of 12.4 million Euros. Ronaldo became the first Portuguese player to play for Manchester United. His quickness on the ball and his goal scoring techniques quickly were being watched world wide. He opened so many doors for his country and soccer club.
Fernando Torres is one of the greatest goal scorers to ever play the game. He was born March 20, 1984 in Fuenlabrada, Spain. His early professional career began as a youth with Atletico Madrid, a popular club in Spain. Toress's skills quickly brought him to the starting team. After showing his pure talent on the field he was offered a record transfer amount to liver pool. He became the most expensive Spanish soccer player in history when he signed with Chelsea for 50 million Euros. Toress's goal scoring ability has brought him much success in his career, such as winning the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea. Toress also lead spain to a Fifa World Cup victory.
Luis Suarez is one of the greates soccer players to ever step foot on the soccer field. He was born January 24, 1987 in Salto, Uruguay. Currently, Suarez is the third most expensive player in football history. Suarez has won the Premier League Golden Boot, in honor of his goal scoring abilities on the field and his dribbling techniques . Many believe he completely deludes the other players for fun. He is recorded as the top goal scorer for the Premier League, and top scorer in Ajax Club history. Suarez recently signed with Barcelona for a record 75 million Euros at the age of 27.
Neymar is often compared to the likes of Ronaldinho. Brazilians say, " Neymar is the next Ronaldinho". He was born February 5, 1992 in Moge das Cruzes, Brazil. His early career began with Santos, a renound soccer club in Brazil. Neyar quickly impressed the masses as he took on many defenses and earned many titles with Santos. His skills on the ball made it look as if he was controlling his opponents, making them go left and right. Barcelona Soccer Clun quickly tried to sign him, offering an astounding 87 milion Euros. At the age of 22 Neymar has so much still to accomplish in his career. His fans will look forward in seeking his skills.
All of theses soccer players have done so much to innovate soccer for the future. Each year the standards of soccer are raised for the well being of the sport as a whole. Everyone of the players listed have illustrated their soccer abilities to the masses and has brought great joy to their club and soccer supporters world-wide. By watching these players grow into the superstars they are over the years, I was able to list them accordingly one by one and highlight there attributes entirely. There is so much to come for soccer because of the diligence these superstars put in. The future of soccer is going beyond the apogee, thanks to them!