A legend may refer to someone who has great dedication and achievement in certain things. So that in football. A football legend refers to a football player who has scored many goals and did great performance along their football experience. As you know, there are several talented football players along with their breakthrough. Most of them are the specialist of their own position whether they are defender, striker, winger and other else. These iconic football players are considered as the best football players ever. They all have represented the game and make their name becoming popular for those who don’t even follow them. They all have transformed the football game into an interesting yet classy game. They also have seized the imagination people could never think. It often happened during World Cup tournament. Most of them have been spreading inspiration to both professional or amateur football players and fans. They also have inspired many people to follow, play and also learn how they play the football game. These are several greatest football players the world has ever had. Scroll down to find out more!

Zico (midfielder for Brazil, Flamengo and Udinese in 1970s-1980s)


Zico is considered as Flamengo legend. He was also the star of Brazil team at FIFA 1982 World Cup and was also considered as MVP of the tournament. He is a creative midfielder with an eye and flair for a goal. Surprisingly, he is also named as the best free-kick takers all the time. His legend is actually tarnished fairly by his as his teams had lack of success right in 1982. After that he appeared at 1978 and also 1986 football tournaments in which he blemished by injury and hardly ever selected to start any games. He won Copa Libertadores when he was at Flamengo. Besides that, he also successfully led his team to beat Liverpool with 3-1 winning at 1981 Intercontinental Cup. It gave Flamengo a reasonable motivation to claim the best club title in the planet, with him as the star player as well. agen sbobet terpercaya

Marco Van Basten (striker for Netherlands, Ajax and AC Milan in 1980s to 1990s)


Have you ever heard about Marco Van Basten before? Well, he is named as the best player in the late 1980s and early 1990s. he was also considered as the Footballer of the year three times in a row before retiring at twenty eight because of injury. He is commonly named as a complete striker with great technique and pace, made him enable to score from almost anywhere. He already score more than 128 goals within 133 appearances for Ajax. He then moved to AC Milan and helped the team to win European Cups twice a row in 1988 and 1989. At AC Milan he played alongside his teammates at Dutch national football team Frank Rjkaars and Ruud Gullit, with whom he had also won the 1988 EURO, gaining one of the best goals ever scored with the final stage against the USSR. Unfortunately, he missed the winning of Milan at 1994 European Cup and he also never played for World Cup.

Romario (striker for Brazil, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Flamengo)

Romario was named as MVP of the FIFA 1994 World Cup. He inspired his team, Brazil to win the trophy. He was consideredas natural and instinctive goal scorer. After having appeared for five seasons at Eindhoven he decided move to Barcelone joining the dream team of Cruyff in 1993. He played for the final of 1994 European Cup. Even though Barcelona was lost to AC Milan, but he named as Footballer of the year. He ended his football career at a progression of Brazilian Clubs as well. when he was at Vasco da Gama he scored two goals against Manchester United at Club World Championship and beat them with 3-1 winning. He actually scored his 100th goal in 1997 at Vasco da Gama. With seventy appearances and fifty five goals for Brazil he was named as the one of the best strikers ever. He also formed a poisonous partnership along with Ronaldo, win the 1997 Copa but unluckily missed out the 1998 World Cup because of injury.

Lev Yashin (goalkeeper for Russia and Dynamo Moscow in 1950s to 1960s)


You may presume that keepers always commanded their defense coming off their line to intercept rushed out and crosses of the area in order to challenge some attackers. That’s all because Lev Yashin. According to Wikipedia he already reinvented the knack of goalkeeping when he was in performance for the Soviet Union and he presented this at 1958 World Cup. He always dressed in black and because of this he was named as Black Panther. He was also considered as the star of the team, impressing the team with his athleticism. He was also the master of saving goal penalties as he successfully saved over 150 goal penalties within his football career. He also already won the 1960 European Championship and has appeared in World Cup for four times. Surprisingly he also had helped Dynamo Moscow to win five titles of Soviet League. He is the only goalkeeper to win the 1963 European of the year. He was an automatic pick in goal for each unprecedented dream team and the award of World Cup for the best goalkeeper is now named subsequent to him.

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Jose Andrade (defensive midfielder for Uruguay, Penarol and Nacional)


You might never hear about Jose Andrade before but he worth the place. He was considered as the greatest football player of pre war years. He had done more than any footballer make football as one of the most popular sports nowadays. he was the star of Uruguay team of 1920s. his team won the Olympic Games twice, which is recognized as being equivalent to World Cup in 1924 and 1928 by FIFA. He also had helped his team to win South American Championship three times. In spite of suffering from sickness and nearly to the end of his football career, he was still the team’s star player that successfully won the first World Cup right in 1930. At 1924 Olympic Games in Paris he drew out the spectators with his athletic and graceful midfield game.