This selection is actually the top and worst footballers but as a persons not as players.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento,known as Pelé , is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is widely regarded to be the greatest player of all time.In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).The same year, France Football asked their former Ballon d’Or winners to choose the Football Player of the Century; they selected Pelé.In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC, and Time named him in their list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century.In 2013 he received the FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements as a global icon of football.
2. Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer is an English retired footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team. He was widely regarded as one of the world’s best strikers, being both Newcastle’s and the Premier League’s record goalscorer. Since retiring as a player in 2006, Shearer has worked as a television pundit for the BBC. In 2009, he briefly left his BBC role to become Newcastle United’s manager in the last eight games of their 2008–09 season, in an unsuccessful attempt to save them from relegation.
3. Michel Platini
Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a current football administrator, serving as the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 2007, and formerly a French football player and manager. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, he came sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century vote, and was chosen on the FIFA World Cup Dream Team. He won the Ballon d’Or three times, in 1983, 1984 and 1985, a record jointly held with Dutch internationals Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten.In 2004, Platini was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.On 29 July 2015, Platini announced his candidacy in the FIFA presidential election following Sepp Blatter’s resignation.
4. Paolo Maldini
Paolo Cesare Maldini (born 26 June 1968) is an Italian former footballer who played as a left back or central defender for A.C. Milan and Italy national team. He spent all 25 seasons of his career at Serie A club A.C. Milan, before retiring at the age of 41 in 2009. He won 26 trophies with Milan: the Champions League five times, seven Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italiana, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, and one FIFA Club World Cup.
5. Michael Owen
Michael James Owen (born 14 December 1979) is a former English footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City as well as the England national team. He is a regular pundit on BT Sport football coverage and sometimes appears on BBC’s Match of the Day as a pundit. Since retiring from football he has become a successful racehorse breeder and owner.
The son of former footballer Terry Owen, Owen was born in Chester and began his senior career at Liverpool in 1996. He progressed through the Liverpool youth team and scored on his debut in May 1997. In his first full season in the Premier League he finished as joint top scorer with 18 goals. He repeated this the following year and was Liverpool’s top goal scorer from 1997–2004 and gained his name as a proven goal scorer, despite a recurring hamstring injury.
1. Diego Armando Maradona Franco
Diego Armando Maradona Franco is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans regard Maradona as the greatest football player of all time.He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.
An advanced playmaker who operated in the classic number 10 position, Maradona is the only player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice, first when he transferred to Barcelona for a then world record £5m, and second, when he transferred to Napoli for another record fee £6.9m.He played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys during his club career, and is most famous for his time at Napoli where he won numerous accolades.
2. Gennaro Gattuso
As a player, he mainly played as a defensive midfielder. Despite not being blessed with notable technical ability,Gattuso was a strong, energetic, consistent, aggressive, and hard tackling player with an extremely high work rate,who also possessed a powerful shot, quick reactions, as well as an excellent positional sense and good anticipation.Due to these characteristics, in his prime, he was widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. He was also renowned for his competitive nature and his leadership qualities, often wearing the captain’s armband for Milan following Maldini’s retirement.
I’m all for a bit of muscular defending, but Pepe surely takes things a bit too far.
His physical approach has often infuriated opposing fans and players. His aggression and temper have got him into trouble, not least when taking his frustrations out on Getafe’s poor central midfielder Javier Casquero; but major problems have arisen when Pepe’s approach has become nasty and cynical.
4. Luis Suarez
While the other players on this list may be known for their tough tackling or abrasive aggression, Luis Suarez can be considered among world football’s dirtiest characters.
There are few ways to make yourself more universally unpopular than by underhandedly (pun intended) denying Ghana the honour of being the first African nation to make a World Cup semifinal. The fact that Suarez’s goalmouth handball happened in the first World Cup on African soil only made the situation all the worse.
5. Gary Medel
Part proficient technician, part raging animal, it’s perhaps best to present Gary Medel through some of the monikers that have surrounded him.
If someone has the nickname “The Pitbull,” you know you are in for a battle. Edgar Davids, one of my favourite players of all time, was the proud bearer of this title, and Medel is an exemplary successor to it.
He, like Davids, will give you 100 percent intensity and will not rest until his opposition is beaten, or tormented, into submission. The gnarling and gnashing is also indicated by a title that associated him as a younger player: The Chilean Gattuso. Terrifying.