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FIFA's top 100 list

March 05, 2004 12:50 IST

Following is the list of the "FIFA 100" greatest living footballers as nominated by Pele. The list was compiled to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of FIFA and actually contains 125 names:

ARGENTINA
Diego MaradonaAlfredo Di Stefano
Daniel Passarella
Diego Maradona
Gabriel Batistuta
Hernan Crespo
Javier Saviola
Javier Zanetti
Juan Sebastian Veron
Mario Kempes
Omar Sivori

BELGIUM
Franky van der Elst
Jean-Marie Pfaff
Jan Cuelemans

BRAZIL
SocratesCafu
Carlos Alberto
Djalma Santos
Falcao
Nilton Santos
Junior
Pele
Rivaldo
Rivelino
Roberto Carlos
Romario
Ronaldinho
Ronaldo
Socrates
Zico

BULGARIA
Hristo Stoichkov

Carlos ValderramaCAMEROON
Roger Milla

CHILE
Pablo Figueroa
Ivan Zamorano

COLOMBIA
Carlos Valderrama

CROATIA
Davor Suker

CZECH REPUBLIC
Josef Masopust
Pavel Nedved

Bobby CharltonDENMARK
Brian Laudrup
Michael Laudrup
Peter Schmeichel

ENGLAND
Alan Shearer
Bobby Charlton
David Beckham
Gary Lineker
Gordon Banks
Kevin Keegan
Michael Owen

FRANCE
David Trezeguet
Didier Deschamps
Eric Cantona
Jean-Pierre Papin
Zinedine ZidaneJust Fontaine
Lilian Thuram
Marcel Desailly
Marius Tresor
Michel Platini
Patrick Vieira
Raymond Kopa
Robert Pires
Thierry Henry
Zinedine Zidane

GERMANY
Franz Beckenbauer
Gerd Mueller
Jurgen Klinsmann
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Lothar Matthaeus
Michael Ballack
Oliver Kahn
Paul Breitner
Sepp Maier
Uwe Seeler

GHANA
Abedi Pele

HUNGARY
Ferenc Puskas

IRELAND
Roy Keane

Roberto BaggioITALY
Alessandro Del Piero
Alessandro Nesta
Christian Vieri
Dino Zoff
Francesco Totti
Franco Baresi
Giampiero Boniperti
Giacinto Fachetti
Gianluca Buffon
Gianni Rivera
Giuseppe Bergomi
Paolo Rossi
Paolo Maldini
Roberto Baggio

JAPAN
Hidetoshi Nakata

LIBERIA
George Weah

MEXICO
Hugo Sanchez

NETHERLANDS
Clarence Seedorf
Dennis Bergkamp
Edgar Davids
Ruud GullitFrank Rijkaard
Johan Neeskens
Johan Cruyff
Marco van Basten
Patrick Kluivert
Rene van de Kerkhof
Rob Rensenbrink
Ruud Gullit
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Willie van de Kerkhof

NIGERIA
Jay-Jay Okocha

NORTHERN IRELAND
George Best

PARAGUAY
Romerito

PERU
Teofilo Cubillas

Luis FigoPOLAND
Zbigniew Boniek

PORTUGAL
Eusebio
Luis Figo
Rui Costa

ROMANIA
Gheorghe Hagi

RUSSIA
Rinat Disayev

SCOTLAND
Kenny Dalglish

SENEGAL
El Hadji Diouf

SOUTH KOREA
Hong Myung-Bo

SPAIN
Emilio Butragueno
Luis Enrique
Raul

TURKEY
Michelle AkersEmre Belozoglu
Rustu Recber

UKRAINE
Andriy Shevchenko

URUGUAY
Enzo Francescoli

UNITED STATES (women)
Michelle Akers
Mia Hamm


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Sub: FIFA top 100

Where are the goalkeepers:Lev Yashin, Petr Cech? Where are Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Kaka? Surely they are more deserving candidates than ...


Posted by Sudipto Basu





Sub: where is the likes of world best team players such as....................

If Nakata will be included in the FIFA top 100 players where the likes of Jose Chilavet of chile,Anthony Yebua of Ghana,Stephen Keshi of Nigeria.Chevchonko ...


Posted by Hillarypatricks Nwosa





Sub: Crap

How can player such as totti and del piero be included when players like the bobans, prosinecki's, bilic's and co are not in it. Fifa ...


Posted by Mate





Sub: Ian Wright??

Ian Wright was a major football figure in england!!! How come hes not on the list!!?


Posted by Hank DeMarco





Sub: guys Read better!

i suggest that everybody reads the list veeeeeeeeeery carefuly.some of the names u guys ask for are there.OK?


Posted by welkata




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