Famous Soccer Players

Here are some of the greatest famous soccer players of all time. I have written out their careers with care to hit all the highlights.

The short paragraph beside the photo of each player is only a description of the biography. If you want the full biography then you can click on the picture or the link beside it.

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René Adler

René Adler is one of the best goalkeepers in German soccer. His biography tells the story of a player who was expected to be the number one goalkeeper in Germany over several years, before an injury took him out and cost him this spot ...

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Michael Ballack

At the beginning of the 21st century, Michael Ballack was called the best scoring midfielder in the world! An eternal runner-up, he has won several national titles, but he has always been beaten in big international finals ...

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Mario Balotelli

"Why always me?"– this was written on a shirt that Mario Balotelli presented after a goal against Manchester United in 2011. This sentence tells everything about the career of Balotelli...

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David Beckham

Known for his exceeding talent in goal scoring, David Beckham's amazing ability to get the ball to wherever he likes has made him one the most well known players in the history of soccer...

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George Best

George Best is easily the greatest player ever to come from Scotland. He is the one player in history who most also believed would top the greatest player of all-time, Pele. This is a status he would most certainly would have reached had his partying not ended his career at an early age...

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Oliver Bierhoff

Oliver Bierhoff is one of the best players in the history of German soccer. He scored his most famous goal in the final of the European Championship 1996 when his header in overtime helped Germany win the game against the Czech Republic ...

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Jérôme Boateng

Jérôme Boateng is a young soccer player who already has a lot of experience including one year in a foreign country. He is a center back who is forced to struggle continuously with those who hate him in Germany ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng's career is a perfect example of how important one´s environment is to becoming a successful athlete. He had to choose between two national teams (Ghana and Germany) and was hated by an entire nation because of one stupid mistake ...

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Paul Burns

Paul Burns is a Scottish soccer player who has made a name for himself at Queen of the South FC. He has stayed with the club for nearly the entirety of his career, and is a key player in their squad...

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Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey is a versatile player who can play in many positions. He is a powerful shooter. Known for his toughness and resilience, he once played two games for New England Revolution with a broken jaw in 2004 ...

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Julian Draxler

Julian Draxler is one of the greatest talents in German soccer. Even in his early years, he has made a great impact in the German Bundesliga with his team Schalke 04 as well as with the German national team ...

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Darren Fletcher

Though his career has been marred by injuries, Darren Fletcher is a fantastic soccer player. He made his way into the huge club, Manchester United when he was only 11 years old, and has found his home at the club...

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Mario Gomez

Mario Gomez Garcia is one of the best strikers in European soccer. His biography tells the story of a player who had to deal with a lot of pressure when he is transferred for the record fee of $40 million!

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Mario Götze

Experts say Mario Götze is one of the greatest talents in the history of German soccer and is, quite possibly, on the way to becoming the best player in the world. He has already won 2 German national championships, 1 German Cup title and was part of the team of year in the season 2010/2011...

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Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby's career seems like a fairy tale. Within three years he moved from the second German Bundesliga to fulfill his dream in 2013, playing on a great team in the English Premier league ...

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Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels is among the best center backs in German soccer. Despite his young age, he has already won several titles and is a key player for Borussia Dortmund and the German national team ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of best strikers in the world and probably one of the best in soccer history. He is a seven times Swedish player of the year!

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Jimmy Johnstone

James Connolly "Jimmy" Johnstone is possibly one of the best soccer players to have ever lived. He played for Celtic FC and made over 500 appearances. He was a fans favourite and was voted Celtics greatest ever player in 2002...

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Oliver Kahn

Oliver Kahn was one of the best goalkeepers in the history of soccer. Kahn's irrepressible will to win and his agressive mentality earned him the nickname "Titan" on the soccer field ...

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Kaká

Kaká's biography tells of a player who has already made an international impact after two world cups and was voted best player in the world in 2007, yes, even among the incredibly talented Brazilian players, he has become a legend...

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Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose is the second best goal scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup, scoring 14 goals, and also the second best goal scorer in the history of German soccer, scoring 67 goals for the national team ...

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Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos is one of the best playmakers in worldwide soccer. His biography tells the story of a man who was always and is still expected to become the next superstar in German soccer history...

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Philipp Lahm

Philipp Lahm is the captain of the German national team and Bayern Munich. He is among the best fullbacks in the world, and he is one of the classiest players, very clever in one-on-one situations ...

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Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is a quality English player with the ability to make both spectacular shots and passes. He is a key midfielder both for Chelsea FC and the English international team ...

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Joe Ledley

Joe Ledley is a powerful central midfielder for top Scottish club, Celtic FC. He has won multiple titles in his few years on the team and is a key starter on the squad. He is a fan favorite, and has a bright future ahead of him ...

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Jens Lehmann

Jens Lehmann was one of the best German keepers in his day. He is one of three goalkeepers in the history of the German Bundesliga who have scored more than one goal. His career was especially characterized by his rivalry with Oliver Kahn ...

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Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon was a top striker in his day. After spending seven years as a player for Celtic FC, Neil went on to become manager, where he has had great success ...

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Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona was possibly one of the two greatest and most famous soccer players ever (Pele being the other). Though Pele was a rival, the two played separate positions, and Maradona remains the greatest midfielder of all time ...

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Lothar Matthäus

Lothar Matthäus has played 150 games for Germany and is one of the best players in the history of German soccer. Since his retirement, Matthäus has managed soccer teams like the Hungarian and Bulgarian national teams, Rapid Wien, and Belgrade...

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Joe Mcbride

Joe McBride is still to this day one of Scotland's best ever strikers. Sadly, this great player passed away of a stroke on July 11th 2012. It was a sudden death that shook up his family and made headlines all over Scotland...

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Aiden McGeady

Aiden Mcgeady is a great among strikers. He has had a knack for goal-scoring from a very early age, and he is one of the top strikers ever to come from Scotland ...

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Billy McNeill

Billy McNeill is a born leader. His ability to bring a strong presence to the field allowed him to become captain of Celtic while his talents as a player made him an essential part the team ...

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Lionel Messi

Though he is still a young player and will have many more years to establish his legend, Lionel Messi has already fought his way to the top and is considered by many to be the greatest famous soccer player on earth...

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Fabrice Muamba

Fabric Muamba was one of the greatest young players in soccer. He had huge potential and was becoming a top player in the English Premier League. Sadly his career was ended early in a moment by a tragic incident ...

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Thomas Müller

"Müller spielt bei mir immer" (with me, Müller will always play). These are the words of former Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal. He is a young player whose instinct makes him special and who has already received several honors ...

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Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer is the number one goalkeeper on Germany's national team and is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. This biography tells the story of a goalie who has the potential to become the best goalkeeper in the history of German soccer...

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Mesut Özil

"The best playmaker of the world"- these are the words of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho about Mesut Özil. His biggest victories are the Spanish National Championship in 2012, the Cup in 2011 and the 3rd place in FIFA World Cup 2010...

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Pele

Pele is the almost undisputed greatest soccer player of all-time! His incredible dribbling, superb shooting, and understanding of the game made him an amazing sight on the field.

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Lukas Podolski

'Prince Poldi' or 'Prince of Cologne'; these are just two of several nicknames for Lukas Podolski in Germany. He is a great player for the German international team ...

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Raúl

Raúl González Blanco is the most successful scorer in the UEFA Champions League's history. He spent most of his career playing for Spanish giants, Real Madrid. He is a legend in Madrid and a symbol of Madrid's successful years in the 1990's ...

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Marco Reus

Fortune on detours – this is how the career of Marco Reus can be best described. This is the story of a young player who had to leave Dortmund before they signed him again several years later. He established himself in the German national team and is on his way to becoming one of the best attacking midfielders in the world ...

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Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is one of the figure-heads of soccer tricks. He moves the ball as if it were an extension of his own body, making it look incredibly easy. This among other skills makes him one of the greats among soccer players ...

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Ronaldo

Some confuse the Brazilian soccer star, Ronaldo, with the younger Portuguese player, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, they are two completely different players, and Ronaldo has made a legend entirely of his own...

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Though Cristiano Ronaldo is still young and is in mid-career, he is renowned as one of the best players in the world. He has influenced many and is one of the most famous soccer players today...

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Wayne Rooney

Young Wayne Rooney is an incredibly talented soccer player. After breaking multiple records and winning the Premier League twice, Rooney is now among the greatest in the history of soccer...

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Marcel Schmelzer

Marcel Schmelzer is one of the key players in the German national team – not because he scores a lot of goals, but because he plays left back. This is currently the position where most of big soccer teams have problems, since good left backs are hard to find ...

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Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes is a calm, cool, and collected midfielder for Manchester United. His career at the club has lasted for longer than most soccer players ever see for themselves. He is a classy player, known for his playmaking abilities...

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Bastian Schweinsteiger

Called by his coach, Jupp Heynkes, "The best defensive midfielder of the world", Bastian Schweinsteiger is a key player for Bayern Munich and the German national team. It is expected that Schweinsteiger will end his senior career in Munich one day, since he is well on the way to becoming a legend there ...

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Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie is one of the greatest soccer players in the game today. His prolific ability to score goals is a wonder to see. There are very few players who can score goals as well as this man...

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Rudi Völler

Rudi Völler was one of the best strikers in German soccer in the 1980's and 90's. After his playing career, he managed the German national team and is now the caretaker manager of the Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen ...

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Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama is possibly the hottest prospect in today's soccer industry. He is a calm player who brings a strong presence to the field. He has immense talent and has the potential to become one of the top midfielders in the world ...

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Tim Wiese

Tim Wiese is a German goalkeeper who has played six games for the German national team. His character is unique, and he seems very arrogant when he appears in public. His career has been a controversial one ...

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Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere is one of the brightest prospects in English soccer today. His presence in the midfield is crucial to Arsenal. He has great talent at his young age, and will undoubtedly be a superstar in the years to come ...

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