God of Football

God of Football | Know Who is Greatest Footballer of All Time 2023

Football is among the most popular sports, treasured and worshiped by many worldwide. Football players win multiple titles during their careers, but very few are under the category - God of football. Many consider Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to be the God of football. But the greatest footballers of all time are Pele and Diego Maradona, also called the Hand of God by the football world.

The game of football produces legendary players of all time. Below is the list of the top greatest footballers of all time.

S. NoPlayer NameCountryGoalsAssists
2Diego MaradonaArgentina293226
3Lionel MessiArgentina816357
4Cristiano RonaldoPortugal844236
5Johan CruyffNetherlands296167
6Zinedine ZidaneFrance152149
9Franz BeckenbauerGermany7276
10Alfredo Di StefanoArgentina3021

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Pele- God of Football

Pele, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is one of the greatest footballers of all time and was named "the greatest" by FIFA, also known as God of Football in the world. He was an absolute machine when it came to scoring a goal. During his time, he was the most famous and highest-paid footballer in the world. Pele started his football career at a very young age i.e 16 years.  

He started gaining popularity when he scored a hat trick against France in the World Cup semifinal in 1958. Soon after his over-the-top mountain performances, he was declared as a national treasure by the Brazilian government. To date, Pele is the only football player who is always kept at the top of the list of greatest football players of all time.

Diego Maradona- The Golden Boy

Diego Maradona is one of the greatest football players in the football world. Known for his artistry, Diego was an extremely skilled football player. He was undoubtedly the icon who showed his leadership skills on the field that would leave every spectator in astonishment. Maradona made his debut at the age of 14 years, being the youngest football player from Argentina. He made his team proud numerous times, winning the 1986 World Cup.

Lionel Messi - The King of Football

Lionel Messi is an unstoppable football player from Argentina. After Diego, Messi has taken the title of the best football player from Argentina. Messi was declared FIFA World Player 5 times in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. 

Messi is an excellent passer when playing football on the field. He is an expert in making his way through packed defenses. Talking about his countless achievements, during the 2011-2012 football season, Messi scored an unbelievable 73 goals. He took Argentina to the World Cup glory for the 1st time in 36 years. Messi was awarded the Golden Ball award for being the best player in the tournament (7 goals, 3 assists). 

Cristiano Ronaldo - A Football Legend

Cristiano Ronaldo is the perfect example of what you can achieve through football. From living in a very poor area to now living in mansions, Ronaldo unquestionably has come a long way. With his determination, passion, and never dying ambition for football, he is today regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Talking about his goals career, he has scored 721 club goals (Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus, Sporting CP and Al Nassr combined) and 123 goals for the Portugal National Team.

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Johan Cruyff - Dutch Maestro

Former Dutch football player and coach Johan Cruyff is well-known for winning the Ballon d'Or award 3 times, i.e., 1971, 1973, and 1974. Also, in 1999, Johan Cruyff was unanimously the European Player of the Century. His simple winning logic is "when you have the ball, the other team can't score. It all comes down to organizing and positioning." Football is all about control, controlling the ball on the field. It was never a dull moment with Cruyff on the field.


Who is the king of football now 2023?

Lionel Messi is the holder of the title 'King of football.' He is best known for his dribbling skills, tricks on the field, impossible goals, and never-ending determination to win the game.

Who is the GOAT of football in 2023?

Ronaldo and Messi have been the two names for the title of GOAT of Football. Both are known for their successful and tremendous performances in football. Talking about who has the most admirable award - The Ballon d'Or award, grant//ed to the most prominent football player, to date, Messi has won this title 8 times while Ronaldo has won the title 5 times.

Who is the football god of all time?

Pele, the legendary Brazilian footballer, is considered the football god of all time. No player has won more world cups (3) than him.

Who is the god of football in India?

Sunil Chhetri is regarded as the God of football in India. As of 16 August 2023, he has scored 92 goals in 142 international appearances.

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