Famous Football Players - List of Famous Football Players - page 2

Football players are the sports persons who play football on the professional level. Football is a team sport that involves kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. There are many types of football such as American football, Canadian football, association football, rugby league and rugby union. Football is a very popular sport, a fact proven by the presence of 250 million association football players in the world. Football players across the world attract huge fan followings and are often elevated to iconic levels. The glamorization of football is not without reason—football players are among the best paid sports persons and earn considerably more than professionals in other sports. Professional football players start playing early on in their childhood for local clubs and play for several small teams before getting selected for high-ranking teams. Individuals with a deep passion for the game coupled with a love for physical activity make ideal football players. A highly competitive sport, football requires the players to be in peak physical as well as mental conditions; the game is as mentally stressful as it is physically exhausting. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous football players from all over the world.

The Most Famous Football Players

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Jürgen KloppJune 16, 1967GermanJürgen Klopp is a German football manager, and a former professional football player
Marcus RashfordOctober 31, 1997BritishMarcus Rashford is an English professional footballer
Carlos TevezFebruary 5, 1984ArgentinianCarlos Tevez is an Argentine professional footballer
Vince PapaleFebruary 9, 1946AmericanVince Papale is a former professional American football player
Brandon BurlsworthSeptember 20, 1976AmericanBrandon Burlsworth was a football player who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks
Mohamed SalahJune 15, 1992EgyptianMohamed Salah is an Egyptian footballer
David MoyesApril 25, 1963ScottishDavid Moyes is a Scottish professional football coach and former player
Clayton BushJune 8, 2000AmericanClayton Bush is an American football player
Jamie VardyJanuary 11, 1987BritishJamie Vardy is an English footballer
Gerd MüllerNovember 3, 1945GermanGerd Muller is a former German footballer and regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time
Gabriel Batistuta

Gabriel Batistuta

Gabriel Batistuta is a retired Argentine footballer, who is the highest ever goal scorer for Argentina

Frank Rijkaard

Frank Rijkaard is a retired Dutch footballer often regarded as one of the greatest defensive midfielders

DutchSeptember 30, 19621,012 views

Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose is a Poland-born German footballer

GermanJune 9, 1978335 views

Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff was a Dutch footballer and a football manager

DutchApril 25, 1947329 views

Jürgen Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann is a former German football player

GermanJuly 30, 1964174 views

Lothar Matthäus

Lothar Matthaus is a former German footballer and a football administrator

GermanMarch 21, 1961187 views

Gerd Müller

Gerd Muller is a former German footballer and regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time

GermanNovember 3, 19451,089 views

Marco van Basten

Marco van Basten is a former Dutch footballer and football administrator

DutchOctober 31, 1964523 views

Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German former professional footballer and football administrator

GermanSeptember 11, 1945180 views

Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos is a Brazilian footballer considered to be one of the best left backs to have ever played the game

BrazilianApril 10, 1973182 views