Famous Football Players - List of Famous Football Players - page 3

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

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
Luís Figo

Luís Figo

Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer who played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale


Romário de Souza Faria is a former Brazilian footballer and politician

BrazilianJanuary 29, 1966547 views


Neymar is a Brazilian football star and one of the world’s leading footballers


Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira is a Brazilian former footballer and sports administrator

BrazilianApril 19, 1972290 views

Roberto Baggio

Roberto Baggio is a former Italian footballer counted amongst the greatest players to have ever played the game

ItalianFebruary 18, 1967273 views

Michel Platini

Michel François Platini is a football administrator and a former French football player and manager

FrenchJune 21, 1955112 views

James Rodríguez

James Rodríguez is a Colombian professional footballer who is often ranked among the best young players in the world

ColombianJuly 12, 1991141 views

Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford was a famous American football player and television sports commentator

AmericanAugust 16, 193088 views

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson is a former football manager best known for his stint with the Manchester United from 1986 to 2013

ScottishDecember 31, 1941128 views

Gerard Piqué

Gerard Pique is a Spanish professional footballer who was a part of the teams that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012

SpanishFebruary 2, 1987138 views