Greatest Football Player in the World | Best Soccer Player of All Time

FIFA World Player of the Year is an award football given to the player who was selected as the best in the world by the coach and captain of the international team. This award was awarded in 1991 as an award for the best male player in the world. Elections are made in a voting system based on position voting, each coach has three votes, worth five points, three points and one point, and the winner is determined based on the number of points.

European-based Brazilian players have dominated the award, winning 8 of the 18 awards, the second-most French country, which has won three times. In the case of the number of players who have received awards, Brazil leads with five awards, followed by Italy and Portugal twice.

The youngest winner of this award is Ronaldo, who won it at the age of 20 in 1996. He won it again in 1997 and 2002. Both Ronaldo and Ronaldinho won twice in a row. Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane won this award three times. The oldest winner is Fabio Cannavaro, who was 33 years old when he won this award in 2006. In 2010, the FIFA World Player award and the Ballon d'Or it France Football merged and best male players in the world since it was awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or each year.

An award for female players was added in 2001. Awards for women have fewer individual winners. So far, only five players have won awards. Only 2011 winner Homare Sawa and 2012 winner Abby Wambach won only one award. Marta has won five times in a row, Birgit Prinz has won three times in a row, and Mia Hamm has won twice in a row. The oldest winner is Sawa, who was 33 when he won it in 2011. The youngest winner is Marta, who won in 2006 at the age of 20.

After criticism from several parts of the media for previous years' nominations, in 2004 FIFA compiled a short list of 35 male and 21 female players, in which the national team manager and, for the first time, team captain and representative from FIFPro (professional player organization all over the world) can vote.

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He can play as a left or right wing and a center forward. Before playing for Real Madrid, he had played at Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United.

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2. Neymar

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3. Lionel Messi

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4. David Beckham

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5. Pelé

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6. Diego Maradona

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7. Ronaldo

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8. Mohamed Salah

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9. Lothar Matthäus

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10. Jean-Pierre Papin

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11. Pep Guardiola

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Gianluigi Gigi Buffon (born in Carrara, January 28, 1978, age 40) is a professional soccer player from Italy. He now joined the club from Paris, Paris Saint-Germain FC Previous bought from Turin, Juventus FC in 2018.

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Manuel Neuer is a player of football from Germany, who plays as a goalkeeper. He currently plays for Bayern Munich. He also played for the German national team.

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14. Marcelo Vieira

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15. José Mourinho

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16. Sergio Agüero

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17. Toni Kroos

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18. Gary Lineker

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19. Marco van Basten

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20. Ronaldinho

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21. Hristo Stoichkov

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22. Thomas Häßler

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23. Roberto Baggio

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24. Romário

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25. Dennis Bergkamp

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26. George Weah

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27. Paolo Maldini

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28. Jürgen Klinsmann

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29. Alan Shearer

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30. Roberto Carlos

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31. Zinedine Zidane

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32. Davor Šuker

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33. Rivaldo

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34. Gabriel Batistuta

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35. Luís Figo

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36. Raúl

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37. Oliver Kahn

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38. Thierry Henry

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39. Andriy Shevchenko

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40. Frank Lampard

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41. Samuel Eto'o

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42. Fabio Cannavaro

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43. Kaká

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44. Fernando Torres

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45. Xavi

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46. Eden Hazard

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47. Luka Modrić

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48. Kylian Mbappé

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49. Luis Suárez

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50. Harry Kane

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51. Kevin De Bruyne

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52. Antoine Griezmann

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53. Gareth Bale

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54. Paul Pogba

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55. Zlatan Ibrahimović

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56. Andrés Iniesta

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57. Sergio Ramos

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