A list of the 100 greatest soccer players of all-time by The Sport Biblical is a pretty short list.
But we wanted to make sure it was in the same spirit of being comprehensive as possible.
The list is compiled by looking at all the teams, players, clubs, leagues, competitions and championships that were played between 1900 and the present.
And that’s what we have here.
Topping the list are the greatest soccer stars of all, from the greatest player of the 20th century to the greatest athlete of all times.
Here’s a look at the top 100 players of the past 100 years: 1.
Lionel Messi (born in 1947) Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer of all.
Born in Argentina, Messi was the youngest player to make his debut for his country and his career saw him win the European Championship, three Ballon d’Or awards and five La Liga titles.
He has scored more than 200 goals in an international career and was the first player to score more than 1,000 goals in his career.
He won a record 17 La Liga trophies and won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1999.
He retired as the all-action forward of the Barcelona Barcelona in 2022.
He remains the most prolific player in the history of the game, winning 11 Ballon D’Or, two Champions League, four FIFA World Cups, two Copa del Rey titles, two World Cups and five Club World Cups.
Luis Figo (born 1946) The greatest forward in history.
Figo won four Ballon diaries and two Copas del Rey, scoring at least 30 goals in seven of his 12 seasons in La Liga.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star has won two Champions Leagues and three World Cups in his 11-year career.
His goal scoring record is unparalleled.
Cristiano Ronaldo (born 1963) The most decorated footballer of the 21st century.
The Portuguese star won eight Ballon de Campos, including the FIFA Club World Cup and FIFA Ballon da Brasil in 2006.
He was also named FIFA Player of Year twice, winning the Ballon in 2004 and 2006.
His hat-trick against Italy in the 2018 World Cup final is the all time record.
Neymar (born 1986) A world-class striker for the Brazilian national team, the Brazilian’s name is synonymous with Brazil.
The Barcelona star is the top scorer in the FIFA Ballons de Campo and World Cup history with 10.
His goals are so legendary that the club named him “Família de Cristiano” (the name means “the legend”).
Xavi Hernandez (born 1993) The world’s most expensive footballer.
The Argentinian playmaker is the most expensive player ever to sign a contract with an Argentine club.
He became the youngest Spanish player to sign with an Argentinian club when he joined Barcelona from Sevilla in 2004.
His career has seen him win seven Champions Leages, two FIFA World Championships, five Copas Del Rey titles and two La Liga crowns.
Neyo (Born 1987) The World Cup winner of the 1980s and 1990s.
Ney’s goal scoring career saw her win nine World Cups for Spain and one Copa de Espana.
Xabi Alonso (born 1989) Alonso’s goal-scoring career saw the former Real Madrid midfielder become the most valuable player in La Liga history.
The forward scored 31 goals in LaLiga with a team-best record of 22 goals in 30 games in 2014/15.
His record of 32 goals in 28 La Liga games in the 2015/16 season is the third-most goals scored in a single season in La Laguna.
Thierry Henry (born 1985) The first French player to break into the first team at every level.
The defender scored 10 goals in the Champions League with PSG, which helped them qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
His club record of seven Champions League titles is the second-most in the competition’s history behind Xavi.
Lionel Batistuta (born 1988) The captain of the French national team.
Batisteta has been at the heart of the most successful and successful sides of French football history.
He scored 30 goals during his 12 years with France, including three LaLaga titles.
His international record of five LaLagua titles is second only to Xavi, who has a record of 16.
André Villas-Boas (born 1992) The Portuguese coach of the English Premier League champions.
He helped them to their second consecutive Premier League title in 2012.
His impressive record at the club has seen them qualify as European Champions of the year three times and become the first club to win the Premier League twice in a decade.
Diego Maradona (born 1997) Maradón is known as the greatest striker of all eras.
The Argentine forward won three Champions Leites, three Copas, two UEFA Champions Leite trophies and five