FIFA 100

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The FIFA 100 is a list of football players. The Brazilian football legend Pelé created it in 2004. He chose the best living footballers in the world. The FIFA 100 celebrates the 100th anniversary of FIFA.

The number 100 represents the 100th anniversary of FIFA and not the number of players selected. Pelé chose 125 players. The list has 123 male players and 2 female players.

List[change | change source]

This is the list of the "FIFA 100" greatest living footballers as chosen by Pelé.[1][2]

  • An asterisk (*) marks players who still played in 2004.
  • Players who are still playing in 2020 are in italics.

 Argentina[change | change source]

Player Position Date of Birth
Gabriel Batistuta* FW 1969-02-01
Hernán Crespo* FW 1975-07-05
Alfredo Di Stéfano FW 1926-07-04
Mario Kempes FW 1954-07-15
Diego Maradona FW/MF 1960-10-30
Daniel Passarella DF 1953-05-25
Javier Saviola* FW 1981-12-11
Omar Sívori FW 1935-10-02
Juan Sebastián Verón* MF 1975-03-09
Javier Zanetti* DF/MF 1973-08-10

 Belgium[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Jan Ceulemans MF 1957-02-28
Jean-Marie Pfaff GK 1953-12-04
Franky Van der Elst MF 1961-04-30

 Brazil[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Carlos Alberto DF 1944-07-17
Cafu* DF 1970-06-07
Falcão MF 1953-10-16
Pelé FW 1940-10-23
Júnior MF 1954-06-29
Rivaldo* MF 1972-04-19
Rivelino MF 1946-01-01
Roberto Carlos* DF 1973-04-10
Romário* FW 1966-01-29
Ronaldinho* MF/FW 1980-03-21
Ronaldo* FW 1976-09-18
Djalma Santos DF 1929-02-27
Nílton Santos DF 1925-05-16
Sócrates MF 1954-02-19
Zico MF/FW 1953-03-03

 Bulgaria[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Hristo Stoichkov FW 1966-02-08

 Cameroon[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Roger Milla FW 1952-05-20

 Chile[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Elías Figueroa DF 1946-10-25
Iván Zamorano FW 1967-01-18

 Colombia[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Carlos Valderrama MF 1961-09-02

 Croatia[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Davor Šuker FW 1968-01-01

 Czech Republic[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Josef Masopust MF 1931-02-09
Pavel Nedvěd* MF 1972-08-30

 Denmark[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Brian Laudrup FW 1969-02-22
Michael Laudrup MF 1964-06-15
Peter Schmeichel GK 1963-11-18

 England[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Gordon Banks GK 1937-12-30
David Beckham* MF 1975-05-02
Bobby Charlton MF 1937-10-11
Kevin Keegan FW 1951-02-14
Gary Lineker FW 1960-11-30
Michael Owen* FW 1979-12-14
Alan Shearer* FW 1970-08-13

 France[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Eric Cantona FW 1966-05-24
Marcel Desailly* DF 1968-09-07
Didier Deschamps MF 1968-10-15
Just Fontaine FW 1933-08-18
Thierry Henry* FW 1977-08-17
Raymond Kopa MF 1931-10-31
Jean-Pierre Papin FW 1963-11-05
Robert Pires* MF 1973-10-29
Michel Platini MF 1955-06-21
Lilian Thuram* DF 1972-01-01
Marius Trésor DF 1950-01-15
David Trezeguet* FW 1977-10-15
Patrick Vieira* MF 1976-06-23
Zinedine Zidane* MF 1972-06-23

 Germany[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Michael Ballack* MF 1976-09-26
Franz Beckenbauer SW 1945-09-11
Paul Breitner MF/DF 1951-09-05
Oliver Kahn* GK 1969-06-15
Jürgen Klinsmann FW 1964-07-30
Sepp Maier GK 1944-02-28
Lothar Matthäus MF/SW 1961-03-21
Gerd Müller FW 1945-11-03
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge FW 1955-09-25
Uwe Seeler FW 1936-11-05

 Ghana[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Abédi Pelé FW 1964-11-05

 Hungary[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Ferenc Puskás FW 1927-04-02

 Italy[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Roberto Baggio* FW/MF 1967-02-18
Franco Baresi DF/SW 1960-05-08
Giuseppe Bergomi DF 1963-12-22
Giampiero Boniperti FW 1928-07-04
Gianluigi Buffon* GK 1978-01-28
Alessandro Del Piero* FW 1974-11-09
Giacinto Facchetti DF 1942-07-18
Paolo Maldini* DF 1968-06-26
Alessandro Nesta* DF 1976-03-19
Gianni Rivera MF 1943-08-18
Paolo Rossi FW 1956-09-23
Francesco Totti* FW/MF 1976-09-27
Christian Vieri* FW 1973-07-12
Dino Zoff GK 1942-02-28

 Japan[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Hidetoshi Nakata* MF 1977-01-22

 Liberia[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
George Weah FW 1966-10-01

 Mexico[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Hugo Sánchez FW 1958-07-11

 Netherlands[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Marco van Basten FW 1964-10-31
Dennis Bergkamp* FW 1969-05-10
Johan Cruyff FW 1947-04-25
Edgar Davids* MF 1973-03-13
Ruud Gullit MF 1962-09-01
René van de Kerkhof MF 1951-09-16
Willy van de Kerkhof MF 1951-09-16
Patrick Kluivert* FW 1976-07-01
Johan Neeskens MF 1951-09-15
Ruud van Nistelrooy* FW 1976-07-01
Rob Rensenbrink FW 1947-07-03
Frank Rijkaard MF/DF 1962-09-30
Clarence Seedorf* MF 1976-04-01

 Nigeria[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Jay-Jay Okocha* MF 1973-08-14

 Northern Ireland[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
George Best MF 1946-05-22

 Paraguay[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Romerito FW 1960-08-28

 Peru[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Teófilo Cubillas FW 1949-03-08

 Poland[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Zbigniew Boniek MF 1956-03-03

 Portugal[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Eusébio FW 1942-01-25
Luís Figo* MF 1972-11-04
Rui Costa* MF 1972-03-29

 Ireland[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Roy Keane* MF 1971-08-10

 Romania[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Gheorghe Hagi MF 1965-02-05

 Russia[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Rinat Dasayev GK 1957-06-13

 Scotland[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Kenny Dalglish FW 1951-03-04

 Senegal[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
El Hadji Diouf* FW 1981-01-15

 South Korea[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Hong Myung-bo* DF 1969-02-12

 Spain[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Emilio Butragueño FW 1963-07-22
Luis Enrique* MF 1970-05-08
Raúl* FW 1977-06-27

 Turkey[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Rüştü Reçber* GK 1973-05-10
Emre Belözoğlu* MF 1980-07-09

 Ukraine[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Andriy Shevchenko* FW 1976-09-29

 United States[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Michelle Akers MF/FW 1966-02-01
Mia Hamm* FW 1972-03-17

 Uruguay[change | change source]

Player Pos. DoB
Enzo Francescoli FW/MF 1961-11-12

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA 100". Best Football Players Ever.
  2. "The Fifa 100". The Guardian. 4 March 2004.