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The Greatest Soccer Players Of The 1990s

We know that this is going to be a controversial list as nobody can ever agree on the all-time greats for the world’s most popular sport. However, we think these 10 players from the 1990s deserve to be acknowledged for their immense contribution to the beautiful game. Check them out.

Peter Schmeichel: “The Great Dane” In Goal

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Manchester United was one of the biggest soccer sides in the world during the 1990s and much of that was due to Peter Schmeichel. His performances in goal are legendary.

Paolo Maldini: The Ideal Left Back

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Sure, you can argue for Roberto Carlos, but really he was better after 2000. Maldini’s 90’s performances with Milan were unmatched and he was unlucky not to pick up the World Cup with Italy in ’94 too.

Fernando Hierro: A Solid Center Back

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It’s a narrow choice between him and Laurent Blanc, but Hierro was the more versatile player and that gets him onto our list. He won the Champions League three times; that’s good enough, right?

Jaap Stam: Another Amazing Center Back

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Another Manchester United player makes the list, and with three Premierships and the Champions League under his belt, he was awesome. Alex Ferguson said the biggest mistake of his management career was selling Jaap Stam.

Cafu: A Right Back To Be Reckoned With

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Brazil’s Cafu played for his nation 142 times. He also won two World Cups, 1 Champions League and took home a Serie A winner’s medal too.

Ryan Giggs: The Superlative Left-Winger

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The left wing is a hard slot to fill, but Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs was always the best option. He would simply destroy opponents in his way and all of it was pure skill and grace.

Paul Scholes: The Ultimate Mid-Field Option

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Even today, Paul Scholes’ contribution is missed at Manchester United. His ability to create opportunities and dictate the pace of play was unparalleled then and now.

Attacking Mid-Field Strength From Zinedine Zidane

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The French international may have had that incident at the World Cup in the 2000’s, but you can’t take away his performances for both club and country.

Right Wing Righteousness In Luis Figo

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If Giggs was your man on the left, then Luis Figo did the job on the right. Twice winning La Liga and also collecting two Copa Del Rey’s.

Raul, The Super Striker

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If you need the best striker of the 90s, then you have to turn to Raul. He scored over 130 goals in that decade and was never sent off in a professional match in his whole career.

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