FIFA World Cup 2018 – The Best World Cup Players in History


FIFA World Cup is one of the most popular sports events around the world. People from all over the world wait for four years to experience the excitement and passion of football. The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14th June to 15th July 2018. This blog discusses about some of the best FIFA World Cup players in history and their performance at the world cup tournaments.

Section: Maradona

Introduction: Diego Armando Maradona is considered one of the greatest football players ever. He has won numerous awards including a Golden Ball and Golden Boot award at 1986 World Cup tournament. He was also awarded World Soccer Player of the Year twice and was named South American Footballer of the Year three times. Maradona captainned Argentina team that won 1986 FIFA World Cup tournament in Mexico

HIGHLIGHT OF HIS PERFORMANCE AT THE WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT: Maradona was named player of tournament in 1986 FIFA World Cup where he played five games and scored 5 goals including two goals against England in quarterfinals which became famous as “Hand of God” goal and “Goal of Century”. Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2 in final match under his captaincy. He also led his team to 1990 FIFA World Cup final but lost 1-0 against West Germany due to some controversial decisions by referee during match.

Section: Pele

Introduction: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, is regarded as greatest football player ever by many experts who have watched him throughout his career from 1958 to 1977 playing for Santos FC club, New York Cosmos club and Brazil national team. Brazil’s former president once declared him a national treasure while UNICEF appointed him an ambassador for children’s rights on his 40th birthday



Maradona is widely considered to be one of the best players in the history of football. He was a great dribbler, scorer, playmaker and defender. He was also a great leader and motivator.

In 1986 World Cup he scored two goals against England which were highly controversial as he violently kicked the ball into the net with his hand. The second goal was scored when Maradona used his hand to control the ball before kicking it into England’s goalpost from an impossible angle (the goal was allowed).


Pele is the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the greatest athletes ever. He was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Tres Coracoes, Brazil on October 23, 1940. He led Brazil to three World Cup victories (1958, 1962 and 1970), scoring in every single World Cup that he played in. Pele also scored an incredible 1,281 goals in 1,363 games as a professional player which makes him the top scorer in history by far.

Pele was named FIFA’s Player of the Century and was awarded an honorary Ballon d’Or award for his services to football at FIFA’s awards ceremony held on January 9th 2008. In 1999 he received an award from Time Magazine as one of 100 most influential people of 20th century for inspiring generations with his skills as a footballer and his dedication towards helping those less fortunate than himself through charity work with UNICEF

Zindine Zidane

“Zidane is a French former professional football player and current manager of Real Madrid.

He played as an attacking midfielder for the France national team, Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid. Zidane was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. His honours include three FIFA World Player of the Year titles (1998–2000), Serie A Footballer of the Year (2001), Golden Ball for Europe’s top player (2002) and UEFA Champions League Most Valuable Player award (2002).

After his playing career ended he became assistant coach at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti for two seasons.”


Ronaldo is a Brazilian footballer who won the World Cup 5 times and the Golden Ball award 5 times. He also won the Golden Boot award 5 times, as well as the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award in 2018. Ronaldo has been at the top of his game for nearly two decades, making him one of the greatest players ever to take to a field or court. Members of this team include Carlos Alberto, Cafu and Roberto Carlos (Brazil); Paolo Maldini (Italy); Ferenc Puskas (Hungary); Didier Deschamps (France); Diego Maradona (Argentina); Luis Figo (Portugal).

Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer is considered one of the greatest players of all time. He was mainly a defender, but he also played as a midfielder, and he was captain of the German national team from 1968 to 1972. He played for Bayern Munich from 1964 to 1977 and won the World Cup in 1974. In addition to being captain of both his club and country, Beckenbauer was also named European Footballer of the Year twice (1972, 1976), making him one of only five players to ever win that award more than once, along with Ronaldo (1996–1997), Zinédine Zidane (1998–2000), Kaká (2006–2007) and Lionel Messi (2009–2010).

Ferenc Puskas

Ferenc Puskás is one of the most famous football players in history. He was born on October 22, 1927 in Budapest, Hungary. Puskas played for Kispest AC and Budapest Honved (both clubs were based in Budapest). He played his first international match against Czechoslovakia at age 18 years old. In 1952, he won Olympic gold and became the top scorer of The World Cup with 9 goals scored that year – a record which still stands today!

He then went on to represent both Spain and France before retiring from professional soccer altogether!


Garrincha (1933-1983) was a Brazilian soccer player. He played for Botafogo, Corinthians, Santos, and Flamengo in Brazil before moving to Europe to play for Anderlecht and PSV Eindhoven. He won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958 and 1962. He was named the best player of both tournaments by FIFA. In 1970 he was voted as runner up with Pelé as best player of that tournament by FIFA. Four years later he was again named winner of this award after leading his team to win their third world cup title over Italy at Wembley Stadium in London.

In total Garrincha played 73 games for Brazil scoring 34 goals which makes him one of their most capped players ever.

Bobby Charlton

Bobby Charlton is an English football player. He is a retired English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team and was part of the 1966 World Cup winning team. He won the World Cup in 1966, as well as being awarded the OBE in 1995 and being awarded the FIFA Order of Merit in 2004.

Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose is a retired German footballer who played as a striker. He scored a record (at the time) 16 World Cup goals and won the Silver Boot in 2002. Klose is also the only player to win four World Cup Golden Boots, having done so in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2012.

As well as his achievements on the pitch, Klose was also known for his off-field charity work with numerous organizations including Unicef and SOS Children’s Villages Germany.

Lionel Messi

The best player in the world is Lionel Messi. He has won the World Cup four times, and he was awarded the Golden Ball five times. With five Golden Boots to his name, Messi has also won it twice.

In addition to these achievements, he has been awarded with two more awards: The Golden Ball once and a Golden Boot twice!

These players won the world cup multiple times and have distinguished themselves as legends.

These players won the world cup multiple times and have distinguished themselves as legends. They are considered the best in the world, with an unmatched level of skill and talent. They are also popular with fans due to their good sportsmanship, positive attitude toward playing, and charitable efforts off-the-field.

These players are known for their great abilities on soccer fields around the world, having won many championships or cups throughout their careers (such as Euro Cup). Some are considered to be better than others because of specific attributes such as speed or strength; but all have exceptional skills when playing matches against other teams during tournaments such as World Cup Soccer Tournament\


These players have all gone down in history as some of the best soccer players ever to play on the world stage. Which one was your favorite?

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