Beckenbauer, Franz The 74-year-old renowned footballer is known as "Der Kaiser," which translates to "the Emperor," and is regarded as one of the best players in history. Although Beckenbauer began his career as a midfielder, he rose to prominence as a center defender, becoming one of the finest in the world. He earned this title due to his intelligence on the ball, technique, and athletic ability.
His accomplishments include five Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and one German Cup, as well as three European Cups with the German club. In addition, he won the World Cup in 1974 when he was named the best player of the tournament. Beckenbauer also holds the record for most international caps with Germany, scoring 51 goals.
Henderson, George Best The 66-year-old ex-player is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time. Best started his career at Manchester United where he broke into the first team before moving on to Irish side Distillery. In January 1964, he signed with Celtic where he helped the club win its first Scottish League Championship. In 1967, he moved back to England where he played for Leicester City and Manchester City before returning to Ireland with Derry City in 1969. That same year, he joined up with Northern Irish side Glenavon who had just been promoted to the top division.
Franz Beckenbauer is the top-ranked player. Franz "Der Kaiser" Beckenbauer is regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. He is perhaps the greatest leader in the game, having led West Germany and Bayern Munich to every major victory. He is also one of only five players who have won the European Footballer of the Year award three times each from Europe's leading club league. He retired in 1991 at the age of 39 after playing for Bayern Munich for 17 years.
The other four players are Alfred "Kopa" Knode, Berti Vogts, Arrigo Sacchi, and Josep Guardiola. Kopa played during World War II and did not win any trophies but he is still considered one of the best defenders of his era. Vogts led both FC Schalke 04 and the German national team to success during the 1950s and '60s. He is also one of only three men to have won the European Coach of the Year award. Arrigo Sacchi managed Cagliari, Milan, and the Italian national team and is most famous for leading Italy to its first ever World Cup title in 1990. His son Luca is a professional footballer and manager. Josep Guardiola has most recently been managing Barcelona since 2008 but was formerly in charge of Barcelona's youth system and earlier in his career managed his native Spain.
The top 8 footballers of all time.
Diego Armando Maradona was and continues to be the best football player the game has ever produced. Not only is he an athlete, but he is also an artist. This documentary on the 1986 World Cup will live on in the minds of every football fan on the planet. Because of his magnificent and incredible goal against my own nation (England).
The goal that won the world cup for Argentina has become one of the most famous goals in history. It wasn't just because it beat England at their own game - although that did help. No, it's because of what Diego Maradona did with the ball after scoring it. He danced, he showed love to the audience, he insulted the English team - he did everything possible to win over more than 100 million fans around the world.
Argentina went through a difficult time after the death of their president. They were not supposed to even get to the final. But they were able to impress everyone by winning the cup. After the victory, they held a party which lasted for five days! The players didn't go back home, they stayed in France. Only one of them, Juan Antonio Pizzi, returned home before leaving for Colombia a few months later.
Here are the other candidates for the best player of the year 1986: Roberto Baggio from Italy, Marco van Basten from Netherlands, Paul Gascoigne from England, and Hristo Stoichkov from Bulgaria.
Koeman, Ronald (253). The Dutchman is the most prolific defender of all time, albeit he also played in midfield. The former Barcelona player made his career as a sweeper and has a record that many attackers would want. He has scored more goals than any other defender in international competition.
The statistics are impressive: between 1988 and 2004, Koeman played in 351 matches for the Netherlands, scoring 25 times. His goal tally is second only to Frank de Boer who has 28 goals.
Among defenders, only three have scored more goals than Koeman: Billy Wright (282), Bert Trautmann (220) and Pa Modou Kah (209).
Koeman played in four of the five matches that the Netherlands hosted at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, including every minute of their campaign in which they won a record eight gold medals. He was the captain of the team that lost 1-0 to Brazil in the quarter-finals.
After retiring from playing, Koeman became assistant manager at Barcelona and PSV before being named manager of Everton in June 2012. He is considered one of the best managers in the world and led the Toffees to an amazing season in 2013-14, finishing third in the Premier League and reaching the FA Cup final. However, he was sacked by Everton after just one season.