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Famous Soccer Players in the World 2014

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As the eyes of football fans around the world turn towards Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, they are sure to see some of the famous soccer players in the world in action at this premier tournament.

Scheduled to take place from 12 June to 13 July 2014, in the football-loving city of Rio de Janiero, the 20th FIFA World Cup is sure to provide lovers of the game with many memorable moments.

Fans will be eager to see if the defending champions Spain can hold on to the title or whether Brazil can build on its home crowd advantage and win the football world cup for a record sixth time. Brazil has previously hosted the world cup in 1950 and has invested heavily in developing stadiums and infrastructure for the forthcoming world cup. Brazilians are looking forward to hosting numerous football fans who are coming to see their favorite and famous football players delight them with their football skills. The sale of tickets has already begun on 20th August 2013 and FIFA officials expect to see packed stadiums across Brazil next summer. As many as 3.3 million tickets will be available, mostly sold through the FIFA website.

A total of 32 teams will be competing for the cup next year, after a gruelling series of qualifying matches over a span of three years. A new nation that has reached the finals for the first time at this event is Bosnia and Herzegovina. The matches will be spread over 12 cities in Brazil, so fans across the country will get to see the world's best soccer players display their magic with the ball. The official ball of the 2014 world cup is the Adidas Brazuca and as they are mesmerized by the dazzling footwork on display, fans can dance along in keeping with the official slogan "All in one rhythm". Check out the profiles of some of the world's best football players who may be participating in the 2014 world cup.

Best Soccer Players in the World 2014
  • Lionel Messi, Argentina
  • Franck Ribery, France
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
  • Wayne Rooney, England
  • Kaka, Brazil
  • Xavi, Spain
  • Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast
  • Andres Iniesta, Spain
  • Fernando Torres, Spain
  • Steven Gerrard, England
  • Michael Essien, Ghana
  • David Villa, Spain
  • Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon
  • Luis Fabiano, Brazil
  • Iker Casillas, Spain
  • Cesc Fabregas, Spain
  • Gianluigi Buffon, Italy
  • Dani Alves, Brazil
  • Nemanja Vidic, Serbia
  • Wesley Sneijder, Netherlands

  • Top 20 Legendary Football players
  • Pele
  • Diego Maradona
  • Franz Beckenbauer
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Johann Cruyff
  • Gerd Müller
  • Ronaldo
  • Michael Platini
  • Alfredo Di Stefano
  • Lev Yashin
  • Ferenc Puskás
  • Bobby Moore
  • Eusébio
  • George Best
  • Marco Van Basten
  • Sir Bobby Charlton
  • Garrincha
  • Sir Stanley Matthews
  • Zico
  • Carlos Alberto Torres

  • Top 10 Strikers of All Time
  • Pele
  • Ferenc Puskás
  • Ronaldo
  • Diego Maradona
  • Eusébio
  • Marco van Basten
  • Gerd Müller
  • Fernando Peyroteo
  • Arthur Friedenreich
  • Romario
  • Top 10 Midfielders of All Time
  • Johan Cruyff
  • Alfredo Di Stéfano
  • Diego Maradona
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Garrincha
  • Michel Platini
  • George Best
  • Zico
  • Francisco Gento
  • Bobby Charlton

  • Top 10 Dribblers of All Time
  • Diego Maradona
  • Lionel Messi
  • Garrincha
  • Johan Cruyff
  • George Best
  • Pelé
  • Ronaldo
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Ronaldinho
  • Stanley Matthews
  • Top 10 Defenders of All Time
  • Franz Beckenbauer
  • Bobby Moore
  • Carlos Alberto Torres
  • Nílton Santos
  • Paolo Maldini
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Djalma Santos
  • Fabio Cannavaro
  • Franco Baresi
  • Giacinto Facchetti

  • Top 10 Goalkeepers of All Time
  • Lev Yashin
  • Gordon Banks
  • Iker Casillas
  • Dino Zoff
  • Peter Schmeichel
  • Sepp Maier
  • Peter Shilton
  • Oliver Kahn
  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • Edwin van der Sar

  •   Winners List of Men Football Players of Year (FIFA Ballon d'Or )  
    Year 1st2nd3rd
    2014Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Lionel Messi (Argentina)Manuel Neuer (Germany)
    2013Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Lionel Messi (Argentina)Franck Ribéry (France)
    2012Lionel Messi (Argentina)Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
    2011Lionel Messi (Argentina)Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Xavi (Spain)
    2010Lionel Messi (Argentina)Andrés Iniesta (Spain)Xavi (Spain)
    2009Lionel Messi (Argentina)Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Xavi (Spain)
    2008Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)Lionel Messi (Argentina)Fernando Torres (Spain)
    2007Kaká (Brazil)Lionel Messi (Argentina)Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
    2006Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)Zinedine Zidane (France)Ronaldinho (Brazil)
    2005Ronaldinho (Brazil)Frank Lampard (England)Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)
    2004Ronaldinho (Brazil)Thierry Henry (France)Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
    2003Zinedine Zidane (France)Thierry Henry (France)Ronaldo (Brazil)
    2002Ronaldo (Brazil)Oliver Kahn (Germany)Zinedine Zidane (France)
    2001Luís Figo (Portugal)David Beckham (England)Raúl (Spain)
    2000Zinedine Zidane (France)Luís Figo (Portugal)Rivaldo (Brazil)

      Winners List of Women Football Players of Year (FIFA Ballon d'Or )  
    Year 1st2nd3rd
    2014Nadine Kessler (Germany)Marta (Brazil)Abby Wambach (USA)
    2013Nadine Angerer (Germany)Marta (Brazil)Abby Wambach (United States)
    2012Abby Wambach (United States)Marta (Brazil)Alex Morgan (United States)
    2011Homare Sawa (Japan)Marta (Brazil)Abby Wambach (United States)
    2010Marta (Brazil)Birgit Prinz (Germany)Fatmire Bajramaj (Germany)
    2009Marta (Brazil)Birgit Prinz (Germany)Kelly Smith (England)
    2008Marta (Brazil)Birgit Prinz (Germany)Cristiane (Brazil)
    2007Marta (Brazil)Birgit Prinz (Germany)Cristiane (Brazil)
    2006Marta (Brazil)Kristine Lilly (United States)Renate Lingor (Germany)
    2005Birgit Prinz (Germany)Marta (Brazil)Shannon Boxx (United States)
    2004Birgit Prinz (Germany)Mia Hamm (United States)Marta (Brazil)
    2003Birgit Prinz (Germany)Mia Hamm (United States)Hanna Ljungberg (Sweden)
    2002Mia Hamm (United States)Birgit Prinz (Germany)Sun Wen (China PR)
    2001Mia Hamm (United States)Tiffeny Milbrett (United States)Sun Wen (China PR)

    Last Updated On : November 21, 2013

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