- An endless discussion about who are the best footballers in football history. This book attempts to answer that question. But this is just an answer and not THE answer. This book takes you on a journey through football history past a hundred top footballers with beautiful honors lists, remarkable facts and impressive statistics. Of course, the footballers from after the Second World War are well represented, but the players from the first decades of football are certainly not forgotten. Enjoy the rankings, discuss it, think about it and perhaps make your own rankings and put football greats such as Pelé, Maradona, Cruijff, Messi, Ronaldo in the right place. And don't forget to rank Beckenbauer, di Stéfano, Puskás, Charlton, Maldini, Zidane, Platini, Garrincha, Matthews, Yashin, Meazza and all those other top players!