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Over the past decades, Europe has produced many football talents who have excelled in…

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Over the past decades, Europe has produced many football talents who have shone on the field and dazzled football fans with their performance and prowess, whether with their country’s national teams or with the clubs whose colors they carried, such as Johan Cruyff, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane, and Gerald Muller.

English Sir Bobby Charlton, German Gerd Muller, and Frenchman Michel Platini are among the best football players in Europe ever given the successes they have achieved with their national teams or at club level, according to the British sports website Give Me Sport.

Hungarian Ferenz Puskas, Italian Paolo Maldini, and Frenchman Zinedine Zidane were also included in the list of greats for their exceptional contributions to sports and with their national teams.

In turn, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo stands out as the best player in Europe, with a record international career and many individual and team awards with major clubs.

Considerations on which the classification was based:

  • Career and titles with the club.
  • Journey and achievements with the national team.
  • Legacy in the world of football.

Here are the top 10 European players in football history:

10- The Englishman Sir Bobby Charlton.

9-German Gerd Muller.

8-Frenchman Michel Platini.

7-The Portuguese Eusebio.

6-Italian Paolo Maldini.

5-Frenchman Zinedine Zidane.

4-Hungarian Ferenc Puskas.

3-German Franz Beckenbauer.

2-Dutchman Johan Cruyff.

1-The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.