Soccer is undoubtedly the uncrowned emperor when it comes to sports. With crazy and diehard fans all over the world; soccer is undoubtedly something that will rule the hearts of the people for a long time for sure. People are crazy for their favorite soccer stars and that can be reflected in over populated stadiums all over the world during various matches. Now here is brought to you a list of some of the Famous Soccer Players who have worn jersey number 10:
10. Francesco Totti (27th Sept 1979, Rome, Italy)
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This 39 year old Italian football player has been present in the grounds since 1984. He plays in the position of attacking midfielder and second striker. A combination of charming and tough looks; Totti played with all his might in the matches. He has been given a place in the list of 125 greatest football players living by Pele himself. The player currently plays for the Club of Roma and is believed to be the greatest and Famous Soccer Players player for Roma till date. Totii has won golden shoe and golden foot awards along with many other awards. This number 10 wearing player has surely proved that he is called the Golden Boy and The king of Rome for a reason.
9. Ronaldinho (21st March 1980, Porto Alegre, Brazil)
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This 35 year old Brazilian Footballer was born in the Porto Alegre region of the Brazil. A member of the FIFA world cup winning team in 2002; where he was accompanied by 2 other legends of football in his own team, Ronaldo and Rivaldo. This guy has been awarded FIFA World Player of the Year Award continuously in the years 2004 and 2005. In the 97 matches played by him for Brazil’s football team; this guy has scored 33 goals. He has also got the honor of being in the list of 100 greatest players by Pele. Ronaldinho in fact did a pretty good justice with the number 10 jersey.
8. Neymar Jr. (5th Feb 1992, Mogi das Cruzes)
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A 23 year old soccer player who has already been started to compare with Pele for their familiar styles of playing. While Pele himself has regarded him as an “excellent player”; the forward/winger player from Brazil has been predicted to be “the best in the world in future” by stars like Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi. Take a look at the records and awards received by this young lad and decide and you will understand that he is the true worthy of being in this list with all these other legends.
7. Zinedine Zidane (23rd June 1972, Marseille, France)
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This 43 year old French Footballer was born in the Marseille region of the France. He played as an attacking midfielder. Zidane is one of the 3 players other than Messi and Ronaldo who won FIFA world player of the year 3 times. He has been a member of the national football team of France for more than a decade. He is currently working as an assistant coach at Real Madrid. He is most popularly known for hitting Marco Materazzi with his head in the FIFA world cup final of 2006; an event that changed the course of the game and the fate of his team.
6. Michel Platini (21st June 1955, Jœuf, France)
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Born on 21st June 1955 in the Jceuf region of France; this 60 year old footballer is the President of UEFA (Union of European Football Association) since the year 2007. This legendary player was amongst the top players of the FIFA players of the century voting and also has the honor of being chosen as a member of the FIFA World Cup Dream Team. He played as the attacking midfielder in the team of France and had a career from 1988 to 1992. Michel bagged the very prestigious Ballon d’Or award for 3 consecutive years from 1983 to 1985. Not just amongst the great players who wore jersey number 10; this guy was also chosen in the 100 best football players of all time by FIFA.
5. Wayne Rooney (24th Oct 1985, Croxteth, England)
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This 29 year old footballer was born in the Croxteth region of Liverpool in England. Also known as “Wazza”; this guy plays as a forward in his teams. He is the highest goal scorer in the England’s history with 50 goals in his account. Not that he is the best player in his team; he is also the most red carded player in his team along with David Beckham. He has been a member of Menchester United’s team since 2004 and has made appearance in 346 matches with 171 goals in his account there.
4. Roberto Baggio (18th Feb 1967, Caldogno, Italy)
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Born on 18th February 1967 in the Coldogno region of Italy; Roberto is one of the best football players in all the generations. He played as the second striker and attacking midfielder in the team of Italy. He played for the Italian football team from 1988 to 2004 and was given a place in the Italian Football’s Hall of Fame in the year of 2011. Apart from the Jersey Number 10; Roberto had several other distinguish things also about him that raised the interest of people in him. He carried a very unique and attractive hairstyle throughout his career and also was known for his peaceful behavior in and outside the field. This great player has played 56 matches for his team and has scored 27 goals in them.
3. Lionel Messi (24th June 1987, Rosario, Argentina)
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He is a 28 year old football player who plays for Argentina. He joined the team of Argentina in the year of 2004 only at a very young age. He is currently the captain of the nation football team of Argentina and also plays for the club FC Barcelona. He has currently been accepted as the best football player in the world and his performance simply reflects him as the worthy of this title. He is the first one to win 4 Ballons d’Or awards and if that wasn’t enough; he won them consecutively. Also this young guy has it in his account to win 3 European golden shoe awards. Of course this young man has brought the honor to the jersey number 10. Messi became the player of the tournament in both 2014 world cup and 2015 Copa America.
2. Pele (23rd Oct 1940, Três_Corações, Brazil)
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Now this is the name that doesn’t need any introduction. Anything that will be written here will not be doing any justice to the legacy of this player. Though all of us know him by the name of Pele; his full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. He was born in Brazil and played as the forward and attacking midfielder in his team. This legend is often known by names of “The Black Pearl” or “The King of Football”. Countless are the awards that he got in the field of football; he got a name in Time magazine list of ‘100 most influential people of the 20th century’.
1. Diego Maradona (30th Oct 1960, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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All those who know even a little about football; would not dare say that they have not heard this name. A player for whom even the word legend will not be enough; this man is undoubtedly the king of football. It is a toughie to decide whether Maradona owes to football or football owes to him. This 54 year old man was born in the Buenos Aires region of the Argentina. He played as an attacking midfielder and the second striker for his teams. After his retirement, he has been worked as a manager in many clubs and also the manager of the national team of Argentina.
So these were some of the most Famous Soccer Players who not only wore the jersey number 10 but made it a trend for future generation of football fans and players worldwide.