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50 most influential footballers of all time: Messi ranked 30th, Ronaldo on 39th

Mudeet Arora
Messi and Ronaldo given shocking rankings by FourFourTwo
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Nottingham Forest legend Viv Anderson has been named as one of the most influential footballers of all time alongside the likes of modern day legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among others including Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and more.

FourFourTwo compiled this list and here are it's top 50:

50. Zinedine Zidane

49. Lev Yashin

48. Ian Wright

47. George Weah

46. Carlos Volante

45. Jamie Vardy

44. Francesco Totti

43. Kelly Smith

42. Matthias Sindelar

41. Nilton Santos

40. Ronaldo

39. Cristiano Ronaldo

38. Ronaldinho

37. Andrea Pirlo

36. Pele

35. Antonin Panenka

34. Neymar

33. Manuel Neuer

32. Hidetoshi Nakata

31. Thomas Muller

30. Lionel Messi

29. Bill McCracken

28. Stanley Matthews

27. Marta

26. Diego Maradona

25. Claude Makelele

24. Philipp Lahm

23. Andres Iniesta

22. Nandor Hidegkuti

21. Thierry Henry

20. Mia Hamm

19. Gyula Grosics

18. Garrincha

17. Trevor Francis

16. Rio Ferdinand

15. Giacinto Facchetti

14. Eusebio

13. Alfredo Di Stefano

12. Johan Cruyff

11. John Charles

10. Amadeo Carrizo

9. Eric Cantona

8. Jean-Marc Bosman

7. George Best

6. David Beckham

5. Franz Beckenbauer

4. Franco Baresi

3. Ossie Ardiles

2. Jose Andrade

1. Viv Anderson


Without doubt this is an incredible list.

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