We are sure that today’s list of top 15 best Argentine soccer players of all time will be interesting reading material for sports fans, especially for those who enjoy soccer. Known as soccer in the USA and football in the rest of the world this game is defined in the mid-19th century. But, in various cultures, other similar games preceded soccer such as “Episkyros” in ancient Greece and “Harpastum” in Roman times.
The Argentina national football team is among the most successful teams worldwide, and you can check out Argentina’s position on our list of top 25 best soccer countries of all time. They won a championship in FIFA World Cup twice, the first time in 1978, followed by another trophy in 1986. Also, they almost won a championship in 1930, 1990 and 2014. However German national football team was better. Argentina’s next chance to win FIFA World Cup will be this year in Russia.
You can take our word that this list will definitely include greatest Argentine footballers of all-time. Also, If you are looking to find who is the best footballer ever you’ve come to the right place, and maybe you might guess whom we have in mind. But, in case you are interested in soccer players from other South American countries like, let’s say, Brazil, you should check our list of top 20 best Brazilian soccer players of all time that we compiled a while ago. Without a doubt, we are talking about a country that has yielded the most successful soccer players who are known worldwide such as Pelé, Ronaldo, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, etc., and who are considered to be in the top ten football players of all time. Brazil’s national football team is the most successful team in the FIFA World Cup with five championship titles. The national football team from Germany is following them with four titles and they are also current champions as they won FIFA World Cup in 2014 that was held in Brazil. We will see which national team will win FIFA World Cup this year that is scheduled to begin on 14 June in Russia.
Before we start with our list of top 15 best Argentine soccer players of all time, let’s go briefly through the methodology that we devised for compiling it. There is a considerable amount of variables to be considered when ranking best soccer players like a number of goals they scored, a number of cups they played for the national team, etc. We used the similar ranking system like the one used for our list of top 15 best French soccer players of all time. First, we looked for the players that are considered to be best Argentine football players ever. We used the ranking of World Soccer 100 Players of the Century on Topend Sports. When we got a list of the best players, we ranked them according to the accomplishments they have achieved while playing for the national team. Considering only a number of goals they scored wouldn’t cut it, we also included a number of games they played.
15. Higuaín (Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín)
The last place on our list of top 15 best Argentine soccer players of all time goes to Gonzalo Higuaín. He currently plays in a forward position as a striker for Italian club Juventus and the national team of Argentina, for which he played twice in FIFA World Cup.