Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

31. Juan Manuel Moreno

Moreno was the first footballer to win a league title in four different countries – and the last until Jiri Jarosik 50 years later. He was the complete forward, boasting excellent technique, physical strength and great vision – and led River Plate to six national titles before going on to win league championships in Mexico, Chile and Colombia.

A striker of supreme talent, Moreno was linchpin of the fabled La Maquina. This great River side of the 1940s were hugely important to the tactical development of the game in South America and beyond: they were the first team to frequently exchange positions in attack.

Career highlight: Moreno represented Argentina at four Copas America, leading them glory in 1941 and 1947.


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