Greatest Footballers Of All Time | Top 50 List

24. Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho was the best player on the planet in the mid-2000s and routinely made the outrageous look easy.  He was twice named FIFA World Player of the Year and led Barcelona to a couple of league titles and a Champions League victory in the five seasons he spent in Catalonia – all while Real Madrid were at the height of the Galactico era.

Possibly even more impressive than his enviable trophy haul was the smile he wore whilst playing – a man for whom football was a game to be enjoyed above all else. He would later emulate his best days at Atletico Mineiro in their victorious Copa Libertadores campaign.

Career highlight

Won the 2002 World Cup as part a formidable trio with Ronaldo and Rivaldo dubbed by Brazilian commentator Galvao Bueno as ‘the three Rs’.

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