Top 10 Argentine Footballers
One of the biggest football team in South America and the world, the AFA(Argentine Football Association )has some of the best players to have the ever graced the sport. For fans of the game there exists a debate among who is the greatest Messi or Maradona. Let’s take a look at the 10 best Argentinian footballers of all time.
Diego Armando Maradona
Diego Armando Maradona called the god of football. A true legend in every football team he played for and adored by fans in Napoli (ITA) and of his beloved Boca Juniors (ARG).Unfortunately, Maradona passed away on the 25th of November 2020 but his legacy is eternal and will live on in the hearts and minds of Argentinians and football fans all over the world.
2. Lionel Messi
Leonel Massi is one of the star of the modern era and the top goal scorer for both Argentina and Barcelona. La pulga and his left-footed dribbling has drawn comparisons with his compatriot Maradona. Lionel Messi has won a record six European Golden Boots and six Ballon D’ or awards as well as countless trophies with Barcelona. He is already regarded as one the the best footballers of all time in the world’s football lovers.
3. Alfredo Di Stefano
Alfredo Di Stefano was an Argentine-born professional footballer and coach who played as forward, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is best known for his achievements with Real Madrid. He was one of only three players to play a part in all five European Cup victories, scoring goals in each of the five finals. Di Stefano played international football mostly for Spain after moving to Madrid, but he also played for Argentina and Colombia.
He scored over 800 goals in his career and in 2003 was voted the fourth best player in the last 50 years.Alfredo Di Stefani Died in 2014 at the age of 88.
4. Mario Alberto Kempes
Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a striker or central midfielder. His father, Mario, also a footballer, inspired him to play from a young age. At the age of seven he began playing with a junior team and at fourteen. He was born on July 15, 1954, His father heavily supported him. A prolific striker whose career defining goals in front of a home crowd in Buenos Aires’ ‘El Monumental’ led Argentina to a 3-1 victory over the Netherlands and secured their first World Cup in 1978.
5. Juan Roman Riquelme
Juan Roman Riquelme is an Argentine former professional footballer and current vice-president of Boca Juniors, the club where he spent the majority of his playing career. He was born June 24, 1978. Brilliance, elegance and talent. These words sum up Riquelme and his career perfectly. Often considered the greatest player to wear the blue and yellow of Boca, Juan Roman was named Argentine Footballer of the year by FIFA 4 times.
6. Gabriel Omar Batistuta
Gabriel Omar Batistuta is an Argentine former professional footballer. During his playing career, Batistuta was nicknamed Batigol as well as El Ángel Gabriel.He was born February 1, 1969, Avellaneda Argentina. Supremely gifted with a predatory nose for goals, Batistuta scored 58 goals in 76 matches. “Batigol” is Argentina’s leading scorer in World Cups, with a whopping 10 goals to his name.
7. Daniel Passarella
Daniel Alberto Passarella is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a centre back, and former manager of the Argentina and Uruguay national football teams. He was captain of the Argentina team that won the 1978 World Cup. Daniel ‘El gran Capitan’’ played 70 games and scored 22 goals, and is possibly the best ‘number 6’ to have played in the White and Sky Blues.
8. Carlos Tevez
Carlos Tevez is an Argentine professional football manager and former player. A quick, tenacious, powerful, hard-working and dynamic forward in his prime, Tevez was capable of playing as a striker, as a winger, as a supporting forward, or as an attacking midfielder. He saves west ham from relegation and won trophies with both Manchester teams. Despite some dosgy agents who made terrible decisions for him, his teams loved him for playing like a rabid dog, rarely standing still, rarely complaining to his team-mates, and always making life difficult for his opponents.
9. Sergio Aguero
Sergio Leonel Aguero Del Castillo, also known as Kun Aguero, is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is considered one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the greatest players in the history of the Premier League, during his decade-long association with Manchester City. Argentine Sergio Agüero won the Premier League Golden Boot. In November 2017, Agüero became Manchester City’s all-time highest goal-scorer, scoring his 178th City goal against Napoli. He was named to the PFA Team of the Year in 2017–18 and 2018–19. He is currently the 4th highest goal scorer in Premier League history, and the highest non-English scorer in the history of the competition, with 180 goals in the division. He also holds the record for most hat-tricks in the Premier League.
10. Ubaldo Fillol
Ubaldo Fillol is an Argentine football coach and former goalkeeper He took part in the 1974, 1978 (where he won the championship with his team and was voted Best Goalkeeper) and 1982 World Cups representing the Argentine National Team. He also played in the South American qualifiers for the 1986 world cup, but he was finally not chosen for the final team that played (and won) in Mexico. He is usually considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers and usually regarded as the best Argentine goalkeeper ever.