Pele is regarded by experts, retired players, current players and football fans alike as the greatest footballer of all times, this headline says it all: How do you spell Pele? G-O-D THE TIMES, JUNE 22ND 1970 With 1000 goals under his belt, being the youngest player to win the World Cup and being the only player to win the World Cup three times, it is hard to dispute that! Maradona is regarded by many as the best football player of all time and was named joint FIFA player of the 20th Century with Pele. His impressive international career spanning 17 years saw him score 34 goals for his country across 91 appearances. Since retirement he has managed and coached at various clubs including for the Argentina national team. It can be said, without a shadow of a doubt, that Bobby Charlton is one of the best international footballers that the world has ever seen. As well as holding legendary unbroken records with United, Charlton also holds England s goal scoring record as well, with 106 caps and 49 goals. Charlton was also part of the victorious 1966 World Cup winning England team beating West Germany in the final at Wembley 4 -2. Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch footballer. Cruyff was the team orchestrator, a playmaker, ammunition provider and marksman with a gift for timing passes. He won the Ballon d Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974. Cruyff was one of the most famous exponents of the football philosophy known as Total Football and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history.