Johan Cruijff won the ranking of The Player of the Century in Europe before German Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas and Michel Platini ! All great legend players in the World ! Cruijff ,who won three Ballon d’Or, was the most famous exponent of the football philosophy known as Total Football and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Russian Legend Lev Yashin won the ranking of the Goalkeeper of the Century in Europe and in the World. He was the only one Goalkeeper to win a Ballon d’OR ! Dino Zoff and Gordon Banks took places 2 and 3 in the Europe ranking.

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Pictures : Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruijff, Valentina Yashina the wife of Lev Yashin, Dino Zoff, Gordon Banks, Ferenc Puskas.

 

Europe – Player of the Century

 1.Johan Cruijff          (Netherlands)    753
 2.Franz Beckenbauer      (Germany)        709
 3.Alfredo di Stéfano     (Spain)          708
 4.Ferenc Puskás          (Hungary)        667
 5.Michel Platini         (France)         505
 6.Eusébio                (Portugal)       370  (Eusébio Ferreira da Silva)
 7.Robert Charlton        (England)        303
 8.Stanley Matthews       (England)        282
 9.Gerhard Müller         (Germany)        249
10.Marco van Basten       (Netherlands)    240
11.George Best            (N. Ireland)     193
12.Gianni Rivera          (Italy)          113
13.Matthias Sindelar      (Austria)        110
14.Fritz Walter           (Germany)        105
15.Giuseppe Meazza        (Italy)           90
16.Giacinto Facchetti     (Italy)           79
17.Bobby Moore            (England)         74
18.Raymond Kopa           (France)          72
   Uwe Seeler             (Germany)         72
20.Franco Baresi          (Italy)           66
21.Ruud Gullit            (Netherlands)     63
22.Oleg Blokhin           (Soviet Union)    61
23.Sándor Kocsis          (Hungary)         54
24.Ladislao Kubala        (Spain)           53
   Michael Laudrup        (Denmark)         53
   Alessandro Mazzola     (Italy)           53
27.Francisco Gento        (Spain)           49
28.Josef Bican            (Czechoslovakia)  47
29.Silvio Piola           (Italy)           46
30.Kevin Keegan           (England)         45
31.Ernst Ocwirk           (Austria)         44
32.Lothar Matthäus        (Germany)         43
33.József Bozsik          (Hungary)         41
34.Just Fontaine          (France)          40
   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge  (Germany)         40
36.Gunnar Nordahl         (Sweden)          39
37.Denis Law              (Scotland)        38
38.Josef Masopust         (Czechoslovakia)  35
39.Paul Van Himst         (Belgium)         28
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40.Georgi Asparukhov      (Bulgaria)        27
   Paolo Rossi            (Italy)           27
42.James Greaves          (England)         26
   Luigi Riva             (Italy)           26
   Imre Schlosser         (Hungary)         26
45.Stephen Bloomer        (England)         25
46.Zbigniew Boniek        (Poland)          24
   Kenneth Dalglish       (Scotland)        24
   Allan Simonsen         (Denmark)         24
   Eduard Streltsov       (Soviet Union)    24
50.Gerhard Hanappi        (Austria)         23
   Luis Suárez            (Spain)           23
52.William "Dixie" Dean   (England)         22
53.Roberto Baggio         (Italy)           21
   Kazimierz Deyna        (Poland)          21
   Dragan Dzajic          (Yugoslavia)      21
56.Gheorghe Hagi          (Romania          19
   Gaetano Scirea         (Italy)           19
58.Nils Liedholm          (Sweden)          18
59.Gunnar Gren            (Sweden)          17
60.Mário Coluna           (Portugal)        16
   Györgi Sárosi          (Hungary)         16
62.Thomas Lawton          (England)         15
   Hristo Stoichkov       (Bulgaria)        15
64.Dennis Bergkamp        (Netherlands)     14
   Raymond Braine         (Belgium)         14
66.Thomas Finney          (England)         13
   Gary Lineker           (England)         13
   James Edward McGrory   (Scotland)        13
   Herbert Prohaska       (Austria)         13
70.Eric Cantona           (France)          12
   Karl Koller            (Austria)         12
   Paolo Maldini          (Italy)           12
73.Liam Brady             (Ireland)         11
   Nándor Hidegkuti       (Hungary)         11
   Anton Polster          (Austria)         11
   Jean Tigana            (France)          11
   Bernard Vukas          (Yugoslavia)      11
   Vivian John Woodward   (England)         11
79.Ruud Krol              (Netherlands)     10
   Dejan Savicevic        (Yugoslavia)      10
81.Roberto Bettega        (Italy)            9
   Alex James             (Scotland)         9
   Karel Pesek "Káda"     (Czechoslovakia)   9
84.Flórián Albert         (Hungary)          8
   Paul Breitner          (Germany)          8
   Emilio Butragueño      (Spain)            8
   John Charles           (Wales)            8
   Ronald Koeman          (Netherlands)      8
89.Wsjevolod Bobrov       (Soviet Union)     7
   Hugh Gallacher         (Scotland)         7
   Wlodzimierz Lubanski   (Poland)           7
   Dragan Stojkovic       (Yugoslavia)       7
93.Nicolae Dobrin         (Romania)          6
   Günter Netzer          (Germany)          6
   Ian Rush               (Wales)            6
96.Jackey Carey           (Ireland)          5
   Richard Hofmann        (Germany)          5
   Severino Minelli       (Switzerland)      5
   Wolfgang Overath       (Germany)          5
100.Grzegorz Lato         (Poland)           4
    Fritz Szepan          (Germany)          4

Europe – Keeper of the Century

 1.Lev Yashin             (Soviet Union)   498
 2.Dino Zoff              (Italy)          373
 3.Gordon Banks           (England)        360
 4.Ricardo Zamora         (Spain)          304
 5.Sepp Maier             (Germany)        263
 6.František Plánicka     (Czechoslovakia) 204
 7.Peter Schmeichel       (Denmark)        148
 8.Peter Shilton          (England)        124
 9.Gyula Grosics          (Hungary)        117
10.Jean-Marie Pfaff       (Belgium)        100
11.Patrick Jennings       (N. Ireland)      76
12.Vladimir Beara         (Yugoslavia)      72
13.Rudi Hiden             (Austria)         63
14.Thomas Ravelli         (Sweden)          59
15.Harald Schumacher      (Germany)         51
16.Giampiero Combi        (Italy)           49
   Rinat Dasaev           (Soviet Union)    49
18.Jan Tomaszewski        (Poland           44
19.Michel Preud'homme     (Belgium)         41
20.Hans van Breukelen     (Netherlands)     37
   Andreas Köpke          (Germany)         37
22.Ronnie Hellström       (Sweden)          31
   Andoni Zubizarreta     (Spain)           31
24.Edwin van der Sar      (Netherlands)     21
   Ivo Viktor             (Czechoslovakia)  21
26.Walter Zeman           (Austria)         19
27.Walter Zenga           (Italy)           18
28.Frank Victor Swift     (England)         17
29.Jürgen Croy            (East Germany)    16
30.Angelo Peruzzi         (Italy)           13
   Neville Southall       (Wales)           13
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32.Enrico Albertosi       (Italy)           12
   David Seaman           (England)         12
34.Samuel Hardy           (England)         10
   José Ángel Iríbar      (Spain)           10
   József Mlynarczyk      (Poland)          10
   Gianluca Pagliuca      (Italy)           10
   Alberto Costa Pereira  (Portugal)        10
   Hans Tilkowski         (Germany)         10
40.Vítor Damas            (Portugal)         9
   Heinrich Stuhlfauth    (Germany)          9
42.Yevgheni Rudakov       (Soviet Union)     8
43.Luis Arconada          (Spain)            7
   Giuliano Sarti         (Italy)            7
   Anton Turek            (Germany)          7
46.Bernard Lama           (France)           6
47.Pierre Chayriguès      (France)           5
   Alexej Khomitch        (Soviet Union)     5
   Antoni Ramallets       (Spain)            5
   Ronald Simpson         (Scotland)         5
   Károly Zsák            (Hungary)          5

 

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