5 Best Players ever to grace the World Cup

The World Cup is the perfect platform for superstars not just to make a name for themselves but to write themselves into the eternal footballing history of a nation.

Here are 5 of the tournament greats. Over the last century, we have seen numerous players achieve greatness in football.

Miroslav Klose is best known for his performances with the German national team. He was part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup, having previously finished second (2002) and third (2006, 2010) in the competition.

In 1998, Zinedine Zidane scored twice against Brazil to seal what would be a unifying World Cup triumph for a divided France.

Ronaldo Nazario won the Golden Ball in 1998, his tournament was, and continues to be, shrouded in controversy due to the mysterious illness suffered just before the final against France.



In the space of four World Cup quarter-final minutes, Diego Maradona sealed his reputation as one of the most controversial and talented figures in football history.

When Pele arrived at the 1958 World Cup as an unknown 17-year-old, he wasn't even fully fit.