Football is one of the most popular sports globally. Most countries play football year-round, and it is played professionally at a professional level. Some football stars are known for their achievements and popularity throughout the years. And here is a list of famous players.

Christiano Ronaldo

Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo (born 3 August 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team. His father was born in Zambia but raised in Madeira, while his mother moved to Portugal from Madeira when she was very young. He began playing football with local teams in his hometown before signing for Benfica’s youth setup in 1999.

Lionel Messi

Argentina – Lionel Andres “Lolo” Maradona Gago Esteban Macouhon also simply known by his nickname ‘El Pibe’ (“The Kid”), is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Italian club Barcelona and captains the Argentina national team. He has accumulated 206 caps, scoring 60 goals since making his international debut on 4 April 2004 against Croatia. Messi won five FIFA World Player of the Year awards, three Ballon d’Or awards and the UEFA Champions League twice. From 2007-to 2019 he scored more than 100 goals for Barcelona. He holds the record for being the youngest player ever to score 500 career goals. You will also find some best Australia online casino sites with Lionel Messi’s themed online slots. That’s shows how popular Messi is.


Brazil – Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (; Brazilian pronunciation: born 8 June 1992), often abbreviated Nê or Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Brazil national team. Nicknamed El Niño, he is considered one of the world’s best players. Internationally, he represents both Brazil and Barcelona, winning two La Liga titles with Barça. In addition, he has represented the Seleção Brasileira on 21 occasions between 2009 and 2019.


Football is a global game in which all nations compete. The sport’s appeal is based on many factors including the fact that you can watch any match whenever and wherever you want. It is a great stress reliever, especially after work hours. Moreover, this game gives everyone something to talk about every weekend.