La Albiceleste (The Sky and Blue) among the top few powerhouses in the football galaxy with two World Cups in their name, Argentina is one south American nation which is truly passionate about the game of football, watching their rich history the famous players they have produced that comes in a no surprise, Argentina is widely remembered for their birth of two world class players who took the game on a different level, apart for those magicians the country gifted some scintillating players who have played the country’s success throughout the year.
There are plenty of Argentina players to choose from but there are some players who mark their presence in this wonderful game and some also regarded one of the best in their generations.
Here we present top 10 Argentine players of all time:
Ubaldo Filol: “El Pato” has played almost 30 years for the South American giants Argentina in his career; in club level he has played most of his part with Atletico Madrid and with Flamengo. He is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the South American continent.
With his heroics he has won seven league titles with the Argentine giants River plate and he has earned 58 caps for the Sky and Blue sides and got featured in 1947,1978,1982 world cups for the nation.
He earned the tag of best ever shot stopper in the country with his spot kick stopping ability and in his career he has saved total 25 percent of the spot kicks he faced, and with these qualities he has earned the All time best Argentina players list.
Roberto Ayala: The fourth highest cap player for the Argentine national squad after Zanett, Messi and Mascherano earned the spot in All time best Argentina players list, Like Zanetti.
Centre back also represented Argentine in two world cups, he represented the 98 world cup in France but mercifully missed the disastrous Japan and Korea world cup campaign cause of an Injury just before the opening match.
In 2006 he was a commanding figure in the Argentina back four, and named in the all star team of the world cup alongside his countryman Hernan Crespo.
Javier Zanetti: The Inter Milan Idol is one of the Argentine players who played a single world cup for his country after being brilliant in his game, and become the victim of Argentina football politics and injustices.
When it comes to loyalty and passion few can match this lad, and he has earned himself a spot in all time best Argentina players list,
He almost played two decades for the Italian giants Inter Milan and he has won trophies like Five Serie A titles, Four Coppa Italia and one champions league and one UEFA cup and one club world cup in his alluring career.
In his international career he is not that encumbered with International trophies and he has earned the most no. of caps for the Argentina side of 145 times.
Daniel Passarella: Passarella is the only player who plays a distinct role to feature in both f the Argentina’s world cup winning triumph, and got into the all time best Argentina players list.
He is the first Argentine player to lift the world cup trophy and captained his country to the major success on their home soil.
It was easy to fall out with side abrasive character but with his towering structure he has earned respect and recognition from his friends and foes.
He was the wall of the Argentina back four line, his robust tackling was only match by his goal scoring abilities, despite being a centre half has 144 goals to his name in 447 games at club level and in for the Argentina side he has scored total no. of22 goals in his 70 caps.
Fernando Redondo: The supremely talented Fernando Redondo makes himself in All time best Argentina players charts. He was one of the most dominating midfielders of 1990 ear for Argentina and Real Madrid.
He is one of the most elegant foreign players for Madrid to pass through their hallowed hall, despite his supreme ability on the field his international career was rocked by to cut outs with the Argentina national team, most arguably in 1998 world cup when the head coach of Argentina national football team Daniel Passarella exclude him from the national team using his long hair reason.
Despite all these he has made 29 appearances for the La Albicilestes and marked his presence with the like Diego Maradona and Batistuta.
Angel Lubarna: The Grand old man of Argentina football has earned the spot in All time best Argentina players list, He was notably one of the most successful player for the dangerous side of River plate side, he has won the Argentina domestic league consecutive nine times (1941, ’42, ’45, ’47, ’52, ’53, ’55, ’56, ’57) with the River plate side.
He has seen his career coincide with the Argentina national team when Argentina refused to take participation in the world cup stage in 1958, nevertheless he has won two major titles with the South American giants in 1946 and in 1955.
Alfredo Di Stefano: One of the living legends of this generation, the legendary Real Madrid scorer Alfred Di Stefano forced into all time best Argentina players list.
He was the lynchpin of the Spanish capital’s all conquering side of the 1950’s and remains a mammoth character in the biggest club of world of football, in late 195’s the Argentine forward was the biggest attraction in the Madrid squad, where he won successive eight La liga titles with the La Liga giants and five Champions league crowns.
Though he played very small stint for his homeland Argentina where he won one Copa America crown in 1974 before to Colombia and then Spain.
Omar Sivori: The Juventus man has established himself as one of the most shining stars for his country in his time and he makes in the all time best Argentina players list.
He is one of the most aces of his country who established himself as a superstar in his home soil and also in overseas.
The star forward has won six consecutive gongs with his respective clubs; he has won three domestic league titles with River plate and three with the Serie A giants Juventus.
He has also the part of Argentina star studded team of 1957 Copa America campaign,which people considered as one of the greatest football squad fielded by the South American giants.
Mario Kempes: The hero of Argentina’s first world cup success Mario Kempes been ranked in all time best Argentina players list, before Maradona he was the protagonist for Argentina.
In 1978 world cup the Valencia man scored total six goals for the sky and Blues and out of which two crucial goals in the final against Netherlands which helped Argentina to win the match by 3-1 goals, because of his match winning goals he has named the best player of South America in 1978.
He also has a glorious career in his club level with the Spanish side Valencia where he has won Copa Del Rey European super cup with them.
Lionel Messi: Staggeringly similar to Diego Maradona in terms of height and also a left footed player with incredibly dribbling ability he is the best of his generation, and the Barcelona man include himself in all time best Argentina players list.
Now many football pundits lauded him as one of the greatest of football because of his match winning potential, his achievements with the Spanish side Barcelona has earned him many praises and many accolades.
Along like his compatriot Lionel Messi is also the main attraction of the star studded Barcelona team of 2009-11 which many says the best ever Barcelona team in their history.
The five time Ballon d’Or winner has won each and every gong with his club side but unable to win International trophy with his country, eh even came close to win it in three consecutive years with Argentina in World cup final where they lost the final against Germany and then in 2015 and in 2016 lost Copa America against Chile in the penalty shoot outs, , so the next Qatar world cup will be the last chance for him to end his trophy drought phase with his country.
Diego Maradona: The legendary Diego Armando Maradona obtained the most valuable spot and been ranked in All time best Argentina players list, while the superstar is still stealing the headlines with his argumentative statements and his vivid lifestyle, on the pitch he has made his mark for his country in each and every occasion when he represents Argentina.
Widely he has been compared with the Brazilian legend Pele but he was as controversial as we was magnificent. He has got illustrious career with his county and for the Serie A side Napoli where he single handily won trophies for his club and counties in major competitions.
In the 1986 world cup he captained his county at Mexico and won it for his countryman in a style, and many suggest it was the world cup of Maradona.
The eternal debate will be there who is better Maradona or Messi but his world cup will definitely put hi way ahead than Messi.