Abedi Ayew : Writers at Football Magazine FourFourTwo have ranked the best hundred players ever to grace the game of football and there is no Ghanaian footballer on the list ; not even the great Abedi Ayew “Pele”.
Liberia’s George Weah is the only African to make the rich list at position number 97.
The top five are Lionel Messi , Diego Maradona , Cristiano Ronaldo , Pele and Zinedine Zidane.
In relation to Weah , FourFourTwo wrote :
So far, Africa’s only Ballon d’Or recipient, George Weah is now president of Liberia. He’s always led from the front.
King George was a tornado of a footballer and one of the most thrilling footballers in full pelt ever to play the game. He could take on swathes of defenders and blast past them with electric pace, while his finishing, technical ability and creativity were all superb.
He lit up Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, winning titles and plaudits a plenty to become one of the most influential and beloved African footballers ever to play the game.
Career highlight: A fabulous solo goal against Verona in which Weah barely looked like he was breaking a sweat while frolicking through the entire opposition backline. It typified his class, bluster and frightening individual ability: do you know how difficult that was to do in 1990s Italy?
Alex Reid put together this ranking. He was supported with contributions from Alex Hess, Marcus Alves, Mark White, Declan Warrington, Thore Haugstad, Michael Yokhin, Andrew Murray, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jon Spurling.
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