In putting together my top 5 soccer players of all-time my only criteria was that in order to be considered, the player had to be retired. That is why someone like Ronaldinho is not on the list. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the privilege of seeing all 5 players on the list live and in person.
The players are in order of who I think was the best.Disagree with the list? Add who you think should be on this list in the comments section or leave a comment if disagree with a pick.