10. George Best George Best's career was plagued by drink problems, but his talent was almost unparalleled.

9. Zinedine Zidane Zidane's strengths are his individual skill, ball control, physical strength and passing.

8. Alfredo Di Stéfano He wasn't your conventional striker, though; he appeared all over the pitch, tackling, passing and dictating the play.

7. Ferenc Puskás In Hungary, he won a further five league titles. At the international level, he led Hungary to the 1954 World Cup Final.

6. Franz Beckenbauer He won the 1974 World Cup and the 1972 European Championships, as well as three European Cups and eight league titles during his club career.

5. Michel Platini He was an excellent passer and free-kick taker, but he combined this with ruthless goal-scoring ability.

4. Zico As an attacking midfielder, he further combined his talents with heading ability and free-kick mastery to be one of the most complete offensive players ever.

3. Johann Cruyff He was the total footballer, combining a sublime gracefulness with a clinical ability and calculating intelligence.

2. Pelé His sheer power, strength, pace and dribbling ability saw him score all varieties of goal for fun.

1. Diego Maradona Diego Maradona's talent was without a doubt the greatest ever seen in football.