Those days are far gone when football fans used to grow up watching their local club in action and the players of the local clubs were their heroes. Since the far global reach of football around the world, fans have access to watch the greatest players of the world play for some of the big teams in the world from any around the globe.

The top players in the world are treated like celebrities globally because of their talent that the possess. It might be impossible to find out the exact number of people who love a single player, but looking at the respect that he received from the fans and the oppositions, we have compiled a list of some of the most liked soccer players.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is widely considered as one of the greatest footballers who has ever played the game. He won his first Ballon D’or while he was just 23 years old with a record high vote count and from that he had started to create history breaking all the possible records possible in the history of Football. 

He is also well known around the world to stand up for big occasions and deliver the best whenever his team needs him and he is often called the big match player.

Another reason why he is so popular is his work ethic and his dedication to be the best even at this age where he is in his late 30 and is almost reaching his 40 year age mark,  his work ethic has not changed a bit. 

He still thinks he is mentally 20 years old and has maintained the body of a 20 year old where Fitness reports says that he is just 21.  His dedication towards the game and his beast mentality is what made him popular among the youth.

He is also the most followed personality on social media. He has over 614 million followers on instagram and about 110 million followers on twitter. Seeing his large fan following, he is surely one of the the most liked soccer players in the world.

Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi is a well-known Professional football player who plays as a forward in the Major League Soccer Club Inter Miami and also for the Argentina national football team.

He is also the captain of his Club as well as for the country and is the recent World Cup winner in the year 2022. He has won a record 8 Ballon d’ors which is the highest and is considered as the greatest footballer of all time and also he is one of the Most Liked Soccer Players in the planet.

Because of the short stature of Messi, he has a lower center of gravity because of which he can turn quickly as compared to the tall players.

Messi is a great dribbler and he is well known because of his vision and passing ability but whenever the team requires he can switch on his beast mode and score quick goals to seal the victory for his team because of which today he has more than 800 goals and as his career continues, the figure keeps on increasing.

Messi has about 494 million followers on Instagram which makes him one of the most liked players.

Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane is a well known Football coach and a former football player who used to represent the French National team in the international stage and till date, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest Football players of all time who used to play as an attacking midfielder. 

He was one of those rare players who was well known for his play-making abilities,  vision,  ball passing,  ball controls and his ability to direct the flow of the game as a leader.

Throughout his career he received a lot of individual awards such as FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and winning the 1998 Ballon d’Or. He was arguably the best player of his era because of which he has earned a lot of fan following and is one of the most famous French soccer player of all time and surely one of the most liked soccer players and coaches.

Luka Modric


Luka Modric is a well known professional football player who plays for Real Madrid and is the captain of the Croatian National Football team. He mainly plays as a central mid fielder and is frequently considered as the best mid fielder of all time but because of the talent that he has, he can also play as a defensive or an attacking mid fielder as the team requires. 

Luka Modric is one of the most liked players because of the heroics he presented on the field during the 2018 FIFA World cup and helped Croatia become one of the football giants as he led them to the first ever FIFA World Cup finals. This made him the hero of his country and other people also started looking at him as a true warrior which made him one of the most liked soccer players.

Iker Casillas

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Iker Casillas is a well known former professional football player who used to play as a goalkeeper for the club Real Madrid and also represented the Spanish National Football team.

He is frequently regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in the history because of his exceptional saves that he used to pull off during the most intense moments.

The save that he pulled off during the last minute of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals against Netherlands and helped Spain win the cup was something exceptional.

Throughout his career, he was always considered as the best goalkeeper and till date, even after retiring as a professional player he is regarded as one of the most liked soccer players.