Picture : PELE, the Number 1 in the XXth Century
The 3 Best World Players of the XXth Century together in New York with Cosmos (1977-1978).
In the year 2000, the IFFHS has organized the votes to elect the "Football Players of the XXth Century" of the World and the Continents, also separate elections for the "Goalkeepers of the XXth Century". The elections were based on polls of journalists, former players and specialists .
All results were published in two books and all the winners were crowned in two WORLD FOOTBALL GALAS in Germany in 2000 and 2001.
In the next weeks, the IFFHS will publish the new ALL TIME TEAMS of the World, the Continents and the Countries from 1901 to 2020 ! Before that, we remember all rankings of the XXth Century (1901 – 2000) based on the elections of the IFFHS in 2000.
THE IFFHS RANKING OF THE WORLD'S BEST PLAYER OF THE XXth CENTURY