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100 players who made their mark on the world's greatest tournament.
Player  Country  Position  Appearances 
Ademir
(1922-1998) 
Brazil  Forward  1950 (2nd)  
Baggio, Roberto
(1967-) 
Italy  Forward  1990 (3rd), 1994 (2nd), 1998 
Banks, Gordon
(1937-) 
England  Goalkeeper  1966 (winner), 1970 
Baresi, Franco
(1960-) 
Italy  Defender  1990 (3rd), 1994 (2nd)  
Beckenbauer, Franz
(1945-) 
West Germany  Defender  1966 (2nd), 1970 (4th), 1974 (winner)  
Bergkamp, Dennis
(1969-) 
Netherlands  Forward  1994, 1998 (4th)  
Bergomi, Giuseppe
(1963) 
Italy  Defender  1982 (winner), 1986, 1990 (3rd), 1998  
Boniek, Zbigniew
(1956-) 
Poland  Forward  1978, 1982 (3rd), 1986  
Brehme, Andreas
(1960-) 
West Germany/
Germany 
Defender  1986 (2nd), 1990 (winner), 1994 
Breitner, Paul
(1951-) 
West Germany  Defender  1974 (winner), 1982 (2nd) 
Butragueno, Emilio
(1963-) 
Spain  Forward  1986, 1990 
Carbajal, Antonio
(1929-) 
Mexico  Goalkeeper  1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966 
Careca
(1960-) 
Brazil  Forward  1986, 1990  
Carlos Alberto
(1945-) 
Brazil  Defender  1970 (winner)  
Ceulemans, Jan
(1957-) 
Belgium  Midfielder  1982, 1986 (4th), 1990  
Charlton, Bobby
(1937-) 
England  Midfielder  1962, 1966 (winner), 1970 
Combi, Gianpiero
(1902-1956) 
Italy  Goalkeeper  1934 (winner) 
Cruyff, Johan
(1947-) 
Netherlands  Midfielder/
Forward 
1974 (2nd) 
Cubillas, Teofilio
(1949-) 
Peru  Forward  1970, 1978, 1982  
Didi
(1929-2001) 
Brazil  Midfielder  1954, 1958 (winner), 1962 (winner) 
Dunga
(1963-) 
Brazil  Midfielder  1990, 1994 (winner), 1998 (2nd) 
Elkjaer, Preben
(1957-) 
Denmark  Forward  1986 
Escobar, Andres
(1967-1994) 
Colombia  Defender  1994 
Eusebio
(1942-) 
Portugal  Forward  1966 (3rd)  
Fillol, Ubaldo
(1950-) 
Argentina  Goalkeeper  1974, 1978 (winner), 1982 
Fontaine, Just
(1933-) 
France  Forward  1958 (3rd) 
Gaetjens, Joe
(1924-1964) 
United States  Forward  1950 
Garrincha
(1933-1983) 
Brazil  Midfielder  1958 (winner), 1962 (winner), 1966 
Gemill, Archie
(1947-) 
Scotland  Midfielder  1978  
Gilmar
(1930-) 
Brazil  Goalkeeper  1958 (winner), 1962 (winner), 1966 
Hagi, Gheorghe
(1965-) 
Romania  Midfielder  1990, 1994, 1998  
Hidegkuti, Nandor
(1922-2002) 
Hungary  Forward  1954 (second), 1958 
Hurst, Geoff
(1941-) 
England  Forward  1966, 1970  
Jairzinho
(1944-) 
Brazil  Midfielder  1966, 1970 (winner), 1974 (4th) 
Jennings, Pat
(1945-) 
Northern Ireland  Goalkeeper  1982, 1986 
Kempes, Mario
(1954-) 
Argentina  Forward  1974, 1978 (winner) 
Klinsmann, Juergen
(1964-) 
West Germany/
Germany 
Forward  1990 (winner), 1994, 1998 
Kocsis, Sandor
(1929-1978) 
Hungary  Forward  1954 (2nd) 
Kopa, Raymond
(1931-) 
France  Forward  1954, 1958 (3rd) 
Krol, Ruud
(1949-) 
Netherlands  Defender  1974 (2nd), 1978 (2nd)  
Lato, Grzegorz
(1950-) 
Poland  Forward  1974 (3rd), 1978, 1982 (3rd) 
Laudrup, Michael (1964-)  Denmark  Forward  1986, 1998 
Leonidas
(1910-) 
Brazil  Forward  1934, 1938 (3rd) 
Letchkov, Yordan
(1967-) 
Bulgaria  Midfielder  1994 (4th) 
Liedholm, Nils
(1922-) 
Sweden  Midfielder  1958 (2nd) 
Lineker, Gary
(1960-) 
England  Forward  1986, 1990 (4th) 
Maier, Sepp
(1944-) 
West Germany  Goalkeeper  1970 (3rd), 1974 (winner), 1978 
Maldini, Paolo
(1968-) 
Italy  Defender  1990 (3rd), 1994 (2nd), 1998 
Maradona, Diego
(1960-) 
Argentina  Midfielder/
Forward 
1982, 1986 (winner), 1990 (2nd), 1994 
Masopust, Josef
(1931-) 
Czechoslovakia  Midfielder  1958, 1962 (2nd) 
Matthaeus, Lothar
(1961-) 
West Germany/
Germany 
Midfielder  1982 (2nd), 1986 (2nd), 1990 (winner), 1994, 1998 
Meazza, Giuseppe
(1910-1979) 
Italy  Forward  1934 (winner), 1938 (winner) 
Milla, Roger
(1952-) 
Cameroon  Forward  1982, 1990, 1994 
Monti, Luis
(1901-1983) 
Argentina/
Italy 
Defender  1930 (Argentina, 2nd), 1934 (Italy, winner) 
Moore, Bobby
(1941-1993) 
England  Defender  1962, 1966 (winner), 1970  
Muller, Gerd
(1945-) 
West Germany  Forward  1970 (3rd), 1974 (winner)  
Nasazzi, Jose
(1901-1968) 
Uruguay  Defender  1930 (winner) 
Neeskens, Johann
(1951-) 
Netherlands  Midfielder  1974 (2nd), 1978 (2nd) 
Nejedly, Oldrich
(1909-1990) 
Czechoslovakia  Goalkeeper  1934 (2nd), 1938 
N'Kono, Thomas
(1956-) 
Cameroon  Goalkeeper  1982, 1990 
Overath, Wolfgang
(1943-) 
West Germany  Midfielder  1966 (2nd), 1970 (3rd), 1974 (winner) 
Owairan, Saeed
(1967-) 
Saudi Arabia  Forward  1994, 1998 
Passarella, Daniel
(1953-) 
Argentina  Defender  1978 (winner), 1982 
Patenaude, Bert
(1909-1974) 
United States  Forward  1930 (3rd) 
Pele
(1940-) 
Brazil  Forward  1958 (winner), 1962 (winner), 1966, 1970 (winner) 
Piola, Silvio
(1913-1996) 
Italy  Forward  1938 (winner) 
Planicka, Frantisek
(1904-1996) 
Czechoslovakia  Goalkeeper  1934 (2nd), 1938 
Platini, Michel
(1955-) 
France  Midfielder  1978, 1982 (4th), 1986 (3rd) 
Puskas, Ferenc
(1927-) 
Hungary/Spain  Forward  1954 (2nd), 1962  
Rahn, Helmut
(1929-) 
West Germany  Forward  1954 (Winner), 1958 (4th) 
Rensenbrink, Rob
(1947-) 
Netherlands  Midfielder  1974 (2nd), 1978 (2nd) 
Riva, Luigi
(1944-) 
Italy  Forward  1970 (2nd), 1974 
Rivelino
(1946-) 
Brazil  Midfielder  1970 (winner), 1974 (4th), 1978 (3rd) 
Romario
(1966-) 
Brazil  Forward  1994 (winner) 
Ronaldo
(1976-) 
Brazil  Forward  1994 (winner), 1998 (2nd) 
Rossi, Paolo
(1956-) 
Italy  Forward  1978 (4th), 1982 (winner) 
Ruggeri, Oscar
(1962-) 
Argentina  Defender  1986 (winner), 1990 (2nd), 1994 
Rummenigge, Karl-Heinz
(1955-) 
West Germany  Forward  1978, 1982 (2nd), 1986 (2nd) 
Santos, Nilton
(1925-) 
Brazil  Defender  1954, 1958 (winner), 1962 (winner) 
Sarosi, Gyorgy
(1912-1993)nbsp;
Hungary  Forward  1938 (2nd) 
Scarone, Hector
(1898-1967) 
Uruguay  Forward  1930 (winner) 
Schiaffino, Juan
(1925-) 
Uruguay  Forward  1950 (winner), 1954 (4th) 
Schiavio, Angelo
(1905-1990) 
Italy  Forward  1934 (winner) 
Schillaci, Salvatore
(1964-) 
Italy  Forward  1990 (3rd) 
Seeler, Uwe
(1936-) 
West Germany  Forward  1958 (4th), 1962, 1966 (2nd), 1970 (3rd) 
Shilton, Peter
(1949-) 
England  Goalkeeper  1982, 1986, 1990 (4th) 
Socrates
(1954-) 
Brazil  Midfielder  1982, 1986 
Stabile, Guillermo
(1906-1966) 
Argentina  Forward  1930 (2nd) 
Stoitchkov, Hristo
(1966-) 
Bulgaria  Forward  1994 (4th), 1998 
Suker, Davor
(1968-) 
Croatia  Forward  1998 (3rd) 
Tardelli, Marco
(1954-) 
Italy  Midfielder  1978, 1982 (winner) 
Valderama, Carlos
(1961-) 
Colombia  Midfielder  1990, 1994, 1998  
Varela, Obdulio
(1917-1996) 
Uruguay  Defender  1950 (winner), 1954 (4th) 
Vava
(1934-2002) 
Brazil  Forward  1958 (winner), 1962 (winner) 
Vogts, Berti
(1946-) 
West Germany  Defender  1970 (3rd), 1974 (winner), 1978 
Walter, Fritz
(1920-2002) 
West Germany  Midfielder  1954 (winner), 1958 
Yashin, Lev
(1929-1990) 
Soviet Union  Goalkeeper  1958, 1962, 1966 (4th) 
Zico
(1953-) 
Brazil  Forward  1978 (3rd), 1982, 1986 
Zidane, Zinedine
(1972-) 
France  Midfielder  1998 (winner) 
Zoff, Dino
(1942-) 
Italy  Goalkeeper  1974, 1978 (4th), 1982 (winner) 
 
 


 
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