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With 16,880 biographies, Soccer Players are the are the top ranked profession most common occupation in Pantheon.

Pantheon has 18,552 people classified as soccer players born between 8 and 2004. Of these 18,552, 16,413 (88.47%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, and Cristiano Ronaldo. The most famous deceased soccer players include Pelé, Johan Cruyff, and Ferenc Puskás. As of April 2022, 1673 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Alisha Lehmann, Jean-Pierre Adams, and Ferenc Deák.

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Newly Added Soccer Players (2022)

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Most soccer players were born in Japan (4206), Brazil (1520), and United Kingdom (1248). By city, the most common birth places were Tokyo (225), Montevideo (168), and Brazil (156).The most common death places of soccer players were United Kingdom (171), Italy (148), and Spain (140). By city, these were Montevideo (61), Buenos Aires (58), and Rio de Janeiro (55).

The earliest biographies classified as soccer players in Pantheon are Charles W. Alcock, Alisha Lehmann, and Carlinhos Júnior.  The concentration of soccer players was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier soccer players are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Soccer Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Soccer Players since 1700.

Soccer Players are found within the Sports domain which also includes Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, Tennis Players, and Racing Drivers.