With 13,233 biographies, Soccer Players are the 2nd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Politicians.

Pantheon has 13,229 people classified as soccer players born between 1842 and 2001. Of these 13,229, 12,146 (91.81%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, and Diego Maradona. The most famous deceased soccer players include Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskás, and Lev Yashin.

Living Soccer Players

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Deceased Soccer Players

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Most soccer players were born in Japan (1991), Brazil (925), and United Kingdom (822). By city, the most common birth places were Tokyo (127), São Paulo (114), and Montevideo (101).The most common death places of soccer players were United Kingdom (89), Japan (71), and Brazil (70). By city, these were Montevideo (37), Rio de Janeiro (35), and Buenos Aires (28).

The earliest biographies classified as soccer players in Pantheon are Harry Stafford, Willoughby Hamilton, and Charles W. Alcock.  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, Tennis Players, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Racing Drivers.