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World Soccer
Editor Gavin Hamilton
Categories Sport
Frequency Monthly
Publisher IPC Media
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.worldsoccer.com

World Soccer is an English language football magazine published by IPC Media. It specialises in the international football scene. Its regular contributing writers include Brian Glanville, Sid Lowe and Tim Vickery. World Soccer is a member of the ESM, an umbrella group of similar magazines printed in other languages. Other members include A Bola, Don Balón, Kicker, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sport Express. The members of this group elect a European "Team of the Month", and a European "Team of the Year".

Since 1982 World Soccer has also organised "Player of the Year", "Manager of the Year", and "Team of the Year" awards. In 2005 awards for the best "Young Player of the Year" and "Referee of the Year" were also introduced. In the December 1999 issue of World Soccer a readers poll listing the 100 greatest football players of the 20th century was published.

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Award winners

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World Player of the Year

World Manager of the Year

Players' All-time ranking

Player Wins
1 Brazil Ronaldo 3
2 France Michel Platini 2
2 Netherlands Ruud Gullit 2
2 Netherlands Marco van Basten 2
2 Brazil Ronaldinho 2
6 Italy Paolo Rossi 1
6 Brazil Zico 1
6 Argentina Diego Maradona 1
6 Germany Lothar Matthäus 1
6 France Jean-Pierre Papin 1
6 Italy Roberto Baggio 1
6 Italy Paolo Maldini 1
6 Italy Gianluca Vialli 1
6 France Zinédine Zidane 1
6 Brazil Rivaldo 1
6 Portugal Luís Figo 1
6 England Michael Owen 1
6 Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd 1
6 Italy Fabio Cannavaro 1
6 Brazil Kaká 1
6 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 1
6 Argentina Lionel Messi 1

By country

Country Wins
1  Brazil 8
2  Italy 5
3  France 4
4  Netherlands 4
5  Portugal 2
6  Argentina 2
7  Germany 1
8  Czech Republic 1
9  England 1

Young Player of the Year

Referee of the Year

World Team of the Year

The 100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century

(Published December 1999)[4]

# Player
1 Brazil Pelé
2 Argentina Diego Maradona
3 Netherlands Johan Cruijff
4 Germany Franz Beckenbauer
5 France Michel Platini
6 ArgentinaSpain Alfredo di Stéfano
7 Hungary Ferenc Puskás
8 Northern Ireland George Best
9 Netherlands Marco van Basten
10 Portugal Eusébio
11 Soviet Union Lev Yashin
12 England Bobby Charlton
13 Brazil Ronaldo
14 England Bobby Moore
15 Germany Gerd Müller
16 Italy Roberto Baggio
17 England Stanley Matthews
18 Brazil Zico
19 Italy Franco Baresi
20 Brazil Garrincha
21 Italy Paolo Maldini
22 Scotland Kenny Dalglish
23 Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
24 France Éric Cantona
25 Romania Gheorghe Hagi
# Player
26 Brazil Romário
27 Brazil Jairzinho
28 France Zinédine Zidane
29 Netherlands Ruud Gullit
30 Wales John Charles
31 Germany Lothar Matthäus
32 England Gordon Banks
33 Germany Jürgen Klinsmann
34 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
35 Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
36 England Gary Lineker
37 Italy Giuseppe Meazza
38 Brazil Rivelino
39 Brazil Didi
40 Wales Ian Rush
41 Denmark Peter Schmeichel
42 Italy Paolo Rossi
43 Liberia George Weah
44 England Michael Owen
45 France Just Fontaine
46 England Duncan Edwards
47 Italy Dino Zoff
48 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
49 England David Beckham
50 England Tom Finney
# Player
51 Brazil Rivaldo
52 Argentina Claudio Caniggia
53 Brazil Tostão
54 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
55 Paraguay José Luis Chilavert
56 England Kevin Keegan
57 England Paul Gascoigne
58 Cameroon Roger Milla
59 Denmark Michael Laudrup
60 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko
61 France David Ginola
62 England Glenn Hoddle
63 Brazil Sócrates
64 Brazil Roberto Carlos
65 England Alan Shearer
66 Argentina Daniel Passarella
67 Croatia Davor Šuker
68 England Dixie Dean
69 Hungary Sándor Kocsis
70 Uruguay Juan Alberto Schiaffino
71 Italy Christian Vieri
72 Argentina Mario Kempes
73 Netherlands Johan Neeskens
74 Italy Luigi Riva
75 Uruguay José Nasazzi
# Player
76 Germany Günter Netzer
77 Italy Alessandro Del Piero
78 Colombia Carlos Valderrama
79 Spain Ricardo Zamora
80 Uruguay Enzo Francescoli
81 Netherlands Edgar Davids
82 Spain Francisco Gento
83 Scotland Jim Baxter
84 Brazil Falcão
85 Wales Ryan Giggs
86 Germany Sepp Maier
87 Poland Zbigniew Boniek
88 Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
89 Hungary György Sárosi
90 Italy Giacinto Facchetti
91 Scotland Alan Hansen
92 France Raymond Kopa
93 England Bryan Robson
94 Germany Matthias Sammer
95 HungarySpain Ladislao Kubala
96 Wales Neville Southall
97 Brazil Gérson
98 Portugal Paulo Futre
99 Denmark Preben Elkjær
100 Brazil Bebeto

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