We have players who are particularly number 7 players, they play as wingers and majorly, a few can also fill in as a striker. Thus, a few of the greatest footballers of all time have worn the number 7 jersey. As a result, we may expect to see nine (9) individuals ranked as the best and most iconic number 7 players of all time. A brief description of nine of the most iconic players who wore the number7 jersey in football.
1. George Best
George Best was a professional footballer from Northern Ireland. He specialized as a winger and spent the bulk of his career with Manchester United. Best is widely considered to be among the sport’s all-time greats due to his exceptional dribbling skills.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
It’s common knowledge that Ronaldo is one of the finest players in the world right now and that he ranks up there among the top number 7s in history.
3. David Beckham
Former English professional player David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is also the president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF and a part owner of the Manchester club Salford City.
4. Franck Ribery
French professional footballer and captain for Salernitana in Serie A, Franck Henry Pierre Ribery. He’s a left winger who’s renowned for his speed, vigor, talent, and pinpoint passing.
5. Eric Cantona
The French actor, director, and producer Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona is also a former professional footballer.
6. Luis Figo
Former Portuguese winger Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo played professionally for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan. He set a record with 127 appearances for the Portugal national team, which has since been surpassed by Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Joao Moutinho.
7. Kevin Keegan
Joseph Kevin Keegan is a former football player and manager for the English national team. He was a forward who had a long career in the league, appearing for teams like Newcastle United, Southampton, Liverpool, and Hamburger SV.
8. Andriy Shevchenko
Former Ukrainian politician, football manager, and professional footballer Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko. Shevchenko was a forward for the Ukrainian national team, Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea, and the English Premier League club, Chelsea. Recently, he coached the Serie A club Genoa.
9. Raul Gonzalez
Raul Gonzalez Blanco, better known simply as Raul, is a former forward for Real Madrid and the reserve squad for Real Madrid in La Liga is currently under his direction. Raul is widely considered to be one of the finest athletes of all time. As a result of their incredible accomplishments on the football field, the nine (9) men listed below are widely considered to be among the sport’s all-time greats. To be more specific, no other “number 7” shirt wearer has been more successful than these athletes.
Out of these nine (9) players, which of them will you rate as the best number 7 player in football history? How many of these players have you seen play before? How well can you rate their performances?