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10 Greatest Football Players who Never won FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup is one of the best sporting events and top football tournament that every footballer wants to win. Till then 20 FIFA world cups have been concluded and several sports’ great have won it for the nation. However there are some best footballers who have failed to bag world cup trophy in their international career.

In the past decade Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the soccer game but still they are missing FIFA world cup glory. Along with these two, there are some footy legends who’ve failed to claim hands on world cup trophy.

Let’s have a look at the footballers list who never won FIFA World Cup.

Best Footballers Who Never Won World Cup

10. Paolo Maldini [Italy]

World Cups: 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002

Best World Cup finish: Runner-up, 1994

Italy's Paolo Maldini never won FIFA world cup

Italy’s Paolo Maldini never won FIFA world cup

9. Oliver Kahn [Germany]

World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006

Best World Cup finish: Runner-up, 2002

Oliver Kahn didn't win FIFA world cup for Germany

Oliver Kahn didn’t win FIFA world cup

8. Zico [Brazil]

World Cups: 1978, 1982, 1986

Best World Cup finish: Third place, 1978

Brazilian Zico never won FIFA world cup trophy

Brazilian Zico never won FIFA world cup trophy

7. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge [Germany]

World Cups: 1978, 1982, 1986

Best World Cup finish: Runner-up, 1982 and 1986

Footballer Karl Heinz Rummenigge never won world cup

Footballer Karl Heinz Rummenigge never won world cup

6. Eusebio [Portugal]

World Cup: 1966

World Cup finish: Third place

Eusebio didn't win football world cup ever for Portugal

Eusebio didn’t win football world cup ever for Portugal

5. Ferenc Puskas [Hungary]

World Cup: 1954

World Cup finish: Runner-up

Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas never won football world cup

Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas never won football world cup

4. Johan Cruyff [Netherlands]

World Cup: 1974

World Cup finish: Runner-up

Johan Cruyff didn't FIFA world cup trophy ever for Netherlands

Johan Cruyff didn’t FIFA world cup trophy ever for Netherlands

3. David Beckham [England]

World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006

World Cup finish: Quarter-Finals, 2002 and 2006

David Beckham failed to win world cup for England

David Beckham failed to win world cup for England

2. Cristiano Ronaldo [Portugal]

World Cups: 2006, 2010, 2014

Best World Cup finish: Fourth place, 2006

Cristiano Ronaldo never won world cup

Cristiano Ronaldo never won world cup

1. Lionel Messi [Argentina]

World Cups: 2006, 2010, 2014

Best World Cup finish: Runner-up, 2014

Lionel Messi failed to win FIFA world cup

Lionel Messi failed to win FIFA world cup

Messi and Ronaldo are set to play in 2018 world cup. Do you think one of these will become champion of FIFA world cup? Share your views in the comment area.

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