FIFA World Cup: Argentina's Top 10 Players of All Time

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FIFA World Cup: Argentina's Top 10 Players of All Time

Argentina is, without a doubt, one of the most successful football nations in history. Although heartbreak has outweighed success on the biggest stage, Argentina has won 16 Copa America, 2 Olympic Gold Medals, and 6 FIFA World Youth Championships.

Argentine Clubs have won more Copa Libertadores (22) than Brazilian sides (13), while also exporting some of the great players in the history of the game, including Alfredo Di Stefano, Omar Sivori, Mario Kempes, Daniel Passarella, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, and many more.

Making a list of the best 10 Argentine Players is a nearly impossible task, so I discarded all players who never represented Argentina in a World Cup, which is why Juventus legend Omar Sivori and Real Madrid man Alfredo Di Stefano are not on the list. Although both men had brilliant careers in Argentina with River Plate before crossing the pond, they missed out on the biggest stage before representing Italy and Spain respectively.

I have also discarded players who represented other countries, even if they played in a World Cup for Argentina. For that reason, Luis Monti, who was a runner up with Argentina at Uruguay 1930 before winning the World Cup four years later with Italy, was not included. It is unfair to include such players over those who showed loyalty to the Argentine shirt during their entire careers.

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