The list of the world's greatest footballers is a well-trodden path. The problem with such assessment is it is solely based on one’s subjective opinion and is therefore as conclusive as asking Emmeline Pankhurst to judge "The Apprentice".
I myself have gone off on a slight tangent with this particular ranking system, splitting the prospectus into alphabetical and talent-based stratospheres. For example, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo is featured on this list simply because there is superior competition in their respective letter of the alphabet.
The following list is not who I believe to be the 26 greatest players the world has ever seen, it is the 26 greatest within the parameters I set myself.
Some of you may possibly refute elements of this list, so feel free to react to this circumstance as you see fit. Comment and like away people; here for your viewing pleasure is my A-to-Z list of the greatest footballers of all time.