Starting from an early age, left-footed football players are often placed into one of two positions on the field: left wing or left back. After all, most coaches have plenty of right-footed players that can play everywhere else on the field, but only so many kids who can play on the left.
As a result, many left-footed children grow up idolizing and emulating their favorite left wingers and left backs.
Over the years, there have been several fantastic left-footed players, and the list of great ones just keeps growing.
As time has gone on, these left-footed players have become so good that they have crept in and moved away from the left flank, out into other positions on the field.
These left-footed players are not just becoming some of the greatest left-footed players to ever play the game—they are becoming some of the greatest players ever.
As I am relatively young, I apologize for not being able to have a complete comprehensive grasp of every left-footed player to play the game. I obviously will side with the more contemporary player whom I have seen play, though I have tried to list as many of the all-time players as I could.
Here are the 20 best left-footed footballers of all time.