The Greatest Left Footed Football Players

Football is the most popular game globally. Every fan knows that feeling and rush of blood supporting a club, team, or country. This sport is a religion in its own and there’s no denying that. The number of left footed footballers since football came into being is few. This space is dedicated to the greatest left footed football players.

There is a mystical element that adds uniqueness to a left footed footballer. The charisma, grace and dynamism a left foot brings to football are unmistakable. Over the years footballers with that special left foot have left fans speechless. Leg speed, control,

pass, dead ball situations, and penalty’s,  predominantly left footed football players have been involved in every scenario that has proved vital in match wins. While some believe that being a left footer has its disadvantages, majority are of the opinion a left footed footballer is more deceptive and unpredictable with moves than their right counterparts. Left footers are able to create unimaginable angles and make through passes more effectively because of their unconventional movement and direction with the ball.

Teams with Left footed players taking corner kicks increase their chances of scoring significantly because of aerial angles created. Goal Keepers don’t have it easy, especially so when a left footed footballer is about to take a free kick. The 20-30 yard distance free kick taken by a left footed footballer is a nightmare for every goal keeper. The best goalkeepers dread angles left footed players create. Needless to say a left footed kick goes past the wall more frequently than right footed kicks. Most times goalkeepers are unable to reach the ball taken from a free kick by a left foot player; this because a left footed football player’s angle on elevation combined with drift and deviation leaves the goalkeeper unsighted. Yes, it’s true, in a dead ball situation; a left footer causes panic in the opposition. Sit back, relax, and dwell in the mastery and mystery of left footed wizards. Here’s a list of the greatest left footed football players.

Lionel Messi


David Silva


Arjen Robben


Robin Van Persie


Roberto Carlos


Frank De Boer


Hugo Almeida


Roberto Boninsegna




Gheorghe Hagi


Diego Maradona


Bruno Conti


Ryan Giggs


Fernando Redondo


Alfredo Di Stefano


Mesut Ozil


Davor Sukor


Petr Cech


Hansi Muller


Raul Meireles


Iker Casillas


Walter Gaitan


Gareth Bale


Mario Kempes


Ze Roberto


Robbie Fowler


Florent Malouda


Ferenc Puskas


Fabien Barthez


Juan Manuel Vargas


Marcelo Salas


Rafael Van

Der Vaart


Leighton Baines


Roberto Rivelino


Olivier Giroud


Marco Etcheverry


Ashley Cole


Karl-Heinz Schnellinger


Esteban Cambiasso


Giuseppe Rossi




Sebastian Abreu


Juan Mata


Taye Taiwo


Hulk (Givanildo Vieira de Souza)


Lukas Podolski


Adam Johnson


Eduardo (Eduardo da Silva)


Alvaro Recoba


Christian Vieri


Oscar Cardozo


Claudio Lopez

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