AC Milan and Real Madrid dominate FourFourTwo’s list of top 25 players from last 25 years

By Oliver Fisher -

Six former AC Milan players dominate FourFourTwo’s list of the 25 best players of the past 25 years.

Four Italian players make the rankings with Gigi Buffon in 25th, Fabio Cannnavaro in 12th spot, former Rossoneri playmaker Roberto Baggio in 10th and ex-Milan captain Paolo Maldini one place above.

Messi beats Ronaldo to top spot with Zinedine Zidane in third. Another two former Milan players come after the top three in Ronaldo Nazario and Ronaldinho fifth, with Thierry Henry, Xavi and Iniesta making up the rest of the top 10.

Kakà comes in 14th place, just ahead of Serie A icons Luis Figo and Batistuta who are in 16th and 17th respectively.

The complete ranking is below, as provided by MilanNews

1st – Lionel Messi
2nd – Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd – Zinedine Zidane
4th – Luiz Nazario Ronaldo
5th – Ronaldinho
6th – Thierry Henry
7th – Xavi
8th – Iniesta
9th – Paolo Maldini
10th – Roberto Baggio
11th – Rivaldo
12th – Fabio Cannavaro
13th – Ryan Giggs
14th – Ricardo Kakà
15th – Wayne Rooney
16th – Luis Figo
17th – Gabriel Omar Batistuta
18th – Eric Cantona
19th – Luka Modric
20th – Sergio Busquets
21st – Raul
22 ° – Paul Scholes
23 ° – Romario
24 ° – Sergio Ramos
25 ° – Gigi Buffon

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