The Greatest Playmakers of the 1990s



No.1 Michael Laudrup

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No.2 Enzo Scifo

Clubs in the 1990s: Auxerre (1989-91). Torino (1991-93), Monaco (1993-97), Anderlecht (1997-2000).



No.3 Gheorghe Hagi

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No.4 Dragan Stojkovic

One of those great players who never truly got to fulfil his talent because of injury problems. The 80s saw him making a real name for himself in the then Yugoslavia as one of Europe's brightest prospects, first with Radniski and then Red Star. As well as triumphing on the domestic scene Stojkovic was in great form on European nights. In 1987 they were desperately unlucky to go out to Real Madrid, and then 2 years later Stojkovic gave Milan the fright of their lives, losing on penalties after two 1:1 matches. As Milan cruised through rest of tournament who knows if Stojkovic could have lifted trophy if penalties had gone their way. Beautiful footballer, always looking to create, always demanding ball. Stojkovic was a great leader too, which is not always the case with playmakers. The 1990s would see him really suffer with injuries but he still produced great moments of pure magic, such as his sublime goals at Italia '90.

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No.4 Bernd Schuster

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No.5 Jay-Jay Okocha

If you were going to name the Greatest African footballer on talent alone, then Jay-Jay Okocha would probably be number one in the list. The Nigerian midfielder was outragously talented, right up there with the likes of Ronaldinho when it came to producing moments of magic with the ball that seemed to defy belief However, despite his talent Okacha never actually won the African Footballer of the Year Award and his list of honours is disappointingly thin, but one thing's for sure - Jay-Jay Okocha will be remembered by football fans across the globe for the sheer joy he brought to everyone who witnessed his incredible skills.



No.6 Abédi Pelé

Fantastic attacking midfielder who really came to prominence in the early 1990s as part of that exciting Marseille team who wowed fans across France and Europe with their swashbuckling brand of football. Making up Le Trio Magique alongside Jean-Pierre Papin and Chris Waddle, Abédi Pelé would be the only one of the three still at the club when it won the inaugural Champions League in 1993.