A list of the Goalhanger's favourite footballers from the 1990's.

We were starting to get a lot more live football on the TV in the 1990's, so many of our choices below are influenced by that. As well as some cult players, such as Jason Lee, who we just liked because of their odd haircuts, obviously.

So here's a list of our favourites from the 1990's, including the club(s) they were playing at when we really liked them...

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Argentina

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Diego Maradona Napoli

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Belgium

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Enzo Scifo Auxerre, Torino, Monaco, Anderlecht

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Brazil

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Alemão Napoli
Bismarck Vasco da Gama Never set the world alight with his footballing skills, but we just loved his bizarre name, given in honour of the Prussian politician Otto von Bismarck apparently.
Branco Porto, Genoa
Careca Napoli
Walter Casagrande Ascoli, Torino
Jorginho Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich
Müller Torino
Zico Kashima Antlers

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from the Czech Republic

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Pavel Nedved Sparta Prague, Lazio Nedved had everything. Pacy, energetic, skillful, great passing with both foot. He could play as a winger or a playmaker. He was just fantastic to watch for Sparta Prague, Lazio and the Czech Republic.

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from England

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Steve Bull Wolves
Brian Deane Sheffield Utd
Trevor Francis Sheffield Wednesday
David Hirst Sheffield Wednesday
Glenn Hoddle Monaco, Swindon Town, Chelsea
Bryan Robson Man Utd
David Rocastle Arsenal Beautifully elegant player, with lovely dribbling skills.
Chris Waddle Marseille, Sheffield Wednesday

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from France

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Manuel Amoros Marseille
Basile Boli Marseille
Jean-Pierre Papin Olympique Marseille Remember first seeing Papin in the group stages of the 1986 World Cup and being wholly unimpressed. However, by the early 1990's his form at Marseille had made us eat our words and he deservedly won the Ballon d'Or in 1991.

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Germany

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Lothar Matthäus Inter Milan, Bayern Munich The term midfield dynamo could have been made for Matthäus.
Bernd Schuster Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen Despite turning 30, Schuster's fantastic passing and vision were still as good as ever at Atletico and Bayer Leverkusen.

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Italy

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Franco Baresi AC Milan

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from the Republic of Ireland

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Ray Houghton Liverpool, Aston Villa
Alan McLoughlin Portsmouth
John Sheridan Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham Athletic Fantastic passer of the ball. A revelation for Sheffield Wednesday after they took him from Notts Forest following his brief period at the City Ground under Cloughie. Had a great swansong at Oldham after David Pleat foolishly ended his Hillsborough career.

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Scotland

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Ian Durrant Rangers
Paul McStay Celtic
Steve Nicol Liverpool
Gordon Strachan Leeds Utd, Coventry City

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Uruguay

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1980s Why ?
Rubén Sosa Lazio, Inter Milan Nicknamed El Principito (The Little Prince) by Uruguayan fans, Sosa was a quick and creative left-footed forward. Great skills and capable of smashing home some long range efforts too.

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from the USA

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Roy Wegerle QPR Winner of ITV's 'Goal of the Season' award in 1990-91 for his mesmeric solo goal at Leeds Utd for QPR. At the end of the decade he became one on only two players to play in both the NASL and MLS (the other being Hugo Sanchez).

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Yugoslavia

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Darko Pancev Red Star Belgrade His strike rate was phenomenal in the early 1990s, as he banged in 84 goals in 91 games for the incredibly talented Red Star Belgrade team of that era. Pancev scored the winning penalty in the 1991 European Cup Final.

Favourite Footballers of the 1990's from Wales

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1990s Why ?
Dean Saunders Derby County, Liverpool, Aston Villa
Gary Speed Leeds Utd, Everton