No. 3 Youri Djorkaeff
Current Team: Retired
Professional Appearances: 584
National Team Appearances: 82
Youri Djorkaeff is the first of three FIFA World Cup winners to appear on our list. Djorkaeff played in Challenge Cup with the New York Red Bulls in the final year of his illustrious career.
Throughout his 22-year career, Djorkaeff won several major trophies for both club and country. The midfielder won the UEFA Cup with Inter Milan, the Cup Winners’ Cup and the French Super Cup with Paris Saint Germain, and the French Cup with Monaco.
Djorkaeff ended his career with New York, playing 45 games over the course of two seasons. In his first year with the then Metrostars, Djorkaeff was voted team MVP after scoring ten goals and adding seven assists.
Djorkaeff won every major trophy possible with France. Djorkaeff scored four goals including one in the Final to help his country win the World Cup in 1998. Two years later, Djorkaeff and France won the UEFA European Championship and followed that up by winning the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001.
Djorkaeff also collected several individual accolades for his efforts with the national team. He was named to the FIFA XI in 1997 which represented the best eleven players in the world and was named to the UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 1996.