Check Out the Top 5 Heated Player Rivalries in Soccer World

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Every age of soccer has produced world-class players for the fans. These athletes bring joy and excitement to fans with their epic competitiveness and rivalry.

Fans adore the extra moments between players who are rivals because they heighten the tension and tense times throughout the game which tend to bring out the best in individuals.

Gigi and Casillas were two of the greatest show-stoppers of all time in the first decade of the 21st century. Both won the FIFA World Cup with their nations.

Totti and Del Piero, for almost 20 years, have uplifted the teams they have played for. They both had their moments, with Totti being a playmaker for AS Roma and Del Piero a winger for Juventus.

In the Premier League, many players competed, including Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba, and Luis Suarez, but the competition between United's Rudd Van Nistelrooy and Arsenal's Thierry Henry stood out.

Who would England choose if it had to make a decision between Lampard and Gerrard? Two of the Premier League's best players. They both represented the club they played for to the fullest.

To talk about Messi and Ronaldo, they have faced off against one another in the spotlight for more than 15 years. Messi's World Cup victory completes his trophy collection, but for Ronaldo, it remains only a pipe dream.

Every era of soccer has produced a handful of elite players. These athletes will go down in history as some of the best to ever play the game. But did their success come just from their determination, dedication, and hard work?

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