David Beckham has been voted the world's best footballer ever, in a poll for UK fans on soccersuckers.co.uk, reports the Daily Star.

The former England captain, who represented Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain during his glittering career, topped a star-studded list with an impressive 29 per cent of the votes cast.

Beckham retired from football in the summer, after helping PSG to the Ligue 1 title in 2012/13.

The 38-year-old represented his country on 115 occasions, ranking him second on the Three Lions list of most capped internationals behind Peter Shilton (125 caps), but has the most appearances of any outfield England player.

Also among the top 10 Soccer Suckers list was Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, and four-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona.

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was perhaps the biggest surprise inclusion, placing higher than world-renowned players like Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Wayne Rooney.

Click through the tabs - above or below - to check out the world's ten best ever footballers, based on the soccersuckers.co.uk survey, and leave a comment with who YOU think should - or should not - be included in the message box provided!

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