We’ve seen some incredible attacking trios and some of the best football trios ever. There have been many outstanding duos and trios in football history, but we will only rank a few of the most legendary football trios that have genuinely influenced the game.
The concept of a dynamic front-three tearing down defenses has been tested on countless instances in football and has, more often than not, proven to be a huge success. The best players in football have always been surrounded by world-class exciting players who have had the excellent abilities to provide them with the assistance they require to rise to the top of their game.
Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, and Mo Salah have all been associated with legendary world-class players capable of going toe-to-toe with their extraordinary abilities.
So, without further ado, here are the top 10 best football trios of all time.
- Messi – Suarez – Neymar (MSN)
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar Jnr formed a formidable partnership from 2014 to 2017, they scored 122 goals between them in the 2014/2015 season winning Barcelona’s second ever treble that year. Luis Suarez also won the golden boot in the league in 2016.
- Benzema – Bale – Cristiano (BBC)
The partnership between Ronaldo, Bale, and Ronaldo is ranked second on this list, they played from 2013 to 2018 winning four champions titles.
- Salah – Mané – Firmino
The Salah, Mané, and Firmino are one of the most iconic trios in football, they tormented every defense they came across, and in 2020 they helped Liverpool win their first premier league title in 30 years. They also won the Champions League title in 2019.
- Messi – Eto’o – Henry
They were Pep Guardiola’s first attacking trio in Barcelona, they had everything to break every defense, they helped Barcelona win its first treble and also became the first European club to win the sextuple.
- Robben – Lewandowski – Ribery
The partnership between Frank Ribery, Robert Lewandowski, and Arjen Robben was too hot for the Bundesliga. They were together from 2014 to 2019. They won many titles between them but they couldn’t win the champions league together.
- Tevez – Ronaldo – Rooney
The attacking tridents starred for Manchester United from 2007 to 2009, they won the Champions league in 2008 and also reached another champions league final in 2009 where they lost to Barcelona.
- Ronaldo – Ronaldinho – Rivaldo
Brazil had the most talented players in their hands during the time of Ronaldinho, Delima Ronaldo, and Rivaldo. These three stars were world-class, they helped Brazil win the World Cup in 2002.
- Neymar – Mbappe – Cavani
Neymar and Mbappe joined PSG in 2017, they went on to form an attacking trident with Edinson Cavani. They helped Paris St Germain win many trophies.
- Messi – Villa – Pedro
The trio of Lionel Messi, David Villa, and Pedro Rodriguez was fearsome. They helped Barcelona win the Champions league in 2011 where they all scored in the 3-1 win over Manchester United in the final in Wembley stadium.
- Messi – Neymar – Mbappe
Though they haven’t lived up to expectations, it is believed that they will blend next season. They won the Ligue 1 last season.