Top 10 Highlights
Football or Soccer as we call it in US is the most followed sports around the world with more than 200 Countries around the globe playing the sport. There are over 250 million professional and semiprofessional football players in the world, and today our team gathers together the list of best Soccer players in the world.
To be in our list there were several factors which are considered like Player performance over last 2 years, goals scored, trophies won, Style Factor and one of the most important factor the popularity around the world. So sit tight as we build our countdown for the best Soccer players in the world.
10. Marco Rues
Also Known as the Rolls Rues. Marco can be seen as a most complete attacking midfielder. Rues is one of the most down to earth football player and can be seen as a role model for several aspiring football stars. Playing as an attacking midfielder or striker he has one of the best stats for number of goals and assists per game. One of his remarkable performance came against the eventual champions Real Madrid in last year’s Champions League tie where he scored two goals. Along with his footballing attributes Rues has an impeccable style which is evident from his hairs.
We believe Marco Rues would definitely have made to the top 5 best soccer players in the world had he not got injured before the world cup 2014, but we surely hope that come the Year end he would be up there.
9. Ángel Di María
Quick, tricky and talented probably these are the three words that can be used to describe Ángel. Because of his name many fans also like to call him Angel. Ángel’s highlight performance can be seen against Atlético Madrid in the Champions league final where his famous zig-zag helped Real Madrid lift one of the biggest honors in European football “UEFA Champions League”. Ángel has got great pace and dribbling abilities which lets him get pass the defenders with ease. Currently with Manchester United Ángel Di María was transferred for a British record transfer fee of around £60 Million (Roughly 95.23$ Million).
Di María was also one of the Star players of Argentina squad who were runners up in the World Cup 2014.
8. Philipp Lahm
If it were the list for Best Defenders, Best Wing Backs or Best Defensive Midfielders than Lahm would have been on top of each of those lists. Such is the caliber of Philip Lahm. Let it be German Bundesliga or UEFA Champions League or Biggest of all the World Cup, Lahm has won it all. Currently retired from International Football, Lahm has represented Germany in Three world Cups, while lifting the trophy as a captain in 2014.
7. Luis Suárez
In footballing terms Suárez is no doubt one of the best player in the world and if not for his controversies he would definitely be one of the top three players in the world. One of the most controversial footballers of recent times Suárez has been caught on three separate on field instances of biting opponents (yes you read it correctly “biting opponents”) most recent of which came in 2014 World where he was banned for 4 Months from all forms of football and Suárez was also caught trying to save a goal by handling the ball in 2010 world cup. Many link these instances to Suarez’s fighting attitude.
Luis Suárez is prolific goal scorer who is a master at weaving his way into the penalty box and deadly in one-on-one situations and he is our number 7 on the list of best soccer players in the world.
6. Gareth Bale
One of the fastest players in the world Gareth Bale plays his trade for the current European Champions Real Madrid. Bale Plays either as a left winger or an attacking midfielder. Bale currently holds the record for the highest transfer fee paid by a club for a player, which is £86 Million (roughly $136 Million). And Real Madrid got most out of their investment as Bale helped them lift UEFA Champions League for the 10th time (La Decima) in his first year at the club.
Once unleashed through on goal there is no stopping Gareth Bale. Bale along with his pace has excellent free kick ability. Because of his pace and ability on set plays Bale makes number 6 on our list for the best soccer players.
Neymar or the Brazilian maestro is the striker playing for Barcelona in Spanish La Liga. At the age of 22 Neymar is already one of the greatest players in the Brazil history. It is difficult to imagine that he already has 40 goals for his national team and is amongst the 5 highest scorers in the Brazil history.
At such a young age sky is the limit for Neymar and we sure believe that in next few years he would be the number 1 on our list of best soccer palyers in the world. Excellent dribbling, Pace and finishing are some of the attributes for this Brazilian who was many times seen as a lone player carrying his team forward in the world cup 2014.
4. Arjen Robben
Whenever there is drama, you can almost guarantee that Arjen Robben is never too far away. Whether it is a missed penalty or the winning goal in the Champions League final, the Dutch winger has experienced both the highs and the lows associated with the beautiful game. While he is as likely to thrill as he is to frustrate, there can be little doubt that Robben is one of the finest wingers of his generation.
At the age of 30 Robben has showed little signs of slowing down with Pace and Dribbling being his primary trades. Currently with Bayern Munich, Robben has played for some of the best clubs in the world with Chelsea and Real Madrid being on his resume.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
In his own words Zlatan says “A World Cup without me is not worth watching“, such is the personality and charisma of this 6 ft 5 in tall Swedish international. Zlatan has scored some of the best goals that look impossible for any other player.
Playing for PSG Zlatan has an amazing record of close to 1 goal per game. Great aerial ability balance and power are some of the his attributes that can cause havoc in any defense in the world. Because of his power and personality Zlatan makes the number 3 on our list of best soccer players in the world.
2. Lionel Messi
There is so little between the number 1 and number 2 in the world that many would be disappointed at seeing Messi’s name as number 2 on this list. Affected by the hormonal problem that halted his growth, no one would have expected Messi to be one of the best football players in the world.
Dribbling abilities, passing and vision of this Argentine are unparalleled in this world. Messi at the age of 27 has already won FIFA Ballon d’Or four times (Biggest recognition for an individual football player). If not for the form of our number 1 player on the list there is no one in the world would have dared to keep him anywhere but on the number on the list of best soccer players in the world.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Three words come to our memory whenever we see Cristiano Ronaldo “A Perfect Footballer”. Ronaldo has all the attributes that you would like to see in a modern day footballer. Pace, Aerial Strength, Dribbling ability, finishing and free kicks are some of them. Currently playing for Real Madrid Ronaldo has played for two of the biggest clubs in Football history, Manchester United being the first of them.
Winner of last year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo has won the individual accolade on two occasions and very few would doubt that this year wouldn’t be the third. Ronaldo has won UEFA Champions League with both Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Apart from being a great footballer Ronaldo also has immaculate style. And with CR7 being his trademark, he is probably one of the biggest brand in the sports world today.
Supporters of English premier league might be disappointed as only one player currently playing in England has made the list. Because of the physical nature of English premier league, it has become very difficult for the individual players to win the individual accolade.
Wayne Rooney, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas came very close to being in our list for the best Soccer Players in the world and we sure as hope that we would see a number of more English Players in the above list next year.