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The Top 10 Football Players in the world

The Top 10 Football Players in the world

Football is the most popular sport in many nations. Either you live in a city or countryside, it is prevalent for people to recall the name of top 10 famous footballers of all time such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Louis Suarez, Neymar and many more.

Whichever state or club you support, whichever soccer you love, you cannot revoke that these are the best footballers ever. Over the last decade, they had broken every possible scoring record there were. Another, they had even filled up the cabinet with every accolade, both individual or collective way.

Here is a list of top 10 list football players in the world:

1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is considered the best player in the world as well as regarded by many as the greatest of all time. He has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, 4 of which he won successively and a record-tying 4 European Golden Shoes.  Messi has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has garnered over 30 trophies, including 8 La Liga titles, 4 UEFA Champions League titles and 5 Copas del Rey.

Messi has scored more than 600 senior career goals for club and his home country. Messi led his native country, Argentina to the 2014 World Cup Final, losing 1-0 to Germany, also to the finals of the 2015 and 2016 Copa Americas. Needless to say, Lionel Messi, 30, is flexible enough to play anywhere across the frontline.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, professional Portuguese footballer ’s fans say he is regarded Messi’s equal. He is stronger and taller than Argentine. Also, his goals-to-games ratio is comparative. He has now reached the seventh spot among all-time top goal scorers across all European Leagues in history. Cristiano currently sits on 396 goals.

In 2016, Cristiano was named FIFA’s Player of the year, his 4th such honor. Indeed, he and Lionel Messi have been the only 2 soccers to win the honor since 2007. After joining Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, he had been an inspiration, making the world-record oracle of $131 million looks less shocking with every goal he makes.

3. Louis Suarez

Suarez, the Barcelona striker is not everyone’s cup of tea, but his ability is not up for debate. Louis is a master at weaving his way into the penalty box, deadly in one-on-one situations. He is a splendid free-kick taker. Louis’ link-up play with teammates is of the highest order. He is a champion who will give 100 % for the cause.  He was paid $128.5 million by Barcelona while joining Liverpool in July 2014. He played for Uruguay and F.C. Barcelona till date.

4. Neymar

Neymar da Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. Neymar made his professional debut at age 17 joining Santos. He helped the club garner two progressive Campeonato Paulista Championships, a Copa do Brazil, 2011 Copa Libertadores, etc.

Prior to relocating to Barcelona, he was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. He has scored more goals as much as Messi and Ronaldo at the same stage of their careers. Unlike, Messi and Suarez, the Brazilian soccer stands as one of the best-attacking lineups in the history of the sport. Most noteworthy, he was named the captain of Brazil’s soccer team at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

5. Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero was the youngest player to appear in the Argentine Primera Division at 15 years of age, breaking the record formerly set by Diego Maradona in 1976. Sergio transformed to Europe to play for La Liga opposed Atletico for a transfer fee of €23 million in the year 2006.

Aguero is undoubtedly the best signing since Manchester City was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group in the year 2008. Besides, He gained prominence from Europe’s top clubs by making 101 goals in 234 appearances whilst running UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup. Aguero, 29, was part of Argentina’s run to the 2014 World Cup Finals, where they lost to Germany.

6. Manuel Neuer

Manual Neuer from Germany is the best goalkeeper and captain in the world, he shows confidence in everything he does. In the beginning, Bayern Munich’s fans were not convinced when the club signed Neuer from Schalke in 2011. However, some of the doubters did not possess the Allianz Arena these days. He is fine technically and boasts excellent distribution. He even led his German national tea, to the 2014 World Cup title over Argentina.

7. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale, the Welsh winger, is a supreme player who boasts the pace as well as skill to beat multiple opponents. Gareth is the superb finisher and capable of scoring steadily from long range. His performance in the 2016 UEFA Championship League major game win over Atletico Madrid is a career reward, due to his goal against Barcelona in the 2014 Copa Del Rey final.

8. Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta, Spanish central midfielder is amongst the legendary midfielders in the game. He is a man of many virtues. Though the exact identity of his destination remains unknown, Iniesta’s representatives are believed to have been conferring a deal for a number of weeks.

Andres is one of the players who has played for the club in its history. The player from Fuenteabilla has carved a position for other attacking midfielders to follow. He reads the game to perfection and is a perpetual threat to opposing defenses.

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most elite players in the world soccer but totally unplayable on his game. Reportedly, Ibrahimovic left one of the world’s wealthiest clubs to sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Also, he is taking the massive pay cut to come to the U.S. in 2012, he made a stunning overhead kick against England. Especially relevant, Zlatan has won the nation’s Golden Ball award for the best soccer player a record 11 times.

10. Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben, Dutch professional footballer is also known for his dribbling skills, speed, crossing ability, and his accurate left foot long-range shots through the right wing. He scores more goals than a normal winger. Arjen Robben has been at the top of the game for ten years now having stints with Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich. Even though injuries led him back in the 2015-016 and 2016-17 seasons, Arjen re-signed for the 2017-18 season