1. Robert Lewandowski — FC Bayern Munich/Poland
The Polish professional footballer currently plays for Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team. He is popular among fans for his positioning, technique and finishing.
Considered to be one of the best strikers in the world, claimed the Polish Player of the Year a record eight times. In 2020, he received IFFHS World’s Best Top Goal Scorer Award.
Lewandowski also won this year the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award and the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
2. Lionel Messi — FC Barcelona/Argentina
This Argentine striker of Barcelona is often considered as one of the greatest players of all time. The lone player in history to possess five Ballon d’Ors. This 5’9″ is probably the finest dribblers of all time and his capacity of playmaking, quality of passing, finishing and scoring capacity is a joy to watch with a bowl of popcorns.
Considered to be one of the best football players in the world, he has failed to lead his team Argentina to claim the Copa America’16 title but that can not mud his quality.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus/Portuguese
The only player to compete with Messi over the last decade, the Ballon d’Or this year, the goal-machine, the beauty, yep it’s him – Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese, forward for Serie A club Juventus, ex-ManU and Real Madrid. Currently, he is considered even better than his rival and that’s impressive.
This phenomenal player is a combination of electrifying pace, imposing physic, incredibly quick in feet and one of the best finishers to spectator’s expectation. Last season, he bagged Scudetto and Serie A’s MVP prize and Nations League trophy.
4. Kevin De Bruyne — Manchester City/Belgian
The Belgian footballer impressed everyone in the Premier League playing for the club Manchester City. He is considered as one of the best players in the world with all the abilities to be best midfielder.
He has been awared some of the popular awards such as IFFHS Men’s World Team, the UEFA Team of the Year, UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season and the ESM Team of the Year.
He has been featured in the IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker, Premier League Playmaker of the Season, the UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season, the Bundesliga Player of the Year and the Footballer of the Year
5. Sadio Mane — Liverpool FC/Senegal
Mané is a Senegalese professional footballer plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Senegal national team. He has also considered one of the best footballers in the world won the 2018-19’s Premier League Golden Boot.
6. Erling Braut Haaland — Borussia/Norway
Borussia Dortmund striker is known for his pace, flexibility and strength and made everyone fan with his amazing move on the field. He is one of the best young footballers in the world right now.
He won the Golden Boot with nine goals in a match in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Haaland scored his first international hat-trick against Romania in 2020–21 UEFA Nations League.
7. Kylian Mbappe — Paris Saint Germain/France
The French professional footballer currently for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team.
He is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed. He played 100 matches for PSG with over 100 goals and just missed to become top goal scorer in Europe.
8. Mohamed Salah — Liverpool FC/Egypt
The professional Egyptian footballer currently plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team.
Considered one of the best male football players in the world since he moved to Liverpool in 2017. He is known for his calmness, finishing, dribbling, and speed.
9. Neymar — Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil
One of the best players in the world, Neymar currently plays in the Ligue 1 for the club Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar is the second highest goalscorer for the country just behind Pelé with 64 goals in 103 matches.
Neymar’s 72nd goal put him in the list of top ten goal scorers in PSG history which was also his first goal of the season against Angers.
He played an important for the victory in the 2011 South American Youth Championship and was the leading goalscorer. He has pocket many popular and prestigious awards.
He is the world’s fourth-most famous athlete and one of the most influential people in the world. He earns huge after transfer to PSG and ranks third in the highest-paid athletes.
10. Virgil van Dijk — Liverpool FC/Netherlands
The Dutch professional footballer, Virgil van Dijk plays for English Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Netherlands national team.
His contribution for Liverpool to win the Champions League title and the clinch Premier League title helped to lift The Best FIFA Men’s Player. One of the best defenders in the world missed the Ballon d’Or.
Source URL: sportingfree.com/top/best-football-players-world/