Worlds top 10 footballers: FIFA World Cup 2018 edition

The FIFA World Cup 2018 being held in Russia has fans all over the world glued to the TV screen to watch their favourite players in action. Those who are lucky enough, get to enjoy the action live and first hand at the state-of-the -art stadiums in Russia.

In the spirt of the FIFA World Cup 2018 we look at the list of world’s top 10 football players in our FIFA World Cup 2018 edition.

Lionel Messi

Even in his 30s this Argentine footballer shows the same hunger for the game as was seen in his early years. He has been leading his Premier league club Barcelona to continuous victories without the slightest sign of slowing down.

Lionel, has spent his entire career with Barcelona. He has won a total of 32 trophies for the club.

Known for his creative plays and prolific scoring he is regarded as the world’s top football player.

Lionel Messi - World's top football player

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Commonly known as Neymar Jr., his presence in the Paris Saint-Germain has tipped the scales in favour of the Premier league club. Moving out of Messi’s shadow, Neymar has become nothing short of a Brazilian demigod of sorts for the club.

Neymar’s primary position is forward. He is the 3rd highest goalscorer for his national team. Since his debut at the age of 18 years he has scored as high as 56 goals in just 88 matches.

Neymar Jr. - Third Highest Goalscorer

Neymar – Image Credit: Wikipedia

Harry Kane

Harry may not be the conventional poster boy for the footballing elite but he sure has scored some incredible feats. In 2017, he scored more hat-tricks than Messi and Cristiano.

Harry is the striker for Tottenham Hotspur and captain for England’s national team.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane – Image Credit: Wikipedia

Edinson Cavani

Edinson has made his mark coming out of the showdown of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Since Zlatan’s departure to Manchester United, Edison has become the star runner of the Paris Saint-Germain club. Playing mostly as centre-forward for the Premier league club and his national team of Uruguay, Edison has been working in sync with the latest additions to the club – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, earning a plethora of goals under his belt.

His consistent performance is going to be the key driver for the Paris Saint-Germain club; for seasons to come.

Edinson Cavani - Professional Footballer

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Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for the Belgian national team and and also for Manchester City as central or attacking midfielder. Though these are his primary positions of play he can also be deployed as winger or second striker.

His unique playing style has gained him a lot of appraisal from his coaches, peers and the media. He is been ranked as one of the best football players in the entire Europe. Often being described as a complete football player he was ranked as the 4th best football player by the Guardian in 2017.

Kevin De Bruyne

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Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero is one of the best strikers that play in the Premier league. 24 goals in 31 matches, his scorings skills are nothing short of that of an ace marksman. He holds the status of being one of Argentina’s top five goal scorers till date.

He plays as the striker for Manchester City and the Argentine national team.

Sergio is not just an excellent striker but his goal scoring is also equally consistent and this is what makes him an asset to his national and Premier league team.

Sergio Agüero

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Although his performance in the recent past has not been up to the standards that he is upheld to, Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be the greatest players in football history and the best player in the world in recent times.

He plays forward for the Spanish Premier league club Real Madrid and also on the Portugal national football team.

Today, the greatest challenge faced by Cristiano Ronaldo, as per experts, is that he needs to bring consistency in his performance and work on his overall game. Staying at his peak has been a challenge for the 33 year old football star.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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David De Gea

Today, David De Gea is the most formidable goal keeper, his amazing reflexes are unmatched and make him a force not to be reckoned with mano-a-mano.

He is the star goal keeper of Manchester United and is playing the same position in the Spain National football team in the FIFA World Cup 2018. Since the season of 2012-13 he has been the best player of the Premier league club so much so that he was won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year; 3 times since 2014.

David De Gea

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Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba plays for the French national team and also plays for Manchester United. Primarily a central midfielder he also plays for various other positions including – defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, and deep-lying playmaker.

Last season was not the best for Paul Pogba. His non-consistent performance was heavily criticised but he still managed to grab the best Player of the UEFA Europa League, last season. Also, this season, he seems to be back with a bang and in full form.

He was responsible for the winning goal for his team against Australia in their opening match in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Paul Pogba

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Eden Hazard

Eden is the attacking midfielder and wide midfielder for the English Premier league club and the Belgium national team. Interestingly, Eden’s mother Carine and his father Thierry were both footballers. It is safe to say that football has always been in Eden’s blood.

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He is leading the Belgium national team as captain for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Scoring twice he secured the second group stage victory for his team against Tunisia. The goal he scored in the 6th minute was the second quickest goal of the team in the entire history of FIFA.

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard – Image Credit: Wikipedia

The FIFA World Cup 2018 can only be the crown jewel for only one nation but watching these soccer giants display their might on the football field is a delight for fans  no matter the region.