The most popular sport in the world is football. Football is played everywhere in the world, and people of all ages appreciate it. New names are rising to the top of the list and are regarded as football’s future.
However, Ronaldo and Messi continue to have the largest fan bases worldwide. While Sunil Chettri became well-known in the history of Indian football.
Check out the list of the best football players in the world as of right now below.
Robert Lewandoski, Bayern Munich
At Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski has been a one-man army. Due to its dominance in the Bundesliga over the past ten years, the German club has been operating as a monopoly.
Lewandowski joined the Allianz Arena in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund, a different German football team, and has since played a crucial role in the team’s success, winning one Champions League and 10 Bundesliga titles.
Lionel Messi, Paris Saint Germain
When Lionel Messi made the decision to leave his childhood team Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, some people raised an eyebrow. Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine international is recognized as the best football player in the world.
Messi’s debut season in the French city didn’t get off to the best start as he only managed six goals and 15 assists, but he is expected to come back next year with more vigour.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United
One of the best players to play the game in the past 20 years is considered to be Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international scored 18 goals in the Premier League last season despite playing with an average group of teammates.
This could very likely be the 37-year-final old’s international competition since he will captain Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He is regarded as one of the greatest players in Premier League history and will try his luck once more with Erik ten Hag’s help.
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool
In a relatively short period of time, Mohamed Salah has established his dominance in the Premier League. The Egyptian attacker, who is currently one of football’s most decorated players, concluded the Premier League season tied for the league’s most goals.
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
Finally, Karim Benzema is enjoying a frenzy at Real Madrid. The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at the Santiago Bernabeu meant that the France international was never given the respect he deserved, but he was destined to experience some great success at the Spanish club.
In 44 games in all competitions, Benzema contributed to 59 goals, helping the team win both the UEFA Champions League and La Liga.
Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester City
As influential as Kevin De Bruyne is, there aren’t many midfielders in the world. The Belgian midfielder has become the best midfielder on English soil in recent years because of his keen incisiveness and ability to find a pass that splits the defense in two.
With 15 goals and 8 assists, the attacking midfielder was essential in helping Man City successfully defend their Premier League title.
Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint Germain
One of the most gifted young footballers the world has ever seen is Kylian Mbappe. By winning the World Cup at such a young age and five Ligue 1 championships, he has already established his value for the France national team.
With the Champions League still out of reach for him, Mbappe signed one of the most lucrative contracts with PSG and will attempt to regain his momentum next season.
Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk is definitely the best defender in the world right now. The Dutch midfielder has become Liverpool a force in Europe, and the Reds’ recent success is largely attributable to his ability to command the defense.
In a short period of time, he lost both the Premier League and the Champions League titles, but he would return the next season stronger.
Erling Haaland, Manchester City
One of the recent fastest players in form is Erling Haaland. The player, who was formerly with Borussia Dortmund, has joined Man City, and the Premier League will soon see his excellence.
He has accumulated some absolutely astounding figures at this incredibly young age. The 21-year-old international from Norway scored 29 goals in 30 games the previous season, and City will be looking for performance along those lines when the new season begins.
Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane’s performance during the first half of the season was somewhat disappointing, as he scarcely made an impact. He did, however, bounce back spectacularly in the second half of the season, finishing the year with 17 Premier League goals.
There is no questioning Kane’s talent, and with Antonio Conte in charge, Spurs will make every effort to challenge for the Premier League next season. Although he was definitely one of the world’s best players, he was unable to translate his talent into success.