This is difficult task to finalize the list of best top 10 soccer players of the world, there may be various parameters to make the list. Every fan has an opinion about the world’s best soccer players, but nearly everyone agrees on a few players.
We listed out best 10 soccer players of the world from the huge list of best players. These talented footballers are leading their respective teams to championships, winning numerous awards and are fan favorites across the globe. These players are also many of the top-paid professionals in the world today such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
The list of best 10 soccer players of the world 2017
1) Cristiano Ronaldo
Born on February 5th 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese soccer forward player with Manchester United, who was one of the greatest players of his generation. Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player who has set records while playing for both Manchester United and Real Madrid.
According to Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo took home $93 million in 2017, $58 million of which was salary and bonus paid by Real Madrid. Ronaldo added an emotional victory to his collection as his national team’s Captain, Ronaldo led Portugal to the European Championship final against France On July 10, 2016. In January 2017, Ronaldo won FIFA’s 2016 best player of the year for the fourth time, beating out FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
2) Lionel Messi
The greatest player of the modern generation, Lionel Messi, is an Argentinian footballer. He has won FIFA world player of the year four times (a record already). He plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He has often been honored by their fans as Diego Maradona’s successor. Lionel Messi was born, 24 June 1987, in Rosario, Argentina to a working-class family.
Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) at the age of eleven. Messi progressed through the ranks and was given his first appearance in the 2004/05 season becoming the youngest player to score a league goal. He led Argentina to victory in the 2005 FIFA Youth Championship. Lionel Messi wins Olympic Gold Medal in 2008 His international record for Argentina is 37 goals from 83 appearances. Only player in history to have won Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player, Pichichi trophy & Golden Boot in the same season.
A Brazilian soccer, Neymar, is born on February 5, 1992 in São Paulo. Neymar lived up to big expectations by winning four consecutive Player of the Year awards by age 21. The most expensive player in the history of world football and the man esteemed by many to be the next best thing after the joint phenomena of Messi and Ronaldo, for Neymar 2017 will go down as the year of the move.
He made his senior debut for Santos in 2009 and lived up to the hype by earning the league’s Best Young Player award. He scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday in 2012 and finished the year with a career-best total of 43. On July 4, 2014, He is injured during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Colombia in world cup tournament.
4) Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club Bayern Munich, and captains the Poland national team. Robert Lewandowski was born on 21 August, 1988 in Warsaw, Poland. Robert’s club career started at Varsovia, where he played for 7 years. In 2006–07, Lewandowski was the Polish third division’s top goal scorer with 15 goals.
His senior team debut was in September of 2008, just 3 weeks after his 20th birthday. In June 2008, Lech Poznań signed Lewandowski from Znicz for 1.5 million zlotys. In January of 2014, Robert signed a 5-year contract with Bayern Munich and was officially introduced as a player in July of the same year.
5) Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is a Welsh footballer playing for the Spanish club Real Madrid. Gareth ‘Frank’ Bale was born on July 16, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales. He started his career with South-Hampton in 2006 and was transferred to Tottenham in 2007. He got the honor of PFA Players of the Year in 2011. In 2013, He won numerous awards in English Football including PFA Young Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Player of the Year.
He is super-fast, good dribbling skills, strong weak foot (right feet) powerful long shots, free kick specialist, good header and perfect crossing ability. The best thing about him is that he was eligible to play for England national team, but he chose to play for his native country Wales.
6) Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is an Uruguayan international football player. Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz or known as Suarez was born in Salto, Uruguay on January 24th, 1987. Luis began his youth career in the Nacional academy, where he trained and played for the youth team till 2005. He was offered to sign his first professional contract for Nacional, which he eventually did the same year and played for the club till 2006.
In 2007 Suárez continued his performance in one of the best Dutch clubs Ajax Amsterdam. The young footballer signed a long-term contract, according to which he played for the club till 2011. In 2011 the Uruguayan footballer accepted an offer from FC Liverpool and signed a four-and-a-half year contract and played for the team till 2014. Luis Suarez has been in lots of controversies. During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini and was banned from professional football for four months.
7) N’Golo Kanté
N’Golo Kanté is born on 29 March 1991 in Paris. He parents are originally from Mali. Kanté’s parents migrated to France from Mali in 1980. Kanté began his career at the age of eight at JS Suresnes in the western suburbs of the capital. He made his professional debut on 18 May 2012. He is a French professional footballer, who plays as a central midfielder for English club Chelsea and the France national team.
He was part of Leicester City’s Premier League-winning 2015-2016 team. On 16 July 2016, Kanté signed for Chelsea for a reported fee of £32 million. In October 2017, Kanté was nominated for the Ballon d’Or, which is awarded to the best player in world football.
8) Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Born on October 3, 1981, in Malmö, Sweden, Zlatan Ibrahimovic became one of Europe’s top strikers while starring for eight consecutive title-winning clubs. He played for clubs in Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. Ibrahimovic released a bestselling autobiography in 2011. Ibrahimovic made his professional debut for Malmö FF in 1999, and helped the second-division club make the leap to the first level the following season.
9) Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney, in full Wayne Mark Rooney, is born October 24, 1985, in Liverpool (England), is a English professional football (soccer) player. Rooney made his professional debut with his local club Everton at age 16, becoming the youngest goal scorer in Premier League history in his first season. He transferred to Manchester United in 2004.
Rooney was named England’s Young Player of the Year in each of his first two seasons in Manchester. In 2006–07 he helped lead United to a Premier League championship and a victory in the Carling Cup. He has won several major titles with Manchester United (five Premier league titles and one UEFA Champions league (2007-08). In January 2017 Rooney scored his 250th goal for United and become the club’s all-time leading scorer. He has an impressive scoring record with 40 goals in 95 international appearances.
10) Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos was born on March 30, 1986 in one of the towns of the Spanish province of Seville. He began his youth career with Sevilla in 1996, at age ten. Spanish defender, Sergio Ramos became a longtime fixture of Real Madrid and Spain’s national team, joining both squads in 2005.
He was named the La Liga Best Defender four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015. Last year, Sergio signed a new contract with the club according to which he will be with Real Madrid till 2017 and will get 4.5 million euros a season. During his relatively not long career Sergio Ramos played more than 300 matches in different competitions, managed to win gold medals of the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro.
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