The best footballers in the world are… Ronaldo, David Beckham, Pele, and Diego Maradona.
But who are the rest?
And why have so many of them reached the highest levels in their sport?
It is a strange thing that so many great footballers in the world have come from smaller countries with small playing populations.
The average player on the international stage is now a world-class player.
This has been helped by the wider availability of quality coaching in the past few decades.
The advent of the so-called “markets” has also meant that players can now train with a high degree of professionalism and dedication.
All this has meant that football can now be enjoyed by people in other countries.
One man who changed the way that football was played in the world is Pele.
The Brazil legend won 11 World Cup trophies and remains the only top-drawer player to have won the trophy more than once.
It was Pele’s influence on younger players such as Beckham and Ronaldo that made him a legend.
The fact that he was from Brazil – where the majority of footballing stars originated – made him even more special.
To this day, he remains the only top-drawer player to have represented their country.
The next biggest star to have come from Portugal is Ronaldo.
His three goals against England in the semi-finals secured him a place in the Lampoon’s “Fifty Best” list.
Ronaldo broke the record for the most goals scored in a single tournament and still remains the leading goalscorer in the world.
Ronaldo is now regarded by football fans and media alike as the best footballer in the world.
There is no doubt that he is probably the best goalkeeper as well, although he has often struggled to keep the goal.
Another Portugal international, Lisbon defender Bruno Martins has also become an all-time favorite with football fans in the country.
He started out at right-back before being switched on to left-back in his early career years and has since developed into one of the finest defenders in Europe. compatriot and Portugal national team captain Portugal right-back Antonio Valencia is another stalwart at the heart of the defense.
His performances for Spain in the last two World Cups have lifted the national side’s confidence, and he is now widely regarded as one of the world’s best center-backs.
Many English players feel similarly elevated after watching the displays of Portugal’s defense this summer.
Argentina forward Argentine forward goalscorer Gonzalo Paco is a current British citizen and has become something of a British icon.
With the style of play that he brings to the field, not to mention his ability to score goals, he deserves his place in this countdown.
Defender, goalkeeper, and forward are also three of the crucial areas in which Great Britain needs to look towards when attempting to produce a world-class league.
Defenders due to the lack of top-flight teams around this country, and forward with a variety of international sides available to choose from, if we can develop some great footballing stars, then our nation will certainly start to produce world-class players, maybe even in our own competition!
There is no reason why English players cannot compete with players from across the globe, as the level of football they play should not be a stumbling block.
At the minute, Chelsea is arguably the world’s best-performing side, following up on last year’s title success with a string of superb signings and players, which have enabled them to challenge for the Premier League title.
Meanwhile, Manchester United is second best, has replaced Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea has some excellent players in their team, which has helped them to achieve what they have done so far, but what do the Manchester United players themselves think of the current state of affairs?
According to David James: “It’s amazing that people still talk about trophies when we haven’t even won the top prize yet.
I think we’ve done enough now to show what we’re capable of.”
So who are the best footballers in the world – 피나클!
I believe the answer is obvious, I would say that Hazard is without a doubt the man, who deserves the top billing.
However, Hazard was unfortunate to lose his place to Robin van Persie at the start of the season, but this hasn’t stopped Hazard from causing trouble for teams all over Europe, scoring an outstanding goal against PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands and a brace in his final match against Barcelona.
All the boys at Chelsea hope that Hazard remains at Chelsea for many years to come, I’m sure there will be many more great goals to watch in the future.…