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Messi or Ronaldo, it’s always difficult to choose who is the best player in the world. Check out this ultimate guide to understand who is the best player of all time between MESSI OR RONALDO.

The question of who is best is something that still doesn’t have any perfect answer. The Portuguese monster and the phenomenal Argentine have dominated the game as no one does in the past. This Rivalry considered to be the best of all time.

Every football fans have their own opinion. There are the legends of the Club and national stars who have their own choices, while every legend of the game has their own pick between the two of the greatest player of all time.

Social media always started to buzz when any topic arises to compare the two best footballers of this modern era. Both players have a huge fan following on social media

Both have experienced outstanding careers, winning lots of trophies with their respective teams, scoring a multitude of goals against the opposition, and collecting numerous individual accolades.

Let’s check out this ultimate guide to understand and find out who is the best player between Messi or Ronaldo:-

Messi or Ronaldo – Who Is The Best Player

Stats show why Messi is better

Both Ronaldo and Messi are phenomenal on the field and have impressive stats, but when we see the style of the play of both players it proves that Messi makes better decisions on the field, moreover Messi is completely a team man.

Messi is a better team player than Ronaldo

Messi does not only score multiple goals, his vision, and how he sees the game is completely different from other players. Leo is a complete playmaker, his presence on the pitch makes other players better.

Messi is involved in more goals as compared to Ronaldo, Not only does he assist more he had a phenomenal vision to keep his teammates involved. He has a great connection with other players on the field.

While Ronaldo is a more of a lethal goalscorer, who plays high action football and scores great goals when the chances are created by the teammates on the other hand Messi is also capable of exploiting the defense with his dribbling skills and scores the goals but he is also keen being back and keeping possession of the ball so that he can assist his teammates on with pin-point passes, we have already seen the recent connection of Jordi alba with Messi. This versatility makes him a better player than Ronaldo.

Style of play

Messi and Ronaldo are completely different players with different mindsets and different styles of play. Ronaldo is considered to be the best in humans while Messi considered being not from this planet.

Ronaldo is an explosive player, with great headers and a player who can change the game in the blink of eyes. He is having a strong mind capable of handling any pressure while on the other hand Messi is a genius but sometimes Messi can’t perform under pressure. This is one of the aspects in which Ronaldo has an edge over Messi. Ronaldo is a more skillful player while Messi focused on his dribbling skills.

The Argentine is a natural talent while Ronaldo is a trained professional. Messi is a magician while Ronaldo is a monster on the pitch. Messi dribbling is considered to be out of this world and may be considered the best the game has ever seen, while on the other’s side Ronaldo is one of the best skillful players of all time and great ability to head the ball which cant be compared to anyone. Ronaldo is the best penalty taker and his eye-popping moves will leave people speechless and he is more athletic than Messi.

Why Ronaldo is a better player

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soccer is considered to be one of the most difficult games to play. Todays’ soccer is more athletic and more competitive than before. The modern football game has more pace, more skills, and needs more fitness to compete against different teams and different players on individual levels.

While Messi might have born talent to play soccer, Ronaldo’s fitness and technical abilities just make him better than the genius. He is 6’’1 with the jumping ability and the great header of the ball the world has ever seen. Ronaldo’s breathtaking pace, good dribbling skills powerful shooting with both feet and his header ability makes defenders life hell.

He is simply a demanding player for today’s modern football game. His fitness and athleticism are par excellence than anyone else. If we talk about modern football Ronaldo is more complete than Messi.

The international criterion

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Ronaldo’s international career is more dazzling than Messi. Ronaldo had proved his worth at the international level while Messi still hunting for a major international trophy. Messi has lost three finals in a row including the world cup in 2014 and two Copa America finals.

Ronaldo on the other hand led Portugal to win the 2016 Euro Championship against mighty France. Ronaldo won the 2019 UEFA Nations League against the Netherlands with the scoreline 1-0 to become the first champions of the UEFA Nations League. In every sports world cup or an international glory is an ultimate goal for most of the players. Pele three World Cup trophies cemented his place as one of the best ever, and Diego Maradona lifting the world cup for Argentina puts him before Messi on the GOAT list.

The Rivalry Between The Goats

Messi and Ronaldo’s rivalry started when they came up against each other in La Liga, Messi has won an unbelievable 34 trophies at Barcelona. He has lifted 10 La Liga titles part of 6 Copa del Rey honors. He won 8 Spanish Super Cups, 4 Champions Leagues, 3 UEFA Super Cups, and 3 FIFA Club World Cups which includes including two trebles.

While Ronaldo led Real Madrid to three Club World Cups wins, UEFA Super Cups, two LaLiga titles, two of Copas del Rey, and four Champions League trophy, including three in a row. Ronaldo became the fastest player in La Liga competition to score 150, 200, 250, and 300 goals in La Liga. He was also the top scorer of the Champions league in 5 different seasons.

The last decade is completely dominated by the two best players of all time. The two forwards combined to win 11 Ballon d’Or Awards, six for Messi, and five for Ronaldo. The two players have been exceptional and breaking records on and off the field.

Cristiano Ronaldo has 737 goals and 216 assists in 1,014 appearances for the club and the country, while Leo Messi has 704 goals and 298 assists in 869 appearances.

Let us take a deep look at the stats how the two have dominated football with facts and figures.

Messi or Ronaldo who is the best player in terms of Club goals for each season

SeasonCristiano RonaldoLionel Messi
2002-035NA
2003-046NA
2004-0591
2005-06128
2006-072317
2007-084216
2008-092638
2009-103347
2010-115353
2011-126073
2012-135560
2013-145141
2014-156158
2015-165141
2016-174254
2017-184445
2018-192851
2019-203731

Stats show that Ronaldo has scored more club goals than Messi, but its also a fact that Ronaldo had played two more seasons than his rivals Lionel Messi.

While stats show Ronaldo scored more goals than Messi, while in terms of an average Messi is far better than Ronaldo. Messi has been a record goalscorer in a single season scoring 73 goals in 2011-12.

Ronaldo’s highest goals in a single season were 61, which he accomplished in the 2014-15 season. He was also the first player to score more than 50 goals consecutively for six years.

Ronaldo is no more impressive in recent years after his departure from the Real Madrid club. While Ronaldo failed to reach the 30-goal mark in the 2018-19 season with Juventus Messi had shown no sign of stopping.

Messi or Ronaldo who is the best player in terms of Club assists for each season

SeasonCristiano RonaldoLionel Messi
2009-10711
2010-111621
2011-121529
2012-131214
2013-141411
2014-152127
2015-161523
2016-171116
2017-18818
2018-191019
2019-20525

Assists are something where Messi completely dethrone Ronaldo, the stats clearly show that Messi is much superior to Ronaldo while assisting his teammates over the years. He makes players better with his involvement on the pitch.

Due to Messi scoring capabilities and creating chances on the field, finally settled the debate that which player is the best, while Ronaldo also had multiple assists on his name the difference is still clear with the above facts and the figures.

Messi or Ronaldo who is the best player in terms of All-time Champions League stats

Champions League statCristiano RonaldoLionel Messi
Games played170143
Goals scored130115
Goals ratio per game0.760.8

Ronaldo is an all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League with 143 goals and that’s why he considered as Mr. Champions League, on the other side Messi just behind Ronaldo with 115 goals. As far as stats concerned Messi has a better goal ratio than Ronaldo in the Champions League. There is a great chance that the Argentine will overtake the Portuguese if he continues to score goals at the same pace in the coming years.

Messi or Ronaldo who is the best player in terms of World Cup stats

World Cup statsCristiano RonaldoLionel Messi
Games played1719
Goals scored76
Goals ratio per game0.40.3

World Cups’ performance for both the legends is not so impressive as compared to other competitions.

Ronaldo has scored more goals at the world cup while Messi is the one who has reached the final with Argentina in 2014 which he lost against Germany. Messi also won the golden ball of the tournament for his performance throughout the campaign.

Messi or Ronaldo who is the best player in terms of International stats

International StatCristiano RonaldoLionel Messi
International appearnce164138
International goals scored9970
Goals ratio per game0.60.5

Ronaldo and Messi both are good at international level though Ronaldo had won a major trophy with Portugal , while Messi came up close to winning a major trophy with Argentina.

Ronaldo is close to breaking Ali Daei’s record of most international goals. Ali Daei scored 109 goals at the international level for his national team. Ronaldo could break this record before the end of his career.

Messi is now record goalscorer for Argentina. Messi broke Batistuta’s record of 54 goals for Argentina at the Copa America in 2017.

Career Titles

Competition RonaldoMessi
World Cup00
UEFA Champions League54
League titles710
European Championship / Copa America10
Olympics01
National Cups36
Club World Cup43

Messi and Ronaldo have won multiple trophies during his career. Leo dominates things when it comes to league titles, while Ronaldo dominating in the Champions League.

Messi has won 10 La Liga trophies while Ronaldo won 7 league titles in their career. Leo is a player who stayed in Barcelona and dominated the league titles completely while Ronaldo had won League titles in England, Spain, and Italy.

Ronaldo has won 5 Champions League in his career and he could become the only player after Francisco Gento to win the Champions League on 6 different occasions if he can help Juventus to lift the trophy in the 2020-21 season.

Individual accolades

AwardCristiano RonaldoLionel Messi
Ballon d’Or56
Best FIFA Men’s Player21
UEFA Player of the Year43
European Golden Shoe46
World Cup Golden Ball01
League Player of the Year 46
FIFPro World XI1313

Messi and Ronaldo have dominated every league, competition, and tournaments over the past decade, in the same way, they have dominated the awards as well.

Messi and Cristiano are the two players with most Ballon d’Or in the history of football. Leo winning the 2019 Ballon D’or helped him to go ahead of his rival. We have to wait and see who will come on top when both the legends say goodbye to their careers.

Ronaldo had more FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards and has won more UEFA Best Player of the Year on multiple occasions, while Messi has won more league Player of the Year as compared to Ronaldo.

Messi has won more European Golden Shoe than Ronaldo, this shows Messi’s performance when compared to Europe’s top 5 leagues, but we can’t deny the fact that they have been in FIFPro World XI 13 times in their Illustrious career, which shows how close the battle is.

So, Who’s the GOAT?

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Well, it depends on, everybody has a different taste, however, if we see the stats, Messi has been brilliant and a complete player, while Ronaldo is someone who sets an example for the team.

Ronaldo has the quality of a leader and possesses a strong mind who is capable of handling pressure which Messi doesn’t show often. Both have broken records on and off the field. Both came up against each other on multiple occasions and both have shown the world something different with their talent.

So stop comparing and enjoy the game of the two greatest players of all time.

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Top 10 Best Football Managers In The World 2021

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In this post, we will talk about the top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

Football is the only game where managers are equally popular as the players. This is something we have not seen in any of the sports around the world. Managing a football club is not a cup of coffee. It is one of the hardest jobs to do in football.

Nowadays, the success and the failure of the team affect the manager more while comparing it with the players. It takes full determination and powerful grit for a manager to help the team to reach the pinnacle of success.

The Football manager requires expertise to manage the team, developing the young talents, the strength to unite the team, and decisions making capabilities.

So it’s not easy to taste the success of being a manager and even harder to maintain it for a long time. We are combining stats and figures to make the top 10 lists for the best football managers in the world in 2021.

Let’s first discuss the other two football managers who are unable to make it to the top 10 list and then we discuss the top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

Honorable Mentions

1 Jose Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho is one of the most decorated football managers of all time. There is no doubt about his abilities in the managing team. However the ‘Special One’, unable to provide such influence during his tenure in Tottenham.

He was sacked by Tottenham in April. It might look like Tottenham has taken a quick step without looking at the influence of Mourinho in the history of the game.

Mourinho has won the UEFA Champions League with Porto. He quickly got the attention and started establishing himself as one of the best managers around the world.

That success earned him a move to England where he coached with Chelsea in 2004. He won two Premier League titles, a FA Cup, and two League Cups in his three seasons at the club.

Mourinho later joined the Italian club Inter Milan, where he won Serie A twice, including a European treble of Serie A, the Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League in 2010, a first for an Italian club. 

In 2013, he entered La Liga with Real Madrid and won the league. The other clubs he managed in his career are Manchester United and Tottenham.

Currently, he is the coach of AS Roma and we rate Mourinho as one of the best football managers of all time. However, this man is unable to make the top 10 list of football managers in 2021.

2 Marcelo Bielsa

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Marcelo Bielsa is an Argentine professional football manager and the head coach of Premier League club Leeds United. Bielsa has completely transformed the game with his unique tactics and team management.

He has been an influential figure in the world of football. Bielsa has managed several football clubs and also the national teams of Argentina and Chile. Bielsa’s strategy and knowledge of the game make him one of the most influential football managers in the world of football.

Bielsa has done a remarkable job with Leeds united. He has uplifted the morale of the team and completely transformed the team into a match-winner. He is an attacking manager who wants to dominate on the field.

Currently, Leeds United is the club at which he has contributed the most time as a manager in his career. He will surely gonna change the fate of the club in the future.

Top 10 Best Football Managers In The World 2021

10 Brendan Rodgers

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Brendan Rodgers is one of the most exciting managers of football. He is the coach of Leicester City since 2019. Under his leadership, Leicester City won the FA Cup of 2020-21.

Before Leicester City, he managed Liverpool in June 2012, where he led the team to a runners-up position in the league in the 2013–14 season.

Later he became the manager of Celtic in May 2016 and led Celtic to an undefeated domestic season in his first year, and trebles in both of his first two seasons.

Under his guidance, Leicester has qualified for European football for two consecutive seasons. His works as the coach are admirable by many of the greats of the game. The most decorated manager in the history of the game is Sir Alex Ferguson who holds the record for most trophies(48).

9 Julian Nagelsmann

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Julian Nagelsmann is one of the youngest managers of his generation. He managed Hoffenheim when he was at an age of 30. Later he moved to RB Leipzig where he showed some excellent performance being a manager.

Under his leadership, RB Leipzig defeated the Spanish side Atlético Madrid 2–1 in the quarter-finals and sealed their spot in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history.

Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in history to coach a side in the semi-finals. After outstanding results with them, On 27 April 2021, Bayern Munich named Nagelsmann as head coach on a five-year deal, effective from 1 July 2021, replacing Hansi Flick.

Bayern Munich has seen some of the greatest heights in world football under Hansi Flick. So there is a lot of work to do for Julian Nagelsamann to prove his worth at the club. He is number 9 in our list of top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

8 Mauricio Pochettino

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Mauricio Pochettino is one of the best coaches in football. He is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who is the current head coach of Ligue 1 top club Paris Saint-Germain.

Under his leadership, Tottenham became one of the best teams in the English Premier League. He led Spurs to their first-ever UEFA Champions League final back in 2018-19.

Without a doubt, there is a lot of expectation with him as everyone knows the capabilities of Pochettino. He has a lot to prove for the Paris-Saint Germain. He is number 8 in our list of top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

7 Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane does not need any introduction in this list. Zidane has been one of the most successful Real Madrid managers ever in the history of the club. He is one of the greatest football managers in the world right now.

Zidane became the first coach to win the Champions League three times consecutively, won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup twice each, as well as a La Liga title and a Supercopa de España.

His magical performance with the Real Madrid club helped him to be named Best FIFA Men’s Coach in 2017. He resigned in 2018 but later returned to the club as coach in 2019 and again won La Liga and Supercopa de España titles.

However, his failure at the club in the Champions League impacted him and later Zidane left Real Madrid for a new challenge. He has won a total of 11 trophies at Real Madrid. He is number 7 in our list of top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

6 Diego Simeone

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It would not be wrong to say that Atletico Madrid’s success is greatly inspired by Diego Simeone. He completely transformed the club since he joined the club in 2011.

He helped the team to be a world-beater. Under his managerial appointment players like Griezmann, Saul, and Oblak became top-class players. That shows how skilled and capable Simeone is for the club. Currently, he is one of the best managers in Europe.

Simeone helped Atletico winning La Liga twice, the Copa del Rey, two UEFA Europa Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, as well as being runner-up of the UEFA Champions League twice. Simeone is the longest-serving manager in La Liga, having been a part of the club for more than a decade now.

He is surely one of the most successful football managers in the world right now. He is number 6 in our list of top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

5 Antonio Conte

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Antonio Conte’s masterclass in Inter Milan again shows why he is one of the best managers in the world. He rebuilt the club and helped to win the Serie A title, beating the likes and dominance of Juventus.

Inter Milan ended the club’s 11 years drought. He also helped Inter to reach the UEFA Europa League final but eventually lost the final against Sevilla. 

He managed Juventus in 2011 and won three consecutive Serie A titles. Later he took a charge of Chelsea and led the club to the Premier League title in the very first season in charge.

Antonio Conte took over Inter Milan in the year 2019 and after that, he never looked back. Under Antonio Conte’s leadership, Inter Milan breaks the Nine Consecutive years winning streak of the Juventus team.

4 Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool is still a better love story than Twilight. He is a person behind the immense success at the club. He took the managerial role in 2015 and since then he completely transformed the club into one of the best in Europe.

During his reign at the club, Liverpool succeeded to win the Premier League and Champions League. He ended the Liverpool title drought of 30 years. This is something Klopp would be proud of. 

Klopp won the UEFA Super Cup and Liverpool’s first FIFA Club World Cup, before giving Liverpool’s first Premier League title. He also won back-to-back FIFA Coach of the Year awards in 2019 and 2020.

Klopp is known for the Gegenpressing style of play where the team, attempts to win back the possession after losing possession. Jurgen Klopp is number 4 in our list of top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

3 Hansi Flick

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Hansi Flick is the top-rated manager in the world right now. Since taking the role of manager for Bayern Munich, he completely changed the performance of the club.

The club that is struggling in the domestic league came out as a show stopper in European Championships. In his two seasons at Bayern Munich, he helped the club in winning two Bundesliga titles, one UEFA Champions League, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

During his management, Bayern Munich completely dominated world football. In 2021, the magic continues and he led the side to a FIFA Club World Cup and another Bundesliga title. The flick is set to replace Löw as the head coach of the German national team after the Euros.

Under Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich becomes one of the most successful teams in the last two years. No team has won more trophies than Bayern Munich since Flick was appointed as a coach for Bayern. Hansi Flick is number 3 in our list of top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

2 Thomas Tuchel

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The German coach and Champions League, a completely astonishing combination. The interesting fact is that the last three Champions League-winning club is managed by the German coach.

Hansi Flick, Klopp, and now Thomas Tuchel, all have dominated Europe in their respective years. Tuchel has completely transformed Chelsea. When he joined Chelsea, the club was hitting the rock bottom in 10th position in the league.

Under his leadership, Chelsea was able to secure his place at the next Champions League. Chelsea finished the season at 4th position and won the UEFA Champions League in 2021.  

He was hired by French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, where he helped the club to win two league titles, including a domestic quadruple in his second season, and managed the club to its first UEFA Champions League final.

Tuchel already showed his managing skills at Paris-Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund, while at Chelsea he is on completely next level. He is number 2 in our list of top 10 best football managers in the world in 2021.

1 Pep Guardiola

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Pep Guardiola is the mastermind of football. His tactics, his way of reading the game are completely different than other managers. He is one of the best football managers in the world currently with 31 trophies. Guardiola is just behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Mircea Lucescu in terms of trophy count.

He holds the record for the most consecutive league games won in La Liga, the Bundesliga, and the Premier League. Guardiola has managed some of the big clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich as well.

In his first season as the first team manager, he led Barcelona to the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League. The achievements made Guardiola the youngest manager to win the aforementioned European competition.

Manchester City completely dominated English football and won three league titles in his 4 years at the club. The underdog (Manchester City) now showing the world who is the boss.

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Top 10 Best Midfielders In The World 2021

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In this post, we will check out the top 10 best midfielders in the world 2021.

Midfielders have one of the most important roles in football. They build up the play and run the game like an engine. The midfielders also play a vital role in defense as well.

Midfielders control the game and create goalscoring opportunities for the strikers and also work in defense by obstructing the opposition attackers to go ahead.

Midfielders work as a touchline between the attack and defense and control the game from the center. The success of the teams is greatly dependent on the involvement of the midfielders on the pitch.

There are top midfielders in the world who have done wonders for their club and country. Today we will list out and outline the top 10 best midfielders in the world in 2021.

Top 10 Best Midfielders In The World 2021

10 Ilkay Gundogan

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Gundogan has shown what he is capable of. He became the main man for Manchester City in all competitions. He delivered when needed the most for the club.

The German maestro scored a total of 17 goals with 5 assists in all competitions for Manchester City. His clinical finishing and his hot form helped him to be the top scorer for his club. He helped the club to win the Premier League and Carabao Cup in the 2020/21 season.

Ilkay Gundogan’s potential has never been in doubt since he joined the club but this season he is on another level. He made a huge difference in the turnaround performance of the city in all competitions.

He is creative in passing and the goalscoring came with the added advantage. Surely he is one of the best players of Manchester City this season.

Gundogan has displayed one of the best performances in the center of the field. He is surely one of the best-attacking midfielders around the world. He is number 10 in our list of top 10 best midfielders in the world in 2021.

9 Frenkie De Jong

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Barcelona’s young sensation is one of the best young talents around the world. He is one of the best midfielders around the world and he is just 24 now. He is too good for the buildup play and creating chances.

The Dutchman’s control of the ball and his composure is surely something to watch for. He is highly appreciated by the club legend Xavi for his qualities. He is surely the next big thing in Barcelona.

Barcelona has signed De Jong from Ajax in 2019, since then he is continuously improving. He is surely has a long way to go, however, he is showing the world what he is capable of throughout the season.

Under Ronald Koeman, he shifted to another role, and it seems he will going to fire as he already played under Koeman in the national team. He’s no more only a midfielder who can just roam in the center. He has given full freedom by Koeman to burst out while going forward.

The Dutch international scored a total of seven goals with six assists and he is getting better year after year. He is number 9 in our list of top 10 best midfielders in the world in 2021.

8 Thomas Muller

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Thomas Muller is surely getting better with age. Just look at his stats from the last four seasons and you realized what he is capable of doing. He is leading the chart again this season in terms of assists and chances created.

Muller has scored 15 goals with 24 assists in 46 matches in all competitions. His stats are just amazing for any midfielders around the world. He is second to none in terms of goal involvement as a midfielder.

Thomas Muller is surely a lot to offer in the upcoming season. His performance is improving season after season. He is surely here to stay despite his age. Muller was one of the integral players for the Flick side who won the treble in the 2019/20 season.

He has the great ability to create chances against any opposition around the world. His contribution to the goals and his passing skills is surely exciting to watch. His offerings to the team have again done wonders for Bayern this season.

7 Luka Modric

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The Croatian international and the former ballon d’Or winner proved himself as one of the best midfielders in the world.

His rise from Tottenham to Real Madrid is magical. He is one of the most influential players for the club and the country. He together with Toni Kroos achieved every trophy that someone can only dream of.

The duo was the center of attraction when Real Madrid dominated the Champions League. Modric uses his skills and passing ability to create chances for the forwards. He is also a good dribbler of the ball and a great finisher.

Modric always rated as one of the best midfielders to ever grace the game. Despite his age, he is contributing a lot to the team. His game understanding is par excellence when compared to the other in the midfield position.

His presence in the game really brings a lot for the team. Modric’s vision and his way of creating chances are worthy for any team, he is a complete playmaker.

Modric has scored 6 goals with 6 assists in 48 games for Real Madrid. He is number 7 in our list of top 10 best midfielders in the world in 2021.

6 Toni Kroos

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Toni Kroos without a doubt one of the best midfielders the world has ever seen. He has taken the game to great extent since switching to Real Madrid. He is a creator, a free-kick specialist, and the great finisher of the game.

Kroos is the engine that runs Germany and Real Madrid. He was the star player when Madrid is coached under Zinedine Zidane. He has won almost every trophy in club football during his tenure in Real Madrid.

His consistency makes him one of the most influential players on the pitch. In terms of accuracy, passing, creating chances he is second to none. He is a player with a lot of qualities.

Toni Kroos together with Modric has done wonders in the midfield position for Real Madrid in all competitions. Despite his age, he is still prominent in the field. He has scored 3 goals with 12 assists in 42 official matches in 20/21. 

His contribution was always important for the club and the country in the major tournaments. He is number 6 in our list of top 10 best midfielders in the world in 2021.

5 Thiago Alcantara

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Thiago Alcantara’s story started in Barcelona and his rise to the best can be witnessed in Bayern Munich. He is a top player for Barcelona and Bayern Munich during his reign at both clubs.

His performance over the recent years is just phenomenal, right now he is a part of the Liverpool football club. His intelligence on the field, creative ability are just phenomenal to watch.

He is having strong attributes which include passing, ball control, and defensive play. His pass accuracy is something to look for.

Thiago always remains one of the complete midfielders of his time. A great future is looking ahead for Thiago at Liverpool.

4 Joshua Kimmich

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Joshua Kimmich’s performance for Bayern is stupendous. His transition from being a full back to defensive midfielder is tret to watch. He is part of the club in which Bayern won the treble in the 2019/20 season.

He is one of the best players when it comes to the position he plays. His defense is rock-solid, creating ability is top-notch, and attacking is the way he plays on the field. Probably he is one of the best when it comes to playing in the center of the field.

He’s got everything a team needs. One of the best attributes of Kimmich that he can play in any position apart from midfield. The German international is efficient in all roles he played which include a defensive midfielder, and a full-back.

He can defensively win possession, create chances for attackers, and do a lot more than that. Kimmich is also great at man-marking and creating attacking passes.

He has scored 6 goals with 14 assists in 39 matches in the 20/21 season. His passing accuracy is more than 87%. He is number 4 in our list of top 10 best midfielders in the world in 2021.

3 Bruno Fernandes

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Bruno Fernandes is one of the names highlighted in world football. He is one of the best midfielders of the season. It would not be wrong to say him the next Paul Scholes in making.

He is truly one of the best players for Manchester United in all competitions throughout the season. Bruno is good in creative passing, attacking gameplay. He is one of the best when to comes to finishing and taking Penalty.

His performance shows how important is this player for Manchester United. He has been a hot topic for debate since he joined Manchester United. His impact on the red devils is immediate. He has scored a total of 28 goals with 17 assists in 58 games.

The stats are just incredible for any midfielder around the world. His match-winning performance helped him to be in a limelight. Manchester United is really looking at him as the future of the club.

His presence on the field means a lot for the club and the country. His passing and attacking intelligence are just significant. Bruno’s impactful performances and goalscoring ability make him one of the best midfielders in world football.

2 Ngolo Kante

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Ngolo Kante is one of the jewels of Chelsea. He is currently one of the best defensive midfielders and a firm favorite to win UEFA’s best player for his performance in the 20/21 season.

He is also the PFA Player of the Year in 2017. N’golo Kante has been dominant in the Premier League for the last couple of seasons. This season, he is arguably one of the best players for Chelsea.

His extraordinary performance in UEFA Champions League helped Chelsea to win the coveted prize of Europe. He is strong in defense, acceleration, and creating chances. He is in the form of his life in this season.

Kante’s performance is the highlight in all competitions for Chelsea. The French internationals have done it both defensively and offensively. He scored a total of 3 goals and assisted 8, however, it’s not goals and assists that make headlines, it’s his impact as a player who stole the show in 20/21.

1 Kevin De Bruyne

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Kevin De Bruyne without a doubt the best midfielder of this generation. He is the most complete midfielder to ever grace the game. He has everything in his game, which includes skill, passing, dribbling, tackle, shoot and creating chances.

His accuracy in passes is unmatchable, he is also one of the best finishers in front of goal. The Belgian international contributes almost every game with his way of playing.

He was the star performer when Manchester City’s won the record-breaking Premier League triumph in 2017/18. De Bruyne was also rated as the best Premier League player for the 2019-2020 season.

De Bruyne is without a doubt one of the best players for Manchester City from the last couple of seasons. He has impressed everyone with his masterclass performance in all competitions.

Kevin De Bruyne has scored 10 goals with 18 assists in 40 matches for the club. He has incredible technique, skill, vision, and crossing accuracy. De Bruyne is also exceptional in long-range passing. He tops our list of the top 10 best midfielders in the world in 2021.

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Top 10 Best Strikers In The World 2021

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In this post we will check out the top 10 best strikers in the world 2021.

Strikers are known for their goal-scoring ability. They have the capability to peel off defenders and run into space to create havoc for the goalkeepers. Today we will talk about the best strikers in the world in 2021.

Today we will discuss the typical ‘striker’ and ‘forward’ around the world. We have combined stats and figures to outline and rank the top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

We’ve compared the stats like goals scored throughout the season, assists, and impact of the player to the team performance and other contributions. So we have done some extensive work to rank the strikers in the top 10 list.

We all know how important strikers are for the team, as scoring goals is not so easy, especially when you are playing against the best teams. That’s why the striker’s role on the field is most important.

On the other side if you see the most expensive players around the world you will notice most players in the top 10 list would-be strikers. That’s how the market goes when it comes to the best strikers in the world.

Strikers have a lot of work to do on the field to help the team to go on top. So without further delay let’s go ahead and check out the top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Top 10 Best Strikers In The World 2021

10 Andre Silva

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Andre Silva proved this season why he worth a single penny for Eintracht Frankfurt. Having the worst season earlier with AC Milan, he proved his worth in Bundesliga this season.

Andre Silva has quietly developed as one of the best strikers in the Bundesliga, with the amount of goal he scored this season. It’s taken time for him to pace up, however this season he showed what he is capable of.

Silva has scored 29 goals in 34 appearances with 10 assists for Eintracht Frankfurt this season. Just one of the insane stats from Andre Silva. The man has been amazing in front of the goals, his link-up play with the other payers is astonishing. It would not be wrong to say that he is one of the best signings for the Eintracht frankfurt.

The Portuguese international is in a red hot form and with the performance, in the recent season, the 25-year-old will surely be rated as one of the best strikers in the world right now. He is number 10 in our list of top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 34 appearances
  • 29 goals
  • 10 assists

9 Ciro Immobile

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Ciro Immobile is one of the exciting talents and one of the best strikers in the Italian league and European football. He is the showstopper for Lazio and one of the most consistent performers for the team.

He has scored a total of 150 goals out of 219 appearances with 42 assists for his club Lazio. No one can deny his goal-scoring ability and his calmness in front of goals.

He again proved his worth this season, scoring a total of 25 goals in 41 appearances with 8 assists throughout the season. His goal-scoring ratio is impeccable, his positioning and skills to past defenders with ease surely makes him one of the top strikers in the game.

His 2019/20 campaign is so astonishing that even Ronaldo is in awe of his talent. He scored 36 goals in the 19/20 season equalling a goal-scoring record with Gino Rossetti who have done it with Torino in 1928–29 and Gonzalo Higuaín for Napoli in 2015–16.

The Italian forward was in form of his life and consistent throughout the majority of the season. He is number 9 in our list of top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 41 appearances
  • 25 goals
  • 8 assists

8 Karim Benzema

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Karim Benzema is one of the most underrated strikers in world football. Since the departure of Ronaldo, he became the main man for Real Madrid. His recent performance is proof of his worth in the team. 

The star-studded trio of BBC is just too hot to handle for any team. Benzema was and will always be an integral part of the team. The French international class, powerful finish, and passing make him a complete striker.

Real Madrid’s dominance in the European competition dips down and the someone who steps up in the situation is Karim Benzema. He is Madrid’s go-to man for every situation.

The French star has directly involved in more than 100 goals since Ronaldo’s departure in 2018. He is certainly one of the best strikers at the moment.

Benzema has also been a part of the ongoing Euro for the French team. He is number 8 in our list of top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 46 appearances
  • 30 goals
  • 9 assists

7 Luis Suarez

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Atletico’s main man is one of the top strikers in world football over the years. There is no denying the fact that there is still a lot of football left in him.

Barcelona agreed to part ways with his striker due to his age and decline in form however Suarez replied by helping Atletico Madrid to win the La Liga title.

The way he replied to critics and single handily helped Atletico Madrid to win the Spanish title is something to cherish about the Uruguayan. There are some notable strikers this season however the Suarez performance can’t be replaced.

He is still showing no sign of stopping and proving his worth season after season. He is an unpredictable player who can turn any match with his performance.

Barça has now signed Memphis Depay as his replacement and it would be interesting to see Koeman and Depay reuniting again. Laporta has already indicated the more signing going to happen as they are making the team for the future.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 38 appearances
  • 21 goals
  • 3 assists

6 Kylian Mbappe

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Kylian Mbappe is rated as the future superstar of football. He is one of the exciting young talents in world football. He showed what he is capable of since his time at Monaco.

Paris Saint-Germain has signed Kylian Mbapped from Monaco with a record-breaking transfer of €180 million. When it comes to finishing in front of goals, he is the most clinical finisher.

It’s unbelievable for many to believe he is just 22 years old. His speed, finish, skills, and dribbling are top-notch. He is a threat to any defender around the world.

Kylian Mbappé is a forward who can play in different positions however the striker role suits him well. He has equally proved his worth at the national and club level. His performance as a teenager is highly appreciated in the 2018 world cup.

The way he is going he can even reach the Messi-Ronaldo numbers in the future. Mbappe is rumored to have linked up with Real Madrid. However, PSG is in no mood to sell the young sensation. He is number 5 in our list of top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 47 appearances
  • 42 goals
  • 11 assists

5 Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo does not need any introduction in this list. He is like a goal poacher, who will pop up when you need it in front of the goal. He is still one of the main men for Juventus and still had a lot to offer on the football pitch.

Nobody is more mentally strong than Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo had scored 101 goals out of 133 matches he played for the club(Juventus). His failure with the club continues and the season goes trophyless for him.

He still had good stats however on a collective level, he failed miserably with the club. Ronaldo had played 44 matches this season and scored 36 goals for Juventus. He has still rated one of the best footballers of all time.

He is one of the players who are equally successful in all three clubs which includes Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. One of the things which remains constant throughout his career is his goal-scoring ability. He is number 5 in our list of top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 44 appearances
  • 36 goals
  • 4 assists

4 Harry Kane

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Harry Kane still stood up in the top 5 list when it comes to the strikers. In terms of consistency and goal-scoring, no striker comes close to Hary Kane. He is one of the top players in the Premier League.

It’s just sad to see this man had not won a single trophy in the last couple of years. He has been linked up with Manchester City.

If someone can break Alan Shearer’s goal-scoring record it would be Hary Kane. He is a complete striker with the attributes like speed, passing, and finishing.

The England international is a forward with a range of skills with playmaker ability and can tear apart any defensive line with ease.

Harry Kane is one of the transfer targets of Premier League clubs due to his performances. It would be interesting to see where will Kane goes next season. He is number 4 in our list of top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 49 appearances
  • 33 goals
  • 17 assists

3 Romelu Lukaku

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Romelu Lukaku has been labeled for the striker role. He is totally fit in his position. Lukaku has everything the modern striker needs. He is strong, he has the skills, speed, and power to create threats for any defenders.

The Belgian international scored 30 goals out of 44 games with10 assists. He continues to prove his worth in Serie A and it would not be wrong to say that he is one of the best strikers in world football.

Having a worse stint in Manchester United to one of the best striker in Football, it’s something we do not see often. He fired quickly after moving to Inter Milan and under Conte he lifted the Serie A title in the 20/21 season.

His link-up with his fellow players is outstanding. He is the man for the right moment and right place. His partnership with Lautaro at the club level is brilliant to watch. Other than his strength, he also good at passing ability. Truly, he’s one of the best strikers in the last two years. 

Under Antonio Conte, Lukaku regained his form and become an elite performer. The striker had scored 64 goals in 95 appearances for Inter across all seasons.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 44 appearances
  • 30 goals
  • 10 assists

2 Erling Haaland

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Erling Haaland is one of the players linked up with multiple clubs. It’s nothing to amaze about his linkup, as the player completely worth noticing. He is one of the most demanded players in world football right now.

The young superstar has been in top form and can score at any given time against any opposition. He has proved season after season why he is completely worth noticing.

Haaland is just 20 years old and already became one of the best strikers around the world. He has done it in the club and European competition and the future is looking bright for Haaland.

His arrival at Borussia Dortmund, helped him taking a leap in his game. He could break the records of some of the greats if he continued his form for a long time.

Haaland has scored 41 goals in 41 games with 12 assists for Borussia Dortmund this season. He had some astonishing stats this season.

He is quick with great finishing and top skills. No team can keep quiet Haaland for a long time. He has scored almost against every opponent in club competition. He is number 2 in our list of top 10 best strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 41 appearances
  • 41 goals
  • 12 assists

1 Robert Lewandowski

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Nobody has done wonders in recent seasons unless his name is Robert Lewandowski. Players with so many qualities, and he started getting better with age.

2019/20 season turned out the Lewandowski best season where he won the treble with the club and also won the FIFA best player award at the individual level.

He continued his form in the 20/21 season and again came as a top contender when it comes to goal scoring. Lewandowski is continuing to grow as one of the best players in world football.

The Polish international scored 48 goals in 40 games in all competitions this season. One can only describe the stats in one word i.e insane.

Robert Lewandowski continues his goal-scoring run in Euros and he is one of the strikers to look for in the tournament.

Lewandowski has everything to be the best in the world and he currently rated as one of the best strikers in the world. His finishing is flawless, his ball control is unmatchable and goal scoring is out of this world.

He is one of the tops forward in the world and rated number 1 in our list of top 10 strikers in the world in 2021.

Stats 2020/21:-

  • 40 appearances
  • 48 goals
  • 9 assists
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