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Rafael van der Vaart believes Donny van de Beek deserves a switch to Manchester United as he complimented the Dutchman ahead of his transfer to Red Devils(Manchester United).

Manchester United are settling on the signing of Ajax midfielder Van De Beek after agreeing on an agreement over a fee with the Ajax. Van De Beek seen left out of the friendly match against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Van de Beek had been one of the consistent performers and assist providers for Ajax and been linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid multiple times however the dutchmen are set to be ready for the Premier League. Reports claimed that Manchester United will seal the deal for Ajax midfielder for around £40 million (€45m/$53m).

Former Ajax attacking midfielder and Netherlands international Van der Vaart, who was also a part of the Premier League in which he represented Tottenham admired the qualities of Van de Beek and considers that the signing would be a great addition in the Manchester United squad.

Van der Vaart told NOS “Donny deserves this transfer so much,”. “He has been an exceptional player for Ajax.

“And Manchester United really need this kind of player in their team. This transfer is excellent for us too. We are all going to follow him now. This move is so deserved.”

Academy product Van de Beek is one of the best young players from the Ajax youth academy, Van De Beek has been a part of Eredivisie giant for almost 5 years. He has played almost 200 matches across all competition for the Ajax.

Van de Beek was also a part of that glorifying team who reached the Champions League semi-final after defeating the big European clubs like Real Madrid and Juventus in 2018-19.

Van De Beek was phenomenal throughout that season. He was the starter in almost all matches for Ajax. He played 57 matches in the 2018-19 season and scored 17 goals and assisted 13 times to his teammates.

He scored eight Eredivisie goals and assisted five times which turns to the goal. He scored 10 goals for Ajax across all competition in the 2019-20 season.

Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag had given a hint about his future after he was left out of Ajax’s squad for a friendly match which was against Frankfurt.

Erik Ten Hag said ” The fact that Donny was not a part of the squad does indicate a direction. “The request not to let him play did not come specifically from one side. We do that together.

“Agreements have been made about a potential move out, and if that possibility arises, you must also co-operate.”

Eredivisie next season will be going to start on September 13 and Ajax will go against Sparta Rotterdam. The Eredivisie 2019-20 season has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, with leaders Ajax denied the league title and no relegation from the Eredivisie.

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Top 10 Best Goalkeepers In The World 2021

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

Every year football fanatics are excited to know who is the best goalkeeper in the world. This question not gonna fade away soon. Each year, there has been some exceptional performance by the top goalkeepers.

Goalkeeping is not an easy job for any player especially when you are up against the best players. A goalkeeper can make or break the game with his saves. The modern-day goalkeeper’s must-have attributes like stamina, feet moments, and power.

Goalkeepers have always been an integral part of the team. The role of the goalkeeper is deciding in modern-day football and can make an impactable difference in the team’s results.

The footballing world has seen some of the legend goalkeepers and today we will talk about top 10 goalkeepers who are on the verge of becoming the next great thing.

It’s often considered the dependable goalkeeper helps the team to have the upper hand in the game. So without a further delay let’s go ahead and check out the top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

Top 10 Best Goalkeepers In The World 2021

10 Samir Handanovic

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Samir Handanovic is a Slovenian international who currently plays for the Serie A tip club Inter Milan. He is one of the top goalkeepers of his generation and surely one of the tops in the game. He is currently captaining the Inter Milan Side.

His move from Udinese to Inter Milan established him as one of the best goalkeepers of Europe. It would not be wrong to say that he is one of the greats of Inter Milan. Handanovic’s leadership was one of the reasons for Serie A’s glory for Inter Milan this season. 

As a player, he has attributes like Calmness and leadership. He has shown year after year why he is one of the best in the business. His save percentage is something to watch for.

He has played a total of 47 matches for inter Milan and kept a clean sheet on 18 occasions. Handanovic is singlehandedly helping the team to win matches with his goalkeeping skills.

He is the major spark in the team this season. Handanovic is number 10 on our list of the top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

9 Keylor Navas

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Keylor Navas is one of the most underrated goalkeepers around the world. His age is not on his side, however, he can still contribute a lot to the team. In terms of reflexes and athleticism, he is on the top comparing it with the other goalkeepers.

Nobody has forgotten his heroic save against Messi in the Champions League last-16 match. His excellent performance is proof there is a lot to come in the future.

His performance may have some ups and downs but without a doubt, he has the safest hands between the sticks. He is also the part of real Madrid team that have won three consecutive Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018.

With so much talent and proving in different leagues and tournaments, he is still not got the appreciation that he needs to get.

Navas has played a total of 45 matches and he had kept a clean sheet on 20 occasions. His performance speaks for itself and he is one of the best goalkeepers for PSG throughout the season.

8 Thibaut Courtois

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Thibaut Courtois is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the Belgium national team. He is regarded by many as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

It took Courtois some time in La Liga to settle again for the Real Madrid Side. But he proved from the last 2 seasons as one of the most reliable men between the sticks.

He helped Real Madrid to La Liga glory last season and had a tremendous role in helping the team to fight for Spanish Trophy. Real Madrid signed Courtois for £35 million, becoming La Liga’s most expensive goalkeeper, bettering the record set by Jan Oblak.

The Belgians played a total of 51 games this season and kept the clean sheets 21 times. His performance against Chelsea in the Champions League is greatly appreciated and Real Madrid counting him for the next season.

He is still a long way to go with the age on his side. He continues to improve his goalkeeping skills and his stature is his biggest advantage as a goalkeeper.

The man does not have a great season for the club and the country, however, he is still rated as one of the best goalkeepers around the world. He is number 8 in our list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

7 Marc-André Ter Stegen

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Ter Stegen is one of the most acrobatic goalkeepers the world has ever seen. He is known for his reflexes, passing, and ball-playing ability, he is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

It takes a lot of effort to be the main goalkeeper for a club like Barcelona. He is a player who is always been compared to the great Manuel Neuer. It’s just a matter of fact when we see Ter Stegen taking the job of goalkeeper in the German national team as well.

He had a similar style of play to Neuer. He used his feet a lot and build the play from the back. It’s a hard season for the german winning only the Copa Del Rey, however, he is still the right man for the job.

He is eyeing the 2022 world cup for his entry to the national team. It will require a lot of effort and performance this season to replace Neuer in the national team.

He is still one of the most consistent goalkeepers at Barcelona and Barcelona also backing him as the first-choice keeper for the club.

Ter Stegen without a doubt is the game-changer for Barcelona across leagues and tournaments. He has shown that he is capable of the goalkeeper position at the club. He is number 7 in our list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

6 Alisson Becker

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Alisson has done wonders since his arrival at Liverpool. He is the show stopper for the reds for the last couple of seasons. Despite Not having a great season this year he still remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world. 

The Brazilian international has one of the most consistent players for the club and the country. His self-belief and goal-saving techniques and his tendency of being a big game player make him different from others.

His late goal against West Bromwich helped Liverpool to secure the place for Champions League qualification. He has done time after time for the club. His contribution helped the team to win the Champions League and Premier League in recent times for Liverpool.

Alisson might not have all the qualities of a top goalkeeper however his quick feet and string display between the sticks are surely something to watch for. In terms of positioning, he is the best comparing it with the others goalkeepers.

He moved to Liverpool in 2018 for £66.8 million and since then he had never looked back. In the very first season with the club, he proved what he is capable of and won the Premier League Golden Glove Award.

He has played 42 matches for Liverpool this season in which he kept a total of 15 clean sheets Allison’s passing and position surely stand out with the rest of the goalkeepers in Europe. He is number 6 in our list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

5 Edouard Mendy

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Edouard Mendy is Thomas Tuchel’s magic wizrd. Tuchel’s trust in Mendy’s qualities surely paid off with the Champions League victory against Manchester City.

His arrival from Rennes to Chelsea had done huge wonders at the Stamford Bridge. His addition to the team made the club a serious contender for all trophies.

He had played 45 matches throughout the season and kept a total of 25 clean sheets this is surely the game changer for Chelsea. His sparkling performance also helped the team to finish the season in the top four.

Mendy’s arrival and the Tuchel tactics made the team, which is impossible to attain by the Lampard side earlier.

He quickly proved his worth with the sizzling performance at the biggest stage and finally helped the team to win the UEFA Champions League in his very first season. He is number 5 in our list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

4 Gianluigi Donnarumma

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Gianluigi Donnarumma does not need any introduction in this list. Milan’s young sensation is all set to leave AC Milan after six spectacular seasons. He is likely to join PSG for the next season.

Donnarumma is surely gonna missed by AC Milan. He is said to be the next Buffon in Making. The 22-year-old has already done and proved his worth for the club and the country.

He became the youngest goalkeeper ever to appear for Italy, aged 17 years and 189 days. Donnarumma represented Italy at UEFA Euro 2020 and helped the team to win the tournament. He is also the player of the tournament for his heroic display throughout the competition.

He had played a total of 251 matches for AC Milan in which he kept 88 clean sheets. His maturity and the composure in the game that too at such a young age is hard to find in any goalkeeper.

It’s hard to find a replacement for Gigi Buffon but it’s easy to say now the teenager would be the future of Italian football. He is number 4 in our list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

3 Manuel Neuer

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Manuel Neuer is surely the “GOAT” when it comes to goalkeeping. He is rated as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport. He was named the best goalkeeper of the decade from 2011 to 2020 by IFFHS.

In 2014, Neuer finished third in the voting, behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. A goalkeeper competing with the goalscorer for Ballon d’Or is something that was seen very rarely.

Neuer has a caliber and different style of play when comparing with the other goalkeepers. Neuer was chosen as Germany’s number one goalkeeper for the 2010 FIFA World Cup which was held in South Africa. During the group stages, he only conceded a single goal.

His form and his performance greatly improved since the arrival of Hansi Flick in Bayern Munich. Neuer’s performance helped Bayern Munich to attain a treble. Since then he is never looking back.

He has played a total of 46 matches in which keep clean sheets on 14 occasions. When he is on mood goalscoring for the players looks difficult.

He started the trend of acrobatic goalkeeping and he is rated as one of the most fearless goalkeepers in the world. Neuer entirely Redefining the Goalkeeping style.

He was also the winner of the 2014 FIFA world cup and was awarded the Golden Glove award for being the best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Neuer also has leadership skills and is a complete show stopper from the back for both Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. He is number 3 in our list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

2 Ederson

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Ederson is a modern-day great and surely one of the exciting goalkeepers in the world of football. His fearless persona and being tough between the sticks are greatly appreciated by some of the greats in football.

He is surely one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League. It’s hard to beat Ederson when he is in full flow. Brazilian is surely one of the goalkeepers to look out for. 

His dancing feet and powerful persona stand him apart from the rest of the goalkeepers on the list. Manchester City’s domestic dominance is really influenced by some of the best performances of Ederson.

Ederson’s gameplay gives us a glimpse of Manuel Neuer. He is surely on the verge of becoming one of the great goalkeepers in world football.

Pep Guardiola is a great admirer of the goalkeeper and Ederson never let him down. He is also the winner of last season’s Premier League Golden Glove with 16 clean sheets.

Ederson was chosen in Brazil’s squad for the 2018 World Cup and both the 2019 and 2021 Copa América, winning the 2019 tournament.

He had played a total of 48 matches this season and kept clean sheets on 26 occasions. Ederson is number 2 in our list of top 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

1 Jan Oblak

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Jan Oblak is ranked as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of football. In 2015–16 he won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for best goalkeeper, allowing an all-time record low of 18 goals.

He won the award again in the following three seasons, and for the fifth time in 2021. He is a goalkeeper with the most consistent record in the history of football.

Oblak was also nominated for the 2017 and 2018 Ballon d’Or awards. These all accomplishments speak for themselves. He has kept 159 clean sheets in a total of 303 games he’s played for Atletico Madrid.

Oblak is completely dominating world football with his goalkeeping skills. He is great in shot-stopping and passing. Oblak is also the fastest goalkeeper ever to reach the milestone of 100 clean sheets in LaLiga and he has done that in 182 matches.

He has been named Slovenian Footballer of the Year on five different occasions. Oblak became Laliga’s most expensive goalkeeper when Atletico Madrid signed him for 16 million euros.

Since then, he never looked back and winning matches for Atletico Madrid. His great performance this season helped Atletico Madrid to snatch the La Liga trophy from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

He is surely gonna be the next “GOAT” if he continues to perform at the biggest stage of football. He tops the list of the best goalkeepers in the world in 2021.

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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.

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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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