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Ghana's Kwadwo Asamoah named among 100 best footballers in the world

Published on: 26 December 2012

Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has been named among the 100 best footballers in the world by the Guardian newspaper. 

The 24-year-old was among the 36 midfielders who made the cut and also one of the 13 Italian Serie A players.

Asamoah has been described as a perfect modern footballer who is fit, strong, quick, versatile, modest, and hard-working.

Juventus regard him as one of the best signings they have made in the post-Calciopoli era.

Antonio Conte reinvented him as a marauding wide man, where his energy and agility enabled him to be effective in defensive and offensive duties – and he provides a string of assists and the odd goal too.

As Claudio Marchisio says: "He's got great physical and technical qualities – everything needed to be a success at Juventus."

Asamoah is ranked 87th with Lionel Messi topping the list at No1.

Top 100 footballers in the World: 

1 Lionel Messi Barcelona

2 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

3 Xavi Barcelona

4 Andres Iniesta Barcelona

5 Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG

6 Radamel Falcao Atletico Madrid

7 Robin van Persie Man Utd

8 Andrea Pirlo Juventus

9 Yaya Toure Man City

10 Edinson Cavani Napoli

11 Sergio Aguero Man City

12 Iker Casillas Real Madrid

13 Neymar Santos

14 Sergio Busquets Barcelona

15 Xabi Alonso Real Madrid

16 Thiago Silva PSG

17 Mesut Ozil Real Madrid

18 David Silva Man City

19 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich Germany

20 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus

21 Luis Suarez Liverpool

22 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid

23 Vincent Kompany Man City

24 Gerard Pique Barcelona

25 Philipp Lahm Bayern Munich

26 Willian Shakhtar Donetsk

27 Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund

28 Franck Ribery Bayern Munich

29 Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich

30 Ashley Cole Chelsea

31 Wayne Rooney Man Utd

32 Juan Mata Midfielder Chelsea

33 Thomas Muller Bayern Munich

34 Mario Götze Borussia Dortmund

35 Karim Benzema Real Madrid

36 Cesc Fabregas Barcelona

37 Oscar Chelsea

38 Fernandinho Shakhtar Donetsk

39 Javier Mascherano Barcelona

40 Gareth Bale Tottenham

41 Javier Zanetti Internazionale

42 Daniele De Rossi Roma

43 Dani Alves Barcelona

44 Petr Cech Chelsea

45 Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund

46 Carles Puyol Barcelona

47 Angel Di Maria Real Madrid

48 Carlos Tevez Man City

49 Didier Drogba Shanghai Shenhua

50 Giorgio Chiellini Juventus

51 Marcelo Real Madrid

52 Stephan El Shaarawy Milan

53 Toni Kroos Bayern Munich

54 Samuel Eto’o Anzhi Makhachkala

55 Jordi Alba Barcelona

56 Mario Gomez Bayern Munich

57 Arturo Vidal Juventus

58 Eden Hazard Chelsea

59 James Rodriguez Porto

60 Marouane Fellaini Everton

61 Ramires Chelsea

62 David Villa Barcelona

63 Klaas Jan Huntelaar Schalke

64 Nemanja Vidic Man Utd

65 Joe Hart Man City

66 Arjen Robben Bayern Munich

67 Mario Balotelli Man City

68 Mathieu Valbuena Marseille

69 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang St Etienne

70 Robert Lewandowski Borussia Dortmund

71 Hernanes Lazio

72 Pedro Barcelona

73 Santi Cazorla Arsenal

74 Christian Eriksen Ajax

75 Ezequiel Lavezzi PSG

76 Joao Moutinho Porto

77 Mario Mandžuki? Bayern Munich

78 Patrice Evra Man Utd

79 David Luiz Chelsea

80 Luka Modric Real Madrid

81 Victor Wanyama Celtic

82 Mapou Yanga-M'Biwa Montpelier

83 Hulk Zenit St Petersburg

84 Darijo Srna Shakhtar Donetsk

85 Emmanuel Mayuka Southampton

86 John Terry Chelsea

87 Kwadwo Asamoah Juventus

88 Leonardo Bonucci Juventus

89 Javier Pastore PSG

90 Henrikh Mkhitaryan Shakhtar Donetsk

91 Moussa Dembele Tottenham

92 Hatem Ben Arfa Newcastle

93 Samir Nasri Man City

94 Shinji Kagawa Man Utd

95 Wesley Sneijder Internazionale

96 Pepe Real Madrid

97 Marek Hamsik Napoli

98 Javi Martinez Bayern Munich

99 Diego Forlan Internacional

100 Paulinho Corinthians



This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • One Andy says:
    December 27, 2012 07:58 am
    whether Southampton gets relegated or not,the fact is some people have seen some portential in him.Its not the Zambians who chose him so please dont insult us.He is not the first Zambian to play in the EPL either and please keep your bitterness to yourself.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    December 27, 2012 07:22 am
    Southampton is likely to relegated back to the Npower Championship @ the end of the season, your Mayuka has only managed to make just 7 appearance so far this season and yet to score a goal. He's been warming the bench for most part of the season, if he cant survive @ a mediocre team like Southampton then how the hell can he make it BIG elsewhere?? I think these Zambians are really flattered cuz this is the first time a player from their country is plying his trade in the EPL.
  • mich says:
    December 27, 2012 06:34 am
    pierre-emerik aubemeyang..a star in the making
  • kwame-blz says:
    December 27, 2012 05:37 am
    True talk, how can a player from the saints a bottom 3 team in the EPL make this list. And possibly the best or second best player in the best league in the world rank 40, thats a bs. Bale is a top 5 player.
  • I Know says:
    December 27, 2012 01:27 am
    EMMANUEL MAYUKA is a LIVEWIRE yet to be unleashed in the'll see what will happen in South Africa!
  • 4REAL says:
    December 27, 2012 12:26 am
  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:
    December 27, 2012 12:08 am
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    December 26, 2012 10:05 pm
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of Lavezzi, Robert Lewandowski , Hulk, Leonardo Bonucci & Javi Martinez? What a joke of a list!!! If SHIT players like Victor Wanyama, Mayuka & Eriskseen made the list then Dede, KPB & Atsu should have also made the list. Also KASA should have been among the top 50 cuz for my money he is one of the best midfielders in the world currently, I doubt the credibility of The Guardian newspaper.
  • jimmy says:
    December 26, 2012 09:21 pm
    He has the potential for greatness he should focus and use his chances at ANC.
  • king Ramon says:
    December 26, 2012 09:54 pm
    It's not just a joke but a useless one. Correct me if I am mistaken. How come noEssien,GerrardLampard n a host of others? It is a figment of some novice's imagination.It cannot be the true reflection of the status on position of players in order of brilliance n skills.
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 26, 2012 09:33 pm
    The list is a joke.
  • AngelRandy says:
    December 28, 2012 07:26 am
    Check number 69, and I couldn't find a certain Andre Dere Ayew. This is truly bogus!!