When our minds drift to football, we always remember the men in shorts and vests who amaze us with their amazing football skills when in the pitch.
They squabble, dribble and pass shots- And eventually score. According to a review by Assignment Geek, here are the top soccer players:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Born in 1985, Ronaldo is a Portugal forward who has amazed the world with his immense football skills. Currently, Ronaldo is playing for Juventus in Serie A. He has also played for popular clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United- Where he has won countless awards for as the player of the year. Other popular awards include helping Manchester win the UEFA champions league in 2003, two La Liga titles, four UEFA champions’ league titles, and two Copas Del Rey titles.
In the soccer world, Ronaldo’s skills can only be equated to Messi’s- his archrival who plays for Barcelona. In their face-off rivalry, Cristiano has been the top contender; the reason being he plays to win while Messi plays in the better team to win.
- Lionel Messi
Born in 1987 in Argentina, Lionel Messi is a great player whose football skills amazes many. The star plays as a forward and a captain for both Barcelona and his team country. He began his football career a Grandoli club, where his father was a coach – But his main inspiration was his grandmother who always accompanied him to matches and training. Messi has been in Barcelona since 2001- and has helped the team bagged numerous awards. Besides, compared to his top rival the awards for the golden feet have been quite generous with the star.
Most people usually consider Messi as the best player of all time. He has won a record of five Ballon d’Or awards. During his lifetime in Barcelona, he has helped the team bag up to 30 awards including 4 UEFA champions league and 10 La Liga titles. He also holds other prestigious titles in La Liga like the player with most hat tricks, pass assists and most wins in the league.
In the football world, Messi’s skills places him at crossroads with Ronaldo’s fans since most soccer analysts compare the two- but at most times he has denied any existing rivalry exists with Ronaldo. Of the two, Messi has won five European gold awards while Ronaldo has taken home four similar awards.
Born in 1992, Neymar also popularly known as Neymar Jr.is a remarkable Brazil soccer star. The star began his career quite early while playing for Santos FC as a teen. During his time at the club, he bagged four straight players of the year awards making him one of the popular soccer figures in his country. Neymar’s next entry was to Barcelona during the 2013-14 football season helping the club bag both domestic and international titles. One year later, he also scored to propel the club to a Copa Del Rey title.
Neymar scored his 100th goal in 2012 and was the hop of Spain during the 2014 world cup on his home turf. Unfortunately, the star has a leg during the semi-finals by Colombia’s defender Juan Zuniga.
- Antoine Griezmann
Born in 1991, Griezmann is a French professional forward who plays for Atletico Madrid and his national team. The player’s football career dates back to 1997 where he used to play for Macon team. In 1999, he joined Maconnais team where he played until 2005. Griezmann joined Real Sociedad in the same year until 2014 when he was transferred to Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid is the pioneer club that made the star to shine and become popular worldwide.
During his time at Atletico Madrid, Griezmann broke the club’s scoring record and in 2014-15, he was named as part of the season. In 2016, he also won the La Liga best player award. The player scored in the 2017-18 Europa league and 2018 UEFA super cup to propel his team to victory. He also scored during the 2018 FIFA world cup in finals propelling his team to win the cup.
- Kylian Mbappe
Born in 1998, Kylian Mbappe is a professional French footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) club in Ligue 1. He also plays for the French national team and is one of the best football players in the world now. Mbappe began his career as a Bondy player between the year 2004 and 2013. In the same year, he moved to Monaco where his football career started shining. During his time at the club, he scored numerous goals making him the second youngest player to score in UEFA champions league and the first youngest player in over 30 years to a achieve a ten-goal career mark in Ligue 1.
In 2017, Mbappe moved to PSG where he scored twice during his first match appearance. He also scored in other subsequent matches and gave numerous assists that led to goals. Mbappe’s career peak was in 2018 world cup when he scored a goa over Peru and Argentina, which helped his team reach the finals. During their final world cup match against Croatia, he scored making him the second teenager after Pele to score in world cup finals. In the same match, he received a FIFA award for the Best Young Player.
With the above and other smartest soccer players, football is now a game which attracts massive worldwide attention. Make sure that you never miss these players in action on the field as they display their exquisite football skills. You will surely enjoy it.