Ten Best Football Players in the World

Leia Smith | 03 - 06 - 2024
Top Ten Best Football Players in the World

Who do you think are the best football players? We have put together ten best soccer players in the world. If you want to find out whether your favorite soccer player is on the list or not, read further to learn.

How do you recognize the best soccer players? The best football players have been recognized as pro players, vital members of their team, and always the ones to keep an eye on during the match.

The below-listed soccer players are leading as the most iconic stars in the history of sports. They are also the best players in their respective teams, won numerous awards, and become fan favorites across the globe. Let’s get started!

How many scores has Messi scored in total?
  • A. 600
  • B. 700
  • C. 750
  • D. 821

Ten Best Football Players of All Time

1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Though many players lined up after him nobody ever beat his scores. This man alone scored

 816 Goals, and 357 assists in 1,034 games for club and country. In football history, many players hit the ball only for quite a time, when the next player enters and cracks his code, and that’s it. But in his case, nobody ever overrun him.  

Age  36 Years (Born 24 June 1987)
Team Argentina National Football team, Inter Miami CF
Position Center Forward (CF)
Rank  7

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Elucidating Ronaldo’s reputation isn’t a simple task. His achievements are worth enough to 

write an ode. Considered to be the greatest goalscorer in the football history, he is an equal 

competitor to football legend Messi. This man had the pride of bagging 5 championship titles 

And an EURO title for Portugal. He was nearing 877 club goals playing in England, Portugal, 

Spain, and Italy.

Age  39
Team Al-Nassr FC
Position Centre Forward
Rating 86

3. N’Golo Kante

NGolo Kante

Kante is one of the best midfielders in the world. Often praised for his work rate and defensive prowess. While playing for Leicester City, his tenacity, and defensive style helped the team to gain success and grab the Premier League Player of the Season award. He showed his ability in following the premier league as well.  Besides he has many trophies like the FA Cup, Europa League, and FIFA World Cup. 

Age  32
Team Al-Ittihad
Position Midfielder 
Rating  86

4. Neymar


Neymar—a name that will rule the football world forever and ever. Famous for his versatile attacking skills, he is the best Brazilian player of his generation. Though he got injured multiple times, Neymar still remains an irreplaceable player in Football. So far he has 359 goals, 584 appearances, and 77 goals from 124 international caps. Astonishingly, he was the youngest player in Brazilian history to achieve 128 caps for the national team at the age of 27. 

Age  32
Team Al Hilal FC
Position Forward
Rating  89

5. Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski

This Polish football player has some kind of predicting skill when it comes to hitting a goal because he always manages to hit the net right away. Robert has played in many matches including UEFA Euro 2012, the 2018 FIFA, UEFA Euro 2020, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Besides, he is considered one of the favorite players for Bayern Munich as scored record-breaking goals for the team. 

Age  35 
Team Barcelona
Position Forward
Rating  90

6. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Pogba has a knack for using offensive and defensive midfield based on the situation. He is potent to grab the whole attention with his inspirational play style. Besides his huge controversies with Manchester United’s Manager, Pogba is also a reason for them to win the Europa League. 

Age  30
Team Juventus, France
Position Midfielder
Rating  87

7. Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé

Mbappe means speed and unexceptional finishing. This French football player has gained an impressive number of scores for both Paris Saint-German and France’s national team. Among all, he was the second person to win the World Cup final after Pele. 

Age  25 
Team PSG, France
Position Forward
Rating  91

8. Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin has this interesting monicker called “Ginger Pele” for his excellent playing skills. Moreover, his main strength is spotting the ball passes which others barely see. From 2019 to 2020, De Bruyne offered 20 assists in the Premier League Season beating the record of  Thierry Henry. 

Age  32 
Team Manchester City
Position Midfielder
Rating  91

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9. Virgil Van Dijk

Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk is referred to as the best defensive player in the world. He is skillful and has powerful leadership qualities that help him become stronger in football. Besides defensive, he played several positions including striker and midfielder. Van Dijk is a favorite for the Celtics as he helped the team win twice. 

Age  32
Team Liverpool
Position Defender 
Rating  89

10. Sadio Mane 

Sadio Mane 

Mane’s impact on the game reflects his individual skills and statistics. His presence motivates the team to perform better and achieve more. 

Age  31
Team Al Nassr
Position Forward
Rating  86

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