Who Are the Best Football Players in the World?
There are over 100,000 professional football players spread across the globe. There are amazing talents playing in Africa, Asia, South America, and of course, Europe. In this article, we will show you the 7 current best football players in 2022!
1. Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is a striker who plays for Real Madrid and France. Benzema is known for his incredible ability to score from nothing and to also set up his teammates. Since Ronaldo has left Real Madrid, Benzema has become a true superstar and is currently in amazing form. In 411 appearances for Real Madrid, he has netted a very impressive 217 goals and an additional 36 goals for France. The 2021-2022 season has seen Benzema promoted to vice-captain and become the highest-scoring Frenchman in club football history!
2. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish striker who has had immense success with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. He has scored 235 goals in just 249 appearances for Bayern Munich and is averaging nearly one goal every game. He currently holds the Bundesliga season goal-scoring record when he scored 41 goals in the 2020-2021 campaign. He also finished just behind Lionel Messi in the Ballon d'Or race. Lewandowski is one of the most gifted strikers in the world who finds it effortless to dribble around players and shoot from a long distance.
3. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi needs no introduction! The legendary Argentinian forward has won an astonishing 7 Ballon d'Or and had one of the best runs at Barcelona ever. In 520 appearances for Barcelona, he scored 474 goals! He has also netted 81 goals in 160 appearances for the Argentinian national team. In 2021 Messi moved to Paris Saint Germain and has not been in strong form. He has only scored 3 goals in 20 appearances. However, we think the form slump is just temporary, and the reigning best player in the world will once again find his goal-scoring form.
4. Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappe represents the new generation of football talent. The French forward is just 23 years old and is already an international superstar. He is known for his incredible dribbling skills, which he honed in the tough suburbs of Paris, combined with his blistering pace and scoring ability. Mbappe can truly do it all! We expect the French forward to rise in the ranks of the footballing world and win the Ballon d'Or in the not too distant future! In 109 appearances for Paris Saint Germain, he has scored 99 goals and a further 26 goals for the French national side. If France wins the 2022 World Cup, expect Mbappe to play a pivotal role.
5. Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian forward who plays for Liverpool in the English Premier League and captains the Egyptian national team. At 29 years old, Salah is in his football prime and has been showing tremendous skills on the pitch. He is not only considered one of the best players in the EPL but is truly world-class talent. In 174 appearances for Liverpool, Salah has scored 115 goals which has allowed Liverpool to compete with Man City. Salah, at 5 ft 9, has been compared to Messi due to his ability to dribble around players and his incredible acceleration. If Liverpool wins the 2022 EPL, it will be thanks to Salah!
6. Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian midfielder who has played an instrumental role in Man City’s dominance. De Bruyne has fantastic all-around skills and is described by experts as a complete player. He can shoot, dribble, and pass, has great pace and can use both feet. De Bruyne has great vision and is always setting up his teammates for easy goals. In 201 appearances for Man City, he has scored 53 goals and notched up an incredible 81 assists. De Bruyne is dominant on the ball and completely controls the match, dictating the pace and constantly putting the opposition’s defense under pressure.
7. Erling Haaland
At just 21 years old, Erling Haaland is the youngest player on our list. However, at 6 ft 4, the Norwegian striker towers over many of his opponents. He currently plays in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund and is known for his pace, finishing ability, and incredible football IQ. Scoring comes easy for Haaland, who, in just 63 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, has already scored 58 goals. It is not easy to average 1 goal per game in any professional league but to do it in the Bundesliga is incredibly impressive. We expect Haaland to continue to get better and one day be considered the best player in the whole world!
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