Every so often, soccer experts from around the world like to look at the current line-up of well-known soccer stars and decide which of them are at the very top of the pile. There’s no denying that we live in an age of unprecedented talent, where people frosm all walks of life imaginable have managed to push themselves to the top through hard work, dedication, and pure talent.
Over the last few years, we’ve watched the same names make the news over and over, and we’re also beginning to see newer faces enter the scene and begin taking their place in professional soccer history. A whole new generation of players is changing the world of soccer, will inevitably take over the as the best players of all time in coming years. For the time being, let’s instead have a look at which current players are considered the best of the best.
1. Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe shocked the world when he made a name for himself during the World Cup. He was already fairly well-known among soccer followers, but his name is now known across most of the sporting world, all at the young age of just 24. Many feel that he is the future of the game, and that he will continue to claim victories going forward. He’s without a doubt one of the very best strikers of all time, and there are few other players in the world that can keep up with Mbappe when it comes to dribbling.
There are not many players throughout history that have made as large a splash as Neymar. Truly one of the all-time greats, Neymar’s journey is barely just beginning, but in that time the player has already begun to accumulate goals at an incredible rate, and there’s a good chance that he might catch up to or even overtake Pele’s famous 82, which is why he remains a favourite among sports bettors, who will have to be content with Labrokes betting until the next World Cup. Many feel that the best parts of the player’s career are already over, but just as many argue that Neymar will continue to dominate the field in coming years.
3. Kevin de Bruyne
Originally from Belgium, De Bruyne is widely regarded as among the very best midfielders of all time. With reflexes that are almost without equal and quick tactical thinking skills, De Bruyne tends to dominate the field no matter where he ends up. The player is currently 32 and is in the prime of his budding career, especially after signing up with Manchester United.
4. Lionel Messi
Although it might be something of a cliché at this point, there’s just no way around it: Messi is arguably the best and highest paid player in the world at the moment. The Argentinian’s skills seem to grow with every passing year, and even if he quit tomorrow, his legacy will live on forever. Messi is the king of soccer right now and will likely hold that title for a while longer.
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