The top 10 football players in the world as determined by us for 2022. The question is brilliant because it will cause a never-ending debate among your friends in which no one will come out on top.
Trophies, league power, raw statistics, intangible magic, and a variety of other factors have combined to form our criteria for the list, and we are certain that you will completely disagree with it.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd)
One of the key movers on this list is Ronaldo, who spent more than ten years continuously placing in the top two.
Though it has been a difficult start to the new season, it is reasonable to conclude that his finest days are behind him as he enters the last gambits of his career. He still represents a devastating addition to United’s inventory, so there is no shame in that.Ronaldo, who changed from a quick winger to a talismanic centre striker, continues to be among the best in the industry at maintaining composure and scoring crucial goals in the dying minutes.
9. Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)
Mane’s impact at Liverpool is growing long after his departure because of the ongoing strife at the Reds. His absence is clearly felt despite some of the blazing youthful talent on Merseyside.
The Senegalese winger, who scored 16 goals in the Premier League last season, has established himself at his new team, where he is unquestionably the star player, with three straight goals in his Bundesliga debut.
Mane has punctured many teams with his incisive running throughout his career, and his major move gives him yet another chance to decimate a division.
8. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Benzema has made a triumphant comeback and is currently basking in an Indian summer after spending almost 20 years in the game.
Real Madrid’s star has recently been overshadowed by high-priced Galactico-style players, but Madrid always returns to the dependable Frenchman, who had one of his best seasons of his career in 2021–2022.
7. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Salah’s straight running may be viewed as crude by football snobs, but there is no denying his effectiveness.
He serves as Liverpool’s emblem, talisman, and Egyptian king. There is no doubt that he will go down as one of the all-time greats of the Premier League, even though he may have realised his full potential later in his career than many other well-known figures.
6. Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Simply said, Kane is one of the best strikers in the world and deserves to be at the top of the list of the world’s best players.
Kane has routinely scored more than 20 goals every season he has played more than 30 Premier League appearances for Tottenham. Despite being severely limited by injuries during the other campaigns, he still amassed sizable totals.
The England talisman, though, represents more than just numbers. His extensive range of passing, technique, vision, and playmaking abilities set him apart from nearly every other striker on the planet. He is an exceptional talent who deserves to have accolades in his collection.
5. Erling Haaland (Man City)
We now go on to the guy at the top of the list, who has a great possibility of ultimately taking home the coveted No. 1 position.
He was successful at Red Bull Salzburg, and while wearing a Dortmund jersey, he made fun of the Bundesliga. In 89 appearances with the latter, he scored 86 goals.
Defenses throughout the Premier League are learning this lesson the hard way as he translates his excellent form.
4. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
Haaland’s main competition for the title of “best player in the world” is unquestionably Kylian Mbappe. The top three players on this list are all over 29, allowing the Frenchman to dominate for a very long time.
When Mbappe is charging at you, your only options are to cry and ask for assistance. The icing on the cake is his unrivalled close control and precise finishing ability.
3. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
De Bruyne may very well be the No. 1 complete footballer in the world right now in terms of skill set, technical ability, physical qualities, and mental grit. You may argue that Salah should be placed higher than De Bruyne in terms of simple effectiveness.
He is the best football crosser in Premier League history and has played some of the most unbelievable passes you’re ever likely to see. He can rip goal nets off of their stanchions in addition to scoring goals.
2. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
Lewandowski, who is now among the best players in the world in terms of form, cannot be denied. It feels like a great travesty that he hasn’t won a Ballon d’Or given the crazy career he had.
The great Polish boxer is a well-balanced blend of strength, speed, and technical talent. He moves with beautiful grace in the ring. In a one-on-one situation, there is no one you would prefer put your faith in than him because of his consistently accurate placement.
1. Lionel Messi (PSG)
But why did Ronaldo drop to tenth? You can hear me crying. There is no way to hide the fact that Lionel Messi did not dominate Paris last season, at least not by his ridiculous standards.
There is little doubt that Ronaldo, Messi, and the late, great Diego Maradona will be considered among the top three footballers of all time. Although Ronaldo’s position has been slightly diminished, Messi is still present in his full fat form.
Messi is the current Ballon d’Or winner after an outstanding final season with Barcelona and after finally taking home a championship with Argentina. His genius should never be understated, and his influence should never be called into question.