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Top 11 Greatest Footballers Per Position Today

Updated on December 31, 2015
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer

#11 Goalkeeper– Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich

Currently the shot stopper for Bayern Munich, Manuel has displayed amazing ability this season with his lightening reflexes and athleticism. He has rightly earned the title of a ‘sweeper keeper’ because of this and continues to impress both on the national and international stage. He is the highest valued and highest sought.

Dani Alves
Dani Alves

#10 – Number 2 Right Back– Dani Alves – Barcelona

Even though he is now 32 years of age, he is still one of the best right backs in the business and looks like he will be staying at Barcelona over the coming season. Dani is a strong player and can easily apply the pressure when needed at any given time.

David Alaba
David Alaba

#9 – Number 3 Left Back– David Alaba – Bayern Munich

David has played in various positions throughout his young career but is best suited to left back. Currently at Bayern Munich he will be looking to enjoyer better Champions League cup success after last season. David possesses incredible vision and is easily a player any back four would love to have.

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos

#8 – Number 4 Centre Back–Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid

The main man within the Real Madrid defense is staying in the Spanish capital for the foreseeable future. He is incredibly versatile and can usually slot into any given position when needed. Sergio Ramos can score goals and create plays in addition to being a very strong and robust defender.

Gerrard Pique
Gerrard Pique

#7 – Number 5 Centre Back– Pique – Barcelona

Along with great skill and vision, Gerrard Pique also has height which is very useful during set plays and crosses into the box. Due to his size he is the perfect person you want applying pressure to any would be attackers. Easily one of the best centre backs currently playing.

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

#6 – Number 6 Central Midfield– Pogba – Juventus

This young sensation has had an incredible season with Juventus. Even though the Champions League cup final was a disappointment, he has had plenty of attention from numerous teams across the world thanks to his consistent skill and shot accuracy. His preferred position is central midfield which enables him to work to his strengths.

Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben

#5 – 7 Right Wing Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich

Currently the main player in the national team, where everybody maintains hope, he is also one of the best players for Bayern Munich. The Dutchman has efficiency and flexibility, allowing him to dribble the opponents easily and scoring goals for his team.

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale

#4 – 8 Left Wing Gareth Bale – Real Madrid

Even though he is being used as a scapegoat by the Real Madrid fan base, he is still strong like a bull along with being quite fast. The Welshman and former spurs winger is currently excelling at the international level helping his home nation qualify for the Euro 2016 tournament.

Andres Iniesta
Andres Iniesta

#3 – Number 9 Central Midfield– Iniesta – Barcelona

A veteran of at both national and international level, Andres Iniesta has recently been voted by the squad to captain the team throughout the oncoming season. He has great leadership skills in addition to remarkable vision and technique. Even though he is now 31 he does not show any signs of slowing down.

Suarez + Neymar + Messi = MSN
Suarez + Neymar + Messi = MSN
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

#2 – Number 10 Striker– Messi – Barcelona

The best player in the entire world is also the ultimate signing for any club. Barcelona have made it clear he is not for sale nor will ever be as he has played his entire professional career with the Spanish giants. Nobody needs an explanation as to why he is featured here.

Cristiano Ronaldo CR7
Cristiano Ronaldo CR7

#1 – Number 11 Striker– Cristiano Ronaldo

Along with Lionel Messi, his bitter rival Cristiano is hot on the Argentine’s tails in terms of trophies. He scored a wealth of goals this past season and will surely be setting his sights on winning a lot more trophies next year. His amazing pace and brutal skill makes him the perfect man upfront.

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Zlatan IbrahimovicNeymar JrLeonardo Bonnuci
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Neymar Jr
Neymar Jr
Leonardo Bonnuci
Leonardo Bonnuci

Honorable Mentions

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Even though in his thirties, he still is a leader and top scorer for both PSG and his national team (Sweden).
  • Neymar Jr: Along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, he makes one of the most frightening attacks for now, scoring most goals in one season as a trio. Also known as MSN.
  • Leonardo Bonnuci: A tall and strong defender, he is a former midfielder who is known for his technique, passing range, and his ability to launch an attack with long passes. He also excels in the air, and frequently poses a threat from set pieces.

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