Top 10 Best Soccer Players in the World - South Arkansas Sun

Although there is no one correct answer, most of the players on this list have been objectively the best players in the world this past season.

1. Lionel Messi La Pulga Atómica (the Atomic Flea) has remained at the top of this list for over a decade now, and at 33, he’s still going strong. In fact, sensational stats and seasons have become second nature for him.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo As long as he’s around, he’ll be up near the top of the list. Cristiano Ronaldo is 35 years old, playing in Italy for only his second year, and still racking up absurd numbers in front of goal

3. Neymar Despite struggling with injury this season as well as not having played since early March due to Ligue 1’s decision to end the season early rather than restart play after lockdown, Neymar Jr. comes in third on my list.

4. Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich’s world-class frontman just finished his sixth season with the club and his tenth season in the Bundesliga altogether, helping Bayern win its 8th title in a row. And at 31, Robert Lewandowski had his best season yet.

5. Kylian Mbappé 📷Mbappé only falls short of Lewandowski on my list due to his youth and the fact that he hasn’t played since March.

6. Kevin De Bruyne 📷Another player who could easily end up challenging for the Ballon d’Or at the end of the year is Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

7. Virgil van Dijk 📷The Dutch defender signed for Liverpool from Southampton in January of 2018 and has since become one of the best Premier League defenders of all time.