Some believe he’s a brilliant player while others can’t deny his greatness. Either way, anyone who is a fan of the star needs to check out the best gifts for Lionel Messi fans.
There is, potentially, nothing more difficult than identifying the "greatest player" in the history of an individual sport. In basketball, the great Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James argument looms large. In baseball, there is literally no unequivocally right or wrong answer, and in the NFL, it's Tom Brady vs. literally everyone else.
If you were to rank soccer positions by importance, where would goalie place among the 11 players on the pitch?
Will it be Ronaldo once again, or a new winner of The Best FIFA Men’s Player award? Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 football players in the world right now.
Every year, soccer players across the world break new records for scoring and goalkeeping. It can be hard to judge what players are truly the "best," as soccer is truly a team sport, and each position carries its own unique weight. There are a number of soccer players of 2018 who stand a cut above the rest, however, as scorers, keepers, and team leaders.
Though still growing in the United States, soccer—or football, to the Europeans—is internationally a multi-billion dollar industry. As with any field that involves the investment and interest of millions to billions of people around the world, the soccer industry creates some of the world's wealthiest individuals. Becoming a professional athlete, much like a musician, actor, or other fine art professional, is difficult to break into and ultimately succeed in. However, for those with the talent, work ethic, and a bit of luck to hack it, it can be a very lucrative career. With this in mind, here are a few of the highest paid soccer players in the world today.
How does one describe Lionel Messi in one word? Supernatural.
Imagine meeting your favourite football heroes in one night, let alone meeting your favourite childhood musician during the same week. Portsmouth student Niall Moran, 20, struck lucky this week when he blagged his way backstage and grabbed a number of selfies with a number of football legends and managed to convince Didier Drogba to not have him kicked out.
Now whilst most of us are still dreaming of what could have been in Russia and the fact that if it had "Come Home," none of the lads would have done so, yet it looks like the aptly nicknamed "Slab Head" (thanks Jamie Vardy) himself is on the brink of the biggest move of his career.
Gareth Southgate has been showered with praise this World Cup, with feminist publication The Pool even hailing him as "the symbol of positive masculinity we've been waiting for." Most notably, he comforted Colombian football player Mateus Uribe following England's first ever World Cup penalty shoot-out win. He quickly became the hero of this World Cup, not only for bringing the England team to a respectable 4th place but also for his kindness, empathy, and general lack of toxic masculinity.
Barcelona has enjoyed successful seasons for decades now, featuring powerhouse players like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and Johan Cruyff, some of the fastest players in Barcelona history. What's even more difficult to imagine is how all of these players can continue to have great seasons without overshadowing each other. Instead, players like Messi and Iniesta fed off each other, leading Barcelona to 33 titles. But this franchise is full of superstars who are legends in their own right. Here are the greatest Barcelona players of all time.
When you have the history and success that Real Madrid has had as a club, it makes choosing their top players difficult. They've had so many superstars it's actually almost impossible. There have been legends, icons, and masters of their crafts at every position for over 100 years. Players that have headlined some of the most successful teams ever assembled, all going up against each other to see who's better. I've decided to put my opinion out there and see what happens. Here are the best Real Madrid players to ever lace up their cleats and put on the famous all-white kit.