One of the most popular sports in the world is football. Hard work, dedication, skill, energy, accuracy, goals and the love of the game are part of the ultimate football player package. Let’s take a look at which players qualify as the top ten football players in the world.
10. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski plays for Bayern Munich as a striker. This Polish born football player is a hot commodity in world football and among the league’s top scorers. He is also captain of the Polish national team.
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish striker who plays for the French club Paris St. Germain. He is also the captain of the Swedish national team. The past six clubs he has played for won league titles, including Holland, Italy, Spain and France. Although he may switch teams frequently, he is considered a sort of lucky charm. There is nothing fancy about Ibrahimovic except his ability to score goals and assists.
Xavier Hernandez Creus is a Spanish football player on team Barcelona. Known as the pass master, Xavi plays with vision and stamina. As one of the best midfielders of this generation, Xavi has been selected for UEFA team of the year five times in a row.
7. Philipp Lahm
Phillip Lahm is a German football player on the Bayern Munich team and German national team. Just retiring this year after captaining his German team to the 2014 World Cup, Lahm is considered one of the best full backs in the world.
6. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is a Welsh football player on the Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. An unstoppable dribbler, his pace and skill outplay most his opponents. As a winger, Bale is considered one of the best players in the Premier League. He has received the PFA Players Player of the Year award twice.