The ranking of athletes in general change constantly as they are voted based off of their history of plays and the worth of each player. But, if you want to expand your knowledge on soccer or merely fantasizing about building your dream soccer team, the players below are the ones you should be looking into, as they are the top players in Europe.
Argentinan soccer professional, Lionel Messi has not only been voted best soccer player in Europe, but is known to be the best soccer player in the world. He’s been playing since 1995 and joined the famous Barça team at the age of fourteen. His talent escalated each year, bringing his team outstanding progress. Messi was the first youngest player to ever score a league goal for his team, Barça.
Belonging to the opposing team of Barça, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is known to be the best play following Messi. Originally from Portugese, Cristiano Ronaldo started playing soccer and began to take it more seriously at the age fifteen after getting treatment for a heart condition. At the age of eighteen, he signed up with Manchester United and helped to win three Premier League titles as well as a UEFA title. He also managed to help his team win a FIFA Club World Cup. In 2009, he finally made the transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid, being one of the most expensive transfers in soccerr history, approximately 94 million euros. An amount like that clearly demonstrates the worth of this player.
Brazilian player, Neymar da Silva Santos, is rated to be the third best in all of Europe. He started playing at an early age but it wasn’t until the age of 17 when he made his professional debut. He was titled as best soccer player in South America for two years in a row and helped his team to win various awards and titles, including 2011 Copa Libertadores which was the first to be won since the year 1963.
German goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer is known to have the fastest reflexes as well as incredible shot-stopping abilities. His style of play is quirky and unique, making him stand out. His way of playing has proved to be effective as he won the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper award for four years in a row and he is known to be the best goalkeep of all time.
Ibrahimovic is a Swedish football player that is currently playing for the team of Manchester United. He also belonged to the Swedish international team for about 15 years, from 2001 to 2016 but, later on retired. He is mainly used as a striker, and is known for how creative he is in his style of playing as well as his outstanding abilities in the air. He Has won, in total 32 trophies in his soccer career.
Luis Alberto Suarez
Thirty year old Uruguayan player, Luis Suarez, plays for the FC Barcelona team and has been doing so since 2014. He is known to be one of the best players in the world and has proved so by winning fourteen trophies in his career as well as other important awards. He even got to end Messi and Ronaldo’s six-year dominance by winning La Liga’s Pichichi Trophy in 2016.