2020 has not been a good year for everyone. But for some football players, it has been the best one of their careers so far. Some players have shown their best performance this year. Based on these football players’ performance in the previous year, we have created a list of the world’s five best football players in 2021
5. Muhammad Salaah:
The Egyptian King Muhammad Salaah has scored almost 17 goals in the 25 matches he appeared in during the previous year. Though it is not his personal best, his dedication to his club Liverpool F.C. is considerable.
He has also won multiple trophies in the year. After joining Liverpool F.C. in 2017, he quickly became one of the world’s best players by scoring 36 goals in one year.
He is also regarded for his blistering pace and performance in the field. Muhammad is an integral part of the Liverpool F.C. club and the Egyptian Football team, without whom the teams’ performance will be affected highly.
4. Neymar Junior:
The 29-year-old Brazilian footballer Neymar Junior is a part of the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-German and the Brazilian National Football Team.
He has scored 13 goals in just 18 matches during 2020. Neymar is one of the highest goal-scorers in the domestic team with 64 goals in 103 games. He is a prominent rival for many top players.
Neymar stands at number 4 on the list of the best athletes in the world. He is also one of the most marketable players.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo:
From scoring 26 goals in just 29 matches, and a quick recovery from Covid-19, 2020 has been Ronaldo’s year. However, he seemed to struggle initially.
He still made his comeback on the field by scoring a hat trick against Cagliari in Serie A. Though he is the most famous football player in the world presently, the position he once held (Of being the best footballer in the world) is slowly being taken away from him.
Still, he has shown some remarkable performances on the field with his unique goal-scoring tactics and striking speed during the previous year.
2. Lionel Messi:
Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi has scored 33 goals during 2020, out of which 25 were scored in La Liga alone. He is one of the most influential people on the planet.
He has almost 750 career goals and 34 club trophies. But even such a high-statistics couldn’t keep him on the top of the list.
His goal-scoring techniques and individual performance in the previous year have led him to remain number 2nd among the best football players in 2021.
1. Robert Lewandowski:
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich is the top football player of the year 2020. He scored 45 professional goals in 12 months and quickly made his way to the top and surpassed football legends like Ronaldo and Messi.
He was named the European Footballer of the Year and also FIFA’s player of the year. The Polish footballer plays as a forward for both the Polish National Football team and Bayern Munich.
His distinct positioning and goal-scoring techniques are what make him the best footballer in the world presently.