We are in an era of this where people love to see some decorative football action, it is not just a game of winning a game it is also about winning well. Midfielders are the ones who run the show for their teams, they are the ones who set up goals for their fellow teammates and also control the pace of the game.
They are the only linking point between the defense and offense of the team, sometimes they are busy to snatch the ball from their opponent’s feet and sometimes they are busy to break up the defense of the opposition.
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In this beautiful game, there are plenty of good players who are there all around the world, every European giant has someone in the center of the pitch who dictates the game for them, out of these plenty players we have ranked,
Top 11 Best midfielders in the world:
Steven Gerrard has been the heartbeat of the Liverpool team for the past couple of years, whenever his club needed him to rose to the moment he always stood up to that opportunity and he was one of the best box to box midfielders in the world.
In his days with the Reds, he made a habit of scoring goals for his club in crucial times, Liverpool fans cannot forget the goal from in the FA cup final against West Ham, and his wonderful goal against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.
He was known for his scoring abilities from long distances and in his supreme career many occasions he scored from long distances, in his last 10 years with the Reds he has scored 139 goals for them with outstanding statistics, the Englishman was one of the best central midfielders in this beautiful game of football.
The Dutch International was at his best when he was with the Italian giants Inter Milan, he is a kind of player who loves to operates just behind the striker, he was an old fashioned playmaker, he had a wide passing range and sharp vision.
He was a master from set-piece delivery and like most of his native players he had an impeccable ball, control made him one of the best midfielders in the world.
Because of his game, many occasions he was in the list of top three players list to claim the ballon’Or, the year of 2010 was a memorable year for him where he won the treble with Inter Milan, beating the German giants Bayern Munich in the finals and also reached to the world cup finals in South Africa.
The current Chelsea manager was being the spine of the club in his time, in his days the Englishman was one of the most consistent players in the premier league and found himself regularly among the goal list which makes him one of the top midfielders in football.
In the premier league history, he was the top-scoring midfielder and also was in the second rank when it comes about assists, on an average he made more than 10 assists for his club and along with his goal-scoring chart makes him one of the luminaries of the Chelsea club.
in each and every season for the Blues, he has played vital roles for them, which makes him one of the best midfielders in the world of the era 2010.
The term Deep lying playmaker suits for this Italian wizard, The Italian has wonderful ball control and wonderful technique, in Europe he was one of the best when it comes to free-kicks and also was one of the best holding midfielders in Europe.
In his illustrious career the Italian international represents the top three clubs of Italy, he started his journey with Inter Milan, then switched to AC Milan and end his career with Juventus, he has his most success with Milan where he won the Champions League and Serie A titles.
He was not the kind of player who was famous for his lung-bursting runs in the opponent’s half’s, but he was a player who loves the passing and patient game, and he was one of the best central midfielders in the world.
In his international career, he won the world cup glory with Italy in 2006 against France in Germany.
Probably Real Madrid’s most consistent player since his joining the Spanish giants from Bayern Munich, The German international took the game to a new level after his switch to Madrid with his delicate control and calm nature on the field.
He has a wonderful vision and spread the ball into every corner of the ground with his incredible passing techniques, The German is a kind of player who loves to play attacking football and loves scoring and assisting goals.
In recent the German International played a pivotal role In Real Madrid’s Champions League quest and Germany’s world cup glory in 2014 and at this moment he is among the top midfielders in the world.
The English midfielder has wieldy receives accolades from the fans and from his foes, his fellow footballers like Thierry Henry, Zidane, always praise the central midfielder.
In his illustrious career, the Englishman sticks with the English giants Manchester United, though he has received many other offers from other clubs, in his playing his tenacity his passing game and his technical game was unmatchable, and in his days he was one of the best premier league midfielders back in his time.
With united, he has lifted 9 premier league trophies and two UEFA Champions League trophies he was one the best defensive midfielders in the world in his era.
He is the orchestra of the Barcelona and Spain’s midfield, and he is one of the best midfielders in this era, he has the potential to hold the midfield of a team.
In his footballing days he formed a great partnership with Iniesta and Messi and this trio lead Barcelona to their glory, the Spaniard has got excellent passing skills and was also excellent with the ball in his feet, these supernatural abilities make the Spaniard one of the best midfielders of all time.
He competes for the total football of Barcelona in his time and he is one of the integral members of the team, he was not the player who score goals but it the one on whom’s performance the success of the other players depends.
When the Croatian international joined the Spanish giants Madrid from Tottenham in 2013, he was nominated as one of the worst signings for them, no one believes that he would be the one who will break the streak of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Ballon d’Or.
When Ancelotti took the charges from Rafael Benitez, under the Italian international he began to shine and after him till now under the guidance Zinedine Zidane he is one of the best players in the jersey of Madrid.
He is a kind of player who loves to sits in a slightly deeper role in the pitch and dictates the play, he may not the player who always gets the glory for the success but without him, Madrid would not get the success what they have achieved.
In the 2020 world cup, he was the best player in the competition and won Golden Ball award for his performance and under him, only his country played their first-ever world cup final against France which they eventually lost, at this stage the Croatian international is one of the best-attacking midfielders in the world.
once the Spanish national team head coach Vincente Del Bosque tagged him the complete footballer, and the Spaniard couldn’t have been the closest to the truth, He is one of the best midfielders ever to represent Barcelona.
He is not one of the players who has scored tons of goals for his club and country but he is a kind of player who sets up goals for his teammates, his ability to score and sets up goals makes him an invaluable player for his club and country, and in his days the Catalan star was considered as one of the best-attacking midfielders in the world.
In the 2010 world cup final against the Netherlands, Iniesta scored the single goal for his country and lived the dream of winning the first world cup with his country beating the Netherlands.
One of the best midfielders in the world when he was at his best in his Milan days, Kaka’s dribbling skills and his galloping runs which are trademark signs of Brazilian football, with his impeccable performance he won the Ballon d’Or award in 2007.
After his impressive game, Madrid brought him from Milan though in his first few years he was down with some injuries when he was at his best very few in the world who was able to match his level.
The Brazilian was in his peak when the Italian giants won the UEFA Champions league in, following his wonderful display for the Milanese club, Madrid brought him for 69 million.
Apart from his club he has also displayed wonderful performance for his country and won the World cup with them.
This Brazilian prodigy is one of the best midfielders in football whom everyone has witnessed.
one of the greatest French footballers to play the beautiful game of all time and also one of the best midfielders in the world during his time at Juventus and Madrid.
He was an inspirational player for his club and country, after his scintillating seasons with Juventus in 200-0001 season, the Spanish giants roped him in their ranks, wherewith Madrid he won many Spanish league titles and his brilliant volley against Bayern Leverkusen still among the top goals in UEFA Champions League history.
In the 2006 world cup he played pivotal for his country in the world cup, where he scored a goal against Italy from a spot-kick, but eventually, his side lost the game in the spot-kicks.
The former Madrid and Juventus legend is one of the greatest midfielders of all time who shone at his best in his days.