The Top Players of 2022

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Soccer is a dominant game throughout the world with more than 4 billion people playing it. You may know someone in your area to be a star in playing soccer or in a neighboring area. However, the soccer has players hat are known throughout the world.

In the 20th Century, soccer has produced many legends who won the world of soccer with their skills, wins, talent, and so much more. Although it is important to know about the soccer legends from the history, it is more important to know about the current top players in soccer.

Let us have a look at some of the talents from the soccer industry who have and are still earning huge popularity in the soccer industry ever since they played their first match.

Lionel Messi

If we are to talk about the top players, then it is important we stay fair with the list and start with Lionel Messi. He is the ‘star’ from Argentina who rose to fame from his first appearance in FC Barcelona. He started playing soccer when he was in the FC Barcelona academy and kept climbing the ladder.

He had the opportunity of playing with players such as Ronaldinho, Iniesta, Xavi, Ibrahimovic, and Puyol in FC Barcelona. Unfortunately, his run with FC Barcelona came to an end due to uncalled scenarios back in 2021.

Now, Lionel Messi plays in Paris Saint Germain with a number ‘30’ t-shirt as a ‘Forward’. Throughout his career, he has earned multiple awards for his dominating performance.

Some of his achievements worth mentioning include The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2019, FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009, and 7 Ballond’Or wins.

Cristiano Ronaldo

While Messi is considered a prodigy and a talent, Cristiano Ronaldo is praised as the hardest working soccer player. Cristiano Ronaldo had started his career from a small club until he was recognized and picked up by Alex Ferguson, who then was the manager of Manchester United.

This is when Cristiano Ronaldo earned his true name and success from only to move onto the largest soccer club, Real Madrid. Ronaldo went on to dominate the world of soccer with his athletic and leading skills. Real Madrid saw many league and title wins while Ronaldo was part of the team.

Later, Ronaldo moved to Juventus, where he continued dominating the Italian region. The same fate followed Ronaldo as Messi’s and Juventus had to let him go. Although Ronaldo had decided to go to Manchester City, he was asked by Alex Ferguson to join Manchester United.

Now, Ronaldo is part of the Manchester United again playing as a ‘Forward’. He is prominently known for his ’7’ numbered t-shirt, and it is something he has carried with him to any club starting from Manchester United in 2003.

Ronaldo also has also earned many accolades to his name. Some of these awards include The Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2016 & 2017, FIFA World Player of the Year 2008, and 5 Ballon d’Or wins.

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is one of the most popular soccer players from Real Madrid as well as France. He is currently playing as a ‘Striker’ in Real Madrid has been with the team for a very long time. His t-shirt number at the Real Madrid is ‘09’.

Although Benzema has not won a Ballon d’Or but he has won several other awards. Some of his achievements include Bravo Award for the year 2008. He was also selected as the top scorer in the French Cup from 2007 to 2008. For Ligue 1, Benzema was the top scorer for the same years as the French Cup.

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski is recognized as one of the top striker in the modern history of soccer. He is also prominently known for his ‘center-forwards’ position where he is considered to be very lethal.

The reason behind his lethal striking is that he can use both feet to strike the ball, making him a very dangerous attacker. He is also known for being one of the coolest and most calm players in the soccer industry.

Lewandowski was among the runner ups for many Ballon d’Or awards where he came second, third, or fourth to the winners such as Lionel Messi and Ronaldo. For his skills, dribbling power, and other attributes as a soccer player, he is considered a tough competitor of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.

Lewandowski has been part of the Bayern Munich soccer club from Germany since 2014 playing with a ‘09’ t-shirt.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is a French soccer player who is known as one of the top talents France has produced in the recent decades. Mbappe, who is just 23-years-old, started his professional soccer career from Monaco II in 2015.

Making his way from team ‘B’ of Monaco to the main team, Mbappe found himself loaned to PSG in 2017. Then in 2018, Mbappe made his move to Paris Saint Germain where he now plays as the ‘Forward’ player with ’07’ number t-shirt.

In the current soccer market, Kylian Mbappe is the second-most expensive players and he has been playing on a world-class level. He has been considered by many to be the future Thierry Henry.

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is considered as one of the top class soccer players from Spain. He started his professional soccer career back in 2005 playing for Nacional. From there, Suarez kept moving from one club to another until he was picked up by Liverpool back in 2011.

In 2014, Suarez moved to the second-largest soccer club, FC Barcelona, where he dominated the rest of the opponent soccer clubs alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.

In 2020, Luis Suarez moved to Atletico Madrid and has been playing for the club as a ‘Striker’. His true recognition came from FC Barcelona but he is still earning quite the reputation in Atletico Madrid, which is also one of the highly recognized soccer clubs.

Throughout his career, he has won multiple awards. Some of the most prominent ones include Dutch Footballer of the Year 2009-10, Copa America Best Player 2011, Premier League Player of the Season 2013-14, and Premier League Golden Boot 2013-14 among others.

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