Some of the best players in recent years
Football is always a hotly debated topic with some fans sticking very much to their own teams and voicing their opinions whenever transfers in and out of players occur. With many fans opting to wear their own Discount Football Kits as often as possible and with football kits from kitking there is a variety of them to choose from.
Regardless of your team loyalties, there are a number of players who since the last World Cup have burst onto the football scene and are amongst some of the best players that the sport has seen in recent years. Here is the countdown of the top 10.
- David De Gea
David De Gea is the best goalie in the world right (possibly soon to be overshadowed by Jordan Pickford?) De Gea has shone at Manchester United, winning the Sir Matt Busby award three times since 2014. He boasts the highest number of clean sheets in the premier league and made a record 14 saves in one game against Arsenal.
- Eden Hazard
Hazard has been imperious whilst playing for Chelsea and helped the team to win the title in 2015. There can’t be many dream teams that wouldn’t include Eden Hazard in their starting line-up. He’s also pretty good at predicting things and as so far correctly predicted more than half of all the world cup draws.
- Paul Pogba
Pogba has experienced some ups and downs, with many feeling he has not yet reached his full potential. However, he was still good enough to be the winner of the UEFA Europa League’s Best Player. He has excelled in an attacking role at Manchester United, becoming one of their most influential players.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Moments of sheer brilliance followed by lackluster performances recently. His stats still look amazing though. It could be that we are so used to seeing Ronaldo score that it seems more obvious when he doesn’t. His stats given to any other player would be considered as downright excellent. However, when he’s not scoring he doesn’t seem that influential either, so if he wants to stay in this list he must work on the overall game and not just the goal-scoring. He is still very much one of the poster boys for the game of football.
- Sergio Aguero
For many years, Aguero has been one of the top strikers in the premier league and with a record of 24 goals in 31 games, he remains a lethal Argentine for players to be wary of. He is doggedly consistent and has helped Manchester City to achieve a greater global presence than ever before.
- Kevin De Bruyne
This Belgian has also been making waves for Manchester City and is one of the best midfielders in the world right now. Along with David Silva and Sergio Aguero, Man City has become a major power in the sport. He is tied to the club until 2023.
- Harry Kane
What can we say? This Englishman has a lethal precision when it comes to getting the ball in the back of the net. He scored more hattricks than Messi and Ronaldo in 2017 and is a strong contender for the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup. Will his success see him making a move from Tottenham?
Neymar is brilliant and could have been considered the best in the world in the past, but the competition these days is fierce. He has played like a Brazilian God for Paris Saint Germain but having just crashed out of the 2018 World Cup with a less than amazing performance – nationally Neymar appeared to struggle.
- Lionel Messi
He’s no spring chicken in footballing years but he still shows that gritty determination and no desire to slow down for Barca. He is an incredible goal scorer, there’s no doubt but it’s his growth and evolution from goal scorer to exquisite playmaker that earns him the spot of best footballer in the world.