Who is the best football player in the world? It’s a question that will be debated by your friends, who have no idea how to answer it. The Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo war appears to have passed into modern football mythology, but that leaves us no closer to an objective answer as the next-gen megastars jostle for position.
There’s no denying that Lionel Messi didn’t light up the footballing world in Paris last season. Well, at least by his ridiculous standards. It’s hard to deny that Ronaldo and Messi will go down in history along with Diego Maradona as one of the top three greatest players of all time, but we’re still seeing the full-fat version of Messi.
Ronaldo is still one of the best in the business when it comes to scoring clutch goals, but he has evolved from a pacy winger to a talismanic centre forward. While he remains one of the biggest sliders on this list after previously sitting firmly in the top two for over a decade, there’s no shame in that and he remains United’s deadliest tool.
Neymar Jr Enjoys the fanbase the most, he has a large Fanbase. After Ronaldo, Messi Neymar makes his influence on social media platforms. While his skills and techniques are very rare. He is a unique player and plays in his own ways. Neymar Jr Plays for the PSG team and Brazil National team.
Haaland’s main competitor for the title of ‘best player in the world’ is Kylian Mbappe. He boasts acceleration that would put Doc Brown’s DeLorean to shame and at the age of 23 he already boasts 110 goals in 117 PSG league games, as well as 27 goals in 57 France national team caps. When Mbappe is running at you, there’s little you can do but cry and pray for back-up. His close control is second-to-none, and his clinical finishing ability is only topped by his goal-scoring abilities.
Haaland has been sensational since bursting onto the professional football scene. He was prolific at Red Bull Salzburg and made a mockery of the Bundesliga in a Dortmund shirt. He scored 86 goals in 89 games for the latter. At 6’4″, he is a powerhouse that few can contain. Defences across the Premier League are learning this lesson the hard way as he transfers his superb form to English football with Championship outfit Derby County.