The core of any great squad, the midfielder must be well versed in the game ‘s dirty hand, but tidy in control and competent. They must be athletic and knowledgeable, quick in the tackle but equally skillful in seeking a pass.We think it’s the most demanding of all football pitch positions, requiring agility, intelligence and sometimes versatility.
The global top 10 right now is based on 2020 FIFA rating.
De Bruyne is not the world’s best footballer, but he is the most complete, arguably. The Manchester City guy can throw, shoot, dribble, tackle and kick-and this with either foot-creatively, effectively, skilfully and dynamically.
For every step of the game, the Belgian contributes; he has the technical potential of a luxury player without being anything like luxury. As demonstrated by a phenomenal return of nine assists in 13 Premier League games so far this season, he’s the main man on a star-studded side of Manchester City.
Modric turned 34 in September and sometimes showed signs of decline in 2019. Last year was the best of Modric ‘s career, with the Croatian schemer winning a third consecutive Champions League with Madrid, helping his country to finish their first ever World Cup final, and breaking the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly by scooping the Ballon d’Or.
Modric has endured something of a post-World Cup hangover, but so far in 2019/20 he has been outstanding, reminding us of his enduring consistency. Zinedine Zidane will have to control his minutes, but Modric is an integral part of this side of Real Madrid, just as he has been with Spain since he arrived seven years ago.
Kante is a different style of player than most of his peers listed here, but he is without question one of the best midfielders in the world. The 28-year-old, a twice-time Premier League champion and World Cup winner, has made ball-winning trendy after playing an instrumental role in Leicester’s 2015/16 title triumph.
Simple, tenacious and smart, Kante is so much more than just a sitting midfielder patrolling a small area of the field. Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea entrusted the Frenchman with a more advanced role and continued in that position under Frank Lampard, scoring the odd goal and showing that his bow has considerably more strings.
It’s now more than ten years after Busquets broke into the first team in Barcelona and helped the side of Pep Guardiola win the Treble in his debut season. The rangy defensive midfielder is now in his 30s and has racked up over 500 matches for the Blaugrana, but remains one of the world’s leading exponents of the No.6 spot, with his reading of the game, durability in possession, and ability to withstand the very best of an opposition press still up there.
Busquets have never been the most mobile and have shown signs of fatigue in the last few years, but the Spain international still has plenty to give in the correct midfield make-up. There aren’t anyone like him-and even fewer people are doing this
A major figure in Manchester City after coming to the Premier League nine years ago, Silva won his fourth Premier League title in 2018/19 after another excellent individual season. Capable of playing on the right, as No.10 or in Pep Guardiola’s slightly deeper midfield position, the Spanish schemer is a master in running games and finding spaces that apparently do not exist for mere mortals.
Silva’s decision-making is almost perfect and his incredible technique ensures that he can execute certain ideas effortlessly. Over the last couple of years he’s also started adding more goals to his career, becoming an even more balanced player at age 33.
Born on November 15, 1993, Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and the Argentine national team. Considered one of the most valuable players in the world, he is widely named “La Joya” (“The Jewel”) because of his innovative style of play, speed, skill, technique and goal-for-goal. He is often referred to by Palermitans as “U Picciriddu” (“The Boy” in the Sicilian dialect), owing to his young age while signing for Palermo.
He was also called three times in the Year’s Series A Team and received the 2019–20 season Most Valuable Player Award.
Christian Dannemann Eriksen, born 14 February 1992, is a Danish professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Denmark national team as an attacking midfielder. Often, Eriksen can play as a central midfielder or mezzala in a 4–3–3 system.
Eriksen joined Tottenham in 2014 and in his debut season was named Player of the Year at the club. He was also named Player of the Year in the 2016–17 season during his seven years at the club, and was selected in the 2017–18 PFA Team of the Year. Eriksen was only the second player in the 2018–19 season after David Beckham recorded 10 + assists in four consecutive Premier League seasons
Kroos is the engine of Real Madrid; the man who sets the pace and ticks stuff down in the park centre. The former Bayern Munich midfielder is one of the greatest distributors on the planet, be it over long or short distances, a pass master who never gives possession away.
He is also an incredibly intelligent player who can find room in a crowded center and know exactly when to speed up or slow down the game. The German often struggled last season as Real Madrid suffered in both La Liga and the Champions League but in the opening months of 2019/20 he was back to his best.
Paul Labile Pogba is a professional French footballer who plays for the Manchester United Premier League club and the national team of France. He acts mainly as a central midfielder, but can also be used as an offensive midfielder, defensive midfielder, and playmaker who is profoundly involved. A combination of intelligence and strenght on the ball makes Pogba a threat in the midfield.
Marco Reus is one of the biggest stars in the Bundesliga and Germany and he eventually got his hands on a first trophy at the end of the 2016/17 season in the DFB Cup final with boyhood club Borussia Dortmund.
His successes at the Bundesliga pitch and abroad have taken Reus to a different degree of stardom. This has helped the Dortmund star to create a brand-” MRXI “and a forum for his fans to learn more about their favorite player, as well as to use his follower and voice to assist several charities.