There are many players playing smart soccer in various countries and clubs. Most of them are successful. Some score goals in every match and be the reason for their team’s victory, and some are excellent in defending. Therefore, picking up only the ten best players from them is a challenging task.
Here we will see the top ten smart soccer players of 2021:
10. Erling Haaland:
After playing only one season, Erling Haaland holds the tenth position of the top ten players of 2021. According to some experts, he is probably the best teenage player who becomes a mature striker early. This season Haaland scored 14 goals and helps others to achieve in six cases. He is pretty young and has enormous potential to develop.
9. Riyad Mahrez:
Riyad Mahrez is an attacking player with the qualities of upfront and on the wings. Many in the Manchester City team rank in the top ten, but Algerian Riyad wins the game. This season this player manages to net the ball ten times and help his teammates score twelve times. His control and touch are excellent, and his team should give him more chances to be in the game.
8. Sadio Mane:
Sadio Mane is an attacking player of Liverpool and also makes Liverpool one of the most attacking teams. He is a winger and absolute genius for the recent English and European championships. Mane scored sixteen goals and helped to achieve nine goals in the English and European championship. He was the golden boot winner in premier leagues with 22 goals. His speed, control, and finishing are of high class.
7. Virgil van Dijk:
Virgil van Dijk is a Dutch defender who also plays for Liverpool. He is one of the best defenders in the premium league ever. As a defender, he was defeated only twenty-two times last season, and he cleared the ball twenty times. He also had a reasonable success rate of tackling. For him, last year, Liverpool was in the Premier League championship finals and became the champion after thirty years.
6. Kevin De Bruyne:
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian and plays in the mid-field position. He is a star of Manchester City and one of the best England mid-fields with remarkable assistance capacity. In the last season, he has scored eleven goals and eighteen assists. His team depended primarily on him to win the Premier League championship.
5. Kylian Mbappe:
The French player Mbappe is in close competition with Lewandowski, but Lewandowski stands one position higher than Mbappe as Mbappe missed the games after March. Mbappe helps his team to win the world cup and also to win the Ligue-1 four times. He scored eighteen goals this season and helped others seven times in twenty matches that he played in the last season. He couldn’t complete the season due to injury.
4. Robert Lewandowski:
Robert Lewandowski, the top-class Bayern Munich front-man, has completed his sixth season with the club and tenth in a row in Bundesliga. He is thirty-one now and has significant contributions in Bayern’s eighth league winning. Lewandowski is the highest scorer of Bundesliga, with thirty-four goals in 31 matches. If he continues his form, then it will be helpful for Bayern to win the league again.
3. Neymar Junior:
Brazilian winger Neymar Junior comes third in the list of top ten smart soccer players. He stays out of the league for most of the matches due to injury. He played twenty-two matches in the league where he scored thirteen goals, and for him, six more goals were scored. He was a solid contender to win the best player award if there is no Messi, Ronaldo, and his injury.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo:
Thirty-five-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo plays his second league in Italy, but the number of goals he scored is unbelievable. In the last season, he scored twenty goals and assists six goals in twenty-eight matches. There are many instances where he scored without the help of anyone. This player stands at the second position of the top soccer players.
1. Lionel Messi:
The top player on the list, Lionel Messi, shows how to score goals in smart soccer.This 33 years old Argentinian helps his club Barcelona to win many championship titles. He is the highest goal scorer in a season, with forty-two goals in thirty league games. This is a lifetime achievement that every player wants to achieve.