As is the case with every season, the Guardian have now released their latest edition of 100 best male footballers in the world.
The judges are handed a list of over 300 players from every continent and they are asked to pick their top 40 and distribute the points accordingly. The final list is then prepared after screening the selection of every judge.
The highly popular and acclaimed media publication released their rankings to the general public earlier this week and Premier League champions Manchester City seem to dominate the list with a total of 12 first team players named in the top 100.
The likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker, Ederson and Rodri have all managed to make it to the top 100 footballers in the world list.
Meanwhile, Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has managed to make it to the top ten along with Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. Jorginho has made it to the top five after helping his club win the Champions League last season and winning the European Championships with Italy.
Here are the top ten players from 2021
- Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich – Poland
- Lionel Messi – Paris Saint-Germain – Argentina
- Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – Egypt
- Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – France
- Jorginho – Chelsea – Italy
- Kylian Mbappé – Paris Saint-Germain – France
- Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund – Norway
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United – Portugal
- N’Golo Kanté – Chelsea – France
- Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City – Belgium