This era has seen the birth of many great footballers. So we have decided to put down a list of Top 5 Football Players of 21st Century
- Andres Iniesta
For many pundits, Barcelona’s and Spain’s playmaker Andres Iniesta is the most gifted and adjustable player in our age. He is equipped with a breathtaking first touch and dribbling skills that can be compared to the elite class of the players in terms of skills. His case is made strong by his impressive list of trophies that he has already won. At 28, he is still in his peak years which means that he will have many more chances to add to his medal cabinet. His best moment came when he scored the winner in the final of 2010 world cup in extra time against Netherlands.
- Zinedine Zidane
Nicknamed as Zizou, Zinedine Zidane will always be the one who would be in the list of great players no matter what. He was the best player in the whole world at the start of this century. He has scored in two world cup finals tasting success in 1998 and captaining his side to victory in Euro 2000. He also scored the greatest goal in the champions league history with a mind blowing left footed volley against Bayern Leverkusen in 2002.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
It will be surprising for many people with Ronaldo on third number in our list but it is always a difficult situation to be in for pundits when they narrow down a list of great players. To credit of the Portuguese winger, Ronaldo has been a success wherever he has gone. His blockbuster move to Real Madrid broke all transfer records but he has paid the Madrista faithful by scoring 189 goals in 187 games.
Ronaldinho will always be remembered for his two goals. One against Chelsea, with the outside of his foot whereas the killing run he made at the Santiago Bernabeu to score the third goal in El Classico. The sambe star took the crown of best player in the world taking over from Zinedine Zidane. Inshort, he is still a true football legend.
- Lionel Messi
The award list of Messi just doesn’t seems to be stopping. The trophy cabinet is also massive. No one can even argue that Lionel Messi is the greatest player in the 21st century. His records are so impressive that people are now arguing that the Argentine is the best player ever to have grace the field.