Midfielders are the key to winning a football game. They move in and around the center of the field to create opportunities for forwards and protect the back line.
Midfielders are the most diligent players in the football team. Under normal circumstances, their work efficiency is often second to none. The work of a midfielder may not be as glamorous as a forward, but the ability of a midfielder to handle the ball is the key to a team's victory.
There are many legendary midfielders in the history of football, such as Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Andrea Pirlo, Zinedine Zidane and others. The signature star of the league has dominated football for many years.
Next let us look at the ranking of the top ten midfielders in world football this season.
10. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus)
Control the rhythm of the game It is Pjanic’s perfect performance on the court to maintain the smoothness of the game, let his wing players enter the game, and act as a barrier for the four defenders. These are the three basic characteristics of Pjanic.
A natural midfielder core, data alone cannot help you judge a player like PjanicRole on the field. The Bosnian international often bases his game on his excellent and precise passing and is also a powerful threat to set-pieces. With an 89.8% pass success rate and an average of two key passes per game, it can be said with certainty that Pjanic is the glue for Juventus.
The 29-year-old player has not received much attention because of his playing style. Pjanic is neither the fastest nor the strongest, but when he has the ball , His role on the court will be revealed. Miralem Pjanic may be the most creative player in the Juventus team, and his name is frequently mentioned in discussions about the world's best midfielder.
9. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Since Jurgen Klopp took over Liverpool four years ago , Adam Lallana, James Milner and Jordan Henderson are the only three players in the German tactical master’s lineup.
Among these three, only Jordan Hender Sen is still Klopp’s main player. This is the Englishman playing with Nabi Keita and Georginho Wijnaldum.In the fierce competition with Chamberlain, he has elevated his skills to a new level.
Henderson defeated his critics with his outstanding performance and led his club to the sixth Champions League championship in team history last year. The midfielder has also played an important role in Liverpool's league this season. Liverpool currently leads second place Manchester City by 25 points and they are waiting for the game to restart.
8. Casemiro (Real Madrid)
Casemiro is an unknown superstar in the Real Madrid lineup. Unlike his radiant teammates, the 28-year-old is their low-key hero. He rules everything. Keep everything in front of him. As an absolute main force, Casemiro relies on his excellent game reading skills and intuition to break through the opponent's counterattack and protect the back line. At the same time, if Real Madrid needs to increase manpower on the offensive end, Casemiro can also create a goal threat.
The Brazilian midfielder averaged 3.3 tackles per 90 minutes and also intercepted 2.1 times per game. He has become the best player in La Liga. One. Although born to be inBut Casemiro has played 25 times this season, scoring 3 goals and assisting his teammates with 2 goals. This shows that although he is a key figure in Real Madrid's defense, his ability to contribute to the offense is also indispensable.
7. Jack-GridRilish (Aston Villa)
Aston Villa’s captain Grilish is undoubtedly one of the best players in the Premier League. Since 2015, having participated in the English Champions League for three consecutive years, Jack Grilish has led the team to get the chance to advance to the top league. The former Notts County player has scored 7 goals and contributed 6 assists in the Premier League this season, which is almost twice the number of goals scored by other Aston Villa players.
This 24-year-old player is not only an excellent offensive player, but also a panacea. Grilish is often placed on the left or midfield by coach Smith. Grilish has an average of 2.7 key passes, 2.2 passes and an average of 39.9 passes per 90 minutes. Greerish is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in world football.
6. Thomas Pate (Atletico Madrid)
Defense The job of a midfielder on the field is to disrupt the opponent's tactics, prevent counterattacks and limit the breakthrough of the midfield. Thomas Patay meets all these conditions. The Ghanaian averaged 3.6 steals per game in the Champions League. This data is the Champions League this season. The best in the game. He is still in every gameBoth have 1.5 interceptions and 1.6 passes, and are the key figure leading Atletico Madrid to defeat defending champion Liverpool to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Thomas Patay's performance in the first round of the round of 16 against Liverpool can be said to be one of his best performances of the season. In the whole game, he regained possession of the ball a total of 13 times, 5 successful steals, 2 interceptions and 4 precise long passes.
Thomas is currently the best defensive midfielder in the world and a key player for Atletico Madrid.
5. Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
When it comes to the talent and stability of midfielders, there are only a few The player has a chance to surpass Thiago Alcantara. Thiago doesn't steal the ball like Casemiro, but the Spaniard has the ability to control the game in the midfield. He plays a role known as the "back midfielder".
Harvey Alonso and Pirlo can perfectly give players this definition. Because their position is further behind, they have more time to control the ball, and Thiago Alcantara is also under Nico KovacPlayed a similar role.
The 29-year-old player contributed 0.9 key passes per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga, as well as three passes and two steals. Thiago's average pass success rate is 90.8%, which ranks among the top of the Bundesliga.
Although considering that his contract is only one year left, several clubs are eager to sign him, but Thiago Alcantara is likely to stay in Bayern Munich.
4. Santi- Cazorla (Villarreal)
Santi-Cazorla’s appearance on this list may be somewhat controversial. There are two reasons why Cazorla can be in the top four.
The 35-year-old Spaniard has scored 14 goals in La Liga this season. The former Arsenal player returned to his peak in Villarreal and led the team to eighth in the league table. With 11 rounds remaining, only 7 points less than last season’s final points.
Santi Cazzola averages a goal or an assist every 135 minutes, second only to Leoné Messi, Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema. As a world-class attacking player, Santi Cazorla's offensive efficiency is also among the best in the league.
He has 0.5 steals and 1.6 interceptions every 90 minutes, and his passing accuracy is 86.4%. After being absent for nearly a year, Santi Cazzola scored 8 goals and 6 assists in 21 games. He is the key to Villarreal's rise.
3. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)
Under Maurizio Sarri Matteo Kovac is a different player from what we see now. In just a few months, the Croatian went from an unstable player to one of Chelsea's most valuable players.
The 25-year-old has a firm foothold at Chelsea. Kovacic and Jorginho have established a strong cooperative relationship. With N'Golo Kanter missing due to injury, Frank Lampard doesn't have to worry too much about midfield because Kovac has performed very well this season.
Unlike the winger position, midfielders need to make quick decisions in the midfield, and this season, Kovac did a good job in this position. In the most intense league in the world, heThe pass success rate is as high as 89.8%, 3.2 times per 90 minutes.
Although this may be a particularly controversial point, from the current situation, Mateo Kovac is the third best midfielder in the world.
2. Tony Cross (Real Madrid)
Is there a more stable midfielder than Tony Cross? Since moving to Real Madrid at a low price of 25 million euros in 2014, Tony Kroos has become a legend of the Galaxy Warship. The Germans are the epitome of incredible consistency and high standards.
Tony Cross has the best passing accuracy in the world this season. He is the source of Real Madrid's creativity. He not only creates scoring opportunities for his teammates through long passes, but sometimes he also creates offensive space through dribbling.
This season, the German contributed 2.1 key passes and 7 long passes every 90 minutes in the league, while in the UEFA Champions League, he contributed an astonishing 4.4 key passes every 90 minutes. . In La Liga and the Champions League, his passing accuracy exceeded 93%. It can be said that Kroos is the best passer.
1. Kevin -De Bruyne (Man City)
It can be said with certainty that De Bruyne is currently the best midfielder in the world. The 28-year-old has excellent scoring skills and can score whether it is a free kick or outside the penalty area..
This season, De Bruyne played 26 times for Manchester City in the league, scoring 8 goals and contributing 16 assists. The Belgians averaged 57 passes per game, with a pass success rate of 82%. In addition, De Bruyne created 25 scoring opportunities for his teammates.
The midfielder will not have too few suitors. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and other teams will definitely pay close attention to De Bruyne in case Manchester City is suspended in the Champions League. .
De Bruyne’s contract is a little more than two years away, and sooner or later Manchester City will offer a contract extension for their MVP.