For the last 15 years or so, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been ranked as the world’s best players. Ronaldo is famous for his remarkable longevity in the game, surpassing the expectations of many fans, while Messi’s dribbling skills have earned him a place in the history books. Additionally, the Argentina native has remained loyal to Barcelona since the start of his career, making him an almost unique player.
While the celebrated duo have earned their place amongst the legends of the game, there are several other greats to consider. Here are the current best players, based on their stats.
Lionel Messi, Barcelona
For most Betway88 punters, Messi has remained a strong pillar in Barcelona’s squad, helping them win numerous titles. The Argentine attacking midfielder has continually shown excellent workmanship in winning six Ballon dÓr awards. He’s also among the most prominent contenders to win this prestigious title yet again this year.
The 33 year-old scored the 700th career goal for club and country in Barca’s recent draw with Atletico Madrid taking his tally for the Catalonia club this season to 27 goals in 37 games, including two in the UEFA Champions League.
With 21 goals so far this term, Lionel Messi remains clear at the top of the La Liga goalscorers list and could still do so for some years to come.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
Coming in closely at position two is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has five Ballon d’Or titles to his name. However, the Portuguese international is determined to draw level with his great rival Messi. Ronaldo is the only footballer to have scored hat-tricks in Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and England’s Premier League, as well as in the FIFA World Cup. So far, he has scored 28 goals in 37 games in all competitions this season for Juventus.
For people who like placing online football bets, his personal contribution might influence their decision-making process. Additionally, Juve remain an extremely strong team, even when Cristiano is not available.
Kylian Mbappé, Paris Saint-Germain
With Paris Saint-Germain being among the leading teams to bet on Betway88, their success is largely thanks to talented players like Kylian Mbappé. Having made his international debut at the age of 18, he starred for France during their 2018 FIFA World Cup triumph. The 21-year-old has scored 30 goals in his 33 games for PSG so far this season. He is rapid, has full control of the ball and is such a promising attacking player that he is on the right track to rise to the very top.
Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain
On the pitch, Neymar ranks as one of the very best. The Brazilian international has appeared in 15 games in Ligue 1 this season and scored 13 goals, bring his total in France’s top division to 47 goals in 57 games. He is currently ranked as the best player at Paris Saint Germain. Former Barcelona team mate Dani Alves has described him as a “true phenomenon” while many have also compared him to the Brazil legend, Pele.
Eden Hazard, Real Madrid
Eden Hazard had an incredible career with Chelsea. In the 2018/19 season, he inspired the team to UEFA Europa League success before being transferred to Real Madrid in the summer. So far, the Belgian playmaker has made just 14 appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga and contributed one goal. His performances to date have been hampered by thigh and ankle injuries, subsequent weight issues, plus teething problems adapting to the Madrid club’s system. However, Hazard has consistently displayed outstanding talent throughout his career and there is a very likely possibility of him bouncing back and taking the world by storm.