The 10 best footballers in the world according to the IFFHS
The IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) has announced the best footballers in the world in 2018.
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10. Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Spal 2013 on November 24, 2018 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP / Getty Images)
Five points put the Portuguese as the tenth best player of 2018. The current player of Juventus of Turin, still and having won the last Champions League as the undisputed starter of Real Madrid, is far behind the first classified.
9. James Rodríguez
MUNICH, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 03: James Rodriguez of Bayern Muenchen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Sport-Club Freiburg at Allianz Arena on November 3, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein / Bongarts / Getty Images)
The Colombian has received a total of seven points. His big, but irregular, performances in the biggest team in Germany, Bayern Munich, place him in this position tied with Pjanic. His left foot will have to be more constant to improve the result for next year.
8. Miralem Pjanic
MILAN, ITALY – NOVEMBER 11: Miralem Pjanic of Juventus during the Italian Serie A match between AC Milan v Juventus at the San Siro on November 11, 2018 in Milan Italy (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen / Soccrates / Getty Images)
The rudder, the baton of midfield Juventus has also added seven units. An anarchic player for the physical game of calccio. His boots not only deliver the ball to his teammates, but also send the ball to the back of the net.
7. Christian Eriksen
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley Stadium on November 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by TF-Images / TF-Images via Getty Images)
Another exquisite midfielder on this list. The Tottenham midfielder has 10 points. The brain of the Spurs is very polyvalent and, on more than one occasion, has shown chameleon in all areas of the midfield. It does not clash either as a left inside nor as a right inside nor as a midfielder.
6. Paul Pogba
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Paul Pogba of Manchester United runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 24, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images)
The physical and the quality are not at odds. Both qualities are embodied in this important piece in the alignments of Manchester United and the France world champion in Russia. With 14 units, the looks are focused on Paul Pogba.
5. Neymar JR
PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 28: Neymar Jr of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Liverpool FC at Parc des Princes stadium on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe / Getty Images)
The Brazilian opens the Top5 of best players of the year 2018 with 18 points. His presence in the ideal team of FIFA of the World Cup in Russia supports him. Whenever he touches the ball the game takes color, less when he receives fouls.
4. Kevin De Bruyne
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester City and Fulham at Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse / Getty Images)
Champion of the last edition of the Premier League with Manchester City and third in the World Cup in Russia are arguments for the 36 points of this Belgian. The other arguments are provided by his melodic play in different registers.
3. Eden Hazard
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – NOVEMBER 15: Eden Hazard of Belgium in action during the UEFA Nations League A group two match between Belgium and Iceland at King Baudouin Stadium on November 15, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images)
Key piece in the third position of Belgium in the World Cup in Russia. He also occupied a privileged position in the FIFA ideal team of this continental competition. 114 points open the podium of the best valued soccer players of 2018 according to the IFFHS.
. Leo Messi
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – NOVEMBER 28: Lionel Messi of Barcelona controls the ball during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between PSV and FC Barcelona at Philips Stadion on November 28, 2018 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by TF-Images / TF-Images via Getty Images)
Soccer is small in their boots. Winner of the three previous editions of the IFFHS awards accumulates 144 points in 2018. He creates works of art in each of his plays and in each of his goals.
1. Luka Modric
ROME, ITALY – NOVEMBER 27: Luka Modric of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma v Real Madrid at the Stadio Olimpico Rome on November 27, 2018 in Rome Italy (Photo by David S. Bustamante / Soccrates / Getty Images)
The BEST, best player of the World Cup in Russia, runner-up in Russia and champion of the Champions League raise Modric to first place. 272 points based on personal and individual titles. The ball is fine-tuned when it passes your feet.
The IFFHS has announced the best soccer players of the world in 2018. The first prize has been taken by the Real Madrid Luka Modric. The Barça Leo Messi and the blue Eden Hazard complete the podium.