Top 10 Best Attacking Midfielder In The World 2018 Right Now
As oxygen is important to the lung so is the midfielder especially the attacking midfielder is important for a team to be successful on a pitch in any football match. The attacking midfielder usually go fronts and backward on the pitch. Their main role is to attack the opponents for ball, thus preventing goals just like the defensive midfielder. Well, the aim of all players on the field is to prevent goal(s) by opponent. To be in this position, a certain group of skills have to be present. These skills include accurate passing abilities, a good vision, long shot range and importantly, a strong dribbling skills. They are the ones that lobby the ball through the opponent and distribute the pass to strikers or to the wingers. They usually wear number ten on their shirt; hence the position can also be called position ten. In this article, we present to you the top best ten attacking midfielder in the football as at now.
Top 10 Best Attacking Midfielder In The World 2018 Right Now
1. Eden Hazard
The 25-year-old Belgium Player is a professional midfielder and also a world-class dribbler. Under the regime of Jose Mourinho, he scored lots of goals in amazing ways. Whoscored.com rated him as the highest Premier League Player with a point of 7.96 and a passing success of 88%. In the nearest future, he is expected to have the Ballon d’Or after the two legends- Messi and Ronaldo might have stepped down.
2. James Rodriguez
A Colombian Professional player also referred to as ‘James’, is a professional attacking midfielder for Bayern Munich and Colombia National Team. Due to his way of playing, vision and playmaking skills, he is usually referred to as the ‘successor of Carlos Valderrama’. In 418 appearances, he scored 121 goals and he has participated in lots of tournament including 2014 World Cup.
3. Andres Iniesta
The Spanish professional midfielder plays both for the Spain National Team and Barcelona. In Barcelona, he served as a Captain. The 35-year old player came into football from the youth academy of his club and since then he has been performing very well, which made him have the 3rd position in our ranking. In term of skills, he is well acquainted with the distribution of pass and the ultimate use of an exceptional creative pass. In 838 appearances, he scored the sum of 74 goals both at the Club and International Level.
4. David Silva
The 33-year old Spanish is a professional attacking midfielder who plays both for his Country’s National Team and the English Club Manchester City. Apart from the offensive midfielder role, he can also do well as a winger. The left-footed player has scored the total goal of 130 in 685 appearances. Silva is known for his excellent dribbling skills, good first touch, high technical abilities coupled along with well-developed intelligent attacking movements.
5. Luka Modric
He is a Croatian by Birth and played both for the Croatia National Team and Real Madrid. Because of his high level of injury sustenance, he has not been recognized well by people. Modric is a very fast and creative playmaker that helps in disseminating pass to both the wingers and the forwards. When it comes to dribbling, He is very good at it. He has participated in the different tournament including Euro 2008, 2012, World Cup 2006 etc. and has won awards of various types. In 674 appearances, he had scored a total of 86 goals both at the Club and International Level.
6. Kevin De Bruyne
The 26-year old player plays both for Belgium and Manchester city and he made it to the 6th position of our ranking. He has been tagged with the name ‘Complete Player’ as a result of his tremendous professional skills. Before joining Manchester City, he has once played for Wolfsburg and he was awarded the Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2015. The 26-year old player has 416 appearances with 94 goals both at the club and international levels. Apart from being an attacking midfielder, he also has experience in wing play. When it comes to a wide range of passing and long-range shots, he is second to none.
7. Cesc Fabregas
The Spanish man played both for his Spanish National Team and also for Chelsea. In 2014 season, he made 93 chances which gave him more value in the minds of the Blue’s Fans Under the leadership of Jose Mourinho. Over the years, he has appeared in 735 matches scoring a total of 134 goals. He initially started out with the Barcelona Academy after which Arsene Wenger decided to buy him. Later on, he returned to Barcelona after which he was signed by the Blues. The 30-year-old man has appeared in lots of tournament including UEFA, Confederation Cup, FIFA World Cup etc.
8. Paul Pogba
At a very young age, Pogba has actually started achieving what a midfielder ought to achieve. He is actually a box-to-box midfielder in the sense that he can play both forward and backward. Currently, he plays for Juventus which he joined in 2012. In 2013, he was awarded the Golden Boy Award. He is also called ‘Paul, The Octopus’ and ‘Wonder Kid’. In Old Lady, he appeared 43 times with 11 goals. The France Man has gathered value in the club so much due to the disappearance of Carlos Teves and Andrea Pirlo. Hence, he is the central idea of the team as at now.
9. Mesut Ozil
The German professional player plays both for his country, Germany and the English Club, Arsenal. Ozil is actually an attacking midfielder but this young man can also play as a winger. Recently in January 2018, he extended his contract with the English club till 2021. The 29-Year-old midfielder also played for Real Madrid and was once nominated for the Golden Ball Award.
10. Bastian Schweinsteiger
The 32-year old Germany player took the 10th position in our ranking. He is a professional attacking midfielder that played for Major League Soccer Club, Chicago Fire. The right-footed player played in Bayern Munich for good 13 seasons. He won 8 Bundesliga title, 7 DFB-Pokal titles, a UEFA and FIFA title and rounded it up with a UEFA Super Cup title. In 2015, Manchester United develops an interest in him and went for him after which he played for 18 months and leave for Chicago Fire.
That’s all about Top 10 Best Attacking Midfielder In The World 2018 Right Now.
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