Top 10 Best Wingers in the World 2018
Wingers are one of the most important players on the field as they interact with the defense system of the opponents. They are usually located at the left and right extreme of the pitch near the touchlines either involved in penetrating the defense system or making across to the forward players. Wingers are the attacking midfielder whose scope covers a large or wide position.
So, Who Is The Best Winger In The World 2018?
For a team to perform well, its wingers must be players with vast skills ranging from high dribbling ability, high speed in order to maneuver between any small space to accurate passing. Thus, they are like the penultimate players in goal scoring. However, they can also score goals on their own. It is even surprising that most of the highest goal scorers in the world of football now are wingers. They usually run from the defensive line to the attacking line taking into note the touchlines. In this article, we present to you the top world best 10 wingers in football right now. Here they are
Top 10 Best Wingers in the World 2018
1. Christiano Ronaldo
- 94 LW
The Portuguese professional player who plays both as a winger and forward for his Country’s National Team and Real Madrid. Over the years, he has always been compared with Lionel Messi because of their close professional skills.
Ronaldo has been awarded five (5) Ballon d’Or and he is the first to win four (4) European Golden Shoes. He has won a UEFA European League, five League titles and other 19 trophies for his team since the time he was recruited. In these leagues, he scored most of the goals e.g. 117 goals in the UEFA Champions and 29 in UEFA European League. He has appeared in 899 appearances with 639 goals at both the international and club level.
2. Lionel Messi
- 93 RW
The 31-year-old Argentine is a professional player that plays both for the Spanish Club, Barcelona and the Argentina National Team. From history, he has been awarded five (5) Ballon d’Or Awards making him the best player in the World. He had his entire football career in Barcelona where he won the team 30 trophies including 8 La Liga, 4 UEFA League, and 5 Copa del Rey.
Lionel holds the record of most of the goals scored in those league with 373 goals and 149 assists in La Liga etc. With 802 appearances both at the international level and club level, he scored a total of 617 goals. He has a wide range of skills including attacking role, playmaker role to prolific goal scoring.
3. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
- 92 LW
The Brazilian professional player plays both for Brazil and his country team and the French club Paris Saint-German (PSG). Neymar plays either as a central striker, second striker, winger or even as an attacking midfielder. The 26-year-old player is also known for the power of his shot, energetic pace and playmaking skills. Even though he is right-footed, he can actually make use of the two foot. With 522 appearances, he has scored the total goals of 222 goals both at the club and international level.
4. Eden Hazard
- 90 LW
The Belgian professional player plays both as an attacking midfielder for both the English club Chelsea and his country’s national team. He is widely known for his technical ability, speed and creativity on the pitch He also has a high pass accuracy which makes some people describe him as a ‘Superb Passer’. With 565 appearances, Eden has scored the total goal of, 158 both at the international and club level.
5. Gareth Bale
- 89 RW
Born in the year 1989, the Welsh professional player plays both for his country’s national team and the Spanish club. Real Madrid. His major unique abilities include long shot range, swerving free kicks, left foot accuracy, excellent crossing abilities and speed. With 426 and 68 appearances at the international and club level, he has scored a total goal of 162 goals. Recently he signed a new deal with Madrid which will be elapsed in 2022.
6. Philippe Coutinho
- 86 LW
The 26-year-old professional player plays both for Brazilian National Team and Barcelona as either an attacking midfielder or winger. The Brazilian is known for his dribbling ability, pace, technical skills, accuracy in passing, agility etc. The both footed player has made 350 appearances and score the total goals of 79 goals both at the club and international level. He has participated in a various tournament. including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa do Brasil, Coppa Italia etc.
7. Angel Di Maria
- 85 RW
Going by the full name Angel Fabian Di Maria Hernandez, the Argentinian professional player plays both as a winger and attacking midfielder for his country national team and the Ligue 1 club, Paris Saint-German. At a very young age, he started playing football by joining Rosario Central at the age of four. Before moving to PSG, he played for the Spanish club, Real Madrid. He has participated in many tournaments including Copa America, FIFA World cups etc. With 600 appearances, Di Maria has scored goals that sum up to a total of 126 goals both at the international and club level.
7b. Lorenzo Insigne
- 85 LW
Currently seventh on our list of top 10 best wingers in the world 2018, the Italian Professional player plays both for Napoli, his club, and Italy National Team. The 25-year-old winger is known for his strong shot, high passing ability, creating chances etc. Lorenzo usually connects with other players on the field through his technical skills. In 360 appearances both at the international and club level, he has scored the total goals of 111 goals. He has participated in many tournaments including UEFA European Under-21 League, 2014 FIFA World Cup etc.
8. Willian Borges Da Silva
- 84 RW
Born in the year 1988 into the country, Brazil. He plays both as a winger and also as an attacking midfielder for Brazil; national team and the Premier League Club, Chelsea. The 30-year old player started his football career at Corinthians before moving to Shakhtar. With 553 appearances, he has scored a total of 92ngoals both at the international and club level.
8b. Pedro Rodriguez
- 84 LW
The professional player plays both for the Premier League Club, Chelsea and Spain National Team as a forward or as a winger. The 30-year-old Spanish is known for his high pace, excellent passing accuracy and lots of more. He participated in various tournaments including FIFA 2010 World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, La Liga etc. With 505 appearances, he has scored a total of 143 goals both at the international and Club Level. He once played for Barcelona.
8c. Sadio Mane
- 84 LW
The Senegalese professional player plays a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and his country’s National Team. Before joining Liverpool, he has played for other teams which include Southampton, Red Bull Salzburg etc. With 290 appearances, he has scored a total of 115 goals both at the level of club and international teams.
8d. Dimitri Payet
- 84 LW
A French professional player who plays both for Olympique de Marseille and France national Team as an attacking midfielder and also as a Winger. The 31-year-old player is known for his terrific and dribbling skills and his accurate bending free-kicks. With 536 appearances, he has scored a total of 109 goals. He was crowned the Hammer of the year in 2015/16.
8e. Julian Draxler
- 84 LW
The 25-year old German professional player plays both for the French club, Paris Saint Germaine, and the Germany National team. His ability to use both his two feet, pace and the power of his shot got him the fame he is enjoying now. With 313 appearances, Draxler has scored the total goal of 58 both at the international and club level.
Thus, Wingers are so important on the field as they are like the penultimate players in goal scoring. However, they can also score the goal on their own. It is even surprising that most of the highest goal scorers in the world of football now are wingers. They usually run from the defensive line to the attacking line taking into note the touchlines.
That’s all about The Top 10 Best Wingers in the World Right Now
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