Top 10 Best Football Midfielders

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1Frank LampardFrank James Lampard is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Look at his numbers, just look at it 232 goals and 172 assists. It's nearly impossible for any midfielder to scale such heights but not Frank Lampard. He is a legend, in every sense of the word. It was a pleasure watching him play. Too bad we won't be able to do it any longer. It's a pain, really. A pain that leaves a hole in the heart as deep as the ocean.

Franks the best he gets all the assists to chelsea and scores a lot. He's the top kicker on chelsea. If chelsea gets to a penalty shootout he kicks first because the coach relies on him

It's awesome to be the top scorer for the club and, he is a midfielder! He had scored a variety of wonder, from freekicks to headers, and surely, the goal from the tightest of angle beating valdes! He's a great midfielder.

How many other midfielders have scored 300 goals?

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2Steven GerrardSteven George Gerrard is an English professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.

Say all you want about Lampard's stats, but let's be honest, if we talk about the pure quality, Gerrard is above Lampard. The goals he scored for Liverpool and England were out of this world, and not to mention, crucial. He won Liverpool the champions league and FA cup by himself, and was arguably the best captain of the premier league era. He played in a mediocre team for his whole career and still did amazing, he didn't need to be put in a world class team to get global recognition, and that's why Liverpool fans will admit that for many years, Gerrard carried Liverpool. Lampard simply didn't have the same influence as Gerrard, or the "big game" attitude.

Gerrard is a wonderful football player and a brilliant role model I think every child should look up to him. He is 33 years old but can still play like ronaldo or messi steven is the king of football

He don't need any explanation.. Shoot power, accuracy, defense, attack, pass and leader.. He's just the BEST.

Best footballer of all time, despite playing with mediocre players

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3Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

Ronaldo has impressive skills with incredible power, he can manage to confuse defenders and also score goals in a slightly great distance, he can do what other players in this world cannot do

But he is not midfielder. He is a forward (winger)

Ronaldo is so awesome with his skills

Now he has not been too good

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4Xavi HernandezXavier "Xavi" Hernández Creus is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Qatari club Al Sadd SC.

No matter what anyone says, this guy is definitely the best midfielder ever! (Coming from someone who played pro in South America) his success in club and country can't lie, plus changing the whole tactic system in the best club in the world (Barcelona) is something only a legend could do. The brain of Barça/Spain and main point of the tiki-taka system, he pretty much controlled the whole team according to his thinking (check his highlights on YouTube), this world will definitely never see another footballer like Xavi Hernandez!

XAVI HAS TO BE AT LEAST IN THE TOP 3! He is an absolute legend! Without him Barcelona would not have scored half the goals they have scored this season! Pass-Master! - madcat701

Best in the world insane pass completion rate in his prime

Xavi in my opinion is the master of the midfield

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5Juan MataJuan Manuel Mata García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the Spain national team.

Cause he is a giant, sting midfielder for chelsea and scored lots of good, quality goals. Flynn age 8 - flynn

6KakaRicardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer and the Brazil national team.

The most prolific playmakers in present day football and he makes the whole attack look so simple by his passing ability... He can score from long range, inside the box... A full PACKAGE...

Have to respect in whatever club he plays does better passes than lampard and maradona is a drug head

The best of Midfielders ever experienced by soccer!

He must be on the top of the table!

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7Diego MaradonaDiego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.

He is the only guy who won world cup for his country by alone

The best but not better than messi

Was he the guy who handballed the ball in though goal waaopugogucm girlfriend

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8Andres IniestaAndrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.

Really? The best ever, Spain won the World Cup with his goal, Iniesta-Xavi-Messi are the best trio on football (soccer), but Iniesta is the Mastermind, the magician!

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9NeymarNeymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team.V1 Comment
10Andrea PirloAndrea Pirlo is an Italian professional footballer who plays for American club New York City FC in Major League Soccer and the Italy national team.

Deep-lying playmaker, an invention

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The Contenders

11Cesc Fabregas

His ability to provide world class assists make him by far one of the best midfielders in the world

12Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid.

Zidane should definitely be in the top 5 not kaka ronaldo or lampard this guy is a legend and could school any of these players easily he was the heart and soul of any soccer team he is also rated upon the top 3 football players in the world.

This a joke rite? How the hell is zidane not #1 shoot even the top 3 you really don't know soccer then this guy carried France to the world cup as a rookie he was the best player on a real madrid team that had Ronaldo raul figo r carlos that's saying something! Plus he was still playing at a high level at the age of 35 got France back to the world cup!

Wow.. this is pathetic
Ronaldo and Lampard don't even come close to Zidane.
I guess people are just looking at modern day midfielders and not at the best of all time

The best old man and no one will pass his standard

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13John Obi Mikel

He is Awesome Baby

Yup he's awesome. Go Nigeria

14Park Ji Sung

Park is such an underrated player. Just his determination and short passing will inspire the whole team.


15RonaldinhoRonaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

He is the best dribbler... And should be best

He's not a midfielder but vote for the banter

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16Frank Ribery

Ribery made his debut in the 2006 World Cup and had a tremendous amount of skill he became a star for france and as well as Bayern Munich he deserves to be in the top 5.

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17Eden HazardEden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team.

Eden hazard is one of the most greatest talent the world has ever seen

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Best dribbler in history. Along with pele, they were unbeatable

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19David Silva

Next to Gerrard, one of the best playmakers to have ever graced the epl. The complete player if he adds tackling to his game

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Top Remixes

1. Zinedine Zidane
2. Ronaldinho
3. Jay-Jay Okocha
1. Andrea Pirlo
2. Xavi Hernandez
3. Andres Iniesta
1. Neymar
2. Juan Mata
3. Cristiano Ronaldo



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