Top 10 Best Football Midfielders

The Top Ten

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

THE GOD

Why the hell is he seventh? He scored the best goal in football history! And even I admit, though I support England! Look if have not seen these people play, don't vote and leave this list now!

This guy is way better messi!

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

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

Greatest midfielder of all time in no particular order
1. Iniesta
2. Xavi
3. Pirlo
4. Modric
5. Zidane
6. Kroos
7. Rakitic
8. Alonso
9. Vidal
10. Sneijder

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!

18th? What? He is in Top 3! - StanMarsh

Wow lampard and gerrard are seriously overrated in this list. neither of them were ever near world class - they are nowhere near the level of world class players such as iniesta/xavi/pirlo/alonso/fabregas/ modric/ronaldinho/kroos/kaka/sneijder/schweinsteiger/ cambiasso/rakitic/busquets/seedorf/ ballack/vieira/vidal/toure yaya/mascherano etc etc etc etc

3 Frank Lampard Frank Lampard Frank 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.

What can I say every one in the world know Frank Lampard is the best and is a legend.. A goal machine A friend A hero A legend A heartbeat of the team A Legend.. He have good vision to know wheere to pass where to kick the ball.. He is also the most successful penalty in football history.

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4 Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard Steven 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.

He si the best lampard may have better stats but stevie is the best there is the best there was the bes there wil ever be

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5 Juan Mata Juan Mata Juan 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

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

Best midfielders of all time hands down

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

WHAT!

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7 Andrea Pirlo Andrea Pirlo Andrea Pirlo is an Italian professional footballer who plays for American club New York City FC in Major League Soccer and the Italy national team.

His passing accuracy, corner, free-kick all was awesome

Best midfielder to grace football

Deep-lying playmaker, an invention

Brilliant

8 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

Ronaldo is not a midfielder he is a STRIKER!

He is not a midfielder!

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

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

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9 Luka Modric Luka Modric Luka Modrić is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team.

He should be above christiano ronaldo!

He is the magician midfielder put him in 1st

He will win the ballon d'or he takes free kicks he takes long shot and has incredible vision

Golden ball - Hypocrite

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

No way Zidane is not in the top 3

Lampard, Ozil, Neymar, Mata above the greatest midfielder of all time! Is this a joke?

My god he is not the number one!

Should be number - ParasN2000

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The Contenders

11 Neymar Neymar Neymar 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. ...read more.

He is not a mid fielder

12 Mesut Özil Mesut Özil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world. Özil plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a winger.

Ozil is the WORLD CLASS midfilder of all time. His passing quality is better than xavi, zidan and more. Thatswhy he is best playmaker.

Best midfieilder in the hole wold

The most talented midfielder of his generation

13 Ryan Giggs Ryan Giggs Ryan Joseph Giggs is a Welsh football coach and former player who is currently the assistant manager at Manchester United and co-owner of Salford City.
14 Bobby Charlton Bobby Charlton Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup in 1966, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or.
15 Toni Kroos Toni Kroos Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team.

Put him in top 5 already. His vision, control, playmaking is simply phenomenal. Legend!

16 Michael Carrick
17 Park Ji Sung

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

SIMPLY THE BEST
HARD WORKING
EVERYWHERE!
HE LITERALLY HAS TWO LUNGS
WHENEVER HE PLAYS, I SEE HIM LITERALLY EVERYWHERE ON THE FIELD

18 Cesc Fabregas

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

19 John Obi Mikel

He is Awesome Baby

Yup he's awesome. Go Nigeria

legend

20 Duncan Edwards
21 Paul Pogba Paul Pogba Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team.

what POGBA

Best...simply best

That moment you realise fernando torres (a striker) is rated higher than pogba... wow...

22 Antonio Valencia
23 Kaka Kaka Ricardo 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

Awesome player! Go real madrid

Simply the best! not like hand of dog.

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24 Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium national team.

The best in the world

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

He is God

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

He's not a midfielder but vote for the banter

Visitor, he is a midfielder. - zxm

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26 Ander Herrera
27 Arturo Vidal
28 Eden Hazard Eden Hazard Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team.

He's not a Midfielder - Hafizhiskandar

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

I love you eden

29 Ivan Rakitic Ivan Rakitic Ivan Rakitić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a central or attacking midfielder for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Croatia national team.
30 David Silva

Excellent footballer

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

31 Alex Pritchard

Agreed

32 Darren Fletcher
33 Jay-Jay Okocha
34 Clarence Seedorf
35 James Rodríguez James Rodríguez James David Rodríguez Rubio, known as James Rodríguez, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Colombia national team as an attacking midfielder or winger.
36 Frank 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.

Skills, Passes, shoot and much more...

37 Xabi Alonso Xabi Alonso Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich as a central midfielder.
38 Arjen Robben Arjen Robben Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Netherlands national team.
39 Sergio Busquets

Even though he dives, he is a quality midfielder

40 Garrincha Garrincha Manuel Francisco dos Santos, known by the nickname Garrincha, was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward.

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

He is sopposed to be number 1

41 Ángel Di María Ángel Di María

He's 1 hands down

42 Bryan Robson Bryan Robson Bryan Robson is an English football manager and a former player. He began his career with West Bromwich Albion in 1972 before moving to Manchester United in 1981 where he became the longest serving captain in the club's history.
43 Franck Ribery Franck Ribery Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich.
44 Massimo Luongo
45 Johan Cruyff Johan Cruyff Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (1947-2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974.

Not much to say. The greatest midfielder I have ever seen!

46 Paul Scholes

This list is a joke. It’s called best midfielders! Why are wingers and strikers in the top 20 while this man is at 41. Barca literally watched videos of Scholes playing football to learn from the best. Every manager wanted to sign him but he was loyal till the end

The man is a cannon. Deserves a much higher rank than his current position of 43.

Should be much higher he is one of the best midfielders of all time

"My greatest regret was not playing with Scholes" - Xavi

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47 Michael Ballack Michael Ballack

The best Germany mid for all times

48 Gerd Mueller
49 Nani
50 Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world. Özil plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a winger.

His is still a young man but as time is going he will become the best mid in the world

Should be at top 30 at least. - zxm

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