Greatest Soccer Players of the 2000-2010 Decade

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41 Patrick Vieira Patrick Vieira Patrick Vieira is a French former footballer and current head coach of New York City FC, who played as a midfielder. V 1 Comment
42 Edgar Davids

The perfect defensive midfielder. Tackling, dribbling, passing, speed, shooting, strength and loads of tenacity. I "The Pitbull" was a phenomenal footballer. One of my favourite players of all time

Got a unique look and unique style of play

43 Jaap Stam

Stam was a big defender

tramp

As far bad big, imposing centre backs go, you'd struggle to find one better than Stam.
He was actually pretty good on the ball, too, as we saw when he played dull back for Lazio.

74th really?
I'm an Arsenal fan yet I rate Stam as the best CB iv seen.
Best all round, was as fast as he was strong and don't forget merciless in the tackle.

44 Alan Shearer Alan Shearer
45 Iker Casillas Iker Casillas Iker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper. V 4 Comments
46 Diego Forlan

He is something special!

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47 Dida
48 Luca Toni V 1 Comment
49 Rafael Marquez

One of the first Mexican internationals he is just a great player especially during those barcElina years

50 Lilian Thuram
51 Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil to me is more than just a regular midfielder. His passing, vision, his control and his speed is so unique, that I would rank him in the top 20. This guy indeed is almost a successor of Zidane.

Arsenal and the great Arsene Wenger get him for their record signing fee even Thiery Henry was not worth that need I say more?

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52 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Great striker, got in the 2011/12 season 48 goals out 48 games

Scored a lot of goals at 2006 and these years

53 Tim Cahill

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi

54 Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
55 Hernan Crespo
56 Gareth Bale Gareth Bale Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.
57 Rui Costa

Way better player than Riquelme, Rivaldo, etc. Deserves more recognition.

58 Nemanja Vidic V 2 Comments
59 Philip Lahm Philipp Lahm is a German professional footballer who plays as a right back or defensive midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.
60 Claude Makelele

Makelele at 69th position in the list is a true reflection of his under-appreciation in football and by people. True football lovers will know how important Makelele was for every team he played for including Real Madrid from where he was unceremoniously transferred off to Chelsea where he fortunately found his real home. I'm no Chelsea fan but the reality that even the Great Galacticos collapsed after his transfer stands true to the fact of his significance. One of THE best players of the 2000s Decade. He revolutionized the Premier League.

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