Top 10 Best Football (Soccer) Midfielders

The Top Ten
1 Diego Maradona Diego Armando Maradona (October 30, 1960 - November 25, 2020) was an Argentine professional footballer. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro" ("The Golden Boy"). He was known for the "Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal... read more

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!

1 Best midfielder
2'and. Best soccer player
An amazing shooter
Maradona Messi top 2 players but dribbles Messi 1 Maradona 2

This guy is way better messi!

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

Should be no1 in the last few years.

He should be above christiano ronaldo!

Croatia and Real Madrid's best hope.Think about it and about his stats.Then put him on ninth position.

3 Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed "Zizou", (born 23 June 1972) is a is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He received many individual accolades as a player, including being named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and winning the 1998 Ballon d'Or. He is the current manager of Real Madrid.

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!

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.

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

4 Andres Iniesta Andrés 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!

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

Best in the history.

5 Andrea Pirlo
6 Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and current ambassador for Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a winger. Often considered one of the best players of his generation and regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldinho won... read more

I say that he is the best, when he is at his peak he is unstoppable.

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

Visitor, he is a midfielder.

7 Xavi Xavier "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!

Why sre Ronaldo and ribery here! XAVI is the BEST he should be in the TOP that's iT! If he is not better than maradona overall, he's surely a better playmaker and midfieder in the world, he has beter midfield skills than maradona

How the hell is xavi 12th and the top 3 are not even traditional midfielders. Xavi is a footballing legend and is the greastest passer of all time. Also where is paul scholes?

8 Frank Lampard

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.

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.

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.

9 Clarence Seedorf
10 Jay-Jay Okocha
The Contenders
11 Steven Gerrard Steven George Gerrard (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former Liverpool player who currently manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.

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.

12 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains 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

We all know him. OF course he somewhere on this list.

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

13 Kaká Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played 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...

The best of Midfielders ever experienced by soccer!

What kaka has done, no one can do. He is the best

14 Franck Ribery Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich.

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...

15 Xabi Alonso Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich as a central midfielder.
16 Arjen Robben
17 Ángel Di María

He's 1 hands down

18 Mesut Özil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Nicknamed "The Assist King", Özil is known for his technical skills, creativity, agility, and finesse.

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

19 Johan Cruyff Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff (25 April 1947 – 24 March 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. Cruyff was a proponent of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored by Rinus Michels, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and the most prolific players in the history of the sport.

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

20 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

21 Park Ji-sung

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

This guy has an extra lung. He moves everywhere around the pitch, like an extra player to every posititon! Insane player.

22 Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne (born 28 June 1991) 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

23 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

This is the worst list I've seen. Scholes not in the top then but Mata is?! Not to mention Ronaldo and Neymar who aren't even midfielders. Scholes being at 46 just shows how underrated he is. Legend of the game

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

The best midfielder ever
Are you kidding me how can he not be the best even zidane said this

24 Toni Kroos Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but has also been deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in his career. Known for his vision, passing, creativity, crossing and set-piece ability, Kroos is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world.

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

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