50 Top Football Players 2018: Messi’s Position Will Shock You

50 Top Football Players 2018: Messi’s Position Will Shock You

GoalBall has assembled a list of the 50 top football players 2018, factoring in each player's potential for success, impact, form and of course, the just concluded the best FIFA football awards.

The world governing body in soccer recently announced the winner of The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2018.

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The winner of the award, which attempts to recognize the “extraordinary achievements” of soccer players over the past year, was announced at a ceremony in London on September 24th.

The winner was decided by the following four groups, with equal weighting (25%) given to each

  • The captains of all national teams
  • The head coaches of all national teams
  • A fan ballot that the public can participate in
  • A group of approximately 200 members of the international media

Now let’s take a look at our list of top 50 best football players 2018:


50. Mats Hummels, Germany

49. Mario Mandzukic, Croatia

48. Bernardo Silva, Portugal

47. Joshua Kimmich, Germany

46. Son Heung-Min, South Korea

45. Romelu Lukaku, Belgium

44. Sadio Mane, Senegal

43. Keylor Navas, Costa Rica

42. James Rodriguez, Colombia

41. Radamel Falcao, Colombia

40. Sergio Busquets, Spain

39. Gerard Pique, Spain

38. Mesut Ozil, Germany

37. Thibaut Courtois, Belgium

36. Ivan Rakitic, Croatia

35. Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina

34. Dele Alli, England

33. Isco, Spain

32. Emil Forsberg, Sweden

31. Timo Werner, Germany

30. David Silva, Spain

29. Gabriel Jesus, Brazil

28. Edinson Cavani, Uruguay

27. Philippe Coutinho, Brazil

26. Dries Mertens, Belgium

25. Christian Eriksen, Denmark

24. Marcelo, Brazil

23. David De Gea, Spain

22. Paul Pogba, France

21. Sergio Ramos, Spain

20. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Germany

19. Andres Iniesta, Spain

18. Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium

17. Sergio Aguero, Argentina

16. Robert Lewandowski, Poland

15. Paulo Dybala, Argentina

14. N’Golo Kante, France

13. Luis Suarez, Uruguay

12. Toni Kroos, Germany

11. Neymar, Brazil

10. Harry Kane, England

9. Rapahel Varane

8. KevinDe Bruyne

7. Eden Hazard, Belgium

6. Antoine Griezmann, France

5. Lionel Messi, Argentina

4. Kylian Mbappe, France

3. Mohamed Salah, Egypt

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

And the number one footballer topping our 50 top football players 2018 is:

1. Luka Modric, Croatia

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Those are our 50 top football players 2018. We realise some of you will disagree with our list but do feel free to add or rearrange our Top 50 Best Soccer Players 2018 list the way you deem fit. You can do so in the comment box.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 years ago