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Top 100 Players In The 21st Century: Messi Beats Ronaldo

Top 100 Players In The 21st Century

Lionel Messi has once more proven to be better off than his closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo after he was named the best player of the 21st century.

In a list assembled by British news media outfit Independent, each player was given points according to how they were ranked.

And Barca star, Messi was marked as the best player in the history of football beating his most threatening rival, Ronaldo.

Let’s see how others ranked in the 21st century.

See the list of top 100 players in the 21st century

  1. Yaya Toure
  2. Harry Kane
  3. Daniele De Rossi
  4. Bastian Schweinsteiger
  5. Vincent Kompany
  6. Karim Benzema
  7. Sol Campbell
  8. Pepe
  9. Edwin van der Sar
  10. Arturo Vidal
  11. Angel di Maria
  12. Diego Forlan
  13. Radamel Falcao
  14. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  15. Robin van Persie
  16. Carlos Tevez
  17. Gaizka Mendieta
  18. Virgil van Dijk
  19. Hernan Crespo
  20. Rio Ferdinand
  21. Toni Kroos
  22. Juan Roman Riquelme
  23. Thomas Muller
  24. Mohamed Salah
  25. Diego Godin
  26. David Silva
  27. Eden Hazard
  28. Cesc Fabregas
  29. Deco
  30. Lilian Thuram
  31. Nemanja Vidic
  32. Marcelo
  33. Ryan Giggs
  34. Antoine Griezmann
  35. Clarence Seedorf
  36. Wesley Sneijder
  37. Gabriel Batistuta
  38. Fernando Torres
  39. Ruud van Nistelrooy
  40. Claude Makelele
  41. Sergio Aguero
  42. Cafu
  43. Miroslav Klose
  44. Kevin de Bruyne
  45. Henrik Larsson
  46. Xabi Alonso
  47. Dennis Bergkamp
  48. Gareth Bale
  49. Gerard Pique
  50. Robert Lewandowski
  51. Javier Zanetti
  52. Didier Drogba
  53. Michael Ballack
  54. Oliver Kahn
  55. Ashley Cole
  56. Pavel Nedved
  57. N’Golo Kante
  58. Kylian Mbappe
  59. Alessandro Del Piero
  60. Alessandro Nesta
  61. Patrick Vieira
  62. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  63. Roberto Carlos
  64. Rivaldo
  65. Roy Keane
  66. John Terry
  67. Paul Scholes
  68. David Villa
  69. Iker Casillas
  70. Francesco Totti
  71. Arjen Robben
  72. Wayne Rooney
  73. Raul Gonzalez
  74. Manuel Neuer
  75. Paolo Maldini
  76. Dani Alves
  77. Carles Puyol
  78. Frank Lampard
  79. Luka Modric
  80. Samuel Eto’o
  81. Neymar
  82. Andrei Shevchenko
  83. Steven Gerrard
  84. Sergio Busquets
  85. Luis Suarez
  86. Luis Figo
  87. Philipp Lahm
  88. Gianluigi Buffon
  89. Sergio Ramos
  90. Andrea Pirlo
  91. Fabio Cannavaro
  92. Kaka
  93. Zinedine Zidane
  94. Thierry Henry
  95. Ronaldo
  96. Andres Iniesta
  97. Ronaldinho
  98. Xavi Hernandez
  99. Cristiano Ronaldo
  100. Lionel Messi

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