Best Football Player in The World in 2022
The best football players are the ones who can make us leap from our seats in awe at their incredible talent, as well as those who can coolly sink a penalty kick when all eyes are on them. Whether they’re being touted as future greats or they’ve already proved themselves worthy of being called the best of their generation, these players have electrified fans with their skills and sportsmanship. We’ve taken a look at who we think will be the top footballers in 2022, whether it’s due to their prodigious youth, their demonstrated prowess on the field, or both.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer. He plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. Often ranked as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldo has four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player, and is tied with Lionel Messi for most Ballon d’Or awards won by a European player. He is also one of only two men to have won all international titles available to them – UEFA Champions League, UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA Club World Cup – with his clubs.
Ronaldo has scored more than 500 senior career goals for club and country in official matches since 2003, making him one of the highest scoring players in football history. Amongst his numerous achievements are winning two UEFA Champions League titles (2016/17 & 2017/18), three UEFA European Championships (2008 & 2016), four La Liga titles (2007/08, 2011/12, 2014/15 & 2016/17) five Premier League titles (2004–05; 2006–07; 2007–08; 2008–09 & 2013-14). With over 350 goals scored for Real Madrid he has been their top scorer in 13 out of 17 seasons that he’s played in during his career so far at this point!
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and captains the Brazil national team. He has played for Barcelos, Santos, Barcelona and PSG since 2009. Neymar originally planned to become a basketball player but switched to football when he was 14 years old.
Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to PSG was the second most expensive in history after Paul Pogba’s move back in 2016. Neymar has won many awards including: Golden Ball (2012), FIFA Puskas Award (2013), UEFA Best Player in Europe Award (2016) and FIFA World Cup Silver Ball(2018).
Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimović began his professional career at Malmö FF in the late 1990s. During his time at Malmö, he was named the 2001 and 2004 Swedish Football Player of the Year, won two consecutive Guldbollen awards (the award given to Sweden’s best footballer), became Sweden’s all-time leading goalscorer with 62 goals in 116 international appearances, and led Malmö to two Allsvenskan titles and one Svenska Cupen title. After winning his first league title with Malmö in 2006, Ibrahimović moved to Ajax where he won two Eredivisie titles before departing for Barcelona; he returned to Ajax after only one season on loan because of conflicts regarding playing time with manager Pep Guardiola
In 2009 Ibrahimović signed with Internazionale for €24 million after being courted by Barcelona. He spent four seasons at Inter where he experienced domestic success winning five trophies including three consecutive Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia along with Champions League runner-up medals in 2010–11 & 2011–12 seasons respectively. In 2012-13 season Zlatan helped Inter reach semi finals stage but lost out in penalties against City rivals Manchester City Fc (Manchester) while they were also eliminated from Europa League quarter final stages after losing against Benfica FC(Portugal).
Lionel Andrés \”Leo\” Messi
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
He is known for his dribbling, passing, finishing, and ability to shoot from distance with both feet. In a 2016 interview with The Guardian, former teammate Xavi called Messi “the greatest player ever”.
Eden Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team. The son of former Belgium international, Thierry Hazard, Eden was named after Brazilians World Cup winning captain Rivelino. He started his career at Royal Stade Brainois, before joining Tubize in 2005. In 2007 he moved to France joining Lille and won their young player of the year award in 2008–09. After being scouted by several European clubs including Manchester United and Arsenal, Hazard signed for English club Chelsea in 2012 for a fee of £32m making him the most expensive player ever to be sold by Lille.
Hazard is a winger but has also been deployed as an attacking midfielder or as a forward where he can play on either side of the pitch with equal effect; originally playing on the left wing at Lille with Eden playing behind fellow Belgian striker Gervinho (who joined Arsenal later that summer), Eden has since played predominantly on his current side’s right flank since joining Chelsea due to Juan Mata’s versatility allowing him to switch positions if needed when defending corners – although he still prefers taking free-kicks from inside left rather than right footed set pieces even though both feet are almost equally strong; known for his creativity, speed & technical ability which allows him despite being only 5’8″ tall (170cm) being able to beat defenders in one-on-one situations using feints along with close control through dribbling past players without losing possession – this allows him.
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for FC Barcelona and the Uruguay national team. Often considered one of the best strikers in the world, Suárez is particularly renowned for his vision, goalscoring, passing and explosive acceleration. He has also been praised by pundits for his work-rate, mentality and leadership abilities; while some expert commentators have identified him as an instinctive player who excels at finding space within tight situations to use his creativity or technical skills to score or create chances for teammates.
Suárez began his career as a youth player in Nacional’s youth academy before being transferred to Groningen in 2006 where he progressed through their youth system before making his debut at 17 years old. In 2009 he signed with Ajax where he became one of their top players before moving on loan to Premier League club Liverpool where he won multiple trophies including two PFA Team of the Year awards after becoming their main goal scorer with 31 goals scored during an incredible season where they ended up winning their first ever league title since 1990!.
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich. He is the top scorer in the history of the German Bundesliga and has won five Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokals and one UEFA Champions League title with Bayern, as well as four consecutive league titles with Borussia Dortmund prior to his move. The first Pole to win the Golden Boot in the UEFA Champions League, he was ranked second in this category at FIFA’s Best Awards. As a member of Poland’s national team he won bronze medals at Euro 2012 and 2016 while reaching fourth place at Euro 2016; he also participated at three World Cups (2014, 2018) but it wasn’t on a team that advanced past group stages. He was named Poland’s Footballer of Year six times between 2007–2017 by IFFHS’ Ballon d’Or: Europe’s Most Successful Sports Awards.
Alexandre Lacazette Thauvin
Alexandre Lacazette Thauvin is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Arsenal and the France national team.
He began his career at Grenoble and Lyon, before joining Marseille in 2013. With them, he won consecutive Ligue 1 titles in 2015–16 and 2016–17, reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals during their title-winning campaign. In January 2019, he transferred to Arsenal for a club record £52 million fee.
Gareth Bale is a Welsh footballer who plays as a winger for Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. An extremely versatile player, Bale can operate on both flanks as well as through the centre, and has been utilised in many different attacking positions throughout his career.
Bale became the world’s most expensive player when he moved to Real Madrid in September 2013 for an undisclosed transfer fee believed to be around €100 million (£86 million). During this time he won two Copa del Rey titles with Real Madrid: The first being in 2014–15 and the second being in 2017–18, with both titles coming under Zinedine Zidane who took over from Rafael Benítez after spending less than 100 days with Los Blancos during pre-season ahead of their 2018/19 campaign; however, despite having made over 200 appearances since joining from Tottenham Hotspur five years ago he has yet to win La Liga which may come back to haunt him if he decides not
have any regrets about moving away from England before 2022 comes around!
The best players in the world today
The top 10 football players in the world right now:
- Lionel Messi – Argentina
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal
- Neymar Jr – Brazil
- Paul Pogba – France (Manchester United) 5(3). Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid C.) 6(4). Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund A-) 7(5). Eden Hazard (Chelsea F Co.) 8(6). Toni Kroos (Real Madrid CF A-) 9(7). Kevin De Bruyne 10(8) Leroy Sane
We’ve seen a lot of great players in the golden age of football, but today we’re going to look at the next generation: who will be the best player in the world in 2022? There are some interesting names on our shortlist right now, and it will be interesting to see how they develop over time. For example, many people have big hopes for Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappe, who are both from France but have also been linked to clubs outside their home country. Let’s take a closer look at these names and other top prospects like them.