The Top 5 Football Players For 2022

When it comes to football, there’s plenty of debate as to which team is the best, which league is the best, and at the end of the day, which player is the best.

While Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are household names which have a generation of fans behind them, there are also a few other stars which deserve recognition. Especially when you look at trophies, raw stats, and the strength of the leagues in question.

Using these factors, amongst others, you’ll understand why this list pays homage to some of the other equally talented players out there.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United

While Cristiano Ronaldo is a football great, and deserves a place on any top footballer list, he’s also not had the best seasonal run with his team, who failed to place significantly in any major tournaments recently. His move from winger to centre forward has done him the world of good, and he’s still incredibly sought after by many clubs, for his ability to stay cool under pressure and to score big when it comes down to crunch time.

4. Karim Benzema of Real Madrid

A player to keep an eye on, Karim Benzema is a talisman to his team, and recently helped them win the coveted EURO Super Cup. With almost two decades of experience to draw on, it’s safe to say he’s had one of the most outstanding seasons so far in 2022. He has more than proved his quote that “age does not come into it” when it comes to goal scoring, and his selflessness and work-rate, as well as numerous assists have cemented him a spot on any top football list.

3. Erling Haaland of Manchester City

With the ability to keep climbing to the top of football lists in the next couple of years, Erling Haaland has done nothing but impress since he began playing. His impressive 6.4ft frame ensures he’s a consistent powerhouse for his team, and his 2019 – 2022 season with Dortmund allowed Haaland to get in 72 goals in 71 league games. With his move to Manchester City, we’re certain he’ll continue his winning streak.

2. Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain

With an outstanding track record and being the youngest player on this list, Kylian Mbappé has the ability to outpace the best of them quite soon. His acceleration is as impressive as real money Australian slots online, as is his dribbling. And with 88 goals behind him in only 100 PSG league games, he’s got the potential to go far.

1. Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain

With 15 years of absolute dominance behind him, and the reigning Ballon d’Or champion, Lionel Messi has proved throughout the past decade that he’s everything and more that most football sides want. His final season in Barcelona, and time playing in Argentina which led to lifting the trophy for them too has cemented him as the top footballer in the world. Let’s also not forget to mention that incredible bicycle-kick goal he scored.

Honourable mentions include Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, Robert Lewandowski and Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona.