Throughout history, football has been an inexhaustible mine of talent and stars. There are players who excelled on the green rectangle and immortalized their names in the global football memory, and others have reached the peak of brilliance at the present time and are moving towards leaving an undeniable legacy and ignored in the future.
Winwin presents 6 of the best players who will leave an undeniable legacy in football.
Brazilian Neymar da Silva, Paris Saint-Germain player
Neymar’s footballing legacy remains somewhat muddled by his off-court stunts and frequent on-pitch injuries, but no one can ignore the player’s technical value and golden records, whether with the Brazil national team or the clubs he has played for.
Neymar, the star of Paris Saint-Germain, is the second best scorer in the history of the Brazilian national team. He occupies second place in the scoring level with the national team, 6 goals behind the legend Pele, which is not an easy thing, especially since Neymar emerged in a generation in which there were many stars; Like Robinho and Ronaldinho, the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner.
Neymar single-handedly led his former club Santos to the Copa Libertadores title, formed an impressive attacking trio in Barcelona’s 2015 Champions League winner, and is likely to remain among the most valuable footballers of all time for years to come.
French Kylian Mbappe, star of the French national team and Paris Saint-Germain
Kylian Mbappe, the star of Paris Saint-Germain, is currently experiencing the best period of his football career; He shines with his team in the French League and with the France national team, which helped him win the World Cup in 2018.
Mbappe (23 years) is blazing the path to success and distinction with steadfastness and confidence, competing with the most powerful stars of his generation, or even those who are older and more experienced than him. Like the Argentine Lionel Messi, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Brazilian Neymar.
The French international has skills, super speed and a high scoring sense, which makes him able to win the Golden Ball many times in the future, provided that he continues to climb the ladder of creativity and avoids serious injuries.
The fast striker was crowned the best player in the French Football League “Ligue 1” for the third year in a row, in a precedent that spoke for the first time in the history of the local competition.
Mbappe scored 25 goals and assisted 17 assists in 34 matches, making him the competition’s top scorer and the best assisting ball passer. After being crowned the best player in the “League 1”, Mbappe thanked his teammates and his coach for the help he received from them this season.
Real Madrid’s Croatian star Luka Modric
Croatian Luka Modric is an extraordinary star in his Real Madrid team and his country, and some even described him as a living legend due to his clear contributions with Meringue in the League and the Champions League.
The Croatian midfielder was famous for his good vision in the green rectangle and his ability to send accurate passes, and for winning the Ballon d’Or in 2018, ending the monopoly of Argentine Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of the award, after leading his country to the World Cup final for the first time ever.
In recent years, Modric has been highly praised by the royal administration and its fans; For being one of the best players ever in the Champions League, something no one could have imagined when the Spanish and international press classified him, years ago, as the worst signing in the Spanish League during the 2012-2013 season.
Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, Paris Saint-Germain
Sergio Ramos, the Spanish defender of Paris Saint-Germain, tops the list of defenders with the most goals scored in the 21st century; He scored 129 goals during his career.
The overwhelming majority of his goals came in the Real Madrid shirt (101 goals in 671 matches with the team in all competitions), while he scored 3 goals in 45 matches with the Seville shirt, two goals in 12 matches in the Paris Saint-Germain shirt, and 23 goals in 180 international matches with the Spain national team.
Ramos joined the royal in 2005 from Seville for 27 million euros, and managed to achieve 22 titles with the royal; He won the League 5 times, the Spanish Super Cup 4 times, the Champions League 4 times, the European Super Cup 3 times, the Club World Cup 4 times and the King’s Cup twice, and with Paris Saint-Germain he won the French League title this season.
Ramos has a negative number; Throughout his career, he received 251 yellow cards and 27 red cards, and perhaps the most prominent moment in his history was the header that led Real Madrid to win the tenth title against Atletico Madrid.
Lionel Messi, the Argentine star of Paris Saint-Germain
Not only did the Argentine Lionel Messi impose his dominance on his generation, but he achieved titles, collective and individual awards, and records that could hold for a long time, becoming a measure and compass for stardom for future players.
Despite the fluctuation of his level and the dimness of his luster with his current team, Paris Saint-Germain, this season, “The Flea” will remain steadfast in his records that made him a pioneer in the world of the round witch for years to come, even after his retirement.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or holder is Barcelona’s top scorer of all time, reaching 234 goals in all competitions when he was 24 years old, surpassing club legend Cesar Rodriguez, who scored 232 goals between 1942 and 1955.
Messi has 672 goals with Barcelona in all competitions, and is the most crowned player with the Blaugrana with 34 titles; By 10 league titles, 8 Spanish Super Cup titles, 6 King’s Cup titles, 4 Champions League titles, 3 European Super Cup titles, and 3 Club World Cup titles.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United star
There is no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo will top the list of players who will leave an undeniable legacy in football after his retirement from the game; The current Manchester United player has a footballing legacy brimming with numbers, statistics and many achievements, and perhaps his greatest memory after the end of his career is that he is the best football scorer in history.
Ronaldo scored with Portugal 115 goals in 186 matches, and it seems that this number will remain unbreakable in the near future, even if Messi returns to his usual level and continues his career at the age of fifty.
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