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Top Ten Best Football Players 2016

Lionel Messi​
Lionel Messi​

Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina) After a couple of years of looking just a little short of his previous brilliance, there were fears that the best of Messi may already have been behind him. Instead, the Argentinean has bounced back spectacularly in 2015, producing some magical performances while adapting to a new role and finishing the season with 58 goals and 31 assists as Barcelona lifted a treble.

source: ibtimes.com
Luis Suárez​
Luis Suárez​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.3 – Luis Suarez. David Cartlidge evaluates another terrific year for the Barcelona frontman ...

Antoine ​Griezmann​
Antoine ​Griezmann​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: ... Perhaps more than any other player, 2016 has been his year. ... FourFourTwo, Antoine Griezmann, ...

Neymar​
Neymar​

Looking back, November 2015 was a key juncture in Neymar’s career at the Camp Nou. It was then that he produced his most scintillating form, which included a stunning goal against Villarreal. At the time, Neymar was probably the best player in the world - for once Messi had taken a back seat.

Gareth Bale​
Gareth Bale​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.6 – Gareth Bale. David Cartlidge recounts a brilliant last 12 months for Real Madrid's Welshman ...

Robert ​Lewandowski​
Robert ​Lewandowski​

Not much changed as 2016 rolled in. Lewandowski was a consistent scorer in the final stretch of Bayern’s Bundesliga triumph, contributing 15 strikes in the second half of the season.

Pierre-​Emerick Aubameyang​
Pierre-​Emerick Aubameyang​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.13 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Jonathan Harding documents the rise of Borussia Dortmund's goal ...

Alexis ​SáNchez​
Alexis ​SáNchez​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.17 – Alexis Sanchez. Seb Stafford-Bloor casts an eye over the Arsenal star and two-time South ...

Riyad Mahrez​
Riyad Mahrez​

Leicester City's fairytale season continues to be acknowledged as Riyad Mahrez collected the PFA Player ... Mahrez wins PFA Player of the Year 2016 ... football ...

Sergio ​Agüero​
Sergio ​Agüero​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.9 – Sergio Aguero. ... FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.22 – Sergio ...

Luka Modrić​
Luka Modrić​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in ... are there any teams in world football which Luka ... FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016.

Kevin De ​Bruyne​
Kevin De ​Bruyne​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the ... When a knee injury ruled out Kevin De Bruyne for February and ... Vote for your favourite player of 2016 at ...

Gonzalo ​Higuaín​
Gonzalo ​Higuaín​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.15 – Gonzalo Higuain. It says much about modern football that Juventus paid £75 million for a striker turning 29 in the knowledge they’d probably get two good years out of him. It says much about Gonzalo Higuain that they probably made the right call.

Andrés Iniesta​
Andrés Iniesta​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.3 – Luis Suarez FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.5 – Neymar FourFourTwo is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher.

N'Golo Kanté​
N'Golo Kanté​

N'Golo Kante has highest win percentage in Premier League Ex-Leicester midfielder repeating success at Chelsea (CNN)If death and taxes are life's two certainties, increasingly the likelihood of a football team winning when it fields N'Golo Kante is becoming another given.

Paul Pogba​
Paul Pogba​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.14 – Paul Pogba. Adam Digby delves into the Frenchman's eventful year ...

Manuel Neuer​
Manuel Neuer​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.10 – Manuel Neuer. Jonathan Harding profiles the highest-ranked goalkeeper in our list ...

Jamie Vardy​
Jamie Vardy​

Any player in the elite company of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can pleased with their work, and that is where Jamie Vardy finds himself. The striker was selected in the top three players of 2016 by Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

Zlatan ​Ibrahimović​
Zlatan ​Ibrahimović​

UEFA Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth, Zlatan Ibrahimović Net Worth and More of the Richest Soccer Players Here are the best footballers in the Euro Cup — and how much they're worth.

Toni Kroos​
Toni Kroos​

And Reinartz's new process found that Toni Kroos was the best passer at Euro 2016 on account of his unerring ... FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the ...

Gianluigi ​Buffon​
Gianluigi ​Buffon​

Top 50 Footballers In The World For The 2015-2016 Season: ... Gianluigi Buffon ... which continues to make Silva one of the world’s best players to watch in ...

source: ibtimes.com
Mesut Özil​
Mesut Özil​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.10 – Manuel Neuer FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.11 – Thomas Muller FourFourTwo is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher.

Diego Godín​
Diego Godín​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2015 From bad dog to top dog: the rise of Diego Costa FourFourTwo is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher.

Sergio Ramos​
Sergio Ramos​

Ramos is regarded by many as one of the best defenders in the world. He was named to the FIFPro World XI eight times, a record for a defender and the fourth-most all-time, and to the UEFA Team of the Year seven times.

Leonardo ​Bonucci​
Leonardo ​Bonucci​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: ... Leonardo Bonucci is at his peak. ... FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016. Topics.

Dimitri Payet​
Dimitri Payet​

Before France played Romania on Friday night, I texted Dimitri Payet to wish him all the best. The text read: 'Enjoy it, you have nothing to prove, you are the best player there.' I wasn't wrong, was I? He was fantastic, not only with his late match-winning goal but overall. France were playing everything through him.

Philippe ​Coutinho​
Philippe ​Coutinho​

3. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) Coutinho is a very special player. In Klopp's attacking system he also gets a lot of freedom to move into the spaces where he can influence a game, which explains the 13 chances created, two assists and one goal he managed in October.

David de Gea​
David de Gea​

David de Gea Quintana (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ðe ˈxea kinˈtana]; born 7 November 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester United and the Spain national team. He is regarded by many as the best goalkeeper in the world.

Pepe​
Pepe​

Off the back of a historic, record-breaking season for Barcelona and their trio of attacking stars, and with the European Championships upcoming next summer, it promises to be a campaign to remember in which a number of players will be staking their claim to be among the world’s best.

source: ibtimes.com
Thomas ​MüLler​
Thomas ​MüLler​

Player Review for Thomas Müller in Football Manager 2016. Find out how good Thomas Müller is in FM2016 including Potential Ability, Cost and Injury Proneness.

Arturo Vidal​
Arturo Vidal​

On 15 July 2015, Vidal was named to the ten-man shortlist for the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award; on 12 August, it was announced that he placed eighth in the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

Harry Kane​
Harry Kane​

Football Manager 2016: Getting the best out of Harry Kane Having just completed the sixth season of my Manchester United save on FM16, I’ve been able to assess the performance of several excellent players from close quarters.

Ivan Rakitić​
Ivan Rakitić​

Ivan Rakitić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋan rǎkititɕ]; born 10 March …

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Eden Hazard​
Eden Hazard​

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 has not only resulted in clean sheets and some seriously impressive team performances, it has also facilitated the return to form of Eden Hazard. The Belgian wizard is afforded freedom to roam in central areas ahead of even Diego Costa and he has been terrifying defenders.

Jérôme ​Boateng​
Jérôme ​Boateng​

Under Pep Guardiola, Jerome Boateng became the greatest defender in the world. During the summer of 2016, he was one of Germany’s most important players with some monstrous performances at Euro 2016.

Paulo Dybala​
Paulo Dybala​

Paulo Dybala profile aged 27 in the year 2021 Paulo Dybala career history until 2021 The FM 2016 player profile of Paulo Dybala shows one of the best young striker in the game, with potential to become a superstar.

Gerard Piqué​
Gerard Piqué​

Off the back of a historic, record-breaking season for Barcelona and their trio of attacking stars, and with the European Championships upcoming next summer, it promises to be a campaign to remember in which a number of players will be staking their claim to be among the world’s best.

source: ibtimes.com
Sergio ​Busquets​
Sergio ​Busquets​

FourFourTwo’s Best 100 Football Players in the World 2016: No.22 – Sergio Busquets. Simon Harrison takes a look at the last year for Barcelona and Spain's ...

Hugo Lloris​
Hugo Lloris​

France captain Hugo Lloris arrives at the Euros on the back of a long domestic season, but he confident of the hosts's chances this summer. France captain Hugo Lloris arrives at the Euros on the back of a long domestic season, but he confident of the hosts's chances this summer.

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Koke​
Koke​

One of the best players in the world to watch with the ball at his feet, Silva appears has an almost mesmeric control and so often concludes with a pass of breathtaking quality, as was the case for Spain’s goal against Croatia at Euro 2016.

source: ibtimes.com
Jan Oblak​
Jan Oblak​

Player Review for Jan Oblak in Football Manager 2016. Find out how good Jan Oblak is in FM2016 including Potential Ability, Cost and Injury Proneness.

ÁNgel Di ​María​
ÁNgel Di ​María​

Di María was the top assist maker in La Liga for the season, contributing 17. In the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final against Atlético Madrid on 24 May 2014, Di María dribbled past three players before producing a save from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

David Silva​
David Silva​

David Silva (Manchester City, Spain) Despite a disappointing season for Manchester City, Silva still shone, scoring a personal-best 12 league goals. It’s his graceful movement with the ball at his feet and his sublime passing, though, which continues to make Silva one of the world’s best players to watch in full flow.

source: ibtimes.com
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Marco Verratti​
Marco Verratti​

Top 50 Best Footballers In The World For The 2016-2017 Season: Has Cristiano Ronaldo Topped Lionel Messi After Euro 2016?

source: ibtimes.com
Diego Costa​
Diego Costa​

02 Nov 2016. Ranking the 20 best players in the Premier League: October 2016 Previous slide Next slide 18 of 21 View All Skip Ad. 4. Diego Costa (Chelsea)

Edinson ​Cavani​
Edinson ​Cavani​

On 4 November, Cavani's goals in a 5–0 win at Angers made him only the third player to score 100 times in two of Europe's five best leagues, after Ibrahimović and Gonzalo Higuaín. Cavani became PSG's all-time top scorer on 27 January 2018 with a goal in a 4–0 home win over Montpellier.

Marcelo ​Vieira​
Marcelo ​Vieira​

The game ended 1–1. Marcelo's successful campaign in the Champions League earned him a starting spot in UEFA's starting XI. Marcelo was heavily praised by the worldwide media during that season, and many called him the best left back in the world. Diego Maradona said he was the third best player in La Liga, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Mauro Icardi​
Mauro Icardi​

Icardi was born in Rosario, Argentina and moved to Spain's Canary Islands when he was 9. He began his football career with Vecindario in Gran Canaria, and scored over 500 goals in their youth categories. In 2007, he was disputed over by Barcelona and Real Madrid, after offers from Valencia, Sevilla, Espanyol, Deportivo La Coruña, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Karim ​Benzema​
Karim ​Benzema​

The latest splinter in France's foot: a direct attack from Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid striker, who blasted French coach Didier Deschamps for not including him in the 23-man squad for the competition. Benzema blamed his absence from the squad on supposed cowardice from Deschamps bowing to pressure from a "racist part of France".

source: aljazeera.com