The 21st century so far has witnessed many outstanding talents from all over the world. Their talent has made so many hearts swoon.
Let’s take a look at the 10 best names of the 21st century in the world football world up to this point.
1. Paul Scholes
The Manchester United star has always been rated one of the best central midfielders in the world for many years. Throughout his glorious career, Scholes played in only one club, Manchester United.
2. Luis Ronaldo Nazario de Lima
Ronaldo is one of the most outstanding strikers ever produced by the football world. He had done countless miracles which ordinary people cannot think of. With the ball in his feet, Ronaldo was sobbing so many hearts during his prime.
3. Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry is the number one striker in the history of the Arsenal club. He is also one of the best strikers to ever play in the Premier League. When at the peak, very rarely the center-back can keep up with the super speed of Titi (Henry’s intimate name).
Kaka is an angel in the soccer world. He is one of the few talented players but has no disabilities. In AC Milan, Kaka is the best player in the world and fear for every defense despite his angelic face.
5. Xavi Hernandez
He is simply the best central midfielder the football world has ever had. Although he has not won a noble individual title yet, no one can underestimate his ability to play magic. Xavi has removed the long-held prejudice that the central midfielder must be extremely muscular. Xavi has done countless miracles with his modest body.
6. Andres Iniesta
Iniesta is one of the best individual players in contemporary football. He rarely gets the ball in his foot if he is not fouled. He can do it all with the ball with his magic feet. He is a great talent of world football.
7. Zinedine Zidane
It is difficult to fully describe his talents in words. Zizou simply has no opponent in his place. Playing gently, elegant, calm, delicate and extremely technical. Zidane does the most complicated things in the simplest way thanks to his innate ability. Watching he play is the happiness of so many people.
Ronaldinho is a magician with the ball. Watching he play football is indeed very entertaining though he is still very effective. Ronaldinho’s technique is not only superior but also unique. In the world, no one can have a magical hip shake to score like a goal to his life against Chelsea in any year. Ronaldinho does not possess a flashy appearance, but he still attracts every gaze because of his super unique skills.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
CR7 is the most expensive player in football history when he moved to Real Madrid from Manchester United for £80 million. However, his value does not lie in the transfer fee. His talent is so outstanding that it’s hard to keep up. 189 goals/187 matches in Real’s shirt is really unbelievable numbers for an ordinary person. But Ronaldo is different, he’s a superman.
10. Lionel Messi
His name is enough to say it all. If there is anyone who can surpass Cristiano Ronaldo, it can only be Messi. 4 times in a row winning the FIFA Golden Ball is a unprecedented feat without knowing how many more people will be re-established. If Ronaldo is a superman, Messi is definitely from another planet. Messi deserves to be the best player of this century, even in the history of world football.