Top 5 players of football
Football is the world’s most popular sport; it’s played and watched by millions every day. Football can be broken down into two main categories, association football and American football, including Canadian football. These sports are different in many ways. The most crucial difference is that association football only allows players to use their feet to move the ball. In contrast, American football players can use any part of their body except their hands to advance the ball past their opponent.
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is well known for his speed, incredible attacking ability and flashy haircut. He has won four Ballon d’Or awards, which is second only to Lionel Messi’s five. However, Ronaldo has been named in seven Best Player shortlists compared to Messi’s five. He scored more than 370 career goals with Real Madrid and Manchester United at the club level. On top of all that, he plays internationally for Portugal. Oh yeah — he was also on a UNICEF commercial with David Beckham where they both created their bubble machine by kicking balls into two frames set up next to each other. It was pretty great.
He is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Barcelona FC. He was born on June 24, 1987. He is playing as a striker and a winger. Messi has won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of Year award in 2009, followed by four consecutive Ballon d’Or from 2010 to 2013. Also, he has been chosen in three consecutive UEFA Team of The Year from 2011 to 2013. In 2012, he was also awarded European Golden Shoe after winning most European top leagues competitions. All in all, Messi has won more than 25 trophies, making him one of the greatest players ever seen on earth!
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born February 5 1992), commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and captains the Brazil national team as a forward or winger and is also an ambassador for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid. Neymar came into prominence at an early age at Santos, where he made his professional debut at aged 17. He helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa does Brasil and the 2011 Copa Libertadores. His standout performances saw him named in Forbes’ list of the world’s most influential athletes in 2012, ranking seventh.
Suarez is one of those footballers who can win a game independently. However, he’s a temperamental player and can be a total liability if not kept in check. This year for Liverpool has seen him repeatedly serve suspensions for lousy behaviour. He has been suspended three times in 2013 alone:
- 8 games for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic
- 10 games following an abuse charge to Patrice Evra after using racist language
- 10 more games for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini
Suarez has cost Liverpool 9 games out of 38 and scored 30 goals. Suarez is currently 26 years old and has already retired from international competition due to his inability to control his anger towards other opponents.
He is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Barcelona and Spain. Iniesta can play as an attacking midfielder or central midfielder. However, he has also been deployed as a winger on occasion. Iniesta has received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. He was voted runner-up to Lionel Messi for both awards in 2010 and won four straight UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards from 2011 to 2014.