Top 5 midfielders of all time

Football has been a game of strikers and defenders. But the most important players or who might be called the silent snipers for the teams and clubs are the midfielders.

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Football has been a game of strikers and defenders. But the most important players or who might be called the silent snipers for the teams and clubs are the midfielders. For a team to build the game the midfield has to be strong to take control of the game. They dictate the tempo of the game and are important in the transition game from defence to attack. 

Most of the time, the midfielders in the world can construct and destroy the play, maintain control of the ball, and burst through defensive lines effectively. Forwards and wingers get the credit for their ability to score and pass the ball into the box for the players to score, central midfielders are the ones who help while passing those balls.  

Here are the top 5 midfielders of all time: 

5. Toni Kroos 

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos has been one of the finest midfielders of all time. Kroos has been known for his amazing football IQ and vision of passing. The ‘German Sniper’ had a stellar career for Real Madrid winning 4 UEFA Champions League with the side. He has scored 28 goals and played in 455 games for Los Blancos. 

4. Kevin De Bruyne 

Kevin De Bruyne 

Kevin De Brunye is one of the greatest midfielders of this generation. The Belgian captain has been the best with his vision of passing and long-range shots. De Bruyne has been the main man for Manchester City’s success over the years. With his excellent skills in passing and dribbling. The 32-year-old footballer has played 248 games and scored 65 goals.  

3. Xavi

Xavi

Xavi has been one of the greatest ever players to play the game. His brilliant way of transitioning from defence to attack makes him special from the others. The FC Barcelona coach is one of the most distinguished players in the history of the game and has won every possible trophy that the game has to offer.

2. Iniesta 

Iniesta 

Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the most gifted midfielders. He has been blessed with incredible vision, passing skills, and an amazing talent for performing when it matters the most. He led the Spain side for their only FIFA World Cup 2010 by scoring the winning goal. His technical prowess and extraordinary ball control make him different from the rest. 

1. Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was one of the most skilful footballers of all time. Both his vision and his scoring abilities were completely surreal. His performance against Brazil in the 2006 World Cup was outrageous as he single-handedly knocked the five-time champions out. Zizou’s football IQ was sensational from the others.