The year 2020 has not been the best of all the years but at least there are so many positives to talk away from it. One of them is our decision to take a look at the best footballers of 2020 from across world football. This list is no official list from any of the games governing body but an assessment of each player’s performance from the year 2020 according to Football Bests team of writers.
It was a highly challenging year for everyone and the football world alike, thus, we have decided to come up with this list of the best footballers of 2020, a year where lots of things changed unexpectedly.
In this list, we considered the individual stats and collective efforts of each player. On the other hand, we also put into consideration the impact of the players on their respective teams throughout the year 2020.
5 Best Footballers Of 2020 By Football Bests Team
Below are the 5 best footballers of 2020 as reviewed by our team of writers;
1. Robert Lewandowski
By far, the year 2020 was the most successful year for Robert Lewandowski on the pitch. No one can question his unique year with Bayern Munich. Some even argue that France Football should rectify their historic mistake and gift him the Ballon d’Or for the year.
On a personal level, the Bayern ace scored the highest number of goals of his entire career during a natural year. He also led Bayern Munich to a record-breaking season in all competitions, winning all the competitions they took part in. At the moment, the Polish striker is at the top of his game and he looks like he will only get better.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
The 35-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner had a fantastic year on an individual level and also collectively won the second Serie A title of his career with Juventus. Despite the difficult year, Cristiano Ronaldo was able to return the numbers we didn’t see from him a year before.
With 44 goals in all competitions in 2020, only one player, and of course it’s Robert Lewandowski scored more than he did during that period. Thus, he deserves his place in our list of the best footballers of 2020. Meanwhile, Ronaldo is almost 36 years old and he’s still participating at the highest level!
3. Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe is one other outstanding player of the year 2020. The youngster steered his Paris Saint-Germain side to the Champions League final after claiming their league title. In the year 2020, the French forward stepped up his game to further cement the claims that he is the true heir to Messi and Ronaldo’s throne.
Kylian Mbappe is only 21 years of age but he’s already a World Cup champion and has played his first Champions League final. It’s obvious the future is bright for the Les Blues talisman and we believe he has a lot to play for. A deserved candidate in our list of the best footballers of 2020.
4. Lionel Messi
The year 2020 has proved to not be the Lionel Messi year as can be seen from his collective achievement at FC Barcelona. However, the iconic star keeps shining on an individual level. Messi, in 2020, broke the record no other footballer might ever get close to in many decades. The Argentina skipper broke the record held by legendary Pele for scoring the most goals with a single club in football history. This alone shows that you can’t count Lionel Messi out anytime soon.
Despite persistent injuries that forced the Brazilian out of the player in the year 2020, he still managed to lead Paris Saint-Germain to yet another Ligue 1 success. On the other hand, Neymar was also the driving force that helped the Ligue 1 champions reach the UEFA Champions League final.
Neymar showed in the year 2020 that he is still one of the best footballers around whenever he’s on top of his game. His massive influence on this PSG side is unquestionable, only that he makes more headlines off than on the pitch. But in all, he deserves to be on this list of the best footballers of 2020.
That’s our pick for the past year, as we look forward to how different players and clubs perform this year 2021.
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