Following our recent examinations of the best players in the world by positions, we have come up with the best central midfielders in the world right now in this our latest edition.
There is this old saying: “center-forwards win you games and defenses win you leagues.” However, there is no denying that teams are built around the men in the middle of the park.
After all, football isn’t the simple game it once was. These days, we have all kinds of midfield maestros, including ball-winners, mezzalas, trequartistas, deep-lying playmakers, and anchormen – and that’s just those listed here in our list of the best central midfielders in the world right now.
The truth is, it’s not easy picking between the different types of central midfielders in the world, but we’ve through the help of FourFourTwo done our best to mash them together into one definitive list.
But if perhaps you don’t like it (and there’ll be plenty of you who don’t), just feel free to tell us where we went wrong on Twitter.
10 Best Central Midfielders In The World Right Now
Below is the brilliant men in the middle who come out top in our examination of the greatest the engine room has to offer at the moment;
|1||Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City||Belgium|
|2||Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|3||Ilkay Gundogan||Manchester City||Germany|
|4||Bruno Fernandes||Manchester United||Portugal|
|6||Toni Kroos||Real Madrid||Germany|
|8||Leon Goretzka||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|9||Frankie De Jong||FC Barcelona||Netherlands|
|10||Marco Verratti||Paris Saint-Germain||Italy|