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Check Out The 100 Top Players In The 21st Century

If there’s one thing that football fans love more than anything else in the world, it’s a good debate.

On a Saturday afternoon, you won’t be able to go to a pub without hearing a supporter from one club telling a fan from another club that their players are superior. 

So, in order to put this to rest once and for all, the staff at FourFourTwo has ranked the top 100 players of the twenty-first century. 

The list is expected to trigger some debate, and ironically, even more debate, so let’s get right to it and not waste any more of your time. 

As can be seen below, the list of footballers rated 81st to 100th is quite interesting, with a mix of current players as well as famous performers from the past. 

Six of the 20 players ranked 81 to 100 are either now playing for Man United or have previously played for the Red Devils, demonstrating the Red Devils’ supremacy since 2000.

  •  100. Trent Alexander-Arnold
  •  99. Miroslav Klose
  •  98. Rivaldo
  •  97. Luca Toni
  •  96. David De Gea
  •  95. Deco
  •  94. Javier Zanetti
  •  93. Mesut Ozil
  •  92. Edwin van der Sar
  •  91. Carlos Tevez
  •  90. Arturo Vidal
  •  89. Hernan Crespo
  •  88. Thibaut Courtois
  •  87. Thiago Silva
  •  86. Juan Roman Riquelme
  •  85. Fernando Torres
  •  84. Henrik Larsson
  •  83. Raphael Varane
  •  82. Raheem Sterling
  •  81. Ryan Giggs
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The next 20 names are equally intriguing, with 11 of the players rated currently playing in the Premier League, such as Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane.

  •  80. Alexis Sanchez
  •  79. Edinson Cavani
  • 78. Ivan Rakitic
  •  77. Harry Kane
  •  76. N’Golo Kante
  •  75. Kylian Mbaape
  •  74. Jan Oblak
  •  73. David Silva
  •  72. Alessandro Nesta
  •  71. Wesley Sneijder
  •  70. Cesc Fabregas
  •  69. Fabio Cannavaro
  •  68. Mohamed Salah
  •  67. Raul
  •  66. Bastian Schweinsteiger
  •  65. Cafu
  •  64. Marcelo
  •  63. David Beckham
  •  62. Ruud van Nistelrooy
  •  61. Paolo Maldini

Nemanja Vidic, Virgil van Dijk, and John Terry are often compared as the best Premier League centre-backs, but FourFourTwo has settled the discussion by placing them in the 60th, 54th, and 44th positions, respectively. 

The list also reflects Man City’s recent supremacy, with three of the players from 41st to 60th on the list having played for the blue half of Manchester.

  •  60. Nemanja Vidic
  •  59. David Villa
  •  58. Eden Hazard
  •  57. Roberto Carlos
  •  56. Paul Scholes
  •  55. Angel Di Maria
  •  54. Virgil van Dijk
  •  53. Michael Ballack
  •  52. Radamel Falcao
  •  51. Antoine Griezmann
  •  50. Petr Cech
  •  49. Pavel Nedved
  •  48. Xabi Alonso
  •  47. Kevin de Bruyne
  •  46. Carlos Puyol
  •  45. Yaya Toure
  •  44. John Terry
  •  43. Toni Kroos
  •  42. Luis Figo
  •  41. Vincent Kompany
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Didier Drogba, Sergio Aguero, and Gareth Bale are among the next 15 names, which are placed 26th to 40th. 

There’s a big Chelsea contingent in this section, with four of the 15 players having played for the London club.

  •  40. Didier Drogba
  •  39. Frank Ribery
  •  38. Francesco Totti
  •  37. Patrick Vieira
  •  36. Frank Lampard
  •  35. Gianluigi Buffon
  •  34. Claude Makelee
  •  33. Andrea Pirlo
  •  32. Rio Ferdinand
  •  31. Andriy Shevchenko
  •  30. Sergio Busquets
  •  29. Gareth Bale
  •  28. Robert Lewandowski
  •  27. Iker Casillas
  •  26. Sergio Aguero
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Now we’re getting down to business, with players aged 11 to 25 being ranked, so expect to see some of the best players to ever walk onto a pitch, with eight of the first 15 still active today.

  •  25. Neymar
  •  24. Gerard Pique
  •  23. Ashley Cole
  •  22. Arjen Robben
  •  21. Steven Gerrard
  •  20. Thomas Muller
  •  19. Sergio Ramos
  •  18. Philipp Lahm
  •  17. Ronaldo (R9)
  •  16. Wayne Rooney
  •  15. Samuel Eto’o
  •  14. Luka Modric
  •  13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  •  12. Dani Alves
  •  11. Karim Benzema

The final ten will almost certainly cause a stir, especially among fans of Team Messi and Team Ronaldo.

Also, due to Spanish football’s domination over the last 21 years, just one of the top ten players (Manuel Neuer) did not play for either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

  •  10. Luis Suarez
  •  9. Kaka
  •  8. Manuel Neuer
  •  7. Thierry Henry
  •  6. Zinedine Zidane
  •  5. Ronaldinho
  •  4. Xavi
  •  3. Andres Iniesta
  •  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  •  1. Lionel Messi
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