We continue with the series of best football stars who have ever played in their demarcations. After the strikers, the goalkeepers and the 10 best defenses that have ever set foot in a field, it is the turn of one of the most important positions for many coaches.
We will review the best midfielders in the history of football. As we always say with these lists, you may miss some, but it is not possible to put them all because this post would be endless.
One of the players who made history with the Spanish team won two Euro Cups and a World Cup with the absolute. He also has a U-20 world championship and second place in the Sydney Olympics.
Barcelona owes him a lot since he has spent 14 years organizing the game, always giving his best.
Xavi’s partner in both Barça and the national team also has to do with the titles of Spain. His goal in the 116th minute of the World Cup final is not only remembered, but it makes him on all the best player lists that appear.
He has been nominated for the Golden Ball on many occasions, winning the silver ball in 2010.
We leave Barcelona and we go to its maximum rival, Real Madrid where Redondo militated some years ago. Player of the Argentine national team, he is considered one of the best in his position, with high defensive potential. In 2000 UEFA named him a player of the year after winning the Champions League, the last game he played with Madrid to later go to Milan.
Redondo has always highlighted the technique and elegance with which he moved in the field. He was able to control the rhythm of the game at will, which made him a key piece of the Madrid game.
The most beloved Brazilian midfielder in La Coruña, with whom Deportivo won the League and the Copa del Rey thanks to his way of playing. With Brazil, he won a World Cup in the 94 championships, held in the United States. Even the mayor promised to put his name on a street in the city, although he still doesn’t have it. Anyway, it serves to understand the level it reached there.
Winner of the Golden Ball in 98, Zizou is on the list made by Pelé bringing together the best players in the world with FIFA. A survey among fans even named him the best European player in the last 5 decades. With France, he won the first World Cup of the national team. which together with other team and team titles makes him have an enviable medal winner.
Arthur Antunes Coimbra, which is his full name, is considered one of the brightest Brazilian players of the 80s. His quality earned him the nickname of the white Pele and throughout his career, he scored more than 800 goals.
Elegant and technical, Laudrup is one of the few players who has played for Barça and Madrid. He won 5 consecutive leagues, 4 with Barcelona and one with Madrid. He has trained several teams.
You can’t talk about mythical players without the great Charlton coming through. One of the few survivors of the Munich disaster that left Manchester almost without a squad. With a team of substitutes, he was able to reach the final of the English Cup.
One of the best known in the selection of Uruguay, although at the country level he failed to emerge in the World Cup, but in the Copa América, which won 3 times and was second in one.
Winner of many personal and club awards. This player of the legendary Milan of Sacci was one of the most glittering stars of the 80s. He even played at Chelsea at the end of his career combining this with the task of a coach.
Another of the stars who saw the 80. With a great vision of the game and a very elegant style, especially noted for dribbling. Almost his entire career was in Brazil, except for a season that was in Fiorentina.
Diego Armado Maradona
The Fluff, the Hand of God, 10, the Cosmic Kite, little can be said of Maradona that has not been said already.
Noted for his ability and a powerful shot, he is one of the players who have scored the most goals in his position and the nightmare of one of the best goalkeepers. He is considered the best footballer that France has had to date.
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