Football is the game which is the most popular in the whole world. People pay a great attention to the mega tournaments of soccer like Euro Cup, World Cups and its other leagues. Its players have the best fitness and flexibility and they enjoy a huge popularity and fame more than any player of any other game. 2014 is going to be a thrilling and exciting year for football lovers as the 20th FIFA World Cup is also scheduled to take place this year in Brazil from 12th June to 13th of July.
Football players have to work really hard to maintain their position and fame in the game having a tough completion with each other. The children and youngsters try to follow them as they provide a great source of inspiration to everyone. By observing the popularity of these players among the millions of people around the globe, a list of top 10 best football players of 2014 is given below. The ranking of these players is based on their performance in ground, popularity among the people and the goal average during their careers.
10. Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas is a Spanish football goalkeeper who plays and captains the national team of his country and Real Madrid C.F. He is performing his duties so well that today he is one of the best football players in the world today. He has played a major role in the victories of his team during the recent competitions. He has won several matches single handedly and has the habit to perform well in critical situations. He is also known as the savior of Spain.
9. Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil is expected to be the best football player in the World Cup 2014 due to his regular performance and skills. He is a German soccer player owing great dodging, controlling and handling skills in this game. He showed outstanding and anchor role in the recent Euro Cup. The 25 years old Mesut also have millions of fans in the whole world.
8. Andres Iniesta
Andres Iniesta is another Spanish footballer included in the list who plays both for his national team and La Liga Club. His brilliant performance with in the plenty corner area has made him the 8th best player of the game. He is also the winner of best player of Europe Award from UEFA.
7. Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie has been declared as the best striker in the recent Barclays Premier League. He is also known as one of the best finishers of the world. Robin van Persie is a 30 years Old Dutch soccer player who is in brilliant touch these days. His Excellency revolves around his habit of being at the right place at the right times in critical moments.
6. Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres is a Spanish soccer player who is equally famous among millions of people around the world. Besides his playing excellence, the other thing that has earned millions of fans for his is his cuteness. He is considered as one of the very few legend players of the world who have a great control over the ball in the football ground. The very much good-looking and sexy player handles and delivers the ball so brilliantly that he has earned the 6th place among the top 10 in 2014.
Kaka is a Brazilian footballer who is also known as a great honest player of the game. The 31 years old midfielder has been considered as the backbone of Brazil since a long time due to his effective play in the field. Since the very beginning of his career, he is not only famous and popular in Brazil but he earned millions of fans around the globe. He is a player who shows a great sportsman spirit which makes him prominent from others.
Although Neymar is in the start of his football career but he is considered as the future legend for the Brazilian team. He is the rising star of soccer that shows a great concentration during his play. This young and energetic player tries to play with full heart. The thrilling player is one of the most talented players of modern era while he is the 4th best player of 2014.
3. Wayne Rooney
The full name of this player is Wayne Mark Rooney who is an English footballer and plays for the Manchester United and the national team of his country. He is also one of the most expensive players of the game receiving a salary of 15.61 GBP. This great man does not need any introduction in the globe as he has earned a great place in English football history by lifting the heritage and honor of English football to the new heights after the great ‘David Beckham’. He has conquered the hearts of millions of people.
2. Xavi Hernandez
Xavi is another Spanish footballer added to the list of best players of 2014. He plays as a central midfielder for his national team and FC Barcelona. The reason why he is at the second position of best players is due to his skills of getting the ball into his control and then passing it nicely. He provides a great entertainment and pleasure by watching him playing in the ground especially for those youngsters who are passionate and willing to learn the skills of soccer.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who is a great ambassador of this game. He is most famous in the world having huge followers on Face book and other social sites showing his popularity among them. He has shown outstanding skills and performances since the very beginning of his career. He is one of very few players who can play at any part of the ground with equal efficiency. Being one of the most expensive players of the game, Ronaldo receives a salary of about 21 million EUR. He has scored a great number of goals as he is a striker. He is the best football player of 2014.