Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

Football is a game of 11 players fighting out their life on the pitch. The defense saves the goal and the forwards score goals but the real job is of the midfielder to dictate the game.  You cannot underestimate the importance of central midfielders, as they are key in stifling their opponents by breaking up their attack before they get into the final third, but they are also responsible for driving attacks forward and both setting up and scoring goals. Let us take a look at the list of Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016.

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

10. Xabi Alonso:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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We start our list of Top 10 Football midfielders 2016 with Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso. Everywhere Xabi Alonso goes he seems to win trophies, and this is certainly not a coincidence. He is a central defensive midfielder. He is 32 but nowhere is he near stopping his career. Xabi links defending and attack and will usually have the most touches and passes in a game, making him the focal point for a dominant Bayern team .

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9. Xavi Hernandez:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

The next Spanish to come in our list of Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016 is Spanish maestro, Xavi Hernandez. Xavi may be nearing retirement as being replaced by Ivan Rakitic, but it is impossible to talk about the best central midfielders without including him. Along with Iniesta, Xavi has always been phenomenal in working out Barcelona’s midfield. Xavi brings a level of calmness whenever he is on the pitch.

8. Andrea Pirlo:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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A very old proverb goes somewhat like this, “Wine gets better with age”. The thing is same for Andrea Pirlo. Pirlo’s age has done little to reduce his abilities, as he can change the game with a sublime pass, stunning free kick or impeccably timed challenge. His deep lying play making ability and the way in which he controls the game has inspired a generation of players, and he will be sorely missed by the entire football world once he hangs up his cleats.

7. Toni Kroos:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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Probably the youngest one to enter into the list of elites, Toni kroos has shown composure and technical ability from a very small age. He thrived at Bayern Munich and has shown his maturity by coming into an already hugely talented Real Madrid squad and playing at a very high level. The future looks very bright for Kroos who is number 7th in our list of Top 10 Football midfielders 2016.

6. Arturo Vidal:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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Dominating at number 6 in our list of Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016 is Chilean Arturo Vidal. Vidal has developed to become an exceptional defender and attacker that also possess the all important character traits to command the centre of the pitch. He has earned his nickname “Il Guerriero” which means “The Warrior”, which is fitting for his style of play.

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5. Cesc Fabregas:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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The first player from English Premier League is Cesc Fabregas. Cesc Fabregas has proven over the years that he is one of the greatest deep lying playmakers to play the game through his play at Arsenal, Barcelona and now Chelsea.

4. Luka Modric:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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The real person behind Madrid’s midfield is our 4th person on the list Luka Modric. Modric pulls all the strings and keeps things ticking over through his movement and passing ability, and he is also more than capable of helping out with defensive duties. Working as the engine for the team, it is Modric that determines the speed and flow of the game from the centre of midfield.

3. Yaya Toure:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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The bronze medalist in our list of Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016 is Manchester City, Yaya Toure. Toure is a box to box player who dominates the whole football ground. aya Toure is completely unstoppable. His size, strength and speed give him all the physical attributes he needs, but he is also highly intelligent and an excellent passer with a thunderous shot. Toure can break up th defence all alone and set up a wonderful tap-in goal for his team mates.

2. Bastian Schweinstiger:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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For all theses years that have passed by, Schweinstiger has been prolific for both country and club. At the end of his career he got transferred to Manchester United as he said that he wanted to experience new challenges. After the World Cup final against Argentina he was sporting a bloodied and bruised face, but he had emerged victorious and this perfectly summarizes the type of player and character that Schweinsteiger is, A War Hero.

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1. Andreas Iniesta:

Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

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The epitome of class in the list of Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016, Andres Iniesta has won it all and been an integral part of both Barcelona and Spain’s success in recent times. Barca fans affectionately call him “El Cerebro” (The Brain), which perfectly sums up the manner in which Iniesta plays the game.

The 30-year-old was recently included in the FIFA FIFPRO World XI for the 6th consecutive year, despite it not being a terrific year for Iniesta and Barcelona. They have dictated the game and have excelled in every terms of passing, shooting and creating the gameplay.

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Top 10 Football Midfielders 2016

1. Andreas Iniesta
2. Bastian Schweinstiger
3. Yaya Toure
4. Luka Modric
5. Cesc Fabregas
6. Arturo Vidal
7. Toni Kroos
8. Andrea Pirlo
9. Xavi Hernandez
10. Xabi Alonso