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One more decade past and numerous recollections in various fields to be recalled until the end of time. The football world has brought us numerous happy times and numerous sparkling superstars not to be overlooked.

Time to give some examples of these stars. We additionally need to specify that it is some way or another difficult to make a rundown of the considerable number of stars right now, there are a large number of those exceptional names. Consequently, this is only a list of the ones we can recall right now.

 

Here are the best footballers in the 21st century

20. Steven Gerrard

Gerrard is famous to be one of the greatest midfielders ever. In 2005, He awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and the Ballon d'Or Bronze prize, English FA Cup in 2001 and 2006, UEFA Cup in 20002001, 3 times English League Cup, Zidane and Pele once stated that they believe Gerrard is the best soccer player on the planet.

 

19. Javier Zanetti

The Argentina international and previous Inter Milan skipper is one of the most respectable players in Italy as well as the world. Zanetti won the Champions League in 2009-10 as well as 4 times Italian Cup, 4 times Italian Super Cup, UEFA Cup, 2010 FIFA Club World Cup and Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

18. Francesco Totti

The Eighth King of Rome is believed to be one of the greatest Italian footballers ever, probably the best player of his age in Italy, and Roma's most noteworthy ever footballer. Totti won World Cup in 2006, Serie A title in 200001, Serie A Young Footballer of the Year in 1999 Award and some more.

17. Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas is one of the greatest goalkeepers ever without any questions. He was well known for his fast reactions. His prime was at Real Madrid where he won numerous awards. Casillas won the 2010 World Cup, European Championship, Champions League, La Liga titles, Club World Cup and some more awards.

16. Oliver Kahn

Oli Kahn is one of the best German goalkeepers of all time, most popular for his time at Bayern Munich. Der Titan played for Bayern Munich from 1994 to 2008. Vol-Kahn-o won Player of the year, FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, Footballer of the Year, German Champion, multiple times German Cup victor, UEFA Cup Winner, intercontinental cup and German League Cup award.

15. David Beckham

David Beckham was best known for his passing accuracy, set-pieces and crossing skills. Beckham was the first Englishman to win Premier League, LaLiga, MLS, and Ligue 1. His most significant years as a footballer has a place with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA Galaxy. He won Premier League title, the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, La Liga title, Ballon d'Or Runner-up, FIFA World Player of the Year, Silver Award, Premier League top assist giver, England Player of the Year and so many awards.

14. Gianluigi Buffon

Buffon certainly is one of the greatest goalkeepers ever and the all-time best in the Old Lady. No goalkeeper has been consistent as Gianluigi Buffon. He holds the record of Serie A history for the longest streak without a goal. Buffon won Ballon d'Or second place, FIFA World Cup, Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year, UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, Serie A Footballer of the Year, UEFA Cup, Coppa Italia titles and some more.

13. Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes spent his whole football career with Manchester United. He holds the third-highest number of games played by any footballer for a club with 718 times. He likewise played for England national team and had an important role in the UEFA Euro 2000 and Euro 2004 just as 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Scholes is considered extraordinary compared to other footballers in the Premier League. He won Champions League, English FA Cup, English League Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, English Super Cup, and many other awards.

12. Ricardo Kaka

Ricardo Kaka is one of the greatest midfielders ever. He is additionally one of the 8 footballers to have won UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, and the Ballon d'Or. A role model for every attacking midfielder with amazing skills and abilities. Kaka won Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, Confederations Cup, Serie A Footballer of the Year, Copa del Rey, FIFA World Cup, Scudetti, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, and La Liga.

11. Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko with 67 goals is the 5th top goalscorer in European competitions. What's more, with 48 goals he is the record-breaking top scorer for the Ukrainian national team. Shevchenko won Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze medal, Champions League, Italian Cup,  Ukrainian Champion, UEFA Supercup award.

10. Fabio Cannavaro

The Italian defender won numerous awards for the clubs Juventus and Real Madrid and Italy national team. He led the Italy national team to triumph in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany as the skipper. Il Muro di Berlino won the best FIFA men's player, Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Cup, La Liga titles, UEFA Cup, UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament, FIFA World Cup Silver Ball, and World Soccer Player of the Year.

9. Luís Figo

He is generally known for his technique and dribbling ability. Figo holds the second-best record of assist providing in La Liga of all time with 106 behind Lionel Messi. In 2004, Pele named him in the FIFA 100 rundown of the world's most prominent footballers. Figo won the Best FIFA Men's Player, Ballon D'or, Champions League, Spanish Champion, Spanish Cup, Italian Champion, Portuguese Cup, and UEFA Supercup awards.

8. Thierry Henry

The French football manager is one of the greatest strikers for the most part recollected by his displays as an Arsenal superstar. Thierry Henry was the footballer who netted 228 goals for Arsenal in all competitions. Henry holds the record of receiving Premier League Golden Boot. He also won FA Cup, runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year, PFA Players' Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA World Cup, Champions League and some more.

7. Xavi Hernandez

He is certainly regarded as one of the best footballers ever. You should likewise realize that many accept that he is the best Spanish player of all time. In fact, Xavi is the second-best trophy holder with 31 for Barcelona and Spain behind Andres. Xavi won FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, UEFA European Championship Player of the Tournament, La Liga Spanish Player of the Year, UEFA Supercup, Spanish Champion, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and UEFA Champions League.

6. Andres Iniesta

Based on the latest soccer news Iniesta is one of the greatest footballers of his age. In 2009 and 2015, Iniesta had an important role in the Barcelona teams that won two memorable trebles. He likewise has won 35 trophies with 4 UEFA Champions League and 9 La Ligas. Iniesta also won the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, UEFA Champions Leagues, La Liga, Copa del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award, La Liga Best Spanish Player.

5. Ronaldinho

Without a doubt, Ronaldinho is one of the names not to be overlooked until the end of time. He brought respect for any side he played for likes of PSG, Barcelona, A.C. Milan, and Flamengo. With an amazing technique and dribbling ability, he will be remembered by any football fan. Ronaldinho won Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, UEFA Club Forward of the Year, FIFPro World Player of the Year, World soccer player of the year, La Liga, Scudetto, Golden foot, and UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

4. Ronaldo Nazário

one of the best footballers in history and one of the most adored; unique, incomparable Fenomeno Brazillian Ronaldo won multiple times Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, FIFA World Cup Golden boot, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, European Golden boot, Copa America, Pichichi, Serie A Footballer of the Year, La Liga, Copa del Rey, KNVB Cup, UEFA Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Serie A Footballer of the Year and some more.

3. Zinedine Zidane

The present Real Madrid manager has consistently been one of the most adored players in the football world. Zizou has been famous for his style, passing accuracy, ball control, and technique and has made us numerous extraordinary moments. Zidane won Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, UEFA Champions League Best Player of the Past 20 Years, Serie A Footballer of the Year, FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, UEFA European Championship Player of the Tournament in 2000, and numerous a lot more award.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

According to SportMob few footballers in the soccer world come close to Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of achievements. The 34-year-old played as a forward for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and for Serie A club Juventus. The Portugal international skipper has won 29 trophies including Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, European Golden boot, the Best FIFA Men's player, Premier League Player of the season, UEFA Best Player in Europe, PFA Players' Player of the Year, La Liga Best Player, FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball, UEFA Club Forward of the Year, UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament, UEFA European Championship Silver Boot and some more.

1. Lionel Messi

Here is the best footballer in our rundown. Leo Messi is the greatest player in the 21st century. The Argentina international to win 6 Ballon d'Or awards, and 6 European Golden Shoes. Simply hearing his name on the side will make the rivals anxious. He is additionally regarded as the best player of all time. Messi won Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, Argentina's record-breaking top goalscorer, Pichichi, FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball, UEFA Men's Player of the Year, La Liga Player of the Year, FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, Young European Footballer of the Year, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, European Golden Shoe, Champions Leagues, La Liga, Copa del Rey, and more achievements.

 

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