Messi leads the list of the 100 best players of the world

December 25, 2012

The Guardian, a respected British newspaper, called eleven football experts to rank the top 100 players of today. How could it be otherwise, the list is headed by the Argentine star Lionel Messi and closed by the Brazilian Paulinho of Corinthians. Also were listed seven other Argentines.

In the top ten are Messi, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcao, Robin Van Persie, Andrea Pirlo, Yaya Toure and Edinson Cavani.

Moreover, the other Argentines are in 11th Kun Agüero in the 39th Javier Mascherano, at 41 ° Javier Zanetti, on the 47th Angel Di Maria in the 48th Carlos Tevez in the 75th Ezequiel Lavezzi and 89 ° Javier Pastore.

The complete list: 

1- Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

2- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

3- Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)

4- Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)

5- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)

6- Radamel Falcao (Atlético de Madrid)

7- Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)

8- Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)

9- Yaya Touré (Manchester City)

10- Edinson Cavani (Napoli)

11- Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

12- Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)

13- Neymar (Santos)

14- Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)

15- Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)

16- Thiago Silva (PSG)

17- Mezut Özil (Real Madrid)

18- David Silva (Manchester City)

19- Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

20- Gianluiggi Buffon (Juventus)

21- Luis Suárez (Liverpool)

22- Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

23- Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

24- Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)

25- Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)

26- Willian (Shakhtar)

27- Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

28- Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

29- Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

30- Ashley Cole (Chelsea)

31- Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

32- Juan Mata (Chelsea)

33- Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)

34- Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund)

35- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

36- Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona)

37- Oscar (Chelsea)

38- Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk)

39- Javier Mascherano (Barcelona)

40- Gareth Bale (Tottenham)

41- Javier Zanetti (Inter de Milán)

42- Daniele De Rossi (Roma)

43- Dani Alves (Barcelona)

44- Petr Cech (Chelsea)

45- Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)

46- Carles Puyol (Barcelona)

47- Ángel Di María (Real Madrid)

48- Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)

49- Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenua)

50- Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

51- Marcelo (Real Madrid)

52- Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan)

53- Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich)

54- Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi)

55- Jordi Alba (Barcelona)

56- Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich)

57- Arturo Vidal (Juventus)

58- Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

59- James Rodríguez (Porto)

60- Marouane Fellaini (Everton)

61- Ramires (Chelsea)

62- David Villa (Barcelona)

63- Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke)

64- Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United)

65- Joe Hart (Manchester City)

66- Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

67- Mario Balotelli (Manchester City)

68- Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)

69- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint Etienne)

70- Robert Lewandoski (Borussia Dortmund)

71- Hernanes (Lazio)

72- Pedro (Barcelona)

73- Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

74- Christian Eriksen (Ajax)

75- Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG)

76- Joao Moutinho (Porto)

77- Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich)

78- Patrice Evra (Manchester United)

79- David Luiz (Chelsea)

80- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

81- Victor Wanyama (Celtic)

82- Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa (Monpellier)

83- Hulk (Zenit)

84- Darijo Srna (Shakhtar)

85- Emmanuel Mayuka (Southampton)

86- John Terry (Chelsea)

87- Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus)

88- Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)

89- Javier Pastore (PSG)

90- Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Shakhtar)

91- Moussa Dembélé (Tottenham)

92- Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle)

93- Samir Nasri (Manchester City)

94- Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United)

95- Wesley Sneijder (Inter de Milán)

96- Pepe (Real Madrid)

97- Marek Hamsik (Napoli)

98- Javi Martínez (Bayern Munich)

99- Diego Forlán (Inter de Brasil)

100- Paulinho (Corinthians)

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