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The best football midfielders ever

The midfielder has to attack as well as to defend. They connect the defense and attack of a team. So who are the best midfielders ever?









1

Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff Cruyff was a total footballer, he could play anywhere on the pitch but was mainly used as an attacking midfielder. He organized the attack, had a great vision and an amazing dribble. He lost the final of the 1974 World Cup with Holland, one of the best teams that never won the World Cup.

2

Alfredo Di Stéfano

Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid legend Di Stéfano is often referred as a forward but is in this list because he played more like a midfielder, helping in the defense and setting up an attack. Di Stéfano had a great stamina, tactical sense and vision. He was very successful with Madrid winning five consecutive European Cups (1956-1960).

3

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona Maradona was great attacking midfielder. Of course he has his great dribbles, but Maradona could give brilliant passes to his teammates as well. He helped Argentina win the 1986 almost single handedly. He's main advantage as a midfielder were he's attacking qualities, however he's lack of defending skills makes him on third place only.

4

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane was a real playmaker. With his vision he would set up an attack, dribble around some players and score goals. It was because of Zidane France won the World Cup in 1998 by scoring two goals in the final. Two years later in 2000 he helped France win the European Championship. Besides being a playmaker, Zidane was very skilled, he had a great bal control and a great free kick.

5

Garrincha

Garrincha Garrincha is widely seen as one of the greatest dribblers of all time. He won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958 and 1962. His left leg was six centimeters shorter than his right. This might have given him the ability to have such a great acceleration that no defender could follow.

6

Michel Platini

Michel Platini Platini helped France win the 1984 European Championship. He was a brilliant playmaker with an amazing free kick. He is one of the midfielders in the World Team of the 20th Century.

7

George Best

George Best Man United legend George Best was one of the greatest wingers of all time. Best was a brilliant dribbler, he had a great acceleration which helped him get past defenders easily. He scored 138 goals in 361 appearances for Manchester United and helped them win the European Cup in 1968.

8

Zico

Zico Zico played three World Cups with Brazil (1978, 1982, 1986), but never won the tournament. He scored 66 goals in 88 matches for Brazil. He is often referred to as "The white Pelé". He was a great free kick taker and a great dribbler.

9

Francisco Gento

Francisco Gento Gento was one of the players of the Real Madrid that dominated the 50s and 60s. He is the only player that won the European Cup six times and one of the two players that played eight European Cup finals(Paolo Maldin is the other).

10

Bobby Charlton

Bobby Charlton Bobby Charlton is widely regarded as one of England's greatest players ever. As one of the few survivors of the Munich air tragedy Charlton went on to help Manchester United win the European Cup ten years later in 1968. He won the World Cup with England in 1966 and the golden ball for best player of the tournament.







Comments
Omer   April 6, 2014 at 11:37 am
These are great midfielders but Kaka, Pirlo, Ronaldinho, Xavi, Iniesta and many more should be in that... This list is totally wrong.
shafeeq   April 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm
What the ridiculous Veron is best forever
Peter    March 25, 2014 at 11:16 am
ronaldo
billy   February 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm
titles tell the tale!! Pele 3 world cup titles!! No player has ever won 3 exept the KING!! 1.Pele. 2. Maradonna. 3. Cruyff. 4. Best. 5. Beckenbaur.6. Messi. 7. Charlton. 8. Zidane. 9. Mattheus. 10. Moore. 11. Eusabio. 12. Riverlino.
Yu Quang   January 26, 2014 at 3:32 am
Man, this is non-sense, Zico is the best midfielder, ever and ever. Zico should be rated ways above Zidane and Platini.
ísak.s   December 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm
have you never see cruyff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jon kristjan   December 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm
garrincha is number one GARRINCHA!!!!
jon kristjan   December 27, 2013 at 11:44 am
garrincha are the best midfielder ever
Mark   December 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm
What not amazing gerrard
Kristina   December 10, 2013 at 7:49 am
If the defense push up when there is no prsreuse on the ball they are asking to be penetrated and scored upon!The key to penetrating a good defensive line is the movement of the Strikers to create seams and space for the bal to be played.
Morgan   December 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Ronaldinho the best player all time.
Austin   December 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm
my brother tried these rules the DONT work for feet fora big man but my frenid found them quite yousseful so thx btw my frenid is a girl who is quite small LOL but shes so good now and im getting better and im a girl
scholesy   November 13, 2013 at 10:33 am
What is happening with this blog ? do you lost your means ? oh come on.. Where is he, where is paul scholes ? That means, you dont know idea about soccer, let me tale you, his the best player in the world, he is a completed playar.
Hazara boy   November 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm
Where is Giggs,Paul Scholes, CR7, Beckham , Pirlo, Zidane,
Messi    November 11, 2013 at 9:18 am
Messi is the best player of the world now.
Rizwan Ali   November 7, 2013 at 11:50 am
zidane
Paul   October 31, 2013 at 3:05 pm
People ever heard of Jari Litmanen & probably even better Dennis Bergkamp !!!!!
Arsenal   October 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm
I am black...............where is fabrigas
Arsenal   October 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm
Where is ozil. ............
Roger   October 19, 2013 at 8:45 pm
Roberto Baggio, Lothar Matthaus, Ruud Gullit???
JackyBoy   October 15, 2013 at 7:58 am
WHERE IS PAUL SCHOLES???
DIDOS   October 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm
I DO NOT SEE ANY AFRICAN IN THIS BULLSHIT SHAMEFUL LIST.IS IT AN OTHER SORT OF F..CK IN RACISM????
nakamura   October 3, 2013 at 10:44 am
even crespo is better strike than messi
duff180   September 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm
Pele maradonna zidane simples !!!!
Harsh Raman   September 16, 2013 at 10:42 am
In my opinion Zidane and maradona are greatest midfielders. They were very attacking and it looked liked as if they were strikers of their team.
Hesam7   August 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm
totti is best and loyalest player in world and best captan
maxi billion   August 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm
where is lampard
naveen   August 8, 2013 at 6:21 am
where is alessandro del piero? he is a alltime king of free kikckers
i am a cr7 fan   July 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm
cr7 is known as a winger but actually he is a midfielder,and why not cr7 there?
Barr Emma   July 9, 2013 at 11:30 am
Get LAMPARD on the List or its trash...lol
nzekwesilij   July 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm
why is c.ronaldo and giggs not there they are the best midfielders ever
Ahsan   July 4, 2013 at 11:29 am
Kaka (Y)
Top3   July 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm
Artists: Socrates, Litmanen, Pirlo Architects: Zidane, Platini, Xavi
Ethan   June 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm
Where is Ronaldinho and Ronaldo those are easily the best
Rashid Ameyaw   June 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm
where is Iniesta & Xavi?
Sheste   June 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Where is Michael Laudrup? One of the best player ever!
asdfasdf   June 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm
Pirlo
Because im batman   June 17, 2013 at 3:10 am
Can people stop sayin frank lampard just no! And gazza and matthews are the best midfielders england have ever had. My top 10 are zidane maradona cruyff zico laundrup pirlo gascoigne xavi giggs gerrard out of personal taste
Henry   June 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm
Why is bale not there
withnail   June 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Where is carlton palmer

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