- Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski top the charts of the 50 best performing players presently
- The likes of Atalanta's Josip Ilicic, Neymar and Joshua Kimmich completed the top five list
- Cristiano Ronaldo finished in a disappointing seventh position according to FootballCritic
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Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are currently the best performing footballers in the globe according to FootballCritic.
The Barcelona captain was La Liga's topscorer for last season but failed to win any trophy last season with La Blaugrana.
Despite Messi trophyless campaign, the 33-year-old has begun the new season on a promising note helping Barcelona to two league wins and a draw.
On the other hand, Lewandowski was the highest goalscorer in the whole of Europe helping Bayern win an incredible treble last term.
The rankings for the 50 best players were put together using its algorithm and the likes of Messi, Lewandowski, Josip Ilicic, Neymar and Joshua Kimmich finished in the top five.
According to FootballCritic here are the 50 best-performing players in world football currently
50. Juan Cuadrado (Juventus): 87 rating
49. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City): 87 rating
48. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid): 87 rating
47. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich): 88 rating
46. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona): 88 rating
45. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo): 88 rating
44. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund): 88 rating
43. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan): 88 rating
42. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan): 88 rating
41. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich): 88 rating
40. Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan): 88 rating
39. Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig): 88 rating
38. Juan Musso (Udinese): 88 rating
37. Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan): 89 rating
36. Jordi Alba (Barcelona): 89 rating
35. Duvan Zapata (Atalanta): 89 rating
34. Santi Cazorla (Al Sadd): 89 rating
33. Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig): 89 rating
32. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich): 89 rating
31. Gerard Moreno (Villarreal): 89 rating
30. Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim): 89 rating
29. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal): 89 rating
28. Jesus Navas (Sevilla): 89 rating
27. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund): 89 rating
26. Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta): 90 rating
25. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 90 rating
24. Sven Bender (Bayer Leverkusen): 90 rating
23. Francesco Caputo (Sassuolo): 91 rating
22. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City): 91 rating
21. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid): 91 rating
20. Kai Havertz (Chelsea): 91 rating
19. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur): 91 rating
18. Sadio Mane (Liverpool): 91 rating
17. Gerard Pique (Barcelona): 91 rating
16. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid): 92 rating
15. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 92 rating
14. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich): 93 rating
13. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): 93 rating
12. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur): 93 rating
11. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 93 rating
Ronaldo owns most expensive private jet in football and it cost N13bn (N1bn more than that of Messi)
10. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United): 93 rating
9. Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool): 93 rating
8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): 94 rating
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): 94 rating
6. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid): 96 rating
5. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich): 96 rating
4. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain): 98 rating
3. Josip Ilicic (Atalanta): 98 rating
2. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 99 rating
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 99 rating
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gerard Deulofeu believes Ronaldinho is the greatest footballer ever ahead of his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, Daily Mail reports.
The Udinese midfielder shared the same dressing room with Messi a few seasons back, described the Brazilian legend as an incredible person.
The Spain international who is currently on loan to Serie A from Championship side Watford, still believes he is the 2002 World Cup winner holds the aces.
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