- Lionel Messi had a remarkable year 2020 despite his manic summer at Catalan club Barcelona
- The Argentine has made the team of best performers for the year according to Whoscored fans
- Jack Grealish and Bruno Fernandes also made the squad, with Lewandowski voted for the striking position
Lionel Messi has been named in the team of best 2020 performers as Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is paired with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in the midfield.
Fans of WhoScored.com via SPORTbible voted for the standout performers for the year and it comes as a little surprise that Argentine star Messi made the cut.
The 33-year-old had a manic summer at Barcelona where he threatened to leave the club as he tendered his transfer request.
The entire Barcelona camp went into disarray and the club cited a clause in the Argentine’s contract and forced him to make a U-turn.
With Messi in the midfield is Jack Grealish and Manchester United Bruno Fernandes who has been outstanding since joining the Red Devils in January.
Below is the entire team
Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez (Arsenal/Aston Villa) - 53% of votes
Right-back: Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund/Inter Milan) - 55% of votes
Central defence: Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) - 44% of votes
Central defence: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) - 50% of votes
Left-back: Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) - 54% of votes
Central midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - 71% of votes
Central midfield: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) - 66% of votes
Right wing: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 64% of votes
Attacking midfield: Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP/Manchester United) - 54% of votes
Left-wing: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) - 54% of votes
Striker: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 52% of votes
Meanwhile, Messi has continued his remarkable goalscoring form in his 17th season playing for Barcelona.
The 33-year-old scored a brace La Blaugrana's 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga making the 17th consecutive year he found the back of the next.
Messi recently broke Pele's record as the only play to have scored more goals for one club when he struck against Real Valladolid, making it 644 goals.
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid superstar Eden Hazard clocked 30 earlier this year and the Belgian attacker has named three gifts he wanted as birthday presents.
The Chelsea legend says he wants qualities from Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Zinedine Zidane to better his performance.
Los Blancos number 7 wants the Argentine's left foot while he desires Ronaldo's drive to win and the class of Real boss.
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