- Lionel Messi has emerged the second best forward in the world of football at the moment
- Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is number one in the top 10, as ranked by FourFourTwo
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland failed to make the list, surprisingly
Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski are both missing in the latest top 10 forwards in world football according to football magazine FourFourTwo.
Surprisingly, Manchester City forward Phil Foden was named alongside Lionel Messi in the list which many has termed as controversial.
It excludes sensational strikers including Tottenham’s Harry Kane as well as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland - a list many expect Lionel Messi to be number one.
However, the Argentine legend dropped down to second position, with his former team-mate and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar in number one position.
Messi still finishes above some incredible names, as FFT acclaim: "As his pace and stamina slowly diminish, his vision and passing are only getting better. He's different, but still destructive."
However Neymar takes top spot due to his performances in this season's Champions League with the assessment: "There are few sights more exciting in football than Neymar turning with the ball to take on his marker."
See the full FourFourTwo list below:
10. Marcus Rashford (Man United)
9. Raheem Sterling (Man City)
8. Son Heung-min (Tottenham)
7. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)
6. Phil Foden (Man City)
5. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
3. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
1. Neymar (PSG)
Meanwhile, Barcelona stars took turns to take a selfie with their captain and legendary Lionel Messi after the Spanish club won the Copa del Rey on Saturday, April 17.
Messi scores incredible goal, lifts 1st trophy as captain in Barca's win over Bilbao to win Copa del Rey
Barca scored 4-0 unreplied goals against Athletic Bilbao to win the Copa del Rey finals and land their first silverware of the season.
Lionel Messi scored a brace while Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie De Jong also got their names on the score sheet to ease La Blaugrana's struggles this season.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported Messi continued to defy the odds despite the age of 33 as he grabbed yet another brace in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Huesca in the La Liga.
The Barcelona captain is now the first player in history to score 20 goals or more for 13 La Liga seasons running.
He scored in both halves of the encounter helping his side to secure all three points and move withing four points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.