Pogba Missing As Messi Tops Stunning List of 10 Best Attacking Midfielders in the World

Pogba Missing As Messi Tops Stunning List of 10 Best Attacking Midfielders in the World

  • Lionel Messi has been ranked as the number one best attacking midfielder in the world following his superb performances
  • Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is occupying second position on the list thanks to his wonderful show last term
  • Chelsea duo of Kai Havertz and Mason Mount are also on the list of top 10 thanks to their game for the Blues in the Champions League

Argentine football legend Lionel Messi has emerged as the player topping the list of 10 best attacking midfielders in the world going by their performances for their clubs.

Although Lionel Messi was able to win only one title last season with Barcelona, but the Argentina international was in brilliant form for the Catalan giants.

Also recently, Lionel Messi helped Argentina to win the 2021 Copa America where himself and teammates defeated Brazil in the final thanks to goal by Angel Di Maria.

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Lionel Messi in action
Lionel Messi in action against Manchester City. Photo by VI Images
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According to the report on Sportsbible, Lionel Messi's stats were impressive enough for him to be the attacking midfielder in the world.

However, Lionel Messi beat Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne for the first position as the Belgian footballer is the best second ranked attacking midfielder in the world.

How the table looks like

1) Lionel Messi

2020/21 Season Stats:

33 appearances

30 goals

9 assists

85.1% pass success

2.2 key passes per game

2) Kevin De Bruyne

2020/21 Season Stats:

23 appearances

6 goals

12 assists

81.7% pass success

3.2 key passes per game

3) Bruno Fernandes

2020/21 Season Stats:

35 appearances

18 goals

12 assists

78.3% pass success

2.6 key passes per game

4) Marcos Llorente

2020/21 Season Stats:

33 appearances

12 goals

11 assists

84.6% pass success

1.2 key passes per game

5) Kai Havertz

2020/21 Season Stats:

18 appearances

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4 goals

3 assists

84.9% pass success

0.7 key passes per game

6) Thomas Muller

2020/21 Season Stats:

31 appearances

11 goals

18 assists

75% pass success

2.9 key passes per game

7) Mason Mount

2020/21 Season Stats:

32 appearances

6 goals

5 assists

86.5% pass success

2.4 key passes per game

8) Papu Gomez

2020/21 Season Stats:

20 appearances (9 Atalanta/11 Sevilla)

7 goals (4 Atalanta/3 Sevilla)

3 assists (2 Atalanta/1 Sevilla)

84.8%/88.9% pass success

1.9/0.9 key passes per game

9) Marco Reus

2020/21 Season Stats:

27 appearances

8 goals

6 assists

81.7% pass success

1.5 key passes per game

10) Aaron Ramsey

2020/21 Season Stats:

13 appearances

2 goals

4 assists

87.1% pass success

1.4 key passes per game

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is closer to retirement now than he was when he kicked off his professional football career as he clocks 34 on June 24.

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However, to celebrate the Argentine superstar, UEFA took time out to highlight the forward's achievement since he kicked off his professional career in 2004.

In spite of his failure to lead his South American country to glory so far in his career, the attacker has won virtually everything there's to football with his Spanish League outfit.

Messi made his competitive debut for Barca in their La Liga meeting against Espanyol in October 2004 - becoming the youngest player to represent the club in an official competition back then.

Source: Legit.ng

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