Cristiano Ronaldo out, Eden Hazard in as Brazilian star names top 3 footballers on earth

Cristiano Ronaldo out, Eden Hazard in as Brazilian star names top 3 footballers on earth

- Felipe Luis has left Cristiano Ronaldo out of the top three footballers in the world right now

- The former Atletico Madrid star says Neymar, Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard are the best right now

- Hazard’s inclusion seems to stun fans as the Belgian has visibly flopped since joining Real Madrid

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Despite being a flop since he joined Spanish giants Real Madrid, Eden Hazard has been named among the top three footballers in the world at the moment by former Atletico Madrid star Felipe Luis.

The Brazilian played alongside Hazard at Premier League club Chelsea under Jose Mourinho when he signed from Atletico in a £15.8m deal in 2014.

Luis won the Premier League as well as the League Cup during the 2014-2015 season before he was told to leave the Stamford bridge club.

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The defender was left in awe at Hazard's form during Chelsea's title-winning season, but admitted that fitness issues could have affected his form lately.

He however stated that the Belgian winger remains one of the best players alongside Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Luis told The Daily Mail via SPORTbible:

"Eden along with Neymar are the best players I have ever played alongside -- up there with Messi.
"He didn't train well, five minutes before the game he would be playing Mario Kart in the dressing room."
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Felipe Luis says Hazard among best players in the world. Photo: Pedro Vilela
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Only recently, popular food giant Burger King trolled Hazard after the Belgian missed Real Madrid's training due to injury.

The Belgium international suffered ninth injury since his big summer move to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2019.

And the 30-year-old has missed over 44 matches since his arrival and reportedly turned over-weight to pre-season in his first two campaigns.

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Hazard is expected to be on the sidelines following a nagging thing injury and would miss Real Madrid's round of 16 Champions League clash with Atalanta.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been named as the best Brazilian player by Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku who gave his response to a fan during question and answer session on Twitter.

On a serious note, Neymar is one of the best forwards in the world considering his performances so far since he started his football career in his country, Brazil.

Over the years, Brazil as a nation has produced lots of players who have made names in the game of football with their brilliant performances.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba


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