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Guardian top 100 players of 2014 lol

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Led by Hernán Crespo, Gilberto Silva, Slaven Bilic and Dietmar Hamann, our panel of 73 experts from 28 nations compiled a countdown of the greatest players on the planet this year.

 

1

Cristiano Ronaldo 29

Real Madrid / Portugal

Forward

2013 rank 2 ▲1

 

2

Lionel Messi 27

Barcelona / Argentina

Forward

2013 rank 1 ▼1

 

3

Manuel Neuer 28

Bayern Munich / Germany

Goalkeeper

2013 rank 22 ▲19

 

4

Arjen Robben 30

Bayern Munich / Holland

Forward

2013 rank 14 ▲10

 

5

Thomas Müller 25

Bayern Munich / Germany

Forward

2013 rank 25 ▲20

 

6

Luis Suárez 27

Barcelona / Uruguay

Forward

2013 rank 9 ▲3

 

7

Neymar 22

Barcelona / Brazil

Forward

2013 rank 6 ▼1

 

8

Gareth Bale 25

Real Madrid / Wales

Midfielder

2013 rank 7 ▼1

 

9

Philipp Lahm 31

Bayern Munich / Germany

Defender

2013 rank 15 ▲6

 

10

Sergio Agüero 26

Manchester City / Argentina

Forward

2013 rank 10  ▶

 

11

Toni Kroos 24

Real Madrid / Germany

Midfielder

2013 rank 40 ▲29

 

12

Diego Costa 26

Chelsea / Brazil

Forward

2013 rank 35 ▲23

 

13

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 33

PSG / Sweden

Forward

2013 rank 3 ▼10

 

14

Ángel Di María 26

Manchester United / Argentina

Midfielder

2013 rank 72 ▲58

 

15

James Rodríguez 23

Real Madrid / Colombia

Forward

New

 

16

Eden Hazard 23

Chelsea / Belgium

Midfielder

2013 rank 100 ▲84

 

17

Thibaut Courtois 22

Chelsea / Belgium

Goalkeeper

2013 rank 47 ▲30

 

18

Yaya Touré 31

Manchester City / Ivory Coast

Midfielder

2013 rank 19 ▲1

 

19

Karim Benzema 27

Real Madrid / France

Forward

2013 rank 55 ▲36

 

20

Paul Pogba 21

Juventus / France

Midfielder

New

 

21 Xabi Alonso 33 Bayern Munich / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 37 ▲16

 

22 Alexis Sánchez 26 Arsenal / Chile Forward 2013 rank 95 ▲73

 

23 Luka Modric 29 Real Madrid / Croatia Midfielder 2013 rank 61 ▲38

 

24 Mario Götze 22 Bayern Munich / Germany Midfielder 2013 rank 34 ▲10

 

25 Bastian Schweinsteiger 30 Bayern Munich / Germany Midfielder 2013 rank 20 ▼5

 

26 Franck Ribéry 31 Bayern Munich / France Forward 2013 rank 4 ▼22

 

27 Javier Mascherano 30 Barcelona / Argentina Midfielder 2013 rank 63 ▲36

 

28 Andrés Iniesta 30 Barcelona / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 5 ▼23

 

29 Andrea Pirlo 35 Juventus / Italy Midfielder 2013 rank 21 ▼8

 

30 Robert Lewandowski 26 Bayern Munich / Poland Forward 2013 rank 18 ▼12

 

31 Thiago Silva 30 PSG / Brazil Defender 2013 rank 17 ▼14

 

32 Sergio Ramos 28 Real Madrid / Spain Defender 2013 rank 45 ▲13

 

33 Arturo Vidal 27 Juventus / Chile Midfielder 2013 rank 26 ▼7

 

34 Diego Godín 28 Atlético Madrid / Uruguay Defender New

 

35 David Silva 28 Manchester City / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 32 ▼3

 

36 Cesc Fàbregas 27 Chelsea / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 29 ▼7

 

37 Vincent Kompany 28 Manchester City / Belgium Defender 2013 rank 42 ▲5

 

38 Arda Turan 27 Atlético Madrid / Turkey Midfielder 2013 rank 70 ▲32

 

39 Mats Hummels 26 Borussia Dortmund / Germany Defender 2013 rank 66 ▲27

 

40 Marco Reus 25 Borussia Dortmund / Germany Forward 2013 rank 23 ▼17

 

41 Carlos Tevez 30 Juventus / Argentina Forward 2013 rank 46 ▲5

 

42 Koke 22 Atlético Madrid / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 90 ▲48

 

43 Wayne Rooney 29 Manchester United / England Forward 2013 rank 28 ▼15

 

44 David Alaba 22 Bayern Munich / Austria Defender 2013 rank 43 ▼1

 

45 Robin van Persie 31 Manchester United / Holland Forward 2013 rank 11 ▼34

 

46 Oscar 23 Chelsea / Brazil Midfielder 2013 rank 36 ▼10

 

47 Edinson Cavani 27 PSG / Uruguay Forward 2013 rank 13 ▼34

 

48 Nemanja Matic 26 Chelsea / Serbia Midfielder New

 

49 Ivan Rakitić 26 Barcelona / Croatia Midfielder New

 

50 Xavi 34 Barcelona / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 8 ▼42

 

 

51 Daniel Sturridge 25 Liverpool / England Forward New

 

52 Raheem Sterling 20 Liverpool / England Midfielder New

 

53 Branislav Ivanovic 30 Chelsea / Serbia Defender 2013 rank 98 ▲45

 

54 Mesut Özil 26 Arsenal / Germany Midfielder 2013 rank 12 ▼42

 

55 David de Gea 24 Manchester United / Spain Goalkeeper New

 

56 Juan Cuadrado 26 Fiorentina / Colombia Midfielder New

 

57 Jérôme Boateng 26 Bayern Munich / Germany Defender New

 

 

58 Miralem Pjanic 24 Roma / Bosnia-Herzegovina Midfielder 2013 rank 81 ▲23

 

59 Pablo Zabaleta 29 Manchester City / Argentina Defender 2013 rank 77 ▲18

 

60 Sergio Busquets 26 Barcelona / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 27 ▼33

 

61 Yacine Brahimi 24 Porto / Algeria Midfielder New

 

62 Blaise Matuidi 27 PSG / France Midfielder 2013 rank 93 ▲31

 

63 Radamel Falcao 28 Manchester United / Colombia Forward 2013 rank 16 ▼47

 

64 Marco Verratti 22 PSG / Italy Midfielder 2013 rank 76 ▲12

 

65 Vincent Enyeama 32 Lille / Nigeria Goalkeeper New

 

66 Edin Dzeko 28 Manchester City / Bosnia-Herzegovina Forward New

 

67 Wilfried Bony 25 Swansea City / Ivory Coast Forward New

 

68 Gonzalo Higuaín 27 Napoli / Argentina Striker 2013 rank 56 ▼12 

 

69 John Terry 33 Chelsea / England Defender New

 

70 Miroslav Klose 36 Lazio / Germany Forward New

 

71 Mario Mandzukic 28 Atlético Madrid / Croatia Forward 2013 rank 48 ▼23

 

72 Gianluigi Buffon 36 Juventus / Italy Goalkeeper 2013 rank 24 ▼48 

 

73 Jackson Martínez 28 Porto / Colombia Forward New

 

74 Antoine Griezmann 23 Atlético Madrid / France MIdfielder New

 

75 Aaron Ramsey 23 Arsenal / Wales Midfielder 2013 rank 49 ▼26

 

76 Hugo Lloris 27  Tottenham Hotspur / France Goalkeeper 2013 rank 64 ▼12

 

77 Ezequiel Garay 28 Zenit St Petersburg / Argentina Defender New

 

78 Luiz Adriano 27 Shakhtar Donetsk / Brazil Forward New 

 

79 Francesco Totti 38 Roma / Italy Forward 2013 rank 31 ▼48

 

80 Steven Gerrard 34 Liverpool / England Midfielder New

 

81 Dani Alves 31 Barcelona / Brazil Defender 2013 rank 41 ▼40

 

82 Gervinho 27 Roma / Ivory Coast Forward New 

 

83 Mehdi Benatia 27 Bayern Munich / Morocco Defender 2013 rank 87 ▲4

 

84 Isco 22 Real Madrid / Spain Midfielder 2013 rank 94 ▲10

 

85 Henrikh Mkhitaryan 24 Borussia Dortmund / Armenia Midfielder/forward New

 

86 José Callejón 27 Napoli / Spain Forward New

 

87 Miranda 30 Atlético Madrid / Brazil Defender New

 

88 Iker Casillas 33 Real Madrid / Spain Goalkeeper New

 

89 Daley Blind 24 Manchester United / Holland Midfielder New

 

90 César Azpilicueta 25 Chelsea / Spain Defender New

 

91 Jack Wilshere 22  Arsenal / England Midfielder New

 

92 Héctor Herrera 24 Porto / Mexico Midfielder New

 

93 Gerard Piqué 27 Barcelona / Spain Defender 2013 rank 39 ▼54

 

94 Enner Valencia 25 West Ham United / Ecuador Forward New

 

95 David Luiz 27 PSG / Brazil Defender 2013 rank 50 ▼45

 

96 Memphis Depay 20 PSV Eindhoven / Holland Midfielder New

 

97 Daniele De Rossi 31 Roma / Italy Midfielder 2013 rank 38 ▼59

 

98 Rogério Ceni 41 São Paulo / Brazil Goalkeeper New

 

99 Radja Nainggolan 26 Roma / Belgium Midfielder New

 

100 Seydou Doumbia 26 CSKA Moscow / Ivory Coast Forward New

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/ dons are not rating Sanchez?

placed 22nd

Which is fair tbh

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`gervinho higher than Isco

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fuck this list bruh

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Kompany higher placed than Alaba SMH

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What has Hazard done to be rate so highly 

 

fuck knows

 

the list defo has a did he do it on telly when i watched feel to it

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What has Hazard done to be rate so highly 

 

f*ck knows

 

the list defo has a did he do it on telly when i watched feel to it

 

 

lol trust. 

 

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top 10 pretty much on point bar Sergio

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/ dons are not rating Sanchez?

 

They are probably taking into account the whole year not just this season....

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was done last week

 

theres a full breakdown of who voted and shit on the website

 

but after i looked at that it just made the list seem even less respectful 

 

1 judge voted pogba the best in the world ffs

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Number 60 is a damn disgrace in that place SMH.

 

Not his best year at all. Overran by bale and CR

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Number 60 is a damn disgrace in that place SMH.

 

Not his best year at all. Overran by bale and CR

Still the greatest DM to have ever played the game

Respect Sergio plz. Pioneer

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Number 60 is a damn disgrace in that place SMH.

 

Not his best year at all. Overran by bale and CR

 

Still the greatest DM to have ever played the game

Respect Sergio plz. Pioneer

 

 

He's an excellent DM but the best ever to play the game? Bold , bold indeed

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Number 60 is a damn disgrace in that place SMH.

 

Not his best year at all. Overran by bale and CR

Still the greatest DM to have ever played the game

Respect Sergio plz. Pioneer

 

He's an excellent DM but the best ever to play the game? Bold , bold indeed

forgot to put IMO

he destroyed the big black african dm theory

GOAT Sergio Busq

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Number 60 is a damn disgrace in that place SMH.

 

Not his best year at all. Overran by bale and CR

 

Still the greatest DM to have ever played the game

Respect Sergio plz. Pioneer

 

 

He's an excellent DM but the best ever to play the game? Bold , bold indeed

 

 

He's up there.

 

Only person in the last 25 years to touch him IMO is Frank Rijkaard.

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Funny that it's coincided with the demise of Xavi..

 

Just lol @ Busquets being the greatest anything

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These lists don't actually mean anything.

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oh word i was gona base my whole perception of certain players on this

thanks for clarifying

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I'd slap that sarcasm out your mouth faggot.

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if he really pulled up would you go outside?

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