onsdag den 26. marts 2014

The End of 2012/13 - Mid-2013/14 Season Rankings: Top 150 Midfielders in the World

The following positional rankings have now been completed:

Top 150 Attacking midfielders and Wingers
Top 100 Forwards
Top 70 Central defenders
Top 70 Right and Left-bacs

The only thing left remaining before I can start the overall 300 ranking of the best players in the world, is the top 150 midfielders.

 A rundown containing thoughts on the ranked players as they appear can be followed from the Sporting Events Forum HERE


The Ranking so far:

The end of 2012/13 - Mid-2013/14 Top 150 Midfielders

150 Mehmet Topal - Turkey - Fenerbahce
149 Tom Huddlestone - England - Tottenham/Hull
148 Mark Noble - England - West Ham
147 David Zurutuza - Spain - Real Sociedad
146 121 Sebastian Kehl - Germany - Dortmund
145 82 Simon Rolfes - Germany - Bayer Leverkusen
144 Manuel Iturra - Chile - Malaga/Granada
143 Leon Britton - England - Swansea
142 Allan - Brazil – Udinese
141 Marco Parolo - Italy - Parma

140 59 Jordy Clasie - Netherlands - Feyenoord
139 105 Roman Neustädter - Germany - Schalke
138 Stefan Reinartz - Germany - Bayer Leverkusen
137 Charles Aránguiz - Chile -  Universidad Chile/Internacional
136 124 Ki Sung-Yueng - South Korea - Swansea/Sunderland
135 NR 78 Granit Xhaka - Switzerland - Borussia Mönchengladbach
134 Josuha Guilavogui - France - Saint-Étienne/Atletico Madrid
133 Phil Jones - England - Manchester United
132 101 Leon Osman - England - Everton
131  109 Hector Herrera - Mexico - Pachuca/FC Porto

130 William Carvalho - Portugal - Sporting Lissabon
129 72 74 Tom Cleverley - England - Manchester United
128 125 Ruben Pardo- Spain - Real Sociedad
127 Mateo Kovacic - Serbia - Inter
126 NR 77 Alberto Aquilani - Italy - Fiorentina
125 96 Tino Costa - Argentina - Valencia/Spartak Moscow
124 91 Victor Wanyama - Kenya - Celtic/Southampton
123 Blerim Dzemali - Switzerland - Napoli
122 Rodrigo Brana - Argentina - Estudiantes/Qilmes
121 Marcelo Diaz - Chile - FC Basel

120 99 Jean - Brazil - Fluminense
119 89 Lucas Biglia - Argentina - Anderlecht/Lazio
118 64 Moussa Sissoko - France - Newcastle
117 73 68 Kwadwo Asamoah - Ghana – Juventus
116 Jorginho Frello - Brazil - Verona/Napoli
115 Roberto Trashorras - Spain - Rayo Vallecano
114 Geoffrey Kondogbia - France - Sevilla/Monaco
113 68 48 Marvin Martin - France - Lille
112 116 Rio Mavuba - France - Lille
111 Leroy Fer - Netherlands - Norwich

110 Pedro Mba Obiang - Spain - Sampdoria
109 61 54 Javi García - Spain - Manchester City
108 81 51 Raul Meirelles - Portugal - Fenerbahce
107 97 Joe Allen – Wales – Liverpool
106 95 58 James Milner - England - Manchester City
105 108 Fernando Gago - Argentina - Velez Sarsfield/Boca Juniors
104 86 61 Chiek Tiote - Ivory Coast - Newcastle
103 103 Michael Bradley - USA - Roma/Toronto FC
102 85 81 Felipe Melo - Brazil - Galatasaray
101 NR 65 Jon Obi Mikel - Nigeria - Chelsea

100 119 Roman Eremenko - Finland - Rubin Kazan
99 114 Enzo Perez - Argentina - Benfica
98 Emanuele Giaccherini - Italy - Juventus/Sunderland
97 69 82 Gary Medel - Chile - Sevilla/Cardiff
96 84 Mario Suárez - Spain - Atletico Madrid
95 92 Fredy Guarin - Colombia - Inter
94 43 40 Lucho Gonzalez - Argentina - FC Porto/Al Rayyan
93 34 80 Beñat Etxebarría - Spain - Real Betis/Athletic Bilbao
92 74 Steven Pienaar - South Africa - Everton
91 Tiago - Portugal - Atletico Madrid

90 122 60 Gareth Barry - England - Manchester City/Everton
89 77 Sven Bender - Germany - Dortmund
88 98 50 Nigel De Jong - Netherlands – Milan
87 79 83 Cristian Ledesma - Italy – Lazio
86 Alessandro Florenzi - Italy - Roma
85 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain - England - Arsenal
84 87 85 Raúl García - Spain- Atletico Madrid
83 112 Antonio Candreva - Italy - Lazio
82 Radja Nainggolan - Belgium - Cagliari/Roma
81 Daniel Parejo - Spain - Valencia

80 110 Sebastian Rode - Germany - Frankfurt
79 Adrien Rabiot - France - PSG
78 53 Etienne Capoue - France - Toulouse/Tottenham
77 Fernando - Brazil - Gremio/Shakhtar
76 88 Miguel Veloso - Portugal - Dynamo Kiev
75 Marco Van Ginkel - Netherlands - Vitesse/Chelsea
75 118 Morgan Schneiderlin - France - Southampton
73 52 34 Lass Diarra - France -Anzhi/Lokomotiv Moscow
72 76 23 Nuri Sahin - Turkey - Real Madrid/Liverpool/Dortmund
71 56 26 Javier Zanetti - Argentina – Inter

70 62 Selçuk İnan - Turkey - Galatasaray
69 94 Gonzalo Castro - Germany - Bayer Leverkusen
68 58 38 Bruno Soriano - Spain -Villarreal
67 38 62 Sandro - Brazil - Tottenham
66 48 20 Ever Banega - Argentina – Valencia/Newell's Old Boys
65 Jordan Henderson - England - Liverpool
64 40 56 Lars Bender - Germany – Leverkusen
63 Josué - Portugal - Paços Ferreira/Porto
62 71 39 Yann M'Vila - France - Rubin Kazan
61 55 Maxime Gonalons - France – Lyon

60 60 22 Esteban Cambiasso - Argentina - Inter
59 30 35 Marouane Fellaini - Belgium - Everton/Manchester United
58 49 32 Axel Witsel - Belgium - Zenit
57 47 33 Jeremy Toulalan - France – Malaga/Monaco
56 44 31 Gokhan Inler - Switzerland – Napoli
55 67 55 Roman Shirokov - Russia - Zenit
54 33 59 David Pizarro - Chile - Fiorentina
53 66 42 Thiago Motta - Italy – PSG
52 45 Borja Valero - Spain - Fiorentina
51 63 Fernando Reges - Brazil - FC Porto

50 46 Paulinho - Brazil - Corinthians/Tottenham
49 Asier Illarramendi - Spain - Real Sociedad/Real Madrid
48 26 18 Alex Song - Cameroun - Barcelona
47 25 14 Sami Khedira - Germany - Real Madrid
46 27 49 Moussa Dembélé - Belgium - Tottenham
45 31 19 Ramires - Brazil - Chelsea
44 29 30 Mikel Arteta - Spain – Arsenal
43 32 25 Lucas Leiva - Brazil – Liverpool
42 37 29 Michael Carrick - England - Manchester United
41 24 28 Riccardo Montolivo - Italy - Milan

40 41 37 David Alaba - Austria - Bayern München
39 28 15 Frank Lampard - England - Chelsea
38 16 45 Jack Wilshere - England - Arsenal
37 36 21 Steven Gerrard - England – Liverpool
36 65 53 Kevin Strootman - Netherlands - PSV/Roma
35 39 46 Ander Herrera - Spain - Athletic Bilbao
34 57 64 Ivan Rakitić - Croatia – Sevilla
33 35 79 Gabi - Spain - Atletico Madrid
32 51 84 Luiz Gustavo - Brazil - Bayern München/Wolfsburg
31 17 10 Javier Mascherano - Argentina - Barcelona  

30 21 Hernanes - Brazil - Lazio/Inter
29 NR 70 Aaron Ramsey - Wales – Arsenal
28 50 47 Christian Eriksen - Denmark - Ajax/Tottenham
27 Angel Di Maria - Argentina - Real Madrid

søndag den 5. januar 2014

The End of 2012/13 - Mid-2013/14 Season Rankings: Top 100 Forwards in the World

Previous End of 2012/13 - Mid-2013/14 Season Rankings:

Top 70 Central Defenders
Top 150 Attacking midfielders and Wingers
Top 70 left and right-backs

Now it's time for the top 100 Forwards but this is getting very late and well into mid-season so the rankings still appearing are significantly different from the first versions made before the 13/14 season even started.

As usual a rundown containing thoughts on the ranked players as they appear can be followed from the Sporting Events forum HERE.


The End of 2012/13 - Mid-2013/14 Top 100 Forwards in the World

100 Luis Muriel - Colombia - Udinese
99 45 48 Luis Fabiano - Brazil - Sao Paulo
98 NR 69 Ivica Olic - Croatia - Wolfsburg 
97 Wilfried Bony - Côte d'Ivoire - Vitesse/Swansea
96 Rickie Lambert - England - Southampton
95 Emmanuel Rivière - France - Monaco
94 Ciro Immobile - Italy - Genoa/Torino
93 91 Adam Szalai - Hungary - Mainz/Schalke 04
92 74 Bafétimbi Gomis - France - Lyon
91 Dieumerci Mbokani - Congo - Anderlecht/Dynamo Kiev

90 98 Luiz Adriano - Brazil - Shakhtar Donetsk  
89 60 Vedad Ibisevic - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Stuttgart 
88 Adrian Ramos - Colombia - Herha Berlin
87 92 Aritz Aduriz - Spain - Athletic Bilbao 
86 Mattia Destro - Italy - Roma 
85 83 André-Pierre Gignac - France - Marseille
84 Georgios Samaras - Greece - Celtic 
83 90 Wellington Nem - Brazil - Fluminense/Shakhtar Donetsk
82 Alvaro Morata - Spain - Real Madrid
81 Yura Movsisyan - Armenia - Spartak Moscow

80 Josip Drmic - Switzerland - FC Nürnberg
79 Jese - Spain - Real Madrid
78 67 55 Jonas - Brazil - Valencia
77 80 Jermain Defoe - England - Tottenham
76 Jo - Brazil - Atletico Mineiro 
75 Jay Rodriguez - England - Southampton
74 70 45 Diego Forlan - Uruguay - Internacional
73 97 Salomón Rondón - Venezuela - Rubin Kazan/Zenit
72 84 34 Alexandre Pato - Brazil - Corinthians
71 59 56 Alexandr Kerzhakov - Russia - Zenit 

70 55 61 Seydou Doumbia - Côte d'Ivoire - CSKA Moscow
69 50 Sebastian Giovinco - Italy - Juventus
68 76 53 Kevin Gameiro - France - PSG/Sevilla 
67 63 Oribe Peralta - Mexico - Santos Laguna
65 31 25 Diego Milito - Argentina - Inter
64 16 54 Leandro Damião - Brazil - Internacional/Santos
63 61 Iago Aspas - Spain - Celta Vigo/Liverpool
62 32 35 Demba Ba -Senegal - Newcastle/Chelsea 
62 Emmanuel Emenike - Nigeria - Spartak Moscow/Fenerbahce
61 94 Lima - Brazil- Benfica

60 42 41 Andre Schürrle - Germany - Bayer Leverkusen/Chelsea
59 Rodrigo Palacio - Argentina - Inter 
58 Carlos Bacca - Colombia - Club Brügge/Sevilla 
57 29 17 Didier Drogba - Côte d'Ivoire - Galatasaray
56 
57 51 Oscar Cardozo - Paraguay - Benfica
55 71 Burak Yilmaz - Turkey - Galatasaray
54 100 Asamoah Gyan - Ghana - El Ain

53 38 43 Roberto Soldado - Spain - Valencia/Tottenham
52 64 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Gabon - Saint-Étienne/Dortmund
51 51 Theo Walcott - England - Arsenal  

50 58 38 Danny Welbeck - England - Manchester United
49 43 66 Michu - Spain - Swansea 
48 46 49 Mirko Vucinic - Montenegro - Juventus
47 49 Pablo Osvaldo - Italy - Roma/Southampton/Juventus
46 37 30 Antonio Di Natale - Italy - Udinese
45 62 69 Fred - Brazil - Fluminense
44 26 26 Javier Hernandez - Mexico - Manchester United

43 87 62 Loic Remy - France – QPR/Newcastle
42 34 20 Klaas Jan Huntelaar - Netherlands - Schalke 04
41 Max Kruse - Germany - Freiburg/Mönchengladbach 


40 19 33 Dimitar Berbatov - Bulgaria - Fulham/Monaco
39 35 37 Miroslav Klose - Germany - Lazio
38 53 42 Fernando Torres - Spain -Chelsea 
37 56 Stefan Kießling - Germany - Bayer Leverkusen 
36 15 13 Samuel Eto'o - Cameroun -Anzhi/Chelsea
35 25 21 Mario Gomez - Germany - Bayern München/Fiorentina
34 27 45 Antonio Cassano – Italy - Inter/Parma 
33 24 16 Fernando Llorente - Spain - Athletic Bilbao/Juventus  
32 85 32 Giuseppe Rossi - Italy - Fiorentina
31 33 60 Francesco Totti - Italy - Roma  

30 28 22 David Villa - Spain - Barcelona/Atletico Madrid
29 36 27 Hulk - Brazil - Zenit

28 30 24 Emmanuel Adebayor - Togo - Tottenham
27 48 Christian Benteke - Belgium - Aston Villa
26 22 Stephan El Shaarawy - Italy - Milan
25 21 19 Thomas Müller - Germany - Bayern München 

24 41 47 Olivier Giroud - France - Arsenal
23 20 29 Edin Dzeko - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Manchester City
22 
47 39 Mario Balotelli - Italy - Milan
21 
18 28 Stevan Jovetic - Montenegro - Fiorentina/Manchester City

20 39 Jackson Martinez - Colombia - FC Porto
19 40 57 Alvaro Negredo - Spain - Sevilla/Manchester City 
18 75 Romelu Lukaku - Belgium - WBA/Chelsea/Everton
17 86 67 Daniel Sturridge - England - Liverpool
16 23 58 Mario Mandzukic - Croatia - Bayern München 
15 12 08 Karim Benzema - France - Real Madrid 
14 
13 12 Carlos Tevez - Argentina - Manchester City/Juventus
13 14 10 Gonzalo Higuain - Argentina - Real Madrid/Napoli
12 
05 09 Radamel Falcao - Colombia - Atletico Madrid/Monaco
11 
08 03 Wayne Rooney - England - Manchester United 

10 78 Diego Costa - Brazil/Spain - Atletico Madrid 
09 10 18 Robert Lewandowski - Poland - Dortmund
08
07 07 Edinson Cavani - Uruguay - Napoli/PSG

07 11 14 Neymar - Brazil - Santos/Barcelona
06 09 06 Sergio Aguero - Argentina - Manchester City
05 04 05 Robin Van Persie - Netherlands - Manchester United

04 03 04 Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Sweden - PSG
03 06 11 Luis Suarez - Uruguay - Liverpool 

02 02 02 Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal - Real Madrid
01 01 01 Lionel Messi - Argentina - Barcelona