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Top Five Players in World Football

So I watching some football show online, Liverpool based admittedly, and Matt Smith was saying Mane is in the top five footballers in the world atm.

Basis for this is he's outscored everyone in England this calender year and scores in big games too.

Now I'm possibly biased but I'd maybe put VVD and Salah in there, certainly the former.

So who are your top five and why?

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Actually wanna swap Ronaldo for Sterling - a sentence I bet no one ever thought they’d say

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Ederson
VVD
De Bruyne
Messi
Kane

Based on picking a fantasy 5-a-side team.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

De Gea
Maguire
Pogba
Rashford
Rooney

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago


Saying VdV, Mane and Salah is an example of how narrow the choices the OP has in his range of players that impressed.
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Well I didnt actually commit but what you have there is 3 CL winners, the premier leagues top two scorer (one for the second time) and arguably the best cb in the game who were all part of a 97 point team. It's not exactly mental.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

comment by Kane Hemmings (U1734)
De Gea
Maguire
Pogba
Rashford
Rooney
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OP asked for top 5 players overall, not top 5 players in the Ropey league.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

comment by Klopptimus Prime - Die Unerträglichen (U1282)
posted 5 hours, 36 minutes ago
Messi
VVD
Salah
Kane
Mbappe

Mane wasn't that good for the first half of last season and so misses out. If he can keep current form for the whole season he could be top 3. He's better than Salah at the moment IMO but Salah is consistent.
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Mane wasn’t that good in the first half of the season?

Harsh. He had a phenomenal season which admittedly skyrocketed in the latter months and the entire team had a ropey spell at the end of September but to say that he wasn’t that good is crazy.

Also, Kane ahead of Mane for last year? Bonkers.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I didn't say he wasn't any good. I said he wasn't that good. This obviously indicates comparison with other players and also in comparison to his current form. However, it seems the stats back me up.

https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=67510&season_id=151

In the second half of the season Mane scored nearly twice as many goals as the first half of the season. That pretty much settles it.

What is your basis for saying my comment is crazy?

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Also, Kane ahead of Mane for last year? Bonkers.
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I didn't put Mane behind Kane. I just named 5 players in no particular order.

Please read the OP again. There is no requirement for the order in which you name players. If there was I'd have Mane ahead of Kane for 2019.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

mane > salah imo. both great though

comment by timmy (U14278)

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Messi
Ronaldo
Mbappe
Hazard
Modric

Is the official top five

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