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5 of this season’s most impressive left footed attacking players excluding Lionel Messi

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The undisputed king of the left-footed attacking players

Omene Osuya
Modified 22 Feb 2018, 16:39 IST
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The left-footed attacker who glides past opponents like they are not there, dribbles like it is no big deal and scores breathtaking goals is a sight beloved by millions of football fans.

Over the two decades, fans have been dazzled by the skills and talents of great left-footed attacking players like Arjen Robben, Gareth Bale, David Silva, Raul Gonzalez and other star players too numerous to mention.

The undisputed king of the left footers has been without a shadow of doubt, the incomparable Argentine; Lionel Messi.

As is his usual style, the “Atomic Flea” has again been super impressive in the 2017-2018 season with dazzling goals, fantastic assists, incredible dribbling and all-round displays that has left fans in awe.

He has not been the only one though; this season, the left-footed wonders have stood up to be counted and they number in the hundreds.

Here is a look at 5 of the very best left-footed attackers that have been headliners this season:

Also Read: 5 worthy Ballon d'Or candidates this season (not Messi/Ronaldo)

#5 Leon Bailey (Bayer Leverkusen)

The dazzling wizard has been one of the Bundesliga
The dazzling wizard has been one of the Bundesliga's best youngsters this season

Such has been Bailey’s level of performances this season that in footballing circles, it is no longer seen as a matter of if but when he makes the step up to a bigger club.

Following his mid-season move from Belgian club KRC Genk in January 2017 which was for a very decent sum of €20m, he took his time settling in as he failed to find the net in the 8 matches he played in the Bundesliga last season.

After a proper pre-season and integration into the Werkself team, Bailey has shown his true colours this season and has exploded.

Alongside fellow prodigious talents like Julian Brandt, Kai Harthez, Jonathan Tah, Benjamin Heinrichs and others, Bailey’s form and abilities have seen Bayer 04 recover in style from last season’s disappointing performances.

Constantly switching flanks with Brandt, his speed, dribbling, and eye for goals and assists have “wow-ed” the German public and scouts from the big clubs as well.

With 11 goals and 5 assists so far this season, Bailey has been one of the stars in a very impressive season for youngsters in the Bundesliga


The young man certainly has a good head on his shoulders and will be looking to finish the season strongly by helping his team qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

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Published 22 Feb 2018, 16:39 IST
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