Euro 2020: Ranking the top 5 players so far based on ratings

Portugal v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F
Portugal v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F

The group stages of the UEFA Euro 2020 are done, with the knockout games set to begin on Saturday, June 26.

There were some extremely impressive performances during the group stages, with various nations doing well and setting a high standard. With some of Europe's biggest footballing nations set to lock heads in the knockout stages, the excitement is palpable.

There have been world-class individual performances as well. The usual suspects have done well, while a few new names have emerged too.

We rank the top 5 players so far based on ratings from Whoscored.com.

Euro 2020's five best players in the group stage


#5 Memphis Depay (The Netherlands) | 7.84

North Macedonia v Netherlands - UEFA Euro 2020: Group C
North Macedonia v Netherlands - UEFA Euro 2020: Group C

Barcelona's latest attacking addition, Memphis Depay, has displayed his incredible talent for the footballing world at Euro 2020.

Depay's failed stint with Manchester United now seems a long time ago. The 27-year old has matured into one of the best attackers in the world, capable of creating and goalscoring at a consistent rate. Depay has been Lyon's most important player in recent seasons, and Barcelona have done well to sign him on a free transfer.

The Netherlands international is the national team's superstar attacker. Depay has been utilized as part of the front two alongside Wout Weghorst by manager Frank de Boer at Euro 2020 and the Barcelona-bound attacker has not disappointed. Depay has made three appearances at Euro 2020 so far, scoring two goals and providing an assist.


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#4 Manuel Locatelli (Italy) | 7.86

Italy Training Session And Press Conference
Italy Training Session And Press Conference

Italy have been one of the best teams at Euro 2020 so far, and their midfield of Nicolo Barella, Jorginho and Manuel Locatelli has been key to their success at the tournament.

Locatelli, in particular, looks set for a big-money move. The Sassuolo midfielder, who enjoyed a good Serie A season this time around, has impressed for Roberto Mancini's side, with his passing, dribbling and defensive solidity all standing out. He also scored a brace in Italy's second group stage game against Switzerland at Euro 2020.

The 23-year old is unlikely to remain at Sassuolo for long. Juventus are said to be extremely interested in his services, while Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid are all tracking the young talent.


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#3 Frenkie de Jong (The Netherlands) | 7.87

Italy v Netherlands - UEFA Nations League
Italy v Netherlands - UEFA Nations League

The Netherlands have looked good under Frank de Boer at Euro 2020 so far, with Frenkie de Jong one of their best players.

De Jong's talent is unquestionable. He was one of the best midfielders in the world during the 2018/19 season with Ajax and deservedly earned a big-money move to Barcelona. The Netherlands international was one of the Camp Nou outfit's key players last season, and he has carried that form to Euro 2020.

Technically gifted and an excellent dribbler and passer, de Jong has made three appearances for the Netherlands at Euro 2020. The 24-year old has arguably been the best midfielder at the tournament so far.


#2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) | 8.06

Portugal v France - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F
Portugal v France - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F

One of the greatest players to have played the game, Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the top goalscorer at Euro 2020.

Portugal were in the Group of Death, alongside France, Germany and Hungary. Ronaldo started every game for his country, scoring braces against Hungary and France, while also registering a goal and an assist against Germany. The 36-year old has been the best player for Portugal at Euro 2020 so far.

Fernando Santos' side have not looked at their very best, despite the abundance of talent to work with. Ronaldo's Portugal will face Belgium in the Round of 16 at Euro 2020.


#1 Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) | 8.84

Denmark v Belgium - UEFA Euro 2020: Group B
Denmark v Belgium - UEFA Euro 2020: Group B

One of the best players in world football right now, Kevin De Bruyne has been brilliant for Belgium at Euro 2020.

The 29-year old missed Belgium's first group stage game against Russia due to an injury. Against Denmark in the second game, De Bruyne came on as a substitute and changed the complexion of the game, providing an assist and scoring the winning goal for Roberto Martinez's side.

The Manchester City man is highly creative and will surely be a starter for Belgium from now on. De Bruyne, alongside Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, could lead Belgium to success at Euro 2020.


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