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Ranking the 10 best midfielders in 2020

Shreyas HS
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Modified 28 Dec 2020
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#7 Casemiro - Real Madrid

Real Madrid v FC Internazionale: Group B - UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid v FC Internazionale: Group B - UEFA Champions League

One of the most underrated midfielders in the football world right now, Casemiro has been ever reliable for Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. A holding midfielder capable of reading opposition play brilliantly, Casemiro is arguably Real Madrid's most important player.

The 28-year-old adds muscle to the graceful midfield play of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric and was one of Real Madrid's best players last season when they won the LaLiga title.

Tenacious off the ball and skilful on it, Casemiro will have a huge role to play once again this season for Real Madrid.


#6 Mikel Merino - Real Sociedad

Levante UD v Real Sociedad - La Liga Santander
Levante UD v Real Sociedad - La Liga Santander

Mikel Merino has been one of the most consistent performers of 2020. The Real Sociedad midfielder has taken his game to the next level this year and his impressive club performances have made him an integral part of the Spanish national team as well.

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Calm and composed on the ball, the 24-year-old Spanish international is capable of playing both in the holding midfielder and central midfielder positions. His ability to read play and find the right pass is valued highly by both his club and national team.

Mikel Merino could become one of Spain's most important players in the coming years.


#5 Jordan Henderson - Liverpool

Fulham v Liverpool - Premier League
Fulham v Liverpool - Premier League

The captain who finally lifted the Premier League trophy for Liverpool, Jordan Henderson has been an inspirational leader for the Reds with his combative performances.

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The English midfielder's ability to read the game and organise his side's midfield and defense is almost unparalleled. One of Jurgen Klopp's most trusted lieutenants, Jordan Henderson adds steel and skill in equal measure to Liverpool's hardworking midfield.

Capable of breaking up play and setting up attacks, Henderson will be hoping to guide Liverpool to more victories and titles in the 2020/21 season.


Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich

RB Salzburg v FC Bayern Muenchen: Group A - UEFA Champions League
RB Salzburg v FC Bayern Muenchen: Group A - UEFA Champions League

One of the most complete footballers in the world, Joshua Kimmich has taken up Thiago Alcantara's 'number 6' role with aplomb for Bayern Munich. The German international has been in fine form for Hansi Flick's men and is one of the first names on the team sheet for The Bavarians.

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The 25-year-old German international, who is also capable of playing right-back, has been one of Bayern Munich's most consistent performers in the last few years.

Having finally made a comeback from a knee injury he sustained during the start of this season, Kimmich will be determined to make up for lost time and dictate play for the treble winners once again in 2021.

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Published 28 Dec 2020, 21:47 IST
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