Best Football players in the world: Top 10 players this season
It is always interesting to discuss who are the best players in the world, and although everyone has a different idea of who deserves to be in the top ten, it is still a fun exercise to share each other's personal choices regarding the matter.
Between the 2015/16 season to the 2017/18 season, this list would've been dominated by Real Madrid players. With Cristiano Ronaldo, Modric, Ramos, Kroos, and Marcelo all arguably being within the top 10, during this 3 season period.
However, since the departure of Ronaldo and Zidane (until recently), this hasn't been the case at all, and with the swift demise of Real Madrid's dominance, the balance of powers have equalised again.
Nevertheless, just because Real Madrid's dominance has diminished this season, in other teams and leagues there have been players who have lit up the 2018/19 season.
We have been treated to an exciting season this year across Europe's top 5 leagues, from Ronaldo's hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League to the thrilling title race in the Premier League.
Although the season isn't quite finished yet, it is in its final stage, and over the last several months we have seen some quality football from a whole pool of footballers, as well as the next generation carrying on their push toward the pinnacle of world football.
These things have raised a lot of questions: Are Messi and Ronaldo still the top 2? Is the Premier League the strongest league once again? When will the next generation stars truly take over the top of world football?
This article will look at the 10 players who are arguably the best in the world and discuss why each player deserves their place on this list.
There will obviously be some players in this list who will come as no surprise, but there are others, who just last season, would not have made the list and now do.
#10 Eden Hazard
Strangely, the most difficult choice for this list was deciding who should go in 10th place, however, Eden Hazard makes the cut.
Although Chelsea have struggled to find the form that won them the title a couple of seasons ago, the root causes of that are deeper than any one player.
2018/19 will be a forgettable season for Chelsea, but for Hazard, it'll be a memorable one with the Belgian having performed excellently this season, even with the backdrop of drama.
With 16 goals and 11 assists to his name, Hazard has shown why he is hotly desired by Real Madrid for next season.
A disappointing season for the Belgian's club, yes, however, his talent and influence on the game remains undeniable.
#9 Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero's talent is undeniable and has been one of the best players in the Premier League over the last decade.
Despite being such a phenomenal talent, consistent injury has always diminished Aguero's chances of reaching seasonal numbers near that of other top forwards like Suarez, Kane, and Lewandowski.
However, this season Aguero has once again shown why he is one of the best strikers in the world having netted 18 goals and 5 assist in the Premier league in 26 appearances and also an impressive 5 goals in as many games in the Champions League.
Amazingly Aguero has only ever won the Premier League Golden Boot once in his career, but this is, as aforementioned, largely due to injuries, this season however the Argentine could add to this tally.