Top 10 midfielders of all time

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Greatest midfielders of all time
Who is number 1?

A match on the football pitch is run by these gems. Midfielders are the players who are the engine of the team. The link between defense and attack, they can split an opposition defense with one pass or make a crucial tackle to deny a scoring chance for their opponents.

There have been some truly amazing playmakers and midfield generals to have graced the beautiful game. These era defining footballers made the game look simple and a joy to watch. Without much ado, let us take a look at the 10 greatest midfielders of all time.

#10 Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup
Laudrup is one of the few players to be loved by both Real and Barca fans

Laudrup is one of the most talented players to have ever played. The elegant Dane has the unique achievement of being on the right side of a 5-0 scoreline for both Barcelona and Real Madrid in successive seasons.

A quick, intelligent and a talented playmaker, Laudrup was the gem in Johan Cruyff's famed Barcelona dream team, dictating the team's offensive play and splitting opposition defences with amazing through balls.

After a highly successful spell at Barcelona, the Danish legend made a move to Real Madrid where he proved to be equally effective, inspiring Los Blancos to a League title and overcoming Barcelona in the process.

Probably the greatest player ever to never win the Ballon d'Or, Laudrup's elegance, passing skill, and his ability to always choose the right option made him undoubtedly one of the greatest players of all time.

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Published 02 Sep 2017, 13:33 IST
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