Before you get flummoxed by the title, let me clear my definition of who is an under rated footballer. Is he someone who works his socks off, never gets a compliment from his manager after a victory? Or is he the one who is relatively over shadowed by his flashier team mates and should deserve more plaudits that he gets?
So if I have cleared the air over my definition, I am putting a list of the top five Under-Rated players in the World right now. Most of the names are certainly heard but have never been mentioned. Hence the list! Feel free to slate me, and add yours to join in this discussion.
Leon Osman (Everton)
Does any Everton fan as well talk highly of him? Let alone having adorned him or even valued his reputation. He is a key member of the Everton squad possessing undeniable skills in the middle of the park. Osman has been a one club man for the Toffees if the loan spells at Derby County or Carlisle United are overlooked. However, his reputation has also failed to enhance at the International stage where he has earned only a handful number of caps for England.