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Top 10 Greatest Football Players of This Decade

Abid Khan
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Timeless

Who is the greatest ever?
Who is the greatest ever?

The world of football continues to change with new names striking a chord with the fans through their entertaining style of football.

However, there are still many accomplished names that are still relevant today, and at times, unstoppable.

The comparisons between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will remain, and there's no way you could completely identify who the greatest of all time is.

But, if the past ten years are anything to take into consideration, there's a possibility that statistics, personal accolades, and trophies could settle the debate.

With names like Kylian Mbappe beginning to ascend to the top of the mountain, the past decade has produced some of the top footballers of our generation.

Over the span of three World Cups (2010, 2014, and 2018), the footballing world has witnessed tremendous moments of glory that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

So, without further ado, let's dive deep into history and rank the top 10 greatest footballers of this decade.


Also see: Champions League | Champions League Table | Champions League Fixtures


#10 Luis Suarez

Probably one of the greatest strikers of this decade
Probably one of the greatest strikers of this decade
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If you're looking for the greatest football players in the world, you start and go to the greatest stage in football. Luis Suarez is one of the most top-tier talents in football history, with the Barcelona forward achieving incredible feats in his career.

Being Uruguay's all-time top scorer, Suarez has been able to gravitate tremendous attention through his versatility and fantastic skill-set.

Despite being involved in controversies throughout his career, the 31-year old has enough accolades to back it up and has cemented his legacy in world football.

The former Liverpool striker has won 16 trophies throughout his career, and won La Liga's Pichichi Trophy in 2016, ending Messi and Ronaldo's six-year dominance.

The incredible forward became popular after conquering the Eredivisie title in 2011 and was named the Dutch Footballer of the Year.

His transition to Liverpool was sensational, with the player winning the League Cup in his first full season, and made an entire city dream by inching closer to the EPL title.

However, despite not winning the EPL, Suarez's world-record transfer to Barcelona ascended his legacy to the top of the footballing world.

The Spanish side went on to win the historic continental treble, with Messi, Suarez and Neymar scoring a total of 122 goals, making them the most dangerous trio in Spanish football history.

His partnerships with Steven Gerrard, Edinson Cavani, and Lionel Messi in respective campaigns was excellent, and the 31-year old has proved his agility and technical ability time and time again.

With all that has transpired throughout his entire career, there's no denying that Suarez is the most versatile striker to have step foot in the world of football in this decade.

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