Top 10 playmakers in the history of European football

Yash Shah

Cesc Fabregas and Mesut Ozil have created chances galore in the last few seasonsand they will go down in history as some of the all time great playmakers in Europe.×Proofread A playmaker doesn’t have a defined role. He can be a more controlling deep lying playmaker who looks to maintain possession or he can be an incisive attacking minded playmaker that provides the killer instinct by trying to find a more dangerous defence splitting pass.What is common among the two is that they are a team’s prime creators; the hook that joins midfield and attack. Players who dictate play through their passing, creativity and vision. They are not necessarily constrained to a single position. Their supreme technical ability allows them to play a combination of different roles, often operating in a free position to become the focal point of their teams attack.Through the years, playmakers have graced football pitches displaying their passing, vision, tactical intelligence, movement and composure. All of them have tried to put their own mark on this role. Some have even gone on to redefine it. They are the primary attraction in football; the ones who draw the crowds and in essence capture all that we love about the beautiful game. Here are the top 10 playmakers in the history of modern European football.Disclaimer: The views expressed here are that of the author and do not reflect those of the website.

#10 Francesco Totti

It is difficult to accurately define Francesco Totti as a player. Is he a striker? A centre forward? A winger? A midfielder?

At various times in in his long and illustrious career he has played in all of those positions. His all-round talent for passing, shooting and dribbling has made him excel wherever he played.

His imagination to shape a game is matched by his breathtaking ability to pick out a pass; making him one of the most unique, creative and unpredictable players to ever play the game.

He has been the fulcrum of Roma’s midfield for his entire career. He is still performing at a high level with the club even though he is now 38 years old, which is remarkable. It is perhaps sad that he could not win more silverware, but that will never take away the genius he possesses.

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