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Top 10 Best Midfielders in Soccer Right Now [2022 Ranking]

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A midfielder is a key position in football(soccer), a midfielder has to perform dual duties and at the same time have to defend and pass the ball to forwards. Which are the ten best midfielders in the world right now? In today’s article, we will explore the ten great midfielders and try to know the reasons why they are the best.

Top 10 Best Midfielders in Soccer Right Now [2022 Ranking]

1. Kevin De Bruyne

kevin de bruyne

Nationality: Britsh, Belgian

Teams: Manchester City FC, Belgian National Team

Age in 2022: 31

Height: 1.81m

Birthday: 28th June

Position: Midfielder

Kevin De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the world right now. He is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Manchester City FC. He is considered one of the best footballers of his generation.

De Bruyne started playing football locally at a young age. He started his professional career with Genk and later he was transferred to Chelsea FC in 2012. The Belgian midfielder joined Manchester City FC in 2015.

2. Luka Modrić

Luka Modrić

Nationality: Croatian

Teams: Real Madrid FC, Croatia National Team

Age in 2022: 36

Height: 1.72m

Birthday: 9 September

Position: Midfielder

Luka Modric is a Croatian professional footballer who currently plays for one of the most valuable football clubs in the world, Real Madrid FC. He plays as a midfielder and is considered one of the greatest midfielders in the world right now.

Modric started his professional career in 2005 when he signed a 10 years contract with Dinamo Zagreb. He joined Real Madrid in 2012, he was the hero of the FIFA world cup 2018 where he managed his team to reach the final of the mega event. Unfortunately, they couldn’t win the title but they remained incredible during the tournament.

3. Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich

Nationality: German

Teams: Bayern Munich FC, Germany National Team

Age in 2022: 27

Height: 1.77m

Birthday: 8 Feb.

Position: Midfielder

Joshua Kimmich is a German professional soccer player who currently plays for Bayern Munich as a defensive midfielder. He is also considered one of the great midfielders of the current era.

Kimmich started his professional career in 2015 when he signed a contract with Bayern Munich. He is still a part of the team and doing great for his team.

4. Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong

Nationality: Dutch

Teams: FC Barcelona, Netherlands National Team

Age in 2022: 25

Height: 1.8m

Birthday: 12 May

Position: Midfielder

Frenkie de Jong is the next one of the best midfielders in soccer right now. He is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for the Spanish club FC Barcelona. De  Jong is a young talented footballer with extraordinary abilities.

De Jong was transferred to FC Barcelona from Ajax FC in 2019. He has signed a five-year contract with the club. On the international side, he plays for Netherlands national football team and is considered one of the best Dutch players.

5. N’Golo Kanté

N'Golo Kanté

Nationality: French

Teams: Chelsea FC, France National Team

Age in 2022: 31

Height: 1.68m

Birthday: 29th March

Position: Midfielder

Chelsea’s central midfielder N’Golo Kanté is a French national. He is also considered one of the great central midfielders in the world right now. Kante joined Chelsea FC in 2016.

The talented and extraordinary defensive midfielder started his professional career with the Caen football club in 2013. He joined Leicester City in 2015 and Chelsea in 2016. 

6. Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes

Nationality: Portuguese

Teams: Manchester United FC, Portugal National Team

Age in 2022: 27

Height: 1.79m

Birthday: 8 Sept.

Position: Midfielder

Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese professional footballer who is considered one of the best midfielders in the world right now. Currently, he plays for Manchester United FC and Portugal’s national football team.

Fernandes started playing street football at a young age and polished his skills. He joined Novara football club in 2012, later he joined Sporting CP in 2017.  He was signed by Manchester United in 2020.

7. Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti

Nationality: Italian

Teams: PSG, Italy National Team

Age in 2022: 29

Height: 1.65m

Birthday: 5 November

Position: Midfielder

Marco Verratti is an Italian professional football player who plays as Midfielder. He is considered one of the great midfielders of his generation. Verratti plays for PSG football club and the Italian national football team.

After polishing his skills at Pescara, Verratti joined PSG in 2012. 

8. Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos

Nationality: German

Teams: Real Madrid FC, Germany National Team

Age in 2022: 32

Height: 1.83m

Birthday: 4 January

Position: Midfielder

Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for one of the most popular football clubs in the world, Real Madrid FC, and Germany’s national football team. He is widely considered one of the great midfielders of the era.

Toni Kroos joined Real Madrid in 2014 when the club was on the way to great achievements. He enjoyed the game at the most trophies winning club during that time.

9. Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets

Nationality: Spanish

Teams: FC Barcelona, Spanish National Team

Age in 2022: 34

Height: 1.89m

Birthday: 16 July

Position: Midfielder

Sergio Busquets is a Spanish professional footballer who captais La Liga club FC Barcelona. He plays as a midfielder and is considered one of the best midfielders in the world right now.

Busquets spent all of his careers at FC Barcelona. He grew up as a Barcelona fan and later joined his dream team.

10. Pedri

Pedri

Nationality: Spanish

Teams: FC Barcelona, Spanish National Team

Age in 2022: 19

Height: 1.74m

Birthday: 25 November

Position: Midfielder

Pedri is a young talented midfielder from Spain. He currently plays for the Spanish national football team and La Liga club FC Barcelona. The third midfielder on the list from FC Barcelona tells that the club has the best midfielder trio in the world right now.

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