To have inside the soccer spirit, we're counting down the very best 10 Players to look at.
From Lionel Messi to Wayne Rooney to Cristiano Ronaldo, tell us if we've missed anyone you imagine must have made the cut! No.
10:Essien (Ghana) This Chelsea midfielder does not shy away from attacking.
Among Africa's best soccer players, Michael Eissen led Ghana's team to near glory in Germany in 2006.
Being a two-time African Player of the season, Michael is regarded as the world's most major defensive midfielder.
He is able to cover a lot of territory, has a lot of energy and possesses a strong long-range shot.
His home country is Ghana.
9: Steven Gerrard (The united kingdom) Though many people said he was too small ever be described as a pro soccer player, Steven Gerrard of Great Britain was raised being the second-best Liverpool player ever.
He's a fantastic attacking midfielder who also operates being a second striker or even a winger.
He is able to play virtually anywhere on the area, and that's one thing which make him really important.
8: Fernando Torres (Spain) Fernando Torres came to be to score goals.
He started out in goal but was changed into a striker when he was 7 yrs.
When he was 10 he scored 55 goals, catching the eye of Atletico Madrid - his preferred Spanish team - which signed him at 17.
After having a transfer to Liverpool, this player from Spain has 132 competitive league goals under his belt.
7: Andres Iniesta (Spain) There is a reason Andre Iniesta's play name is "The Illusionist.
" As promised, this Barcelona player can produce a steady flow of probabilities for whoever is fortunate enough being playing facing him.
Also as promised, he seems to be able to play through nearly every injury.
A tiny and complex playmaker using a low center of gravity and a great deal of ball control, it's perfectly logical high of Spain mentions Andre because the greatest player on the planet.
6: Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) This Chelsea forward was paid a reported $37 mil to relocate from Africa to experience for that British team in 2004.
6 years later, Didier Drogba's proven himself among the world's ideal strikers, and one of the most athletic one.
His super-human bodily power makes him practically hard to beat when he puts his intellect into it.
5: Xavi (Spain) Every team requires a Xavi! He's just about the glue that holds Barcelona's team together these days.
He's wise and quick, and makes accurate passes, by having an awesome capability to maintain the ball.
4: Kaka (Brazilian) Kaka is an uncommon Brazilian star soccer player who originates from an upper-middle-class background.
After winning almost any trophy there's to win for Milan, they purchased him to real Madrid for around $95 million.
However for the entire world Cup, Kaka's considered Brazil's perfect player.
3: Wayne Rooney (Great Britain) Wayne Rooney is called "the baby-faced assassin as well as the assassin-faced baby as part of his native Great Britain, where he plays for Man Utd.
He's an extremely fitness world-class striker who swerves all around the attacking 1 / 2 of the area to decrease back to midfield as needed or give you the final tap on the goal.
Together with his fitness/fashion guru wife, Wayne comprises one-half of today's English power pair.
2: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Besides being associated with such celebs as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal was legendary for wearing no.
7 Man Utd jersey also worn by soccer greats like Eric Cantona and David Beckham before offered to Real Madrid.
He's explosive who focuses on long-range free kicks and shows the opportunity to shoot from virtually anywhere on area of.
1: Lionel Messi (Argentina) Lionel Messi is the greatest pound-for-pound soccer player on the planet - maybe in recent history.
At 22, he's won almost everything there is certainly to win, both individually plus team soccer (he currently plays for Barcelona), including an Olympic gold medal for his home country Argentina.
Lionel's game is founded on its unpredictability and wonderful handle of the ball, which always generally seems to do whatever he asks from it.
At 5-foot-7, he might be short, but he's an excellent header.
In reality, he's So excellent, Maradona, among the best ever soccer players, has called Lionel his successor as Argentina's soccer savior (regrettably, almost every other player who's obtained this label from Maradona before did not cover it).
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