Best wide midfielders/wingers ever in football

Best wide midfielders/wingers ever in football

Dribblings, crossings, scoring – Wide midfielders in football are all about attacking from the sidelines. The top ten wingers in football are:

10. Ze Roberto (Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich)

Achievements: Copa America 1997, 1999, World Cup 1998 runner-up, several League titles in Spain, Germany and Brazil
Strengths: Technique, crosses, left foot
Weaknesses: Right foot

  • Scoring score: 70%
  • Crossing score: 90%

 

9. Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain)

Achievements: Champions League title 2014, Olympic gold medal 2008
Strengths: Lightning fast, assists, agile, tricky, dribblings
Weaknesses: Rather light-weight

  • Scoring score: 85%
  • Crossing score: 80%

 

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8. David Beckham (Manchester United)

No one could bend a ball like Beckham.

Achievements: Wordlwide fashion icon
Strengths: Right wing crosses
Weaknesses: Left foot, desire, focus on too much other things

  • Scoring score: 85%
  • Crossing score: 100%

 

7. Kevin de Bruyne (FC Chelsea London, VfL Wolfsburg, Manchester City)

Achievements: German cup title, Most valuable Bundesliga player 2015
Strengths: Playmaking, speed
Weaknesses: consistency

  • Scoring score: 95%
  • Crossing score: 80%

 

6. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspurs, Real Madrid)

Achievements: Champions League winner twice
Strengths: Athleticism, speed, will, brillant scorer
Weaknesses: Right foot

  • Scoring score: 90%
  • Crossing score: 85%

 

Additional reading: Best playmaker ever in football

 

5. Franck Ribery (Olympique Marseille, FC Bayern Munich)

The Frenchman never enjoyed that much success with “Les Bleus”, his national squad. Only in Bayern Munich`s jersey he shows regularly, what an outstanding player he is. He sticks out in the currently best football team on the planet and just makes the difference with his creativity and insane dribblings. Opposing defenses never have a rest when Ribery is on fire…a spectacular player.

Achievements: Countless German Bundesliga and cup titles, Champions League winner 2013
Strengths: Dribbling, creativity, assists
Weaknesses: temper, very hot-headed, injury-prone

  • Scoring score: 95%
  • Crossing score: 90%

 

4. Kaka (AC Milan, Real Madrid)

Achievements: Champions League title 2007, Seria A champion 2004, world cup title 2002, Ballon d`Or 2007
Strengths: Perfect technique, distance shots, Dynamic runs
Weaknesses: Hm…

  • Scoring score: 100%
  • Crossing score: 85%

 

3. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

Manchester United`s legend is surely among the best left midfield players of all time. He impressed with consistency, endurance and reliabilty. Playing well into his thirties he lost his speed but made up for it with high tactical understanding and therefore was a cornerstone of ManU`s success for almost two decades.

Achievements: Countless Premier League titles, Champions League winner 1999
Strengths: Left flank runs and crosses, consistency
Weaknesses: Right foot

  • Scoring score: 75%
  • Crossing score: 100%

 

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2. Arjen Robben (FC Chelsea London, Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich)

For many years, Robben had the reputation of having “glass bones”, could hardly play five matches in a row without getting injured. That is why he could never establish himself in Chelsea and Madrid, they were almost lucky to get rid of him, since his immense talent was useless, when he couldn`t get it onto the pitch. So finally he joined Bayern Munich and ever since rocked the German Bundesliga as right winger. Almost unstoppable by one man, with a trademark move (dribbling from right side to the center and lefty shot to the wide side). He has gotten himself into an impressive physical shape over the last years and is one of the deciding factors for Munichs recent status as best football team in the world. A non-stop danger for any defense!

Achievements: World Cup 2010 runner-up, Champions League title 2013, countless German titles
Strengths: “The Robben move” from right flank pull into the center of the pitch and score with a bended distance shot.
Weaknesses: Injury-prone

  • Scoring score: 100%
  • Crossing score: 90%

 

1. Christiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid)

One of the most disputatious football players ever. Some admire him (neutral fans), some hate him (haters), some think he`s overestimated (subjective fans) and some have a crush on him (girls). He is often labelled arrogant, probably based on his behaviour before freekicks, when he transforms into a cowboy. But I personally think, that`s mostly envy! What you here from his teammates, he is a very pleasant and social guy, who cares about the next person. And more important: His statistics are beyond doubt. His scoring abilities are insane, very strong shot with left and right foot, great header, lighning-fast with perfect ball-control. Doesn`t get much better than this!

Achievements: European Cup champion 2016, Numerous Ballon d`Or honours, Many, many Premier League and La Liga titles
Strengths: Two-footed, an absolute scoring-monster, has all the skills
Weaknesses: Defense work, a little diva

  • Scoring score: 100%
  • Crossing score: 85%
Best wide midfielders and wingers ever in football
By Jan S0L0 [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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