The 2020-2021 season is already on the way and top footballers across Europe are already showing their ability on the field of play. This makes coming up with the top 10 Best Footballers in the world based on current form a very difficult task.
However, no matter how difficult it is, statistical records for most of the top players in the top clubs across the major leagues in the world have helped to compile a very comprehensive list that is verifiable.
Hence, those who follow the game of football critically can easily predict the usual suspects on any list of top 10 Best Footballers in the world based on current form. But some would be shocked to realize that Lionel Messi is not topping the list likewise his career rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
The top 10 Best Footballers in the world list based on current form is compiled using the impact the players have had on their teams so far which can be qualified using the number of goals and assists credited to them.
Below is the list of top 10 Best Footballers in the world based on current form
- Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah has started this season as strongly as expected. The 28-year-old Egyptian right-winger has scored 5 goals in 4 Premier League games for Liverpool.
- Papu Gómez
Papu Gómez is having the best of his football career this season. The 32-year-old Argentine football star who captains Atalanta has scored a total number of four goals and provided two assists to start the season as Italian Serie A highest goalscorer.
- Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi started the 2020-2021 season slowly after a rough last two months with FC Barcelona. After his intense battle to leave the club failed, he decided to stay to complete his contract which will expire in June 2021. Despite the controversy surrounding his stay at the club, he has continued to remain a force to be reckoned with in Barcelona. So far this season, the Argentine football icon and 6 times Ballon d’Or winner has scored a goal and has provided two assists in three La Liga games.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is 35-year-old but the Portuguese left-winger is still burning very hot. His presence in the current Juventus set-up can hardly be ignored as he has continued to make opposing defenders work extra harder. So far in the 2020-2021 season, the 5 times Ballon d’Or winner has scored three goals in two matches for Juventus. On 8 September 2020, Ronaldo scored his 100th and 101st goals for Portugal in a 2–0 win over Sweden in the 2020–2021 UEFA Nations League, to become the first European player to reach this milestone.
- Neymar Jr.
Neymar Jr. can be said to be one of the few players in the world that are close to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo class. The 28-year-old Brazilian left-winger has continued to prove that he is an icon in the game so far this season. Just in three games for Paris Saint Germain, Neymar has scored 2 goals and has provided two assists. He recently scored three goals against Peru in an international friendly to bring his total number of goals for Brazil to 64, surpassing Brazil’s Ronaldo’s record. This has made Neymar the second all-time highest goalscorer for Brazil behind Pele.
- Heung-min Son
Heung-min Son has been having an explosive 2020-2021 season with Tottenham Hotspur. The 28-year-old South Korea left-winger has scored a total number of 6 goals and provided one assist in four Premier League games. This has made him the 2nd highest goalscorer in the Premier League currently.
- Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe has been as fantastic as he has always been so far this season. The 21-year-old French forward has scored 2 goals and provided four assists in just three games for Paris Saint Germain. He has also been very great for France as he scored the winning goal in France 2-1 win over Croatia recently.
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the new football sensation in Europe. The 23-year-old center-forward has been doing great things since the commencement of the 2020-2021 season. So far this season, the England international has scored 6 goals for Everton in three Premier League matches. That earned him his first call up to England national team where he has scored a goal in two games for the Three Lions.
2. Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland is arguably the best youngster in the world right now. He has started the 2020-2021 season with the form he ended the 2019-2020 season with. So far this season, he has scored 4 goals and provided one assist in three games for Borussia Dortmund. He recently scored his first hat-trick for Norway in the country’s 4-0 win over Romania in a UEFA Nations League match.
- Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski has started the 2020-2021 season the way he ended the 2019-2020 season banging in the goals like no other. So far this season, the Polish striker has scored 5 goals and has provided 2 assists in 3 games for Bayern Munich. The 32-year-old striker scored two goals in Poland’s 3-0 win over Bosnia on Wednesday.