FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners List, 2006-2018

The FIFA Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award that is given by FIFA to the male footballer. The best performance in football in the previous calendar year comes into consideration for giving FIFA Ballon d’Or. A neutralized voting system is arranged in which national team coaches and captains, as well as the journalists all over the world, cast their votes to select Ballon d’Or nominees. Whoever gets the most votes, would have the opportunity to be included in the FIFA Ballon d’Or winners list.

FIFA Ballon d’Or is the most valuable and significant individual award in football. The best footballer in the world gets this award every year. The history of Ballon d’Or started back in 1956 when it was known as “European Player of the Year Award”. That time, only the European players had the opportunity to get the award.

In 1995, Ballon d’Or authority changed some rules saying that any player playing for the European club could win it. It gets its full name “FIFA Ballon d’Or” in 2010 after merging France Football’s Ballon d’Or and men’s “FIFA World Player of the Year”. The winner of the inaugural FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010 was Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who then went on to win the title two more titles in a row in the following two years.

However, FIFA Ballon d’Or award has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi with 5 and Cristiano with 5, become rivals for this award. As of 2018, LUKA MODRIĆ is the latest recipient of FIFA Ballon d’Or. He bet Cristiano and Messi in the course of getting the award.

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FIFA Ballon d’Or—-photo credit: Wikimedia/Jaime de la Fuente

Jury and selection process of FIFA Ballon d’Or winners list

Since 2010, after the commencement of FIFA Ballon d’Or, the selection process is disclosed to the public. A fair voting system is involved in this process, where all national team captains and coaches and in addition one specialized journalist from every country around the world can vote for the nominees.

In this process, they have to pick three footballers in descending order. When the draft return to FIFA, they calculate points account to the following criteria: 1st position pick is awarded 5 points, 2nd position is 3 and 3rd gets 1 point. Each player competes for the highest point in total 500 points (170 national team captains, 170 national team coaches and around 170 journalists around the world). The player with most points gets FIFA Ballon d’Or award.

Our team has taken an initiative to present you FIFA Ballon d’Or winners list from 2006 to 2015 in descending order. We will also explain the reason behind winning FIFA Ballon d’Or. So let’s start the tour and hope you will enjoy the article on FIFA Ballon d’Or winners list hereby.

FIFA Ballon d’Or winners list, 2015-2006

         YEAR      Winner    Nationality         Club




Luka Modric

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi





Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Real Madrid


2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid
2012 Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona
2011 Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona
2010 Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona
2009 Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Manchester United
2007 Ricardo Kaka Brazil AC Milan
2006 Fabio Cannavaro Italy Real Madrid/Juventus

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2018: Luka Modric

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi——-photo credit: Wikimedia/Unknown

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 winner Lionel Messi has spent an outstanding season in 2014-15. Last season with Barcelona he won five trophies, including the Champions League and La Liga. Lionel Messi had been an overwhelming favorite for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015. He had notable achievements in 2015.

Messi scored a total of 52 goals with 26 assists in his 61 games for club and country. The previously four-time Ballon d’Or winner received 41.33% votes which are third highest in the history of Ballon. He helped Barca winning La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2015. In addition, he also helped Argentina National team to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 Copa America finals. He was the most responsible figure for Barcelona’s treble.

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo enlisted his name in the FIFA Ballon d’Or winners list the third time in his career after winning it in 2008 and 2013. Cristiano and Messi have been the only players to receive the award since 2008, while the Argentine winning it for four straight years from 2009-2012.

Cristiano won 37.66% votes, while Messi and Neuer had 15.76% and 15.72% respectively. In the 2013-14 season, Cristiano scored stunning 61 goals for his club and country. He guided Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League title, the long-awaited La Decima. His influential presence in the Champions League was marked by two goals in the semi-finals against Bayern and the crowning goal in the final against Atletico Madrid.

He scored a remarkable 26 goals in just 16 games in La Liga and added five goals in six UCL games. However, his national team performance was relatively disappointing, scoring once in three matches for Portugal as they were eliminated in the group stage after being defeated by Germany and the United States.

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo—–photo credit: Wikimedia/ Anish Morarji

The Real Madrid and Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo was favorite prior to the announcement of FIFA Ballon d’Or winner in 2013. He scored 66 goals in 56 games for his club and country throughout the year. Cristiano was the key player as he sealed the 2014 World Cup qualification for Portugal by scoring a brilliant hat-trick against Sweden in their play-offs. Cristiano Ronaldo picked up his first FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2008.

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012: Lionel Messi

It was a record-breaking year for Lionel Messi. He scored astonishing 91 goals in all competitions for his club and country. He was awarded Guinness World Record title for scoring the highest number of goals in a calendar year. After breaking César Rodríguez’s 190 league goal records, he became Barcelona’s top goal-scorer of all time. Messi got 41.60% votes, while the other two competitors, Cristiano and Iniesta got 23.68% and 10.91% respectively. Messi became the only player in history to win four Ballon d’Or awards.

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scored a total of 47 goals in all competitions in the season of 2010-11. Messi netted all four goals of Barcelona’s side in the Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal and became Barcelona’s all-time top scorer in the UEFA Champions League. Although Barcelona eliminated in the semi-final by Inter Milan, Lionel Messi finished the season as a top scorer with eight goals. He helped Barcelona to win La Liga, Super Copa and FIFA Club World Cup. Messi got 47.88% in the Ballon d’Or voting system. His other two competitors were Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi.

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2010: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi was the main key in Barcelona’s sextuple in the 2009-10 season. Messi became the champions league top goal scorer with nine goals. Messi contributed by heading the ball over Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar to make the final score 2-0 in the final of Champions league.

Barcelona also won the first treble with La Liga and Copa del Rey in the history of Spanish football. Messi won both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA Player of the Year just at 22. Messi got 22.65% votes in the inaugural session of FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Ballon d’Or 2009: Lionel Messi

The award was recognized as the FIFA player of the Year. Lionel Messi scored 38 goals in 51 games in the season of 2008-09. Messi remained virtually injury-free for the whole season and unlocked his potentials. Messi did a huge contribution to Elclassico and Copa del Reay finals. Lionel Messi with 1073 points was awarded FIFA Player of the award.

Ballon d’Or 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo began the season with the Manchester United in remarkable form. On 15th November 2008, he scored his 101st free-kick goals for Manchester United. Ronaldo scored each of the other 19 EPL teams, became the only player to do that. On 2 December, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first Manchester United player since George Best to receive the prestigious Ballon d’Or award.

Ballon d’Or 2007: Ricardo Kaka

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Ricardo Kaka in real madrid——photo credit: Wikimedia/Jan S0L0

Kaka won the Champions League title when Milan defeated Liverpool in 2007. He provided two valuable assists in that game. In the UEFA Super Cup, Inter Milan defeated Sevilla by 3-1, while Kaka scored the 3rd goal. Milan finished runner-up in Serie A that season when Kaka scored 17 goals. His name was nominated for the Ballon d’Or in 2007 and was awarded on 2 December 2007. He became the eighth Milan player to win the prize.

Ballon d’Or 2006: Fabio Cannavaro

Fabio Cannavaro, the great defenders
Fabio Cannavaro—-photo credit: Wikimedia/ bjarnith

Cannavaro spent three seasons with Real Madrid, winning two La Liga. He was one of the most fearsome defenders in world football. He captained Italy in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and led them to victory. One of his remarkable performances came against Germany in the 2006 World Cup semi-final. The Italian defender only conceded two goals in that tournament. Alongside with Ballon d’Or, he was also awarded FIFA World Player of the Year.

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Top 10 Hottest Soccer Players in the World 2016

Definitely football is that team game which requires good coordination among all the fellow teammates. Everyone need to perform accordingly. But rivalry among hottest soccer players regarding their fashion sense has become a common thing now a days. It’s just as common as like other fields of entertainment and sports. Media as well as people all over the world create this importance to the glamour factor. The modern age football players like to step on the field with hairstyles that can make them stand apart from other teammates.

Even some of the top names are seen every now and then joining events, photo shoots and programs, some of which can turn as renowned magazine cover as sexiest footballers in the world. Soccer, in particular, probably has seen most of these glamorous faces in past decades, where the names were not limited within their skill only but also for their attractive appearance.

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Yes, you can say again, the most played sport is truly something much more than what we figured already. Arsenal player Theo Walcott prominently portrayed his hatred towards Van Persie for his drastic fashion sense. Theo named it ‘appalling clobber’ and also adds that, RVP was “Embarrassing.”

10 hottest soccer players:

I know, claiming someone from a specific field leaves some other else as hottest soccer players. But have you ever wondered who are actually the hottest footballers or you can say sexiest football players in the world 2016?

Here we’ve compiled a top 10 list of hottest soccer players in the world 2016. Obviously it’s very difficult to keep all of those preferable hottest footballers. So, hope, some of your own choices are enlisted too.

10. Xabi Alonso

Top 10 Hottest Soccer Players in the World 2016, Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso | image credit – Wikimedia/Rufus46

Xabier Alonso Olano, in short Xabi Alonso was long term famously known as the Real Madrid star and now he is with the German giants Bayern Munich. The 32-years old and yet hottest footballers is also playing for the Spanish National Football team. With his listed height of 1.83 meters, he usually plays as a midfielder for his teams. Xabi made 158 appearances and scored 4 goals from 2009 to 2014 for Real Madrid and also getting much better performance for Bayern now on. But these are not all we need to talk here about Xabi Alonso.

The Player of the year in 2003, is one of the best looking footballer among the Spanish footballers. His face is very common for some the renowned magazine covers in Europe and America too. Being one of the most earning football player in the world, Xabi has that handsome and beautiful appearance which can attract millions of his fans around the world. His sponsor deals are clear indication that he still makes the list of hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

09. Cesc Fabregas

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Cesc Fabregas | image credit – Wikimedia/Jsmith11

Another Spanish player, here at number nine in our list of sexiest soccer players in th2016. The central midfielder, Cesc Fabregas plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League alongside the National Football team of Spain. He was transferred to Arsenal from Barcelona’s youth academy at the age of 16 in September 2003 and returned to Barcelona for £35 million on 15 August 2011. In June 2014, he signed for €33 million transfer fee with Chelsea.

Fabregas is widely admired for his different look almost every season. People definitely love him as a young and skillful soccer player. Even he gets price for the look, he signed a sponsorship deal with Puma in 2011 and is the brand face of the PowerCat range of football boots by Puma. He also appeared in an international ad for the Puma Power-Cat 1. Fabregas is also an honorary ambassador of ‘Show Racism the Red Card‘ for an anti-racism campaign.

08. Ignazio Abate

Ignazio Abate, hottest footballers
Ignazio Abate | image credit – Wikimedia/Олег Дубина

Ignazio Abate is a 28 year old footballer, born in Sant’Agata de’ Goti in Italy. The right back is also a member of the National team of Italy. He also currently plays for the club, Milan. His accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the national team and club football. Though he has not yet received any notable honor as a professional soccer player, Abate is admired for his skill and focus on the field.

He has a huge fan base all over the world, specifically in Italy. The rising star is definitely going to become fashion icon for the rest of his career. With a height of 1.80 meters, he is undoubtedly one of our fine pick of hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

07. Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud, sexiest soccer players
Olivier Giroud | image credit – Wikimedia/joshjdss

Olivier Giroud plays for the France National Football Team and English Premier League team Arsenal. The 28-year old striker was born in Chambéry, France. We’ve placed him at number seven in our list of top 10 hottest football players in 2016. He is listed as height of 1.92 meter. He was also named UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Year in 2010 and achieved Ligue 2 Top Goal scorer in 2010.

The French fashion icon has a tattoo on his right arm from Psalm 23 in Latin. In 2013 Giroud stripped naked for Dieux du Stade. That time may be you can remember, a French charity calendar featuring naked sportsmen sold for charity. He also became the face of Hugo Boss and was voted as the ‘Hottest Premier League Player‘ in 2015. Though he admitted that he feels David Beckaham as an inspiration for the way he looks.

06. Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos, sexiest football players
Sergio Ramos | image credit – Wikimedia/Дмитрий Неймырок

Sergio Ramos is a 28 year old footballer, born in Camas, Spain. He represents both the national team of Spain as well as plays in the position of defender for the club, Real Madrid. His accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the teams. As a player Real Madrid since 2005, he has scored 38 goals and for Spain it is 10. He obtained the honors as the La Liga Best Defender in 2014 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Castrol Index Winner.

The Spaniard is undoubtedly a treat to the eyes with a height of 1.83 meters. He is quite something special for Madrid fans all over the world. Some of them may even believe him as sexiest football player in Real Madrid. Ramos entered a relationship with Pilar Rubio in September 2012.  As a popular game in his hometown, Ramos is a fan of Bullfighting.

05. Neymar

Neymar, sexiest footballers
Neymar | image credit – Wikimedia/Musa Raza

Neymar is a professional soccer player who represents the national team of Brazil. He is also a player on the Spanish club FC Barcelona. The 22 year old Brazilian winger is probably the next generation to replace the top two giant names Messi and Ronaldo in near future. At a very young age, Neymar has already made some amazing achievements and has shown great potential. He also the next generation fashion icon footballer and surely to be granted as one of the hottest soccer players in the world.

Apart from the many formal recognition of his great gameplay, he has been praised time again for his skill and technique. Since joining, it has been very rear for him not to create impact upon the team that he now leads. Neymar actively promotes Brazilian pop music off the field, Música sertaneja in particular. Probably you have even saw the video of dancing to a Michel Teló number in the Santos Locker room, which went viral at that time.

04. Gerard Piqué

Gerard Piqué, hottest football players
Gerard Piqué | image credit – Flickr/Paula RB

Gerard Piqué is a 27 year old professional soccer player, plays for the Catalan club Barcelona as well as the Spain National Football Team. As a center-back, his accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the national team and club he represents. Since joining back Barcelona, he has scored 12 goals in more than 170 matches. Pique was honored as the UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament in 2012 and La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2009.

At the same time, Pique has some more fans for his great look with a height of 1.92 meters. Since early 2010, Gerard Piqué has been in a relationship with Colombian singer Shakira. The couple have two sons, Milan and Sasha. Being the face of Mango’s men’s line HE for four consecutive campaign seasons, he surely proves his presence among the hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

03. Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao, hottest footballers
Radamel Falcao | image credit – youtube/Kelly Guzman

Radamel Falcao is a 28 year old footballer, who represents the national team of Columbia as well as English club Chelsea. He is sometimes nicknamed as the king of the European League. The Colombian striker was obtained the honors as the GQ Spain Sports man of the year in 2012, the Globe Best Footballer in 2012 and the Onze de Bronze in 2012.

More interestingly, Falcao is a second generation footballer, with his father having played professionally as as a defender in Colombia. With a height of 1.77 meters, he is counted as one of the sexiest football stars now a days in world football. Though his name derives from the 1980s Brazil, he prefers to use his middle name in interviews and he is partially of English descent.

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02. Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels, sexiest soccer players
Mats Hummels | image credit – Wikimedia/Pro2

Mats Julian Hummels is a German soccer player, who plays as a central defender for Borussia Dortmund and the German national team. In fact currently he is the captain in his German Bundesliga team. He came through the Bayern Munich youth academy before joining this club on loan in January 2008. He officially signed for Dortmund in February 2009 for €4 million. So far he has achieved two league titles and finished as runner up in the UEFA Champions League 2012-2013. And of course we shouldn’t forget the greatest of them all, winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 at Brazil.

Though the good looking Borrussia Dortmund defender is currently not having a good spell with his club. Anyway, Mats Hummels continues to attract the young lady football fans with his good looks and we consider him second in our list of hottest football players.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, sexiest football players
Cristiano Ronaldo | image credit – youtube/Fcrok7TM

Here we find our final pick, top in the list of hottest soccer players in the world. This one name, surely you were definite about, even its position. The sexiest footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is a 29 year old professional footballer, who plays for the national team of Portugal as the captain and the richest football club Real Madrid. The arguably number one forward in the world bears the number 7 on his jersey. That’s another cause he is mostly popular by the CR7.

As a player of Real Madrid since 2009, in 176 matches, he has scored 197 goals. And for Portugal, in 118 matches since 2003, he has scored 52 goals. He has so far been awarded Three times FIFA Ballon d’Or, UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2013–14 and also the LFP Best Player in 2013–14.

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With a height of 1.85 meters, Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be the hottest, in fact fittest soccer player in the world. He gets a lot of attention from the fans from around the world who often give him more credit for his look, though his achievements are not left unconsidered. There are too many sponsor deals with the Portuguese striker, which eventually determines his craze outside the field is not less than with the ball on field. True sports fanatics are, however, can be trusted to keep the glamour balanced for such sexiest footballers in the world 2016.

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Top 10 Best Young Soccer Players to Dethrone Messi and Ronaldo

Soccer is the most popular sports in the world right now. Even the game has started getting full attention from the richest nation on Earth, United States. Surely we can predict, money is going to start flooding in. The current age soccer players are faster and more technically adept than before. Some of these new generation best young soccer players can also turn the game upside down with their amazing ability.

So far, the most recognizable faces of soccer are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Undoubtedly these two players are the brilliant ambassadors of the game. But you can always expect some new talented players on their heels trying to nab the top spot, probably this another beautiful aspect of this particular sport.

10 Best Young Soccer Players to Dethrone Messi and Ronaldo:

Here we are looking through all over the soccer world to specifically find those best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo. Take a look, if these can project your own predictions.

10. Anthony Martial

Top 10 Best Young Soccer Players to Dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial | image credit – Wikimedia/Fuguito

Anthony Martial is one of the new generation hot stars on the global soccer scene. The 19-yr-old French player who currently plays for the Premier League legends Manchester United. For the last two years, he was a player for the French soccer club, Monaco. Recently he was transferred to Manchester United for a whopping 36 million pounds.

Definitely that’s the highest transfer fee ever paid for a teenager. So far, his career in MANU has been great. He has scored 4 goals in 3 games, making himself worthy of every cent of his humongous transfer tab. More importantly the young star has already been compared to another French soccer icon, Thierry Henry.

09. Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller, young footballers, new generation
Thomas Muller | image credit – Wikimedia/Steindy

After the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Germans have made a new landmark for their soccer culture. They have reformed their presence with precision, exactness and meticulous nature. So, you can easily expect that the German center forward and striker Thomas Muller is surely be the next generation best attacking soccer players around the world.

Currently he is playing for the Bundesliga team Bayern Munich and also happens to be one of the main stars of the German national team. Even the FIFA World Cup can also make an incomparable height for the young star. He scored five goals during that tournament and ended up winning the Silver Boot for scoring the second most goals in the competition, 2014.

08. Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski, best stricker, young football player
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Surely you’ve already heard this name so many times prior to the 2015-2016 world football season. Lewandowski is definitely that kind of creative striker, who is certainly going to establish himself as an elite player in global soccer. He is one of those superbly talented players is the big Polish striker and the captain of the Polish national soccer team, currently plays for the same German club as Muller, Bayern Munich.

His recent few months were truly phenomenal to make the headlines all over the world. Being a substitute in a Bayern game versus Wolfsburg, he scored five goals in nine minutes. Lewandowski made the record of fastest time scorer in the European League. The 27-yrs-old is a genuine pick in this short list of top 10 best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo.

07. Eden Hazard

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The Belgian soccer player, Eden Hazard is often compared to the greatest players to ever play the game of soccer, Diego Maradona of Argentina.

You can find your answer, why? His low center of gravity, dribbling skills and creativity on the ball all can resemble on the same point to describe. Hazard is just 24-yrs-old and he is a major player in his country’s national team and currently is an integral member of Chelsea football club (English premier league).

He helped Chelsea win the 2015 League Cup and Premier League. The Belgian professional was also named the PFA Player of the Year 2015. Though, this season, so far has not been enough fascinating for the best young soccer player. But the fact still remains that whenever he touches the ball, spectators always expect magic to happen.

06. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale, young soccer star, next generation star
Gareth Bale | image credit – Wikimedia/Дмитрий Журавель

Well, surely it’s difficult to be on the same team with Ronaldo and still get your share of the headlines. The Welsh winger Gareth Bale, being the most expensive footballer on earth, has been able to do so from his remarkable transfer to Spanish giant club Real Madrid. He is well-known as spot kick specialist. Another comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo must come, his speed and wizardry down the flanks are just amazing to behold.

May be, you can think that the talent like this comes at a very high price, but also to agree as absolutely right. Bale was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur in the UK to Real Madrid for a fee of over 90 million Euros in September 2013. Currently receives $15 million a year as salary, not to mention all his endorsement deals.

05. Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling, best footballer, young star
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Now a time, the definition for young soccer player has changed to a new scale. Soccer stars are getting younger and younger. One of the top stars on the world scene is the 20-yr-old Raheem Sterling. Originally born in Jamaica, he was migrated to England at the age of 7. Sterling can be said as one of the most expected face in the English national team.

The young star primarily was playing with the popular English club Liverpool and now transferred to Manchester City for an astronomical transfer fee of 49 million Euros. He is an extremely talented winger and better known for his amazing speed and agility on the field.

04. Jesus Corona

Jesus Corona, best young player, football star
Jesus Corona | image credit – Wikimedia/MoviStar

Mexico has long been considered as one of the power house nations of soccer. Though the history of achieving tournament cups were never on their side. They never seem to be able to get over that elusive hump. But again, they bring another superb talent to challenge Messi and Cristiano who already famous as a dribbling wizard, Jesus Corona.

The crowd immediately gets excited when he just gets the ball. Undoubtedly he’s a brilliant technician to play with loads of passion. The 22-yrs-old currently plays for the Porto football club in Portugal. Personally, I should recommend you to keep your eyes on this brilliant young soccer player, maybe he is destined to be huge.

03. James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez, best football star, young star
James Rodriguez | image credit – Wikimedia/Danilo Borges

World cup always bring some new hero in front of the world spectators. 2014, Brazil World Cup was not an exception. It also brought some huge young football players on the global soccer scene. The handsome attacking player James Rodriguez of Colombia is surely to be one of those newly minted stars. Besides taking his team to the quarter-finals, he also won the Golden Boot title of the tournament by scoring six goals.

After the World Cup, it was confirmed that the Colombian is to be one of the top picks of upcoming season. Finally he completed an amazing transfer from Monaco in France to Real Madrid in Spain for 80 million Euros. Currently he is remarking his height on the same team side by side with Cristiano Ronaldo. He is quickly working his way to superstar status.

02. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba, young soccer star
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We’ve already narrowed our list to the pick of our targets. Here we bring our second pick of best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, Paul Pogba. When you are mentioning some of the brightest upcoming stars in soccer today, you definitely need to mention the young and extremely talented French player. You will definitely be surprised watching the tall player’s skills and accuracy of passes. He is one of the best midfield generals in the game today.

Currently he is playing for the Italian team Juventus and probably one of the main reasons that the club is experiencing such a remarkable resurgence. Previously Chelsea and Manchester City have to face a huge bidding war for his services. Finally he ended up staying with Juventus. Hopefully, in the next few years, he will be at the very top of the sport.

01. Neymar

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At this point of our list article – top 10 best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, we are going to describe on someone surely who already much more is known to you already. Neymar is the current soccer prodigies on the scene who is destined to be a super star for many more years to come. The 23-yrs-old has already been on the scene for several years as one of the top forwards and wingers in the world.

Neymar is the captain of the Brazilian national team and not much to say as he already one of the biggest stars of the most influential football club, Barcelona. His yearly salary is $31 million according to Forbes. He also has huge endorsement deals that earn him tons of cash every season. No surprise, Neymar might surpass Messi or Ronaldo in terms of popularity and influence in the years to come.