Top Ten Players from the Last World Cup
A few days after the end of the 2018 World Cup, FIFA proposes a list of 10 names for the title of Best FIFA player the Best 2018 (for the period from 3 July 2017 to 15 July 2018). The winner last year, Cristiano Ronaldo will compete with players such as Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, Raphaël Varane and Luka Modric who have all excelled in Russia. Not to mention Lionel Messi or Mohamed Salah.
Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo double-crossed the line by winning the France Football Gold Ball and the 2017 FIFA Best – Player trophy in London, after winning the inaugural election in 2016 in Zurich. A performance that praised the exceptional season then performed by CR7. But this year, the deal is different because of the World Cup. As is often the case in even-numbered years, major international competitions have a magnifying effect on the performances of football stars, and the stars of the 2018 World Cup should certainly be in the top spot in FIFA’s selection for 2018 The Best – Player trophy.
“This award recognizes the best player, regardless of the championship or nationality, for achievements between July 3, 2017, and July 15, 2018 (inclusive). It is awarded according to performance on the field and general behavior, whether on or off the field “, as explained on the official FIFA website. To refine the selection and allow the leading members of the football community (journalists, supporters, selectors and captains of national teams) who will vote to elect the big winner, a list of ten candidates for the best player award of the 2018 FIFA, was drawn up by a jury of 13 FIFA legends including Didier Drogba, Kaka, Alessandro Nesta, the Brazilian Ronaldo or Frank Lampard.
The list of 10 players selected for the 2018 FIFA The Best – Player trophy:
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus/age 33)
- Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid/32 years old)
- Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona/age 31)
- Kylian Mbappé (France/PSG/19 years old)
- Raphaël Varane (France/Real Madrid/age 25)
- Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid/age 27)
- Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea/age 27)
- Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City/age 27)
- Harry Kane (England/Tottenham/24 years old)
- Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool/age 26)
As the Golden Ball approaches, everyone is trying to find out how the new winner could be objectively designated. Gazzetta dello Sport has made a ranking of the most successful players in 2018 on the offensive level (goals and assists in the club and in the national team).
After last Friday, we could no longer vote to elect the 2018 Ballon d’Or. The countdown started and a podium was already drawn. Luka Modric would finish in front of the two French riders Raphaël Varane and Kylian Mbappé. We learned that the best player in the World Cup and Europa League finals, Antoine Griezmann, was not even on the podium. From then on, everyone is waiting for December 3rd and thus finally get to know the best player of the year 2018.
So everyone goes with their little calculations. We think of the statistics, then we think of the charts and we try to mix it all up to get the best player. But, no problem, the Gazzetta Dello Sport has already made the calculations, counting the matches in clubs and selections, and this time Antoine Griezmann is well placed. Two players from FC Barcelona are at the top of the standings. Lionel Messi was involved on 63 goals as he put in 44 goals and 19 assists. The Argentinean is followed by Luis Suarez and his 61 goals (36 achievements and 25 assists).
Griezmann Very Well Placed
In the third position, not surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo, transferred from Real Madrid to Juventus this summer, has scored 43 times while distilling 12 caviars (55). Antoine Griezmann is fourth. 35 goals and 16 assists make the Habs involved on 51 goals for Team France and Atlético Madrid. Neymar came in sixth (he was involved in 47 goals) and Kylian Mbappé, the new nugget of French football, was eighth (45 goals). There is also another resident of Ligue 1 in the person of Di Maria. El Fideo is involved in 38 goals (25 goals and 13 assists).
So no traces of Modric, but this is not surprising since he is not an attacker. Now we need to know how important the statistics and the players ‘ charts were in the minds of the journalists who voted for the Ballon d’ Or. If we take the charts, logically Varane should be in the lead if the charts and the statistics are integrated it would be Griezmann. But according to the first recounts, it won’t be either. Response on Monday 3 December.