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Best Soccer Players By Position 2022

Ranking the best football players by position in the 2021-2022 season at Forward, Midfielder, Defender, and Goaltender

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By Fan Rankings | November 07, 2022 - 02:12 PM

Best Soccer Players By Position

 

Forwards

Karim Benzema

Club(s): Real Madrid CF

This year’s Ballon d’Or winner, Benzema, his 2022 season was one of the best individual campaigns ever; Champions League winner, La Liga winner, UEFA Super Cup winner, and Supercopa de España winner.

He won everything and also scored 44 goals in 46 matches that season with 27 goals and 12 assists only in La Liga.

Karim Benzema showed everybody that he is more than just a simple striker; he is a monster, a natural born genius, and most importantly; he showed the world that even losing your most important players, with professionalism, determination, and heart, you can be the best in the world.

Runner Up: Robert Lewandowski, FC Barcelona

Related Link: Top 10 Best Forwards in Soccer 2022 Rankings

 

 

 

Midfielders

Kevin De Bruyne

Club: Manchester City

Ask somebody who is the best midfielder in the world right now and if they answer you with another footballer who is not Kevin De Bruyne, tell them that they are crazy. 

Known as the most complete footballer, De Bruyne is usually considered the perfect playmaker because of his technique, vision, skills, and elegance on the ball, capable of dribbling your defense and unleashing a thunderbolt of a shot.

Kevin De Bruyne is the type of midfielder you show to those who want to be world-class, he is the perfect example of how a midfielder should be.

Runner Up: Luka Modric, Real Madrid

Related Links: Top 10 Best Midfielders in Soccer 2022 Rankings



 

Defenders

Reece James

Club: Chelsea FC

Call me crazy, but Reece James is the best right back in the world right now. It is ridiculous how good James is and how perfect he plays.

He is the perfect wing back; his defensive contribution is good, his attacking contribution is good, he can do anything. Fast, strong, agile, intelligent, and professional.

Some players can play well depending on the team’s system but in James’ case, it does not matter which system Chelsea uses, Reece James always plays well and will silence your left winger and convince him to join the team at the same time.

Runner Up: Virgil Van Dijk, Liverpool FC

Related Link: Top 10 Best Defenders in Soccer 2022 Rankings

 

 

 

Goalkeepers

Thibaut Courtois

Club: Real Madrid CF

This 2022 belongs to Courtois. No goal keeper was more influential or better than him, he was amazing this year and silenced his doubters.

The Belgian goalkeeper led Real Madrid to both La Liga title and the Champions League title where they defeated Liverpool FC in the finals.

Courtois made 9 saves that night winning the Man of the Match and made a total of 59 saves throughout the Champions League campaign. That is beyond this world.

Runner Up: Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich FC

Related Link: Top 10 Best Goalkeepers in Soccer 2022 Rankings



 

Managers

Carlo Ancelotti

Club: Real Madrid CF

I am fairly convinced that Ancelotti is the greatest manager of all time; the “Messi of Managers”. Ancelotti is a man who knows how world football works and his style is amazing; whether he was coaching Madrid, Chelsea, Milan or PSG, I always watched his games because he is the perfect example of how a manager should be.

If you want to be a good manager, watch Ancelotti and learn from him. Well, he is the only one who ever won 4 Champions League for a reason, right?

Runner Up: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC

Related Link: Top 10 Best Managers in Soccer 2022 Rankings



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