The debate about who is the most complete player in the world has been around for ages and mostly, the arguments are based on personal achievements. Football legends, like Pele, have also made their choices. Two names pop up every time this question is asked, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentinian and the Portuguese seem like they were born to complement each other and they have been dominating the world of football for many years now. Messi has amazing dribbling skills, speed, agility, etc. and on the other hand, Ronaldo is blessed with speed, strength, excellent shooting, just to mention a few. However, there are a lot of talented players around the world. Make sure you register for the best betting software and bet on the teams with the most complete players.
What exactly is needed for a player to be considered complete, you may ask. Well, a complete player should be able to do almost everything on the football field, almost, because we can’t expect any player to be capable to replace a goalkeeper. But a complete player should have good ball control, dribbling skills, speed, agility, endurance, good passing skills, and be able to defend at a higher level. Any player who masters these skills will certainly have great individual achievements.
StatsChecker compiled a list of the most complete players in European football. This ranking is based on a score comprised of goals, tackles, clinical passes, assists, successful runs, accurate shots, and shots on target.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo - Juventus (351)
9. Rodrigo De Paul - Udinese (357)
8. Filip Kostic - Eintracht Frankfurt (365)
7. Alejandro Gomez - Atalanta (371)
6. Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace (384)
5. Adama Traore - Wolves (391)
4. Emiliano Buendia - Norwich City (393)
3. Luis Alberton - Lazio (395)
2. Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City (407)
1. Lionel Messi - Barcelona (507)
It is not a surprise to see Lionel Messi occupy the top spot, considering the number of goals and assists he is capable of producing. The stats indicate how good the Argentinean forward is. Even the Brazilian legend, Pele, also chose the Argentinean as the most complete player. And with the Argentinean released from his defensive duties and playing as the only Barcelona forward, we are likely to see more goals compared to assists.
Neymar Jr. is one of the missing talents on this list. But Neymar was mostly side-lined due to injuries, so his contribution to the French giants, PSG, was limited. Players like Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Former Chelsea star William, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Real Betis’Nabil Fekir, and Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski scored between 339 and 350 points and made it to the top 15. We have seen great changes in the players' performance in the 2020/21 season already. And all indicate that we might see some names dropping points or even dropping out of the list and new ones added. If you like stats then you love to read the UEFA Champions League 2019-2020 stats.
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