The midfielder in soccer is a key player with a dual role. He is the defender when the team needs him and is full support to the forwards when the team is on the attack.
Best Midfielders in Soccer
The game of soccer has produced the top midfielders in the world. We have witnessed some wonderful and great players perhaps the best central midfielders in the world. Here is the list of all-time great midfielders.
Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne was born on 28 June 1991 his height is 5 ft 11 inches is a midfielder of the Belgium National Football Team. He is also considered as soccer best midfielder in the world. He is representing Belgium National team since 2010 and appeared in 93 games and scored 25 goals. He was a member of the Belgium team who take part in the Fifa World Cup 2014 and 2018. Belgium reached the quarter-final in the 2014 world cup while finishing in 3rd place beating England in the 2018 world cup. His name was included in the Fifa world cup dream team in 2018. Currently, he is representing the English club Manchester City
Xavier Hernandez Creus was born on 25 January 1980 and was also known as Xavi his height is 5ft 7in and is a midfielder from Spain. He represents the Spanish National Football team for 14 years from 2000 to 2014 during that period he played 133 games for his country and scored 13 goals. He played a key role in winning the FIFA world cup 2010 for Spain. He announced his retirement after the Fifa World Cup 2014. Currently, he is the manager of the Barcelona football team.
Luka Modric was born on 9 September 1985 his height is 5ft 8 inch and is a midfielder for Croatian National Football Team. He is representing the national team since 2006 and take part in 154 games and scored 23 goals. He take part in the 2006, 2014, and 2018 FIFA world cups and was also a member and captain of the team that take part in the 2022 world cup in Qatar. Currently, he is representing the Real Madrid football club.
Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born on 23 June 1972 his height is 6ft 1 inch he was the attacking midfielder of the France national football team. He represents the France National team from 1994 to 2006 during that period he played 108 games for his country and scored 31 goals. Zidane scored two goals in the famous world cup victory of France in 1998. and he won the golden ball in the 2006 world cup.
Steven George Gerrard was born on 30 May 1980 and his height is 6ft he was the midfielder of the England national football team. He played for England from 2000 to 2014 during that period he appeared in 114 games out of which he was captain of the team in 38 appearances and scored 21 goals. He was a member of the team in 3 FIFA World cups in 2006, 2010, and 2014. Currently, he is a team manager of Aston Villa football club.
Thomas Muller was born on 13 September 1989 and his height is 6ft I inch is a midfielder from Germany. He is representing the German team since 2010 and until now he played in 118 games and scored 44 goals. He was a member of the German national football team in the 2010 Fifa world cup and due to his outstanding performance German team earned 3rd place in the world cup he individually scored 5 goals in 6 matches and also won the golden boot in the 2010 world cup being the combine top scorer of the tournament. In the 2014 Fifa world cup, he again scored 5 goals and played a key role to win the world cup for Germany and received the silver boot as he was the second top scorer of the event. He is currently representing Bayern Munich football club.
Lothar Herbert Matthaus was born on 21 March 1961 and was a German midfielder who represented his country from 1980 to 2000 during that period he appears in 150 games and scored 23 goals, Matthaus has the most Fifa world cup appearance for Germany. He was a member of the German team in the Fifa World Cups in 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, and 1998. His 5 world cup appearances are the highest for any midfield player.
Diego Armando Maradona was born on 30 October 1960 and has a height of only 5ft 5inch. He was Argentina’s attacking midfielder and second striker. He is one of the great of all time in football history. He played for Argentina’s national football team from 1977 to 1994 during that period he appeared in 91 games and scored 34 goals. He was a member of Argentina’s national football team in the 4 Fifa World Cups and he played a key role in the 1986 world cup in Mexico Argentina won the world cup beating Germany in the final. he jointly won the Fifa player of the 20th-century award
Frank James Lampard was born on 20 June 1978 his height was 6ft he is one of the best midfielders England has ever produced. He represents England from 1999 to 2014 during that period he played 106 matches and scored 29 goals. He was a member of the team in the 3 Fifa world cups 2006, 2010, and 2014. Currently, he is representing the Everton football club.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was born on 21 March 1980 his height is 6ft he is commonly known as Ronaldinho. He is one of the top midfielders in the world. He played for Brazil from 1999 to 2012 and take part in 97 games and scored 33 goals. He is one of the best-attacking midfielders in Brazil. He take part in 2 Fifa World Cups and was also a member of the team who wins the title for Brazil in the 2002 world cup.