FIFA World Cup 2014 is one of the much awaited events. Many have packed their bags to attend the event in person whereas others are all set to chant for their favorite teams and players from home. With billions of eyes watching, FIFA World Cup is one of the most prestigious events in the history of sports.
Every native chants for his team along with his favorite players; yet, there are some players that earn the respect of even their opponents. To present a tribute to these legends, we have comprised a list of 10 greatest players in FIFA 2014 squad along with 10 astonishing goals scored. Enjoy your favorite players in action as FIFA World Cup 2014 is about to kick-off.
10. Robin Van Persie
Robin Van Persie, I know Manchester United fans may be chanting his name already. Van Persie has been representing his country since 2006 FIFA World Cup. Robin Van Persie is a Dutch football player who serves as Forward and captain of Netherlands national football team. Robin Van Persie also contributes to the dominant attack of Manchester United.
Persie’s fan following is growing with the passage of time and it is believed that it might surpass Rooney someday. As per the report published by The Guardian, Persie is counted among 100 best footballers of the world. Nevertheless, he managed to acquire top 10 spot in the list presented in this post. Here are top 10 goals scored by Robin Van Persie.
9. Frank Lampard
At number 9, we have Frank James Lampard. Many might disagree with him being picked as one of the greatest FIFA player; but, the guy without a doubt is a legend. Frank Lampard (Jersey no. 8) serves as central midfielder is an English professional football club “Chelsea”. In addition, Lampard comprises strong attack of England in FIFA.
Aged 35 years, Frank Lampard is one of the greatest midfielders we have seen in the game. Despite his abilities to tackle his opponents, Lampard is the king of long shots. Frank Lampard has scored some astonishing goals for his club as well as his national team. Finding a place in the net isn’t easy for all; however, this guy is renowned for his long distance shoots that make us scream – GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL. Have a look at some of Lampard’s classic goals.
Neymar plays forward for Brazil. Neymar is endorsed for his skills by two of the great football players: Pele and Ronaldinho. Neymar plays as Forward for Brazil. Neymar also plays for one of the most reputable football clubs, Barcelona. In 2010, Neymar appeared in 60 matches and scored 42 goals in total.
In 2011, Neymar appeared in less matches; yet, sealed the deal by scoring 6 goals in 13 matches. Neymar is only 22 years old, and earned quite a reputation for his age. He is one of the most promising players; thus, he is inducted among the greatest football players. Here are 10 best goals scored by Neymar.
Another name worthy of being inducted among FIFA legends is Xavi. Xavi is a Spanish football player serving as a midfielder for his national football team. Xavi has played more than 700 matches and scored 82 goals. Not only this, Xavi successfully assisted for over 50 players with more than 180 successful assists.
Barcelona fans would know Xavi’s worth as he not only strengthens his team’s attack but also facilitates others via team play. Xavi is known for some of the excellent goals cashed through free kicks. Where others rely on reversing their shoot, Xavi finds even the tiny loophole in defense and cashes the opportunity. Here are some of the outstanding goals scored by Xavi.
6. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney, the powerhouse of England national football team also serves as Forward in one of the reputable football clubs – Manchester United. Wayne Rooney (Jersey no. 10) is a rigid player representing England who has scored more than 216 goals. Currently, he is the third highest goal scorer for Manchester United.
Wayne Rooney is renowned for his tackle skills. Rooney has proved to be a trump card for Manchester United and has scored many winning goals. Along with his abilities to tackle his opponent, Rooney is famous for some pretty sweet bicycle kicks that eventually earned some precious goals to his team. Here is a glimpse to some of the best goals scored by Rooney.
5. Samuel Eto’o
Samuel Eto’o (Jersey no. 9) plays as a Forward Cameroon national football team. Eto’o also plays for one of the most reputable English clubs, Chelsea. Samuel’s former football clubs include Real Madrid, Mallorca and Barcelona etc. Samuel Eto’o is Cameroon’s highest goal scorer who scored many goals for his national team as well as his clubs (former and present). Here are 10 best goals scored by Samuel Eto’o.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish football player serving as a Forward for Sweden national football team. The Guardian ranked Ibrahimovic as third best player in the world in 2013. Zlatan Ibrahimovic also represents one of the reputable football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain. Ibrahimovic loves to maneuver football and likes to astonish the crowd with his stunning goals. Here’s a glimpse to few of them.
Ronaldinho (Jersey no. 10) is a Brazilian football who serves as an attacking midfielder for Brazil national football team. Along with that, Ronaldinho also plays for Clube Atlético Mineiro. Ronaldinho is the master of reverse shoots. He always finds a way to trick the goalkeeper and seizes the moment.
Ronaldinho has been a life saver for his national team many times. He has gone head-to-head against the craziest and rigid defense yet scored winning goals for his team. Ronaldinho is one of the great players this world has ever seen and ranked as 2nd greatest player in FIFA squad. Have a look at some classic goals scored by Ronaldinho.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
And who isn’t familiar with Jersey no. 7 of Real Madrid. Yes! I’m talking about Cristiano Ronaldo here. Cristiano Ronaldo is a heart-throb athlete with perhaps the most fan following chicks around the globe than any other. Cristiano Ronaldo serves as Forward for Portugal national football team and contributes in powerful attack of Real Madrid. Here are some of the outstanding goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.
1. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is one of the most dangerous Forwards the world has ever seen. Messi is an excellent team player; yet, the best scores for his team depict one-man-show. Lionel Messi (Jersey no. 10) is captain of Argentina national football team. In addition, he also serves as Forward in Spanish football club, Barcelona.
Messi is known for his unique maneuvers and risk taking attitude. When he plays in the field, he plays the game like no other. He loves to tackle his opponent and is capable of dodging 4 to 5 players serving as defense for the opponent. His skills are refined and his game play is unique. Thus, he finds first place on the list of greatest players in FIFA 2014 squad. Have a look at some of his outstanding goals.