The English newspaper The Guardian, revealed the first 30 players that make up the great list. The top 100 footballers of 2021 will be complete in January, but we already have the advance from position 71 to 100 and we review them in PlayOn99 News.
The Guardian drew up the list of the 100 best footballers of 2021 and released those that make it up from 71st to last. Who are the most interesting? We leave you everything you need to know about the players who had a great year.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Tottenham/Denmark.
Youri Tielemans – Leicester/Belgium.
GAVI – BARCELONA/SPAIN: The 17-year-old midfielder is the youngest on this list. He played little in 2021, but he has done things that make him crack and on PlayOn99 News we tell you about it.
Fabinho – Liverpool/Brazil.
JOAKIM MAEHLE – ATALANTA/DENMARK: The winger had a great Eurocup with Denmark that led him to be in the ideal team of the tournament and on this list.
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal/England.
Keylor Navas – PSG/Costa Rica.
SÉBASTIEN HALLER – AJAX/IVORY COAST: The forward was the top scorer in the Champions League group stage and with his selection he was out of the World Cup.
Rodri – Manchester City/Spain.
JULIÁN ÁLVAREZ – RIVER PLATE/ARGENTINA: The 21-year-old forward is the sensation of Argentine soccer. He reached 41 goals and assists in 2021. Being the best Under21 behind Haaland and Vlahovic.
Dani Olmo – RB Leipzig/Spain.
DUSAN TADIC – AJAX / SERBIA: The 33-year-old midfielder has a formidable performance with his team and broke the record for assists in a calendar year – it was Lionel Messi’s – with 36. With his national team, he was decisive in leaving Portugal out and ship to Serbia direct to Qatar 2022.
Diogo Jota – Liverpool/Portugal.
LUIS DÍAZ – PORTO/COLOMBIA: The Colombian winger had good performances with his team and national team in the Copa América. He was able to put his name on the agenda of the great teams in Europe.
MIKEL OYARZABAL – REAL SOCIEDAD/SPAIN: The Basque midfielder had a great year with his club, where he was third, and has been a starter in his National Team.
Burak Yilmaz – Lille/Turkey.
Joao Félix – Atlético Madrid/Portugal.
Duván Zapata – Atalanta / Colombia.
Sergio Busquets – Barcelona/Spain.
MARCELO BROZOVIC – INTERNAZIONALE/CROATIA: The 29-year-old midfielder took over the midfield in his team and, according to Antonio Conte, was essential to win the Serie A title.
Roberto Firmino – Liverpool/Brazil.
PATRIK SCHICK – BAYER LEVERKUSEN/CZECH REPUBLIC: The forward was one of the European Cup scorers (5) and in the Bundesliga he has scored 16 goals in 14 games.
LUKE SHAW – MANCHESTER UNITED/ENGLAND: The 26-year-old defender had a tremendous Euro Cup with a goal in the final. In his team he is harshly criticized.
Kasper Schmeichel – Leicester/Denmark.
Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona/Atlético Madrid/France.
Ederson – Manchester City/Brazil.
Kyle Walker – Manchester City/England.
LEONARDO SPINAZZOLA – ROME/ITALY: The full-back is on the list despite having been injured for half the year. He was selected twice as the MVP at the Eurocup and was in the tournament’s dream team, but was unable to complete the tournament due to tendon damage.
JUDE BELLINGHAM – BORUSSIA DORTMUND/ENGLAND: The 18-year-old Englishman blew up at BVB and makes it clear that he will be a world class. He sadly rose to fame a few weeks ago for being punished for getting out of his mouth with arbitration.
Marcos Llorente – Atlético Madrid/Spain.