The modern game is full of hidden gems that fall off the mainstream media coverage. Here are 20 of the best players in world football that are not getting the recognition that they might deserve.
To define a player as underrated is perhaps controversial, as there will be plenty of people who follow that player's league a lot more closely than the majority of the footballing world.
Somebody who might be a good example of the sort of player that I am trying to bring attention to would be Swansea's Michu.
The Spaniard was a household name to the keenest of La Liga fans during his time with Rayo Vallecano, but his exploits went a little unnoticed to the more casual fan, so that is the type of player I attempt to bring to attention in this piece.
Please contribute to this debate, as there will be plenty of players that deserve a shout but do not make my list. Use the comment section below and let me know your thoughts.