25 Greediest Players in World Football

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25 Greediest Players in World Football
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One of the more intriguing features of football is that there is no right or wrong way to play it.

In recent years many have felt the blueprint of Spain and Barcelona is the only way to play, but recent results suggest other tactics can be just as effective.

Some players display their brilliance by reading the game and defending bravely, others by scoring 30-plus goals a season and a select few by dazzling with their ability to beat a man. This list focuses on the latter.

People often regard "greedy" as a negative, but if you're good enough to beat two men and get a shot off, why not?

So don't be too offended if your favorite player features on this rundown—just because a player can be greedy it doesn't mean they are all the time, nor does it lessen their ability as a player.

Quite the opposite, in fact. In the history of the game, all the best players have had an element of greediness that accelerated them to the top.

As you'll see, most of these players play in the best leagues in the world. They play in them for a reason too...

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