Deciding whether a footballer is underrated, overrated or fairly rated is a very subjective affair, but here, I will put forward 25 players who merit more plaudits than they currently receive.
Rather than a list of relative unknowns, most of the names here are already playing at the top level for major clubs and, by definition, knowledgeable football folk must regard them highly.
Though no footballer who reaches such levels can truly be underrated, those mentioned here could be regarded as underappreciated by the greater public.
Perhaps, they have flashier teammates who get more acclaim, or for one reason or other, their reputations simply doesn't match their influence on the pitch.
Feel free to join the conversation by adding your own names to the list in the comments section.