This article profiles the 10 players in world football today who have the strongest mental games.
To assess a player’s "mental game," I have considered several qualities such as consistency, concentration, decision-making, influence and determination. Many of the players celebrated here have overcome injury or adversity to rise to the very top of their profession. They have all excelled at dealing with the intense pressure of elite fixtures and have made a habit of changing the complexion of the most high profile clashes.
Consistency and an ability to handle intense pressure have allowed the players listed here to make the most of their physical and technical gifts.
For this article, I have only considered players who are currently playing. Therefore, the likes of Obdulio Varela, Roy Keane and Franz Beckenbauer have not been considered for inclusion.