Selecting the best football players in the world right now is a hard assignment, which eventually attracts weighty debates. Sometimes, it even paves the way for offensive arguments to take place.
As we are currently surrounded by several thousands of potent footballers from around the globe, this is all a matter of taste. If a list of best football stars is to be created, then it has to be based on a determined scale so as to soften things.
In this slideshow, we first start by setting our sights on the most popular football players worldwide who are currently benefiting from strong dominations subsequent to the media’s powerful influence. This consequently pushes us closer to the UEFA zone; although other confederations are not totally left out.
We then prioritize the biggest clubs, while scouting their top footballers. From there, we generate a list ranking the top 50 football players right now; but happily for soccer amateurs, the fundamental scale used in this article specially allows this ranking list to consist mostly of players who are well-renowned on the global stage.
Note: statistics are valid as of Dec. 10, 2010.