World Football: The Top 25 Players of 2010

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World Football: The Top 25 Players of 2010
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2010 has been a very special year for football, and can be summed up in one word; historic.

Top of the list has to be Spain winning their first ever World Cup trophy at the first ever World Cup on African soil. This summer’s tournament in South Africa was a memorable time for so many reasons, but Spain’s victory, to go along with the European Championship victory of 2008, makes this Spanish squad a team for the ages.

At club level, there have been historic achievements all over the football world. From Inter Milan’s historic treble, to Twente’s first ever Dutch title, to league and cup doubles for Chelsea, Olympique Marseille and Bayern Munich, to Barcelona’s record-breaking season in retaining their La Liga title, history has been made all over.

That makes this list of the top 25 players of 2010 very difficult to compile, with so many of the world’s top players having won multiple trophies and playing some of the best football of their careers. The good news is that it makes for a high quality list of the world’s top talent.

Hopefully it will prove an enjoyable read.

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