It's a bit of a difficult task to try and define the role of a winger in this day and age. In the ever-evolving world of football tactics, the winger has been a position that has been toyed with and shifted as much as any.
It's often a fine line between winger and wide-mid, and even striker in plenty of situations. A forward winger often looks very much like a supporting striker, and effectively plays as one much of the time.
One thing is for certain, the modern winger has emerged as a role requiring a vast amount of talent and skill on the ball to progress a team's overall attacking game.
He are 12 of the best wingers that fill that role accordingly, and demonstrate a skill that is unrivaled amongst their world football peers.