10 Best Wingers in the World Right Now

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10 Best Wingers in the World Right Now
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Ronaldo

The role of the winger is one that comes with defensive responsibilities as well as offensive ones. However, their primary execution is giving the opposition's defense a hard time, whether it's with crosses or intricate runs into their rivals' penalty area. 

Cristiano Ronaldo was undoubtedly the best winger in the world during his time at Manchester United, scoring with ease and helping out with a few assists until he was moved to Real Madrid and began to play a more central role.

Similarly, Messi began to make his mark for Barcelona in a far wider position than he plays today, and now with the Catalans playing a forward line of three, with either David Villa, Alexis Sanchez or Pedro framing the Argentinian at any time, I have decided not to put any Barcelona players on this list. 

As the Camp Nou side play their compact, fast, "total" football, the majority of the other teams in the world seem to have a far more defined case for the wings with the occasional switching from left to right to confuse defenses.

This list will look to highlight the 10 best wingers in the world. 

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