1. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 5

    With one gameweek left in the UEFA Champions League group stage, 12 teams have qualified for the knockout phase. With four spots left, including a handful of UEFA Europa League spots, Matchday 6 should be an eventful round...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 6 days ago 13,755 reads 14 comments

  2. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 4

    Crossing the halfway point of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage, the tables have taken shape. A handful of clubs have advanced to the knockout stages, some have been eliminated ...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 20 days ago 8,323 reads 10 comments

  3. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 3

    With the UEFA Champions League group stage approaching Matchday 4, each club has played every other team in their group...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 month ago 18,050 reads 18 comments

  4. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 2

    As the UEFA Champions League group stage enters its third week, many of the world's best footballers—just returned from an intense international break—are awaiting Europe's pre-eminent competition to recommence...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 month ago 11,122 reads 24 comments

  5. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 1

    Who is the UEFA Champions League’s best footballer? One might have an overall answer such as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but what about from week to week? Sometimes top footballers have off games...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 3 months ago 13,148 reads 25 comments

  6. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Strikers

    Goals are the lifeblood of football. They are the primary objective of every team and every manager. No silverware is lifted without a productive offensive structure. The main members in those systems are strikers...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 6 months ago 29,551 reads 75 comments

  7. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Forwards

    Forwards can be defined in several ways. One might see them as goalscoring wingers, another as footballers capable of playing winger and supporting striker, while others still might have an idea somewhere in the middle...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 6 months ago 29,017 reads 84 comments

  8. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Attacking Midfielders and Wingers

    Tasked with breaking down defences and creating chances for forwards, strikers or themselves, attacking midfielders and wingers are the individuals who pick locks...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 6 months ago 42,692 reads 83 comments

  9. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Central Midfielders

    Midfield is perhaps football's most important territory. Without its control, one's tactics and game plans can be thrown in the nearest rubbish bin. Central midfielders, therefore, are the heartbeats of their respective squads...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 6 months ago 39,999 reads 125 comments

  10. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Centre-Backs

    Centre-backs are anchors of any successful club. Pillars of stability and often the extension of their manager's tactics, quality central defenders are the foundation for title-winning and/or cup-winning sides...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 6 months ago 23,506 reads 55 comments

  11. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Right-Backs

    Full-back is rapidly becoming one of football's premium positions. Frequently used as outlets and not pinned down to just defending, full-backs who play up-and-down roles are ideal for the game's current climate...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 6 months ago 49,142 reads 45 comments

  12. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Left-Backs

    Full-backs have evolved into one of football's key positions. A frequent outlet—not held to defending—their offensive-and-defensive, up-and-down roles are perfect in the modern game...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 54,149 reads 95 comments

  13. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Goalkeepers

    Goalkeepers are eccentric, temperamental characters. Often training by themselves, not really considered actual "footballers"—in the sense their primary function is using hands—they lead an interesting existence...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 29,384 reads 79 comments

  14. Barcelona Must Beat Granada; If Not for La Liga's Crown, to Avoid Embarrassment

    Barcelona have to win. There is no other option, no other choice, they must simply win. Atletico Madrid have fallen from La Liga's title race, maybe their UEFA Champions League duties were too much to handle...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 8,163 reads 67 comments

  15. Is John Terry Leaving Chelsea the Correct Decision?

    For Chelsea supporters, John Terry leaving their club hurts. Badly. In the past 30 months, the club has said goodbye to Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard , Didier ...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 3,611 reads 44 comments

  16. Weekly Why: The Romanticism of 4th Place, Mascots and Radamel Falcao's Future

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's Weekly Why, a place where we discuss world football's biggest questions that may go neglected and/or avoided. Ranging from the jovial to the melancholic, no subject matter is deemed off-limits...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 6,634 reads 19 comments

  17. Does European Football Suffer Without Having AC Milan?

    One route to AC Milan 's European football ambitions was shutdown this weekend. Four points behind fifth-place Fiorentina , the Italian giants (in brand recognition anyway) cannot reach the top five with one match remaining in Serie A...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 7,166 reads 31 comments

  18. Does Reaching the UEFA Champions League Final Secure Zinedine Zidane's Tenure?

    When managers take over midseason, it's not always clear what the expectations are. Sometimes, it's not even clear if the newly appointed boss is a permanent hire—for every Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool , there's a Gary Neville at Valencia...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 6,966 reads 25 comments

  19. What's Next for the Premier League's Perennial Contenders?

    Leicester City are champions of England. An odd occurrence, but they have 12 months to celebrate. Meanwhile, the Premier League's remaining clubs have already started thinking about how to unseat them...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 5,835 reads 32 comments

  20. Has Douglas Costa Delivered Value for Money on His €30M Transfer?

    Bayern Munich will not meet every objective they set before 2015/16 began. While winning two domestic trophies would be great, the Bavarian club wanted a UEFA Champions League title in Pep Guardiola's last season...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 8,953 reads 31 comments

  21. Weekly Why: Premier League, Leicester City and the Fortune Championships Require

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's Weekly Why, a place where we discuss world football's biggest questions that may go neglected and/or avoided. Ranging from the jovial to the melancholic, no subject matter is deemed off limits...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 7 months ago 17,780 reads 30 comments

  22. Who Would Pay the Price If Barcelona Went Trophyless?

    At times this season—mostly its entirety—Barcelona looked impervious. Questions about trophies didn't start with "if," but "how many...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 8 months ago 16,337 reads 49 comments

  23. Leicester City Winning the Premier League Would Be Historic Accomplishment

    Three points—the stated objective of every player, every manager, every owner and every supporter on a weekly basis. This places Leicester City 's upcoming visit to Manchester United in an interesting light...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 8 months ago 20,295 reads 35 comments

  24. Should Antonio Conte Take Mario Balotelli to Euro 2016?

    Mario Balotelli has played just over 850 minutes for AC Milan this season. Appearing 20 times—starting eight games in the Coppa Italia and Serie A—he has scored ...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 8 months ago 10,154 reads 65 comments

  25. Weekly Why: Riyad Mahrez, PFA Player of the Year Awards and Africa's Plight

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's Weekly Why, a place where we discuss world football's biggest questions that may go neglected and/or avoided. Ranging from the jovial to the melancholic, no subject matter is deemed off limits...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 8 months ago 10,391 reads 37 comments