Ranked! Who are the best players in the world in every position?

Best players in the world
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Who are the best players in the world in every position? It's a question that dominates TV studios, radio phone-ins, pub gardens, school classrooms and offices all over the globe. Football fans love debating whether X player is better than Y, and at FFT, we're no different. 

Our expert writers regularly put together lists of the world's best players in every position, with a different position list published on the website every Friday. Here, you can find each of those, including info on when they were last updated. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.