David de Gea, Manchester United
20 December 2018
He won't remember 2018 fondly at international level, but the Spaniard's superhuman consistency at club level keeps him head and shoulders above anyone else at Manchester United
Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich
20 December 2018
He suffered a disastrous World Cup with Poland, but the Bayern Munich hitman remains one of the world's deadliest strikers with a big point to prove in 2019
Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan
20 December 2018
Few strikers can boast the remarkable consistency of Serie A's Capocannoniere who is now finally getting the love he deserves at international level
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool
20 December 2018
Chuckles were barely stifled when Liverpool spent £75m on the Dutchman in January. Now he's arguably the best centre-back on the planet – and nobody's laughing any more
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
20 December 2018
Barcelona's brilliant sweeper-keeper has blossomed between the sticks and earns his rightful place as the third-best goalkeeper in the world
100 Best Football Players in the World 2018
19 December 2018
We're back, baby! These are the best footballers in the world of 2018, as voted for by FFT and our panel of experts around the globe. Crack on...
10 January 2018
On the back of our 100 best football players in the world countdown, Rahul Warrier profiles the best right-sided defenders on the planet
15 December 2017
Nobody in Europe's big five leagues has scored more goals in 2017. Nobody in La Liga has managed more assists, chances created, dribbles or key passes. Since summer he has almost single-handedly dragged a Barça side in crisis to the La Liga summit, and his country to the World Cup. He is the best player in the world...  
15 December 2017
Not even a Double-winning campaign with Real Madrid earns CR7 top spot in the FFT100 this year – but that shouldn't detract from the continued excellence of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner

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