1. James Rodríguez
James David Rodríguez Rubio is a 30-year-old Colombian professional soccer currently playing as a winger for Al-Rayyan and the Colombia national team.
Currently regarded as on one of the best wingers in the world, Rodríguez is renowned for his technique, vision, and playmaking skills.
Seven years ago, Rodríguez moved from AS Monaco to Real Madrid, where he was named in the La Liga Team of the Season and won La Liga Best Midfielder in his first season with the club. Four years ago, he signed for Bayern Munich, before moving to his current club, Al-Rayyan.
With the Colombia national team, he represented the country at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning the Golden Boot in 2014. He also represented his nation at the 2015 Copa América, the Copa América Centenario in 2016, and the 2019 Copa América.
2. Ángel di María
Ángel Fabián di María is a 33-year-old Argentine professional soccer player currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team as a winger.
He is currently regarded as one of the current best wingers in the world.
Eleven years ago, Di María joined Real Madrid, where he won a La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League. He subsequently signed for Manchester United seven years ago, but left a year later to join Paris Saint-Germain. In France, Di María won four league titles, five Coupe de France and four Coupe de la Ligue, which includes three domestic quadruples, and helped the club reach its first Champions League Final. He is also the club's eight-highest goalscorer and all-time leader in assists.
Di María made his first senior international appearance for the Argentina national team in 2008 at the age of 20, and has since earned over 110 caps, including appearances in eight major tournaments. He scored the goal that won the country gold at the 2008 Olympics, and featured in the side that reached the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa América and the Copa América Centenario, and won the 2021 Copa América, scoring the only goal in the final.
3. Bernardo Silva
Bernardo Silva is a 27-year-old Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays as a winger for Premier League club, Manchester City, and the Portugal national team.
Widely regarded as one of the current best wingers in the world, Silva is renowned for his technique, acceleration, agility, passing, vision, and dribbling skills.
Four years ago, Silva was signed by Manchester City. He subsequently won the Premier League and EFL Cup in his debut season in England, following this up with a domestic treble the following season. He was named Manchester City's Player of the Year in 2019 and was part of the PFA Premier League Team of the Year. Afterwards, Silva was listed among the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or.
With the Portugal national team, he represented the nation at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals and 2020 UEFA Euro.
4. Leroy Sané
Leroy Aziz Sané is a 25-year-old German professional soccer player currently playing as a winger for Bayern Munich and the German national team.
Currently considered as one of the best wingers in the world, he made his first professional soccer appearance for Schalke in 2014 and transferred to Manchester City five years ago. He was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 2017 to 2018, becoming the first and only German player to win the award after helping Manchester City win the Premier League and EFL Cup.
Sané made his first senior international appearance for Germany six years ago and was part of their squad that reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016.
5. Josip Iličić
Josip Iličić is a 33-year-old Slovenian professional footballer currently playing as a winger for Atalanta and the Slovenia national team.
Considered as one of the current best wingers in the world, Iličić is renowned for his technique, dribbling skills, creativity, physical strength, leadership, and strong personality.
Eight years ago, he signed for Fiorentina, before joining Atalanta in 2017. He enjoyed his best time as a professional footballer with Atalanta, scoring eleven or more league goals in each of his first three years at the club and was awarded a spot in the 2018 to 2019 Serie A Team of the Year. He is the first player to ever score four away goals in a Champions League knockout match, and is also the oldest player to score four goals in a Champions League knockout match. Eleven years ago, Iličić made his first senior international appearance for the Slovenia national team in a friendly match against Australia.
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