5. Paul Pogba
As a midfielder for both the English club Manchester United and the France national team, Paul Labile Pogba is a 28-year-old French professional footballer who now represents both the club and the national team.
The Manchester United forward began his senior football career with the club before joining Juventus in 2012. While at Juventus, he helped the club win four Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. With his time in Italy, Pogba solidified his position as one of the world's most promising young players, earning him the Golden Boy Award in 2013 and the Bravo Award in 2014. The following season, he returned to Manchester United, where he was named League Cup and Europa League winner during his debut campaign there in 2016.
When it comes to international competition, Pogba was instrumental in France's victory at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, for which he was named the tournament's best player. Having earned his first senior squad debut a year later, he went on to play for France at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he was recognized with the Best Young Player Award for his efforts. Later, he represented his adopted country at the 2006 UEFA Euro, where he ended as runner-up, and then at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he scored in the final to win the tournament.
He is currently considered to be one of the world's top midfielders.
4. Joshua Kimmich
Bayern Munich and the German national team are both represented by Joshua Walter Kimmich, a 26-year-old professional soccer player from Germany who plays in the position of defensive midfielder for the Bavarians.
In addition to being widely regarded as one of the world's top midfielders at the moment, his passing, shooting, tackling and aggression have earned him widespread praise.
Kimmich signed a contract with Bayern Munich in 2015. He was named to the UEFA Team of the Year after helping Bayern Munich win the continental treble two years ago, and he was also named the UEFA Champions League midfielder of the season after leading the club to the title.
3. Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos is a 31-year-old German professional football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Real Madrid.
Currently rated as one of the top midfielders in the world, Kroos is renowned for his vision, passing, creativity, crossing and set-piece skills.
Kroos' professional soccer career kicked out with Bayern Munich, where he won two consecutive league titles, a UEFA Champions League trophy, two DFB-Pokal titles, and was named into the league team of the season three times. Real Madrid signed him seven years ago, and he has been with the club ever since. Kroos won nine trophies during his time at Real Madrid, including two La Liga crowns and three UEFA Champions League titles, which he won in consecutive seasons between 2016 and 2018. In 2014, he was named the IFFHS World's Best Playmaker, and in 2018, he was named German Footballer of the Year.
2. Marco Verratti
A center midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain and the Italy national team, Marco Verratti Cavaliere is an Italian professional soccer player who presently plays for the club and for the national team.
He moved to Paris Saint-Germain nine years ago, where he went on to win seven Ligue 1 titles between 2013 and 2020, as well as numerous other domestic and individual honors, and established himself as one of the world's top midfielders at the time.
1. Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the Belgium national team. He was born in Brussels and is 30 years old.
De Bruyne began his professional career with Genk, where he was a regular player during the club's successful season in the Belgian Pro League from 2010 to 2011. Chelsea signed him as a free agent thirteen years ago. De he joined Manchester City in 2015, and has since gone on to win three Premier League titles, five League Cups, and an FA Cup with the club.
He made his debut international appearance for the Belgian national team in 2010, and he has since gone on to win over 80 caps and score 22 goals for his country. As a member of the Belgium team that reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well as the UEFA Euro 2016, he has a lot of experience in international competition. He represented Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in which Belgium won the third-place play-off match against England. He was also named to the FIFA World Cup Dream Team for his performance.
De Bruyne is usually considered to be the best midfielder in the world at the moment. It is impossible to compare him to any other player right now in terms of his beautiful passes, awareness, and composure with the ball. The Premier League Playmaker of the Season award has been given to him twice, as has the Manchester City Player of the Year award three times, as well as the PFA Players' Player of the Year award twice, the UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season award, the Bundesliga Player of the Year award, the German Footballer of the Year award, and the Belgian Sportsman of the Year award, as well as the IFFHS World's Best Playmaker award.
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