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Golazo 100 countdown: Rating the most effective males’s soccer gamers on the planet for 2024

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For a lot of the final decade plus, an train akin to this could have appeared completely redundant. There was actually nothing to debate when it got here to the query who’s the best footballer on the planet. What a waste of hours and spreadsheets it could be to current to you all that Lionel Messi is the most effective within the enterprise.

Now, nevertheless, the game is in a transitional interval. The good man and his everlasting rival Cristiano Ronaldo have begun their post-imperial tasks, spreading the sport out to its footballing backwaters. Those that have been cursed to pursue greatness within the Messi age now discover their lights are dimming too. As for people who comply with, how can anybody hope to succeed in a bar raised so excessive?

And so welcome to the Golazo 100, a rating of the best gamers within the males’s recreation, with an analogous ladies’s listing to comply with forward of the Olympics. Every knowledgeable was handed a simple process: Give us the most effective you’ve got bought. 

What we bought was a fairly exceptional unfold. Throughout their particular person lists of 100 got here eight completely different gamers dubbed the most effective within the recreation.

Over the approaching days we’ll unveil the most effective of the most effective, beginning on Wednesday with our first 20 names. There shall be surprises aplenty and lots to debate in time for June 12, once we will title the inaugural winner of the Golazo 100. 

Golazo 100 schedule

Make sure to tune into Golazo Community, together with Morning Footy to start out your day with a breakdown of every batch of high gamers launched on daily basis. And, after all, make sure that to take a look at the total breakdown and evaluation of who was ranked the place and why

  • Wednesday, June 5: 100-81
  • Thursday, June 6: 80-61
  • Friday, June 7: 60-41
  • Saturday, June 8: High People to observe for 2025
  • Sunday, June 9: High 40 lookahead
  • Monday, June 10: 40-21
  • Tuesday, June 11: 20-11
  • Wednesday, June 12: 10-1

It’s no nice shock that so many gamers had a convincing candidacy. There’s not a lot of a spoiler alert required to have a way of who is likely to be there or thereabouts once we unveil the highest 20 on Tuesday and Wednesday of subsequent week. It took practically 18 months for anybody to beat Rodri in a soccer match. Vinicius Junior has simply delivered for Actual Madrid within the largest recreation in soccer, once more. Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe proceed to high the continent’s scoring charts.

None of those provide an iron clad candidacy to be the most effective of the most effective. Does it matter that every one of Kane’s many objectives haven’t but contributed to membership silverware? Can the best within the recreation play the majority of his soccer in a league whose aggressive steadiness has been nerfed by his employers? Have Vinicius and Jude Bellingham spent lengthy sufficient close to the summit to make the final step? Is the yr after the yr an applicable second to acclaim Manchester Metropolis’s Rodri, Haaland or Kevin De Bruyne?

For a few of our panel these questions could have confirmed to be extra persuasive. All of these talked about above — and an awesome many others who will sit within the high 20 — have delivered moments of transcendent brilliance on this previous season and past. It is simply that the man earlier than them did that on a regular basis.

In a style that solely Pele and Diego Maradona have carried out earlier than, Messi modified the parameters of greatness in soccer. Not one of the greats that occupy the highest of the game have a season to check with 73 objectives and 32 assists in 60 video games. None of them have eight Ballon d’Ors, 12 home titles, a World Cup received by drive of will and the 2023 Leagues Cup. None are going to match Messi.

That is the place the enjoyable lies. There aren’t any locks anymore. After we repeat this train in a yr’s time Mbappe, Vinicius and Bellingham’s collective brilliance may need spoiled their case for particular person greatness a la the Kevin Durant-era Golden State Warriors. Age may need caught Kane and De Bruyne. Bukayo Saka, Florian Wirtz, Rafael Leao: All these and plenty of extra may take the final nice leap. For the primary time in a technology, the title of greatest on the planet is there to be grasped.

Do not miss CBS Sports activities Golazo Community’s Morning Footy, now in podcast kind! Our crew brings you all of the information, views, highlights and laughs you’ll want to comply with the Stunning Recreation in each nook of the globe, each Monday-Friday all yr lengthy.

On the skin trying in:

  • 110. Iñaki Williams, ahead, Athletic Bilbao
  • 109. Romelu Lukaku, ahead, AS Roma (mortgage from Chelsea)
  • 108. Jules Koundé, defender, Barcelona
  • 107. Leandro Trossard, ahead, Arsenal
  • 106. Éder Militão, defender, Actual Madrid
  • 105. Warren Zaïre-Emery, midfielder, PSG
  • 104. Julian Brandt, midfielder, Borussia Dortmund
  • 103. Lucas Paquetá, midfielder, West Ham
  • 102. Cristian Romero, defender, Tottenham Hotspur
  • 101. Gregor Kobel, goalkeeper, Borussia Dortmund

Golazo 100 Males’s Listing

100 R. Araujo Barcelona La Liga
99 F. Chiesa Juventus Serie A
98 T. Koopmeiners Atalanta Serie A
97 D. Szoboszlai Liverpool Premier League
96 A. Gordon Newcastle Premier League
95 N. Williams Athletic Membership La Liga
94 A. Morata Atletico Madrid La Liga
93 Vitinha PSG Ligue 1
92 Raphinha Barcelona La Liga
91 A. Lookman Atalanta Serie A
90 João Cancelo Barcelona La Liga
89 Neymar Jr. Al-Hilal Saudi Professional League
88 D. Vlahović Juventus Serie A
87 M. Neuer Bayern Munich Bundesliga
86 Ok. Benzema Al-Ittihad Saudi Professional League
85 L. Openda RB Leipzig Bundesliga
84 M. Maignan AC Milan Serie A
83 V. Gyökeres Sporting Primeira Liga
82 L. Díaz Liverpool Premier League
81 C. Pulisic AC Milan Serie A

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