Top 100 Best Players 2016

According to rating:

100. Armando Izzo – Genoa – 7.26 

Italian centre-back Armando Izzo was rewarded for his fine form for Genoa with a call-up to the national team squad in November and has been an ever-present for the Serie A club this term.

99. Dele Alli – Tottenham – 7.2606

Dele Alli’s breakthrough campaign last season saw him pick up the PFA Young Player of the Year award, while his stunning volley against Crystal Palace at the start of the year will be watched for decades to come.

98. Jonathan Viera – Las Palmas – 7.2609

Las Palmas are becoming a neutral’s favourite in La Liga given their attractive style and playmaker Jonathan Viera is key to that, picking up where he left off last season having had a hand in 19 goals from attacking midfield.

97. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund – 7.2625

Whilst not particularly heavily involved in their build up play, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has proven the ideal striker in Dortmund’s system under Thomas Tuchel; lethal in the box, he ended the previous Bundesliga campaign with 25 goals.

96. Gerard Pique – Barcelona – 7.2632

Gerard Pique’s reputation as one of the world’s best centre-backs has carried on into 2016. The defender helped Barcelona to a league and cup double, but will want to forget Spain’s Euro 2016 campaign after the then-holders fell to hosts France in the last 16.

95. Frederik Sorensen – Cologne – 7.2635

While Anthony Modeste has been scoring for fun up front for Cologne, Frederik Sorensen has been doing the hard work in defence, allowing them to boast one of the best defensive records in the Bundesliga.

94. Daley Blind – Manchester United – 7.2710

While Daley Blind’s position appeared to change for Manchester United every other game in 2016, the Dutchman always put in consistent performances for the FA Cup winners, regardless of the job he had been asked to do.

93. Alejandro Gomez – Atalanta – 7.2721

Atalanta midfielder Alejandro Gomez scored or assisted in almost every other game for the Serie A club last season, and that trend has continued into the current campaign.

92. Thomas Lemar – Monaco – 7.2743

Thomas Lemar, 21, has already scored six and assisted four in Ligue 1 this season having worked his way into Monaco’s starting XI. The Frenchman also netted twice in the Champions League as Monaco finished top of their group, which also featured Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen.

91. Asier Illarramendi – Real Sociedad – 7.275

Since moving from Real Madrid in 2015, Asier Illarramendi has impressed for Sociedad, and his tireless work in midfield helped the Spanish side to a top-half finish in La Liga.

90. Antonio Valencia – Manchester United – 7.2818

When fit Antonio Valencia has been a favourite of a number of Manchester United managers and that certainly seems to be the case under Jose Mourinho, making the perceived problem right-back position his own.

89. Hakan Calhanoglu – Bayer Leverkusen – 7.2823

Four goals and four assists this season helped the Turkey international sneak into our list. The creativity that the Bayer Leverkusen talisman provides makes him a huge asset.

88. Bruno – Villarreal – 7.2824

Central midfielder Bruno was integral in Villarreal’s European run last season, which only came to an end in the Europa League semi-finals when Liverpool knocked them out. He’s already netted three times this term for the La Liga high-flyers.

87. Domenico Berardi – Sassuolo – 7.2824

Domenico Berardi has a phenomenal goalscoring record for one so young. Having turned down a summer move to Juventus, the 22-year-old has gone from strength to strength, scoring seven goals in six appearances across all competitions this season.

86. Danny Drinkwater – Leicester – 7.2827

A huge part of the Leicester fairytale last season, Danny Drinkwater controlled many a game last season, and was as crucial a part as any to that incredible title success.

85. Corentin Tolisso – Lyon – 7.2845

One of an impressive crop of young talent to emerge through the Lyon ranks, interest in versatile midfielder Corentin Tolisso is believed to be high, and for good reason given his all-action playing style.

84. Benjamin Hubner – Ingolstadt and Hoffenheim – 7.2892

Hoffenheim are flying high in the Bundesliga and their current position of third has been aided by centre-back Benjamin Hubner, who moved from Ingolstadt in the summer.

83. Xabi Alonso – Bayern Munich – 7.2908

He may have turned 35 last month but Xabi Alonso is still pulling the strings for one of the world’s finest clubs, breaking up play in the middle of the park and distributing as effectively as ever.

82. Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace – 7.2931

It didn’t work out at Manchester United, but that hasn’t stopped Wilfried Zaha from getting his head down, working hard and improving. Six assists so far this season is some return from an attacker playing in a side struggling for form.

81. Nicolas de Preville – Lille – 7.2962

Nine assists and six goals for Reims last season earned Nicolas de Preville a move to Lille, where he has continued his fine form.



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    • Williams

      December 28, 2016

      Aubameyang is not meant to be in this list, he deserves more..


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