World Football: Ten Grandiose Players Ever to Honour Football – Part 2

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  • World Football: Ten Grandiose Players Ever to Honour Football – Part 2

World Football: Ten Grandiose Players Ever to Honour Football – Part 2

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7. Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol i Saforcada, born 13 April 1978, is a professional footballer from Spain. The 32 year old football official has only played for FC Barcelona throughout his professional career, earning him the credit of a one-club man. He also happens to be a part of the Spanish national team, majorly positioned as a central defender on the pitch. He can also play as a right back.

Puyol has been the unrivalled captain of best team in the world, FC Barcelona since August 2004. The long haired Spaniard is by far the best defender in the football arena. His power and strength make him the cream of the crop, earning a rightful position on this list.

6. Kaka

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, famous as Kaká, is a Brazilian soccer player currently giving services to the Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. The magnificent midfielder is also a part of the squad of Brazilian national team. Kaka signed his first professional contract with São Paulo Football Club, at a mere age of fifteen only.

Just a few years back, Kaka would have earned the top position on this list. However, the injuries have hindered Brazilian maestro’s performances and he hasn’t been able to justify his price tag at Real Madrid, for bringing him from Italy to Spain in 2009. Kaka has a long way of arduous endeavors inorder to get back in the old form again.

5. Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Benjamin Sneijder, was born on the ninth of June 1984  and is a Netherland's professional football player. He is currently playing for Italian Serie A club, Internazionale as an attacking midfielder. The epitome of brilliance has earned a number of accolades to his honour, including the Johan Cruijff Award for Young Player of the Year, in Netherlands.

Sneijder’s best attributes include his ability to net goals from the free kicks and his flawless positioning on the pitch. The Dutchman has played a vital role in Holland's pursuit to win the World Cup final in South Africa, only being stopped by the Spanish giants. If he continues to outshine all by his outstanding performances, surely Sneijder can become the world’s ultimate number one.

4. Xavi Hernandez

Xavier Hernández i Creus is a professional soccer player from Terrassa, Spain. This Spaniard has played for FC Barcelona throughout his professional career, as a midfielder. He happens to be one of the three greatest players of Barcelona, (with Iniesta and Messi being the other two) thereby completing the divine Spanish trinity.

Xavi is regarded by many as the best midfielder and the greatest play-maker in the world. He has a plethora of laurels to his name including the Man of the match of 2009 Champions League Final match and the Player of the Tournament at the 2008 UEFA Euro by UEFA. Having been capped 99 times for the Spanish national team, Xavi has played a pivotal role in leading the club to victories a number of times.

Article Continued In Part 3 of World Football: Ten Grandiose Players Ever to Honour Football



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