Top 5 Best Midfielders in the world 2022

Best Midfielders In The World 2022: The midfielder is that player on whom an entire team pivots. That footballer who manages to unite defense and attack, making the whole team play and bringing balance to the game.

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Top 5 best Midfielders in the world 2022

Best Midfielders In The World 2022

For this, it is necessary to have a series of essential virtues: vision of the game, management of game times, quality (reception and pass), ball handling … We come with a list that brings together the best midfielders in the world today.

How Do We Rank the Best Midfielders in the World?

  • Statistics (% Good Passes Per Game, Assists, Goals, Recovered Balls): 50%.
  • Leadership: 50%.

It’s about pure, creative midfielders. We leave out the defensive midfielders or those who are on the wing. The ranking focuses on media that generate gambling. Both MCs and MCOs are included.

5. Pedri:

Pedri broke into the global elite in a way that only players marked for success do. After arriving as a reinforcement for the subsidiary from Las Palmas, Pedri showed Koeman and the world that he not only had the potential to be a starter at Barcelona, but to become one of the best young players on the planet.

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Currently, Pedri is the main candidate to win the Kopa Trophy for the best young player in the world, as well as being the favorite to win the Golden Boy for his great season at Barcelona, at the EURO and, for now, at the Olympic Games


  • Games: 37
  • Goals: 3
  • Assists: 3
  • Key passes: 1.1
  • Touches: 56.9
  • Passing Success: 40.1 (88%)
  • Dribbles Completed: 0.8 (71%)

HIGHLIGHTS: The little magician of FC Barcelona. A player who remembers Andrés Iniesta and who, with his quality, is winning integers to be considered one of the best. Vision of play, dribbling, quality and creator of danger, what more could you ask for?

4. Toni Kroos:

What happened to Toni Kroos at Real Madrid is no longer a surprise. The German midfielder continues to show that he has a high level and, despite the fact that according to him, his retirement is approaching, he remains at a great level that shows that he could play like this until he is 40 years old.

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The absence of titles at Real Madrid is the only thing that prevents Toni Kroos from being higher in this ranking. Since, last year, the German was the third best midfielder in the world in our ranking.


  • Games: 28
  • Goals: 3
  • Assists: 10
  • Key passes: 2.4
  • Touches: 85.1
  • Passing success: 67.4 (94%)
  • Dribbles completed: 0.6 (89%)

HIGHLIGHTS: The engine of Madrid. Generator of danger and natural plunger with his passes. Superb passing and quality shooting.

3. Frenkie de Jong:

Frenkie de Jong is a player with such marked versatility that, in our opinion, he deserves to be present in two of our midfielder rankings. In the ranking in which we reward the best pivots in the world, the Dutchman also makes an appearance and in a very high position.

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This, above all, because de Jong has played his best season at FC Barcelona and has proven to be the best no matter in what position he plays. For this reason, he is the player who takes the bronze medal from our list.


  • Games: 37
  • Goals: 3
  • Assists: 4
  • Key Passes: 1.3
  • Touches: 86.3
  • Passing Success: 69.2 (92%)
  • Dribbles Completed: 1.6 (87

HIGHLIGHTS: Game creation from the core. A midfielder with a goal, with defensive sacrifice and with a lot of versatility.

2. Marcos Llorente:

The second place in our ranking is for a player who has played a season to remember. This is another Atlético de Madrid player who could perfectly have sat on the throne of first place. Marcos Llorente is the key piece in the Cholo Simeone scheme.

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If we talk about versatility with de Jong, Llorente’s is already a study. This midfielder with the soul of a forward is a total player who has played games as a center back, as a winger, as a pure midfielder, as a pivot and even as a forward in the same campaign. Therefore, added to its excellent statistics, it deserves a high position in the ranking.


  • Games: 37
  • Goals: 12
  • Assists: 11
  • Key passes: 1.2
  • Touches: 50.2
  • Passing Success: 28.4 (85%)
  • Dribbles Completed: 1.1 (59%)

HIGHLIGHTS: After an incredible season, Llorente showed all his potential. Pure midfielder with a lot of goal, the ability to generate danger and finish like an area killer.

1. Kevin De Bruyne, The Best Midfielder in the World

Kevin de Bruyne, without a doubt, is one of the best players on the planet when he is in his prime. This year, despite having missed several duels, he showed that his importance in Premier League champions Manchester City is immeasurable.

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The only blemish on the Belgian’s season, without a doubt, is the painful final loss to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. However, removing that factor, de Bruyne continues to show match by match that he is the best player in his position.


  • Games: 25
  • Goals: 6
  • Assists: 12
  • Key passes: 3.2
  • Touches: 72.6
  • Passing Success: 41.3 (82%)
  • Dribbles Completed: 1.9 (72%)

HIGHLIGHTS: One of the best players in the world. A unique midfielder in his style, with a lot of quality, vision of the game and, above all, with an ease to play and make play never seen before

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