fft100

3

FourFourTwo: Best 100 Players in the World 2016 | December 2, 2016
- Last year’s top 100

11 Real Madrid players made it into this year’s Best 100 players in the World list:
#1
- Cristiano Ronaldo (previous: #2)
#6 - Gareth Bale (previous: #8)
#12 - Luka Modrić (previous: #23)
#23 - Toni Kroos (previous: #28)
#35 - Sergio Ramos (previous: #33)
#41 - Karim Benzema (previous: #36)
#45 - Pepe (previous: not included)
#54 - James Rodriguez (previous: #27)
#59 - Raphaël Varane (previous: #30)
#76 - Marcelo (previous: #71)
#83 - Keylor Navas (previous: #70)

Players who were on last year’s list but not in the 2016 list:
- Danilo (was #77), Isco (was #65)


Other lists…
The Best Goalkeepers in the World in 2016(#7 - Keylor Navas)
- The Best Attackers in Champions League: (#2 Ronaldo, #6 Morata)
- CL’s most effective defensive players : (#6 Marcelo, #9 Ramos, #10 Navas)
- Best Home Nation Players: (#1 Gareth Bale)

9

Borussia Dortmund’s players in FourFourTwo’s Top 100 Players in the World:

94. Lukasz Piszczek

87. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

82. Jakub Blaszczykowski

68. Mats Hummels

66. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

39. Ilkay Gündogan

22. Marco Reus

12. Robert Lewandowski

3

FourFourTwo: Top 100 Players in the World 2015 | December 4, 2015
- List and features

12 Real Madrid players made it into FFT’s Top 100 players in the World list:
#2  - Cristiano Ronaldo (last year: #1)
#8 - Gareth Bale (last year: #5)
#23 - Luka Modrić (last year: #18)
#27 - James Rodriguez (last year: #32)
#28 - Toni Kroos (last year: #14)
#30 - Raphaël Varane (last year: #85)
#33 - Sergio Ramos (last year: #28)
#36 - Karim Benzema (last year: #35)
#65 - Isco Alarcón (last year: #76)
#70 - Keylor Navas (last year: #63)
#71 - Marcelo (last year: #71)
#77 - Danilo (last year: not included)

Last year’s full 100 list

Returning to his boyhood club last season couldn’t have gone any better for the 24-year-old, who took to Jürgen Klopp’s adventurous brand of attacking football like a duck to water. 

When Dortmund need him Reus steps up, as demonstrated by his flawless displays domestically and in Europe last season. With his guile comes goals too - lots of them. And there’s much more to come.

Did you know?

The Dortmund star scored or assisted 25 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances over this period, a tally that only Lewandowski (31) and Kießling (35) beat (Opta).

-FourFourTwo’s Top 100 Players in the World

Without him Dortmund don’t have the firepower to topple Bayern Munich - and that’s the huge worry with a summer move to their Bundesliga rivals seemingly inevitable. 

Second only behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League scoring charts last season, his four first-leg semi-final goals against Real Madrid typified just how vital the Pole really is to Dortmund’s cause.

Did you know?

The Borussia Dortmund striker has bagged 27 Bundesliga goals in this period, more than any other player (Opta).

-FourFourTwo’s Top 100 Players in the World

A revelation in the Bundesliga last season, now ready to challenge for his place with Germany at the World Cup - and he’s still only just 23. 

The creative anchorman was superb for Dortmund in Europe, winning plaudits for his semi-final performances against Real Madrid and scoring from the spot against Bayern in the final. Expect a rise this time next year - the big sharks are circling.

Did you know?

Gundogan had the best passing accuracy of Dortmund’s players in the Bundesliga during the year (95.98%; 1159 of 1348 completed) (Opta).

-FourFourTwo’s Top 100 Players in the World