A naturally left-footed player is a rare and valuable thing in football.Their services are in high demand and any coach looking to strike a balance in their formation will plug them in at left-mid straight away. Left footed players in right midfield can cut inside and be deadly in front of the goal. When they cut inside, they will be on their stronger foot and can leave their defenders wrong footed. In this article we are going to have a look at top 12 best left footed players in the world.
Here are the 12 best left footed players in the world
12. James Rodriguez
Although naturally left-footed, James has shown ambidexterity in his dribbling and style of play. He is very good even while taking long shots. His goal scoring abilities were a highlight of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is also an accurate free kick taker, and a goal threat from anywhere on the pitch.
11. Angel di Maria
The Argentine winger can destroy any attack with his dribbling and has the ability to float deadly crosses with his left foot. He can play as either a winger or attacking midfielder. He has rejuvenated himself after joining PSG in 2015.
Di María is an agile, creative and highly technical player as well as great pace, stamina and acceleration, attributes which allow him to beat players easily in one-on-one situations. He is also gifted with excellent vision, set-piece delivery, passing, and crossing ability, which allow him to function effectively as a playmaker and as an assist provider, although he is also capable of scoring goals himself.
Brazil international Marcelo has been at Real Madrid since 2007 and has since been a starter for most of his career making over 400 appearances. Marcelo was brought in as a replacement for the legendary Roberto Carlos, and he didn’t disappoint.
He is frequently compared to Roberto Carlos, who himself said Marcelo was his heir, the world’s best left back and that “Marcelo possesses a better technical ability than me”.
9. Paulo Dybala
One of the hottest prospects in the world football, Dybala has been one of the important players for Juventus for the past couple of seasons. With Ronaldo joining him at Juventus, we hope, it will only improve the Argentinian.
The Argentine star is capable both of creating chances for teammates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision, passing, link-up play, and ability to drop deep and play off of other players, as well as his powerful and accurate ball-striking ability from both inside and outside the area.
8. Mesut Ozil
The star Gunner is one of the smartest left-footed footballer in the world, relying more on accuracy than power .Ozil is a quick, creative and technical player, He excels in an advanced playmaking role, as a winger on either flank, or as an attacking midfielder through the centre of the pitch.
He possesses excellent vision and great passing skills. He is equally good while dribbling and shows tremendous ball control. Ozil joined Arsenal in 2013 and has been a crucial member in 3 FA Cup wins.