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 10 best left footed players in the world.
The Manchester United star was a key player in the Spanish squad that won both the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2012 European Championships.
A skillful attacking midfielder, Mata is known for his passing and technique. At 5’7″ he has a medium build that further facilitates agile mobility, Mata possesses great vision that allows him to provide assists to accompanying forwards.
Mata is left-footed player but has good right-foot skills to complement his game, he has been one of the best attacking players in the Premier League since his arrival in 2011.
Givanildo Vieira de Sousa or Hulk, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Shanghai SIPG and the Brazil national team, as a forward, though he can also operate as a winger.
A direct powerhouse of a centre or wide forward,he knows his way around the box”. He is strongly built for a footballer and acquired his nickname due to his likeness to the actor Lou Ferrigno who played the Incredible Hulk on the eponymous television show in the 1970s.
James Rodriguez is a Columbian player who currently plays for Real Madrid as an attacking central midfielder or winger. He is commonly ranked as one of the best players of his generation.He is praised for his technique, vision and playmaking skills, and often referred as the successor to his compatriot Carlos Valderrama.
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, where he managed to claim the Golden Boot despite Colombia’s elimination in the quarter finals following a 2–1 loss to Brazil.He is also an accurate free kick taker, and a goal threat from anywhere on the pitch.
12.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.
Austrian left-back,David Alaba is explosive on the pitch.A very versatile player, Alaba has played in a multitude of roles, including central midfield, central defence, right and left-wing, but has since blossomed as a left-back.
With a high attack work rate, he threatens the opposition with his overlapping runs into the box. He shows great pace and dribbling skills. He is good at taking free kicks too. He passes well and has good stamina. Alaba is very good at intercepting the ball. To sum him up, he is a defender who is equally good playing in the midfield.