Passing is one of the most basic parts of football, but it’s also one of the most important. Great passing makes a team confident going forward and also in getting hold of the game. Good teams become great with the addition of a talented player pulling the strings from midfield. We have tried to rank the best passers in the world right now by checking statistics of the past three seasons, FIFA ratings and opinion of some of the football journos and ex-players.
Here are the 10 best passers in football right now –
10. Ivan Rakitic
The Croatian midfielder has been a vital part of the Barca’s midfield ever since joining the club in 2014. He also played an instrumental role in Croatia’s World Cup journey, where they finished as runners-up. In his first season with Barca, he won the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League.
9. James Rodriguez
Currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, James Rodriguez rose to stardom during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. At the end of the group stage, James was ranked as the best performing player at the tournament by FIFA. His performance led to a massive bid from Real Madrid and he moved from AS Monaco to the Spanish capital for a fee of £63 million. His time at Madrid wasn’t that great as he struggled for playing time but he seems to be enjoying his football now with the Bavarians.
8. Paul Pogba
Manchester United star Paul Pogba is one of the best passers of the game. He played a very important role in France’s World Cup triumph in 2018. His passing range is one of the best. He gets the eighth place on our list of ‘best passers in football right now’.
One of the most talked about footballer, Neymar has all the skill in his arsenal to be considered a top footballer. A great dribbler, exceptional passer, phenomenal scorer etc, Neymar has it all. His move to PSG from Barcelona may have earned him quite a bit of criticism, but there’s no denying his ability with the football.
6. David Silva
The Manchester City magician has been one of the most consistent performing Premier League player for the last 7-8 seasons. He keeps feeding delicious through balls to Manchester City’s attackers. His vision, decision-making on the ball are among the world’s best. He still has a good couple of seasons left in him and Manchester City will be keen to utilise them.