3. Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos has arguably taken his game to new heights ever since he made the switch to Madrid from Bayern Munich. Calm, composed and always assured on the ball, Kroos is the conductor in the midfield who pulls the strings for the Spanish giants. He was the pillar of Madrid’s five trophy venture in 2017-18. The German is the epitome of unbelievable consistency and class.
Toni Kroos excels at having one of the best passing accuracies in the world. This is despite the fact that he is the hub of Real Madrid’s creativity, constantly playing long balls across the pitch and taking risks with the ball. He is, without a doubt, one of the best midfielders in the world right now.
2. Joshua Kimmich
The German can play as a full-back, a number eight, or a creative 10. The 26-year-old German international has followed in the footsteps of former Bayern captain Philipp Lahm by transitioning from a full-back into a defensive midfielder. He is one of the best players in the world in his position. The partnership of him and Leon Goretzka in the center of midfield for Bayern is probably the world’s best.
1. Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne isn’t the best footballer in the world, but he’s arguably the most complete. Creative, powerful, skillful, and dynamic, the Manchester City man can pass, shoot, dribble, tackle and cross – and all with either foot. His vision for passes while also being able to snap out a goal from nowhere indeed makes him the best midfielder in the world.
The Belgian contributes in every phase of the game; he has the technical ability of a luxury player without being anything like a luxury. He was the star man in Manchester City’s record-breaking title triumph in 2017-18. De Bruyne was also voted the ‘Premier League Player of the Season for the 2019-2020 season. He was one of the best Belgium players in Euro 2020, where his team reached the last 8.