3. Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos is a maestro who dictates the way Real Madrid play the game. He is an absolute monster in the midfield and helped Real Madrid complete the Champions League three-peat in what was one of the biggest achievements in football history. His insane passing range mixed with his vision and set-piece abilities make him one of the best passers of the ball. He usually plays as a deep-lying playmaker who doesn’t shy away from taking long range shots, and he often finds the net too. Real Madrid were lucky to get him as he made the most dominant midfield trio in football in recent years, alongside Casemiro and Luka Modric. In the 2020-21 season, he had an insane 93.6% pass completion rate in La Liga and provided 12 assists in all competitions.
2. Lionel Messi
Is there anything in the world this man cannot do? He scores, he dribbles, he provides assists, he crosses, he does everything there is to do on the pitch. The little magician drops Ballon d’Or-worthy performances season after season. He is undoubtedly the best free-kick taker in the world as he scored 8 free-kick goals in La Liga in the last two seasons. Messi also recorded 21 assists in the 2019-20 season and had 9 assists in the 2020-21 season. He also created 22 big chances in the 2020-21 season, making him one of the best passers in the world.
1. Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is not only the best passer of the ball in recent times, but also he is one of the most dominant players in the world currently. The Belgian international is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and he often wins matches for Manchester City on his own. He is a perfect midfielder who can perfectly play through balls for the front line, can give inch-perfect crosses and can provide exceptional passes to his teammates. He provided 12 assists in the Premier League in the 2020-21 season with a pass completion of 82%. Kevin De Bruyne is undoubtedly the best passer of the ball in world football at the moment.