Football has been around for a long time, and 2022 brought up some of the best football players around. In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at just some of the best football players around the world in 2022. 

Who are the Best Football Players in 2022?

Robert Lewandowski

One of the best players in the world is Robert Lewandowski. This Polish-born legend spent 8 seasons at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga appearing over 250 times for the club and scoring 238 goals. Coming runner-up in the last few ballon d’Or, makes Robert Lewandowski one of the best in the world, continuing his career currently at Barcelona in the La Liga. 

Mohammed Salah

Liverpool-giant Mohammed Salah has been at the club since 2017 and has played many games and scored lots of brilliant goals for the club. Helping Liverpool to club fame winning the 3x trophies in 2022 and has won golden boot several times for the club. With a new contract signed, we’re sure Liverpool will love and cherish Salah for years and seasons to come. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Sui! One of the most famous footballers in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is not only famous but is now back at the club where his big career started. Playing for Manchester United, Ronaldo has been around the world playing for clubs such as Juventus, Real Madrid, and his home country of Portugal. This footballer is not only world-class and delivers some of the best football years on year, but he’s also the most decorated footballer around – making him one of the best on this list.

Lionel Messi

Another world-class footballer who will live in the legacy of a legend for millions of football players. Lionel Messi is the big-time Argentinian footballer who has taken the world by storm when moving from his small club to Barcelona in 2003 and worked his way through the teams of Barcelona before playing over 17 seasons at Barcelona appearing in over 520 matches and scoring 474 goals for the club, leading them to victory in  La Liga several times. This legend has also won 8 Ballon d’Or’s in his career and may win more with his seasons at PSG. 

Manuel Neuer

The only goalkeeper on our list today is Manual Neuer. This Bundesliga, German-born goalkeeper has been with Bayern Munich since 2011 playing over 11 Seasons and appearing in over 320 games for the club. He’s kept hundreds of clean sheets making him one of the best goalkeepers year on year. We think he’ll hold this spot for a while, but who knows what the future holds for goalkeeping!

Karim Benzema

Disputed King of La Liga, the French legend Karim Benzema is known for scoring goals. This Real Madrid legend has been there for several seasons and has scored over 300 goals for the club since joining, and has been runner-up for several years in a row for the Ballon d’Or making him one of the best footballers around. 

N’Golo Kante

Small but powerful, N’Golo Kante is one of the best midfielders in the world with a high work ethic and incredible pace and the ability to control the ball and find the pass. Arguably helping Chelsea win several titles, N’golo Kante is still one of the best players in the Premier League and is continuing to amaze people around the globe with his footballing ability. We think that Kante will go on to win several awards for his ethics both on and off the pitch.

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City is known for buying young, cheap players and turning them into the world-class footballers they’re all known to be. Kevin De Breyune is nothing short of that, coming from Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, this world-class playmaker is simply the best in the world. With his amazing ability to pass and play the ball to any position needed, to his legendary free kicks and set pieces – KDB is the Belgian wanted by many teams for his ability, making him one of the best footballers in the world. 

Kylian Mbappe

A new youngster on the scene who is full of potential is PSG’s new striker – Kylian Mbpappe. This tall, pacey and strong striker is known for making powerful runs through defenders with his ball ability and can score the best of goals. Combined with his upfront trio of Messi, and Neymar Jr – there’s no question that Kylian Mbpappe will become one of the best footballers in the world, and score many goals with PSG until he moves away – should he ever! 

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland known as the Nordic Viking is one of the strongest and upcoming best players in the world. Although he’s only 20 at the time of writing, Erling Haaland is known best for scoring powerful, and incredible goals. Starting his career in Norway before moving to  Borrusia Dortmund where he helped them achieve number 2 in the league for 3 seasons, this goal-scoring monster is nothing short of the best. We think Erling Haaland will go on to win Golden boots, and maybe even the Ballon d’Or with Manchester City – his new club. 

Neymar Jr

Often overlooked in the teams he’s played in, Neymar Jr is one of the best footballers to ever grace the earth. Starting his career back in his hometown of Brazil for Santos, major clubs such as Barcelona, Juventus and eventually PSG wanted him to play for their legendary clubs. Neymar can slot into any role you want him to, but with his rapid pace and unbelievable dribbling ability – there’s no reason PSG love to play him on the wing. We’re sure that Neymar will continue to impress for years to come! 

Where can you watch the best Football Players?

Watching the best football players in the world means you’ll need to look across the globe for streaming services unless you want to watch them in person! Services such as Sky Sports and BT Sports have access to the English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and more. 

Not only that but if you’re looking to place bets on the best football players in the world, why not check out our football betting guide here and learn everything you need to learn about placing the bets on them!


Overall, 2022 has been a great time for football and we expect to see huge development from the players above and some of the newest players coming into the scene.