Football is the most popular sport of the world and its recognition is rising day by day. It has the most popular and successful players and strikers among all the other sports. It is played by over 210 countries in the world and watched by Billions of people. There are numerous national and international players who have been recognized as the top ranked football players in the World. They are not ranked on the basis of their performance in a particular game or match but overall performance, demonstration of skills and achievements. In this article we will introduce you to top 20 ranked football players in April 2022 which will provide you with recently curated data of their performance. So let’s find out who are these football celebrities who have won everyone’s heart in April 2022.
1. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is the greatest and most popular footballer in the world and he undoubtedly ranked first on this list as well. There are very few people who do not know Lionel Messi as he has become a global personality. The Argentine player has also become the highest paid and Richest Footballer. He plays as forward for Paris Saint-Germain where he is number 30. The best Footballer has several records and awards to his name including FIFA World player of the year, 2009, The Best FIFA Men’s Player, 2019 and many more. Apart from this, he has won the Ballon d’Or award seven times.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Here comes the legend of the football game. Cristiano is a Portuguese player who are usually known for their legendary gaming skills. Cristiano and Lionel Messi have been dominating the game for over decades and continue to do so. Ronaldo is a professional football player who is widely famous. Just like Messi, he also plays as forward but for Manchester United where his number is 07. Ronaldo has various awards to his name including FIFA World player of the year, 2008 and the best FIFA Men’s player 2016, 2017. Apart from this he is also awarded with the FIFA Ballon d’Or five times.
3. Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is a French football player who is currently playing for Real Madrid as a striker. Real Madrid is one of the most successful Football teams in the world and Kareem is one of the most successful football players. This is not the first list he is included in. He has also become one of the richest footballers. Apart from that he has a lot of other records to his name including Bravo Award, 2008, French Cup Top Scorer: 2007-2008, Ligue 1 top scorer: 2007-08 and many more.
4. Robert Lewandowski
One of the most successful strikers in the world, Robert Lewandowski is a polish footballer. He is currently playing for Bayern Munich as a striker. He is known for his techniques, playmaking and finishing skills. Before joining Bayern Munich, one of the most successful teams he has played for teams like Poland U21, Poland and Poland U19.
5. Kylian Mbappe
Another popular and successful footballer from Paris Saint Germain has also made it to the list of top 20 ranked footballers of April 2022. Currently, the French player is playing at forward position for PSG. He is originally from Paris, France and has been a part of its various national teams including France 19, France and France U17. Another significant thing is that he is the second most expensive footballer.
6. Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian football player who has ranked 6th among the top 20 footballers in April 2022. He is a professional player who is currently playing as a forward for team Liverpool where his number is 11.
7. Riyad Mahrez
Looks like French players are determined to dominate this list of top 20 ranked footballers as Riyad Mahrej is also a French footballer after Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe, who has secured 7th place in the list. He is a winger from Manchester City and has team number 26 for Jersey where he has played for teams including Leicester City, Algeria and Le Havre II.
8. Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin is a professional football player who has been playing as a part of Manchester City. There he plays as a midfielder and his number in Manchester City is currently 17.
9. Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland is a popular football star from England, the city who invented football. Haaland plays as a striker and currently he is a part of Borussia Dortmund which is one of the most successful Football teams of England. His team number is 09. Before becoming a part of Borussia Dortmund, Haaland has played for teams like Bryne, Bryne 2, Red Bull Salzburg and Molde 2.
10. Harry Kane
Harry kane has been placed at 10th place in the list. He is also one of the most successful strikers of the world. Currently, the international English player is playing as a striker for team Tottenham Hotspur.
11. Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold is an English international player who is currently a part of Premier league club Liverpool where he plays as a right back. Originally from England, Trent was a part of the team when Liverpool won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA club World Cup.
12. Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich is a German Professional football player who is currently playing as a part of Bayern Munich, one of the most successful and expensive Football clubs in the world. He is a midfielder and right back player in the team with the number 06.
13. Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku is a popular professional Footballer from Belgium. He plays in Leagues as a striker and showcases his skills. Currently, he is playing for Chelsea as a striker where his team number is 09.
14. Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is ranked 14th top footballer in April 2022. He is a professional football player from Spain. He plays as a striker and currently he is playing as a part of the Spanish club Atletico Madrid where his team number is 09. Apart from this he has also been a part of the teams including Urreta, Nacinol and Artiga de Salto.
15. Luka Modric
Top 15th footballer of April 2022 list, Luka Modric is a croatian football player who was born in Yugoslavia that has been segmented into several parts. He plays as a midfielder and currently he is playing for Real Madrid where number for him is 10. Other than Real Madrid, he has also been a part of the teams such as Zrinjski Mostar, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Zapresic, and Dinamo Zagreb.
16. Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller is a popular German football player of club Bundesliga where he plays for Bayern Munich. His current team number is not 25.
17. Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk is a Dutch footballer who plays the game of football as a centre back and currently he is playing for premier league club Liverpool where his team number is 04. There he has played for teams including Celtic, Southampton, Liverpool and Groningen.
18. Bruno Fernandes
Portuguese players are the legend of this game and Ronaldo is an undebated example for this. But another example is here for you and as Bruno Fernandes is an attacking midfielder and currently playing for Manchester United. He is playing for the team as an attacking midfielder with jersey number 28.
19. Jan Oblack
Jan Oblack is a Slovenian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper in the game. Currently he is playing for Spanish club Atletico Madrid as a goalkeeper. He has also been the captain of Slovenian and National teams once. His number in Atletico Madrid is 13 and the clubs he has played for include Olhanese, Beira-Mar, Olimpija Ljubljana, Benfica, Rio Ave and many more.
20. Serge Gnabry
Serge is the German professional footballer who plays the game as a winger. He plays for the team Bayern Munich where his number is 07. Currently , he is playing for teams Arsenal, Werder Bremen, West Bromwich Albion, 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich.