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Most Popular Football Players of ESPN version 1-20

leapyguide.com-A top sports media, ESPN has just voted for their best version of the player. Media from the United States (US) has its own opinion of who deserves to rank the best players.

Not only are the factors of excellence in the field and their achievements, the fame of the players off the field, the number of sponsors and the number of followers in social media and search in cyberspace also become another valuation.

Before we see players ranked 1 to 10, here are football players who are ranked 11th to 20th as ESPN's most popular player.

11. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
12. Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
13. Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
14. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
15. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
16. Marcelo Vieira (Real Madrid)
17. Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco)
18. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
19. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)
20. David Luiz (Chelsea)

10.Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is one of the famous football players in England. However, he was only able to rank 10th as a famous player according to a poll organized by ESPN.

It seems very reasonable he was ranked last, the article in the 2016/17 season Rooney is often started the game off the bench and no longer a top choice Jose Mourinho.

But although no longer a top choice, This 31 years old player can still help the Red Devils won three titles this season

9.Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil in the 2016/17 season can be said not quite consistent. He had a brilliant performance at the start of the season, but suddenly faded and unfurled his team had to end the season in fifth position.

As a result of this, the Gunners must be absent in Champions League title for the first time in the last 20 years.

Although Arsenal finally able to close the season with one FA Cup title, Ozil only able to score 12 goals and incised 12 assists in all competitions.

This also seems to make the German player was only ranked ninth in the list of most famous players ESPN version.

8.Alexis Sanchez

The 2016/17 season could have been a bad season for Arsenal, but it did not seem to affect the performance of one of his best players, Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean scored 30 goals and made 13 assists. Even last he also successfully presented the title of champion FA Cup after beating city rivals, Chelsea, Saturday (27/5).

7.James Rodriguez

The 2016/17 season did not seem to be a good season for James Rodriguez . He's having difficulty to enter the starting line-up.

But it does not seem to affect the popularity of players who are now 26 years old, he was ranked seventh player of the famous version of ESPN.

Although often started the game from the bench, he was still able to score 11 goals and incised eight assists.

Did not stop there, players who had strengthened the US Monaco was also just succeeded in presenting the title of La Liga champions and still have the opportunity to add to the collection of trophies if able to achieve victory when meeting Juventus in the final of the Champions League on Sunday (4/6)

6.Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Performance with Manchester United in the 2016/17 season seems to be very unusual,he became an irreplaceable figure in the front line of his team.

Despite his age has entered 35 years, but it seems it did not give any meaningful influence on him. Ibra is still able to score 28 goals and make 10 assists in all competitions.

Unfortunately players who also had time to strengthen Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus this must end the season faster due to injury in the fight counter Anderlecht, 21 April.

5.Gareth Bale

The fifth position is surprisingly occupied by Gareth Bale. Of course ESPN has its own consideration as to why they put the Welshman in that position.

Although in the 2016/17 season he is often smothered by injury, but when he was in a fit condition and trusted to fill one place in the front line of his team, Bale always succeeded in showing maximum performance.

Finally, he helped Real Madrid win the championship title La Liga. Not only that, Bale is also still likely to win the Champions League when his team against Juventus at Millennium Stadium Cardiff on Sunday (4/6) early morning hrs.

Not only successful at club level, Gareth Bale also managed to pass Wales to the Euro 2016 title last, even the country was able to step up to the semifinals before finally lost in the hands of Portugal.

4.Ricardo Kaka

Ricardo Kaka's quality seems to have no doubt. He is known as one of the best players in the world in his time.

Kaka's own name began to steal public attention when he decided to continue his career to Serie A with AC Milan. During his stay in Italy, the Brazilian player was successful playing in 286 games and scored 105 goals.

Now in the 2016/17 season, players who also had time to strengthen Real Madrid was playing with Major League Soccer (MLS) club, Orlando City.


Since moving to Barcelona from Santos, Neymar's name is increasingly flying. Together with two teammates, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, he has always been a top choice in the front line of his team.

Although finally Blaugrana had to settle for ending the season in second position and give up the title of La Liga champion in his eternal rival, Real Madrid, it does not necessarily make Neymar failed to show his best performance.

The Brazilian is able to carve 20 goals and 19 assists throughout the 2016/17 season. Finally, he was successful to bring his team to win Copa del Rey trophy.

2.Lionel Messi

The Quality of Barcelona Superstar, Lionel Messi,absolutely brilliant. He has always been a very dependable figure in the front line of his team since his debut in 2006.

Even in this 2016/17 season, he successfully scored his 500th goal when his team won 3-2 victory contra eternal rival, Real Madrid on 24 April.

In addition to the information, Messi also scored 54 goals in all competitions this season.

Not only managed to offer many trophies for his team, Messi also successfully won various individual awards throughout his career, recorded he has won five times Ballon d'Or.

1.Cristiano Ronaldo

No 1 place is  Real Madrid megastar, Cristiano Ronaldo.

He always succeeded in showing his best performance and become the main choice Zinedine Zidane. This also seems to make the Portuguese player was selected as the most popular player version of ESPN.

Now in the 2016/17 season, Ronaldo was again a figure of highly dependable players, he successfully scored 36 goals and incised 11 assists. Brilliant performance also makes Los Blancos won La Liga title for the first time in the last five years.

The Portuguese player is still likely to add to the collection of goals and present other trophies if able to beat Juventus in the Champions League final which will take place in Cardiff on Sunday (4/6) early morning hrs.