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Everton star Alex Iwobi named as world's seventh best playmaker

Ryan Sidle

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Everton star Alex Iwobi named as world's seventh best playmaker

Alex Iwobi has been named as the seventh best playmaker in the world, behind only some of the best players in the world, such as Kevin De Bruyne and Lionel Messi.

Whenever someone makes a list of any sort ranking footballers, there's always going to be a bit of sway of opinion against at least one of the people on that list.

Whether a large group of people are angry that Messi is above Cristiano Ronaldo or that Ronaldo is above Messi, depending on the list, or that people are laughing at the idea that any sports person who plays a sport only America care about can be called the 'G.O.A.T of all sports,' we're never all likely to agree.

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At least few would argue that De Bruyne is the best passer of the ball right now, which is only illuminated by the fact he's got Erling Haaland as a target to pass to.

Both men help boost each others numbers but even before the Norwegian's arrival in Manchester, the Belgian midfielder was considered one of the best players in the world.

The former Chelsea star, who Todd Boehly recently thought came through his club's academy, has been named as the best playmaker in the world, by Four Four Two.

It's not surprise to see Messi, Martin Odegaard and Christian Eriksen make up the top four but Iwobi being the only other Premier League entry at seven may surprise some.

1. Kevin de Bruyne - Manchester City

De Bruyne and Haaland have linked up fantastically. Image: Alamy
De Bruyne and Haaland have linked up fantastically. Image: Alamy

2. Lionel Messi - PSG

3. Martin Odegaard - Arsenal

4. Christian Eriksen - Manchester United

5. Pedri - Barcelona

6. Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich

7. Alex Iwobi - Everton

8. Hakan Calhanoglu - Inter Milan

9. Orkun Kokcu - Feyenoord

10. Enzo La Fee - Lorient

Iwobi's transformation into a central midfielder has transformed him. Image: Alamy
Iwobi's transformation into a central midfielder has transformed him. Image: Alamy

Iwobi started out life as a right winger for Arsenal and has also played most of his time in that position since moving to Goodison Park for around £34 million in 2019.

At times under Carlo Ancelotti he was even playing at right wing back but under Frank Lampard he's been turned into an extremely effective midfielder.

He opened the scoring against Manchester United last weekend, before Erik ten Hag's side turned things around to end the Toffees six game unbeaten run.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Alex Iwobi, Kevin De Bruyne, Lionel Messi, Premier League, Everton

Ryan Sidle
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