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270 Bundesliga Players Take Part In Survey And Over 50% Think Lionel Messi Is The World's Best Player

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270 Bundesliga Players Take Part In Survey And Over 50% Think Lionel Messi Is The World's Best Player

A total of 270 players in the Bundesliga were asked a range of football-related questions in a fascinating survey conducted by German publication Kicker in July.

As you can see in the results below, most of the questions were based from the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign, where champions Bayern Munich romped to the 2019/20 title, losing just four games all season.

But on the whole, this survey gives fans a unique insight into how top-flight footballers view the current world of football.

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Here are the results in full via Kicker.

Best manager in the world?

1. Jurgen Klopp - 74.8%
2. Pep Guardiola - 13%
3. Hansi Flick - 4.8%
4. Julian Nagelsmann - 1.9%
5. Someone and Zidane - both 1.1%

Best player in the world?

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1. Lionel Messi - 54.8%
2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 12.6%
3. Robert Lewandowski - 10.7%
4. Virgil van DIjk - 4.4%
5. Kylian Mbappe - 4.4%

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Best league in the world?

1. Premier League - 74.4%
2. Bundesliga - 17.8%
3. La Liga - 5.6%

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Do you miss national matches

1. No - 52.6%
2. Yes - 34.1%
3. No opinion - 13.3%

Best outfield player in the Bundesliga?

1. Robert Lewandowski - 42.6%

2. Jadon Sancho - 14.1%

3. Joshua Kimmich - 12.2%

4. Thomas Muller - 3.0%

5. Timo Werner - 2.6%

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Best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga?

1. Manuel Neuer - 35.2%

2. Yann Sommer - 23.7%

3. Peter Gulacsi - 10.7%

4. Roman Burke - 7.4%

5. Luka Hradecjy - 4.4%

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Winner among managers in the Bundesliga?

1. Hansi Flick - 61.1%

2. Marco Rose - 14.4%

3. Christian Streich - 5.9%

4. Bruno Labbadia - 5.2%

5. Julian Nagelsmann - 4.1%

Loser among managers in the Bundesliga?

1. Jurgen Klinsmann - 32.6%

2. Florian Kohfeldt - 23.3%

3. Niko Kovac - 17.8%

4. David Wagner - 11.5%

5. Heiko Herrlich - 2.6%

Surprise among players in the Bundesliga?

1. Alphonso Davies - 44.8%
2. Erling Haaland - 18.1%
3. Marcus Thuram - 5.2%
4. Christoph Bamgartner - 3.7%
5. Christopher Nkunku - 3.7%

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Disappointment among players in the Bundesliga?

1. Mario Gotze - 30%
2. Alex Nuebel - 11.5%
3. Saloman Kalou - 5.6%
4. Guido Burgstaller - 4.1%
5. Philippe Coutinho - 3.7%

Surprise among teams in the Bundesliga?

1. SC Freiburg - 44.1%
2. Union Berlin - 32.2%
3. Borrusia Mönchengladbach - 15.2%
4. FC Koln - 1.9%
5. Rest - 6.6%

Disappointment among teams in the Bundesliga?

1. Werder Bremen - 64.8%
2. Schalke 04 - 29.6%
3. Eintracht Frankfurt - 1.5%
4. Hertha Berlin - 1.1%
5. No opinion - 1.9%

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How do you rate the quality of the Bundesliga?

1. Still the same - 48.9%
2. Become better - 42.6%
3. Got worse - 7.8%

Best referee in the Bundesliga?

1. Deniz Aytekin - 43.3%
2. Manuel Graefe - 30.7%
3. Felix Brych - 4.8%

Thoughts on the above survey? Is Lionel Messi the best player in the world? Is Jurgen Klopp the best manager?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football, Bundesliga

Jack Kenmare
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