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The Top 10 Footballers In Europe Have Been Revealed

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The Top 10 Footballers In Europe Have Been Revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo has shockingly missed out on a place in the top 30 players in Europe, according to the CIES Football Observatory.

The Juventus superstar, 34, enjoyed a superb start to life in Italy as the Old Lady captured the Italian Super Cup and Serie A title last season.

And Ronaldo also added more silverware to his illustrious playing career as Portugal won the inaugural Nations League title in the summer.

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But the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star only managed to score an index ranking of 332, leaving him in 31st place in Europe.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi came out on top of the pile as he secured a whopping 401 index score.

And Ajax star Hakim Ziyech surprisingly managed to beat Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe to second place.

Posted below are the top 10 overall rankings from CIES.

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10. Andy Robertson (Liverpool): 353 index

9. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 354 index

8. Ciro Immobile (Lazio): 355 index

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7. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig): 357 index

6. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain): 358 index

5. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain): 360 index

4. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City): 362 index

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3. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): 366 index

2. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax): 377 index

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 401 index

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Messi broke the deadlock with fierce rival Ronaldo for most Ballon d'Or wins as he scooped his record-breaking sixth award earlier this month.

And the 32-year-old Argentine star was also named the highest-scoring forward in CIES' rankings for individual positions.

Posted below are the top three players in each position.

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Goalkeepers

1. (Tied) Mikhail Kerzhakov (Zenit Saint Petersburg): 309 index

1. (Tied) Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain): 309 index

1. (Tied) Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus): 309 index

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Centre-backs

3. Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers): 331 index

2. Joel Veltman (Ajax): 336 index

1. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool): 350 index

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Full-backs

3. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): 335 index

2. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City): 336 index

1. Andy Robertson (Liverpool): 348 index

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Midfielders

3. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona): 338 index

2. Papu Gomez (Atalanta): 344 index

1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 353 index

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Forwards

3. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain): 367 index

2. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax): 373 index

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 422 index

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