The Top 25 Midfielders In World Football Right Now Have Been Ranked
Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich has been named the best midfielder in world football ahead of Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
The 25-year-old Germany international has followed in the footsteps of former Bayern captain Philipp Lahm by transitioning from a full-back into a defensive midfielder.
And Kimmich has continued to demonstrate his versatility and consistency with Bayern as the defending German champions captured a treble last season.
FootballCritic compiled the rankings based on its 'algorithm,' with the Bayern star coming out on top with a 95 overall rating.
De Bruyne, who is considered by many fans as the best midfielder in the world, finished behind Kimmich with a 92 rating.
Posted below are FootballCritic's 25 best midfielders in world football right now.
25. Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla): 83 rating
24. Casemiro (Real Madrid): 83 rating
23. Declan Rice (West Ham United): 83 rating
22. Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain): 84 rating
21. Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo): 84 rating
20. Fabian Ruiz (Napoli): 84 rating
19. Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese): 84 rating
18. Franck Kessie (AC Milan): 84 rating
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17. Rodri (Manchester City): 84 rating
16. David Silva (Real Sociedad): 84 rating
15. Thomas Partey (Arsenal): 85 rating
14. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool): 85 rating
13. Dani Parejo (Villarreal): 85 rating
12. Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid): 85 rating
11. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain): 86 rating
10. Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Monchengladbach): 86 rating
9. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid): 86 rating
8. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia): 87 rating
7. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona): 87 rating
6. Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund): 87 rating
5. Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan): 88 rating
4. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich): 89 rating
3. Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool): 92 rating
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 92 rating
1. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich): 95 rating
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