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The Top 25 Midfielders In World Football Right Now Have Been Ranked

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Topics: Leon Goretzka, Football News, Football, Sergio Busquets, Emre Can, Joshua Kimmich, Toni Kroos, Kevin de Bruyne, Thiago Alcantara

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