Who is the Best Footballer of This Generation?

Every generation it seems that there are one or two footballers that really make their mark on history, both for their un-matched talent, what they bring to the game and because of some historic moments that they have created themselves (usually in a World Cup). The past generations has seen players such as Pele, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruijf, Diego Armando Maradona, Michel Platini, George Best and Eusebio all rise to stardom and these players are generally considered to be the greatest of all time.

But none of these players played in the 1990’s or the 2000’s, so who are the best from this era? The main contenders, for me, are Zidane and Ronaldo (the Brazillian one, not Cristiano). Of these two I think that Zinedine Zidane (often called ‘Zizou’) just steals it because his career at the top level lasted longer, although Ronaldo was most definitely the best striker of this generation. ข่าวบอล

Another noteworthy choice is Ronaldinho, who up until around 3 years ago was undoubtedly the best player on the planet. Ronaldinho (or ‘Ronny’) had unbelievable control of the football, and seemed to be able to score free-kicks at will. His demise was such a drastic one (similar to Ronaldo’s) that shows how much of the game relies on solid mental attributes and not just physical and technical ones. It is often said that having good ability is the key to being a professional footballer, but having the determination and drive to carry on through any setback is something that is often understated but that is of vital importance to anyone that wants to be the best.

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