Ten footballers have received a belated Christmas present and will be celebrating like never before as they’ve been selected in the Footy Boots list of the 10 Best Players in the World.
Footy Boots HQ has been unlike most offices over the last few days. With most businesses closed for Xmas and New Year, the Footy Boots team was locked away with nothing more than a fridge full of Vimto and a drawer full of last years selection packs to keep them going whilst they debated the Top Ten Players in the World.
The list was compiled based on the following guideline, who would be the first name on your team sheet? The only help is that injuries do not count. OK, on with the list……
The archetypal English centre half. Terry is a natural leader, proven at club and national level.
He’s a strong, powerful player who reads the game well. He also gets his fair share of goals.
John Terry wears: Umbro SX Valor Football Boots
He’s suffered from injuries this term, but Torres is a striker that would play in any team in the world and get goals.
A quick great finisher, Torres is also surprisingly strong for his frame and he has age on his side.
Fernando Torres wears: Nike Total 90 Laser II football boots
Stuffed with style and skill that many would think is impossible of such a big man.
He’s been fulfilling the potential on a regular basis at Inter Milan that he’s previously demonstrated in glimpses.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic wears: Nike Mercurial Vapor SL football boots
Rooney had a relatively quiet season last year, but he looks to be getting back to his best.
Powerful, quick, a work rate to die for and he can score goals from nothing.
Wayne Rooney wears: Nike Total 90 Laser II football boots
The young Spaniard with the mature brain makes Arsenal and Spain tick.
Captain of Arsenal at the tender age of 21, he plays the game like a veteran and is totally in control of his own game. His killer touch and passing can open the most competent of defences.
Cesc Fabregas wears: Nike Tiempo Air Legend II football boots
He’s so good, that Rafa Benitez can slot him in his team anywhere and he produces.
Often relied upon to drag Liverpool through games single handily, Gerrard is a powerhouse with a work rate that puts many to shame.
Strikes a moving ball as good as anyone and a true club captain.
Steven Gerrard wears: Adidas Predator PowerSwerve football boots
Casillas has now edged Petr Cech and Gianluigi Buffon as the world’s greatest No. 1.
Athletic, fearless and with ultra quick reflexes, Casillas helps a struggling Real Madrid get results.
At just 26 years old he could dominate for years.
Iker Casillas wears: Reebok Valde Pro football boots
Kaka epitomises the Brazilian game; Silky smooth with fantastic ball control. Unlike some Brazilians, Kaka is a team player and doesn’t self indulge.
His consistency and loyalty attribute to Kaka being in the top three.
Kaka wears:' Adidas Adipure football boots
He runs very close for the top spot. His phenomenal goal return last year was amazing, but his mind looks to be in Madrid which is why he doesn’t sit top of the pile.
An all rounder, great feet, fast, strong, good in the air and can produce in big games.
Cristiano Ronaldo wears: Nike Mercurial Vapor IV football boots
He’s become the most feared opponent around, just ask the Spanish Primera Liga defenders.
Still just 21 years old, Messi has benefited from the departure of Ronaldinho at Barcelona and is rightly Barca’s main man now.
Simply put, Messi a genius with the ball at his feet, fast and explosive.
Lionel Messi wears:' Adidas F50.9 football boots
Do you agree? Can you come up with a better Top 10? If so drop us a comment below……..