Best Football Players in 2021

Sports are popular and football is the most popular sport on the planet. It goes without saying that such a popular sport will have fans who will want to spend money betting on it. Sports betting is a hobby that many sports fans indulge in, football fans, in particular. Football attracts a lot of punters, mainly because the sport has matches all throughout the year. Online sports betting has also become prominent and apps are the way to go, the betsafe app being among the better choices.

Sometimes, the players make a huge difference and one player can win or lose the game. 2021 has been a better year for football. Here are the best football players in 2021.

Lionel Messi

Messi is a known quantity at this point, but still manages to do what most football players dream of, to win the Ballon d’Or multiple times, or in his case, seven times. With his seventh victory of the player of the year award, Lionel Messi stands even further above everybody else, the closest player being Cristiano Ronaldo with 5 wins. 

Messi had a tight race this year, notably with Robert Lewandowski, an amazing polish player. Given Messi’s status in the world of football, as well as his performance for Paris Saint-Germain, he still managed to pull through and win the Ballon d’Or once more.

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Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski is one of those names that most people wouldn’t have expected to be at the top of the list for the best player of the year at the start of 2021. However, his prowess and skill has shown this year, leaving him in second place behind Messi, but with only a couple of points behind. 

Lewandowski plays for Bayern Munich, and has scoren 64 goals in 2021. That is 23 goals more than Lionel Messi. That alone makes him a candidate for the player of the year, but other criteria is also included, and Lewandowski has yet to achieve the popularity of Messi.


Jorginho is a good player, but falls short when it comes to the statistics and the success of his team, Chelsea. Chelsea did a lot of work in 2021, but they fell short multiple times, and Jorginho tried his best, but also managed to score 9 goals and have three assists. He won the Euro 2020 with Italy and the Champions League with Chelsea. His victories are many, but comparing his statistics to Messi and Lewandowski and it becomes clear why he is in third place.

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N’Golo Kante

Another Chelsea player and Champions League winner, N’Golo Kante is a great player. Often having trouble with injuries, Kante always finds a way to recover. When he steps onto the pitch, he is a dangerous player, one of the best in his position. His position on the list is fourth, making him another example of what a great football player is.

Football is a sport that evolves but even with that, there are newcomers that try to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, yet they failed in 2021. 2022 should be an amazing year for football fans.