The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Article

A total of 186 articles have been written by The Mastermind since the last set of nominees were revealed back in 2016. Narrowing 186 articles down to just two was no easy task, but these are the two that The Mastermind believes best represents what the site is all about. These are the nominees for Best Article as part of the 2017 Mastermind Awards.



The Mastermind has been compiling lists of the Top 100 Footballers in the world since 2012 and the method gets better and better with every passing year. This year’s most popular feature, Top 100 Footballers has garnered much respect among fans of football around the world and continues to bring back readers year after year. In the 2016-17 version, Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm made their final appearances after being featured on every single list since its incarnation; newcomers such as Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Kylian Mbappe-Lottin and Ander Herrera appeared in high numbers; and Lionel Messi continued his unbeatable streak at the top of the pack. This is a must read for all football fans.

See the article -> OFFICIAL: Top 100 Footballers 2016-17

Paulo Dybala: Juventus’ Crowned Jewel 

There was about a month of UEFA Champions League action where Juventus’ Paulo Dybala was unstoppable and could not put a foot wrong. The Argentinean striker was in incredible form and led The Old Lady all the way to the Champions League final, where they ultimately lost to Real Madrid. Around that time, The Mastermind just could not help but fall in love with the silky striker who seemingly just could not stop scoring, and decided to write about all that Dybala had accomplished at the age of just 23. The article takes a deep-dive look into the style of play, ambidexterity and versatility of Paulo Dybala, his signature celebration – the Dybalamask, as well as comparing him to his compatriot Lionel Messi as well as other stars to burst onto the scene in recent years such as Antoine Griezmann. If you’re a fan of football, Juventus or just follow the happenings of TheMastermindSite casually, this is definitely worth a read.

See the article -> Paulo Dybala: Juventus’ Crowned Jewel

So there it is! The nominees for Best Article written by The Mastermind. Like what you read? Subscribe for more and make sure to be back here on December 5th to begin voting for all the awards! See you soon!

♥ = The Mastermind‘s choice for each award category.






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