2020 was a strange year for everyone in the world, not just footballers. But the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we haven’t gotten as much football as we might have done otherwise. That said, there were still plenty of matches played across the year, and some surprise performers and performances along the way. As always, TheMastermindSite.com will now count down the top 100 male footballers in the world for the year. This list takes into account a player’s form in 2020 as its primary mechanism, with reputation, difficulty of league, club and national team success each playing a secondary role. So with that in mind, here is TheMastermindSite’s Top 100 Male Footballers in the World for 2020 (20-1).
In his first season at the club, Hans-Dieter Flick has seamlessly achieved success with Bayern Munich in stunning fashion, reaching the Champions League final for the club's first time since Jupp Heynckes was at the helm in 2012-13. The former Bayern player achieved widescale success as Germany's assistant coach, even winning the World Cup as Joachim Low's assistant in 2014. With all his experience at international management, Flick has now taken his former side to new heights, creating the most exciting Bayern Munich team since the days of Ribery and Robben. In the 2019-20 Bundesliga season, Bayern won 26 of their 34 games, scored 100 goals in the process and won the league by 13 points over arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund. In the Champions League, they've fared arguably even better, winning all 10 of their games and scoring 42 goals in the process. That's right, they've averaged over 4 goals per game in the toughest competition in club football this season. So, as we prepare for Sunday's 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Final, here is a Tactical Analysis of Hans-Dieter 'Hansi' Flick's Bayern Munich.
It’s almost the end of the year, so it’s only fitting that we count down the top 100 footballers of 2019. Check out the start of the list (30-21) below.
For more on what goes into determining The Mastermind’s Top 100 of 2018 click here. For (100-81) click here! For (80-61) click here! Enjoy! 60. Thibaut Courtois Thibaut Courtois was fantastic at the 2018 World Cup and probably the best goalkeeper at the tournament. FIFA thought so anyway, and awarded him the Golden Glove and a spot on the … Continue reading Top 100 Footballers In The World 2018 (60-41)
Following Germany's win at the UEFA Euro U-21 tournament in Poland and Deutschland's B+ squad taking home the 2017 Confederations Cup, the future certainly looks bright for Joachim Low's team. Youngsters and rising stars were on fire at both tournaments and were able to make a claim for the full national team at the tournament … Continue reading Predicting Germany’s Euro 2020 Squad
The German Bundesliga has been very queit so far this January transfer window with many clubs still enjoying their Christmas break. But perhaps Bayern Munich may have just got the ball rolling in what will probably lead to a chain of signings from around the league as Carlo Ancelotti's side have now signed two of … Continue reading Welcome to Borussia Dortmund in 2 Years – Sule and Rudy Sign For Bayern Munich
Finally being able to watch the UEFA Champions League in full this week, has inspired me to do a Team of the Week for this week in the world's greatest club tournament. As per usual in a typical UEFA Champions League group stage phase weeks, there were several blowout victories. However, this week's Team of the … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Team of the Week Gameweek 3
It's crazy how many young players have risen to the top of the game in such a short amount of time in only the past few years. There have been so many young players rising up to the starting elevens of their teams in 2016 without any degree of difficulty at all that this may … Continue reading Top 15 Under-21 Footballers With The Biggest Potential 2016-17
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris arguably had the best goalkeeping performance of the tournament so far at such a crucial time as he kept the ball out of the net despite constant pressure from the German players. Lloris made 5 stunning saves to keep Germany out. One of those saves, from the head of Joshua Kimmich was … Continue reading Euro 2016 Semi Finals Team of the Week