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 next section of the list (80-71) below.
Borussia Dortmund have been flying high in 2018-19, losing just one Bundesliga match so far this season. Their impressive form under Lucien Favre has set up an intriguing battle for the title, especially given Bayern Munich's six season title-winning streak. Niko Kovac's Bayern Munich have had a roller coaster of a campaign so far, but … Continue reading Dortmund vs. Bayern, The Most Intriguing Bundesliga Title Race in Years
Every time a World Cup rolls around, new stars seem to be born instantly. The 2018 World Cup in Russia was no different as players like Harry Maguire, Jordan Pickford, Ivan Perisic and Lucas Hernandez announced themselves on the world stage. That being said, the World Cup was only a very small portion of 2018. What really matters in determining the best footballers on the planet for the year is all about how a player performed primarily for their club in a variety of different league, cup and international cup competitions. How they fared for their country is secondary, while their overall reputation as one of the best in the world also plays a very important role. But without further ado, here is the first batch of the Top 100 Footballers of the Year for 2018 starting with numbers 100-81.
TOP 100 FOOTBALLERS 2016-17 40-21 40. David De Gea Although it wasn't his best season, David De Gea still did enough to earn the respect of his fellow professionals and earn a fourth PFA Team of the Year selection. Of his four TOTY selections, this was by far his weakest season, with Jose Mourinho even … Continue reading OFFICIAL: Top 100 Footballers 2016-17 (40-21)
The Bundesliga is back for another season and the opening round of fixtures were highly entertaining and included goals galore as always! This is the first ever German Bundesliga Team of the Week on The Mastermind! Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno Bernd Leno may have conceded 2 goals against Borussia Monchengladbach and may not have been able to … Continue reading German Bundesliga Team of the Week Gameweek 1
The German Bundesliga's opening day went exactly as planned for Bayern Munich as they were able to get off to a flying start and easily win 6-0 over an absolutely terrible Werder Bremen side. Carlo Ancelotti's side were quick in getting off the mark as in the ninth minute, after completely dominating nearly 100% of … Continue reading Clinical Bayern, German Bundesliga Opening Day Bayern Munich 6-0 Werder Bremen
The wait is over! The Top 100 Footballers in the World of Football for 2015-16 is finally here! From world beaters like Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez and Neymar to rising stars like Mahrez, Kante, Vardy and Payet, this is The Mastermind's official Top 100 Footballers in the World list and it's bigger and better than any … Continue reading OFFICIAL: Top 100 Footballers End of Season 2015-16
On Saturday, UEFA Euro 2016's knockout stages will kick off as sixteen teams square off for a chance to play in the quarter finals. With a lopsided bracket in which France, Germany, Spain and Italy are all on one side, while Croatia, Wales and Belgium are the strongest of the teams on the other side, anything can … Continue reading Euro 2016: Round of 16 Predictions