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).
Much has been made about Liverpool's start to the season, and a lot of the discussions have centered around Jurgen Klopp's team not being what they used to be, regardless of the injuries they've suffered. The fact of the matter is that the Reds have been better than any other side in the league this season. Liverpool have lost just a single game so far this season, although it was an absolute thrashing against Aston Villa. They've scored 36 goals in 14 games, and currently hold the best goal differential of all teams in the league. Perhaps most crucially, the performances have been good, even despite their injury woes, and they've been able to give young players a chance to perform in the side. For a side that some would say haven't been brilliant this season, Liverpool very well might be on their way to becoming champions again this season. With that, here is a Tactical Analysis of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in 2020-21.
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 (10-1) below.
The final list of the Top 100 Footballers of 2018 numbers 20-1 - featuring World Cup winner N'Golo Kante, Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric and a battle between Ronaldo and Messi for first prize!
It took twenty-three matches, but Pep Guardiola and Manchester City's stunning unbeaten run has finally come to an end at the hands of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. It's a bit ironic that Guardiola's side were beaten by his old, rival manager Jurgen Klopp, the man who less ironically has more wins against him than any other … Continue reading Manchester City’s Unbeaten Run Ends; Liverpool’s Defensive Problems Persist
What a season it has been so far in the 2016-17 Premier League season. We've seen records be broken, new players hit the ground running and one spectacular team completely storm over all others. This is the Team of the Season Halfway Through 2016-17 in the English Premier League! Enjoy! Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford Team of … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Season Halfway Through 2016-17
What an enthralling month of action it was in the 2016-17 English Premier League. In the month of November we saw a Sunderland side that looked down and out for the first ten games of the season win 2 on the spin and finally look like Premier League quality again, Crystal Palace slump towards the … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Month: November 2016
Manchester United enjoyed a fine evening as they continue to sit top of the table after cruising past Southampton in a 2-0 win. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was absolutely on top of his game as he fired in both of United's goals but every other United player also had a role to play as Southampton slumped to … Continue reading Manchester United vs. Southampton Review