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Best football midfielders in 2021

Thu 30 December 2021 | 5:30

As we are reaching the end of 2021, we want to know that which midfielders did a better job during this year. So stay with us to have a look at the best football midfielders in 2021 and their football career, along with their stats.

As you already know, midfielders are positioned between the defenders and the attackers. Some of them are inclined to the defensive line and their job is to break up the opponents’ attacks, who are defensive midfielders, while others tend to participate in attacking and are attacking midfielders. There are several midfielders in the world of football who are more skillful and participate in both attacking and defending, so they play an important role in their teams.

In total, we can say that the mission of the midfielders is to receive the ball from the defenders and create chances for the forwards, besides helping the team in defending and scoring. In this article today, we have made a list of the

best midfielders in the world in 2021

and want to have a look at their stats and their football career. So stay tuned and join us in the following article.

Top midfielders in the world in 2021  

Without any more words, now it is time to go over the

best football midfielders in 2021

.

Pedri

The first name on our list for the

best football midfielders in 2021

is Pedro Gonzalez Lopez, who is called

Pedri

. Playing for

Barcelona

as an attacking midfielder, this 19-year-old footballer kicked the ball in 37 La Liga matches, 6 Champions League, 6 Copa del Rey, and 2 Supercopa de Espana games in the 2020/21 season with scoring 4 goals and providing 6 assists in total. He has also played in 2 La Liga and 2 UCL matches since the start of the 2021/22 season.

Pedri started playing football at CF Juventud Laguna and in 2018, he moved to UD Las Palmas. In 2019, the senior career of this young player started and a year later, he joined his current club, which is Barcelona.   

Pedri, who is one of the best midfielders in the world in 2021, has won 1 Copa del Rey title with the Catalans. He also achieved a Golden Boy and a Kopa Trophy award in 2021.

Mason Mount

The next name among the best football midfielders in 2021 is Chelsea’s player,

Mason Mount

. This brilliant footballer has kicked the ball in 14 Premier League games, 4 UCL, 2 EFL Cup, and 1 UEFA Super Cup match in the current season, with 7 goals and 4 assists. He also played in 39 league matches, 11 Champions League, 5 FA Cup, and 2 EFL Cup games in the previous season, scoring 9 goals and providing 9 assists.

Mason Mount took his first steps in the world of football at Boarhunt Rovers. He also played for United Services Portsmouth and Chelsea during his junior career. In 2017, the senior career of this English footballer started and he was loaned to Vitesse and Derby County for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. Then he moved back to

Chelsea

and he has been playing for the Blues of London since then.

Mason Mount, who is among the top midfielders in the world in 2021, has won 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 UEFA Super Cup title in his career with Chelsea.

Phil Foden

The next footballer among the

best football midfielders in 2021

is

Phil Foden

, who currently plays for Manchester City. This English midfield played in 28 Premier League games, 13 Champions League, 5 FA Cup, and 4 EFL Cup matches in the 2020/21 season with a total of 16 goals and 10 assists. In the 2021/22 season, he has kicked the ball in 11 league games, 5 UCL, and 2 EFL Cup matches, scoring 6 goals and providing 96 assists.

Foden joined

Manchester City

in 2009 at the age of 8. He grew up with the system of the Citizens and in 2016, his senior career started. This brilliant midfielder has been kicking the ball for this club since he started playing football.

Phil Foden is one of the

top midfielders in the world in 2021

and has won 3 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 4 EFL Cup, and 2 FA Community Shield titles, all of them with Man City.

Nicolo Barella

the next name on our list for the best football midfielders in 2021 is

Inter Milan

’s player,

Nicolo Barella

. This brilliant footballer can play both as a defensive midfielder and an attacking midfielder.

Barella kicked the ball in 36 league matches, 6 UCL, and 4 Coppa Italia games with 3 goals and 13 assists in the previous season. He has also played in 17 Serie A games and 6 Champions League matches with 1 goal and 8 assists since the start of the current season up to now.  

This Italian footballer started playing football at

Cagliari

in 2006 and spent his junior career at this club. In 2015, Barella’s senior career started and he played for Calliari until 2020, except a short time in 2016 that he was loaned to Como and the 2019/20 season that this brilliant midfielder played for Inter Milan under a loan.

In 2020, Barella signed with his current club, Inter Milan and has been playing for the Black and Blues since then. He has won 1 Serie A title with Inter and the Euro 2020 with the national team of Italy.

Ilkay Gundugan  

Ilkay Gundugan

is also among the best football midfielders in 2021. Kicking the ball for Manchester City, this German footballer played in 28 Premier League games, 12 Champions League, 4 FA Cup, and 2 EFL Cup matches in the 2020/21 season, scoring 17 goals and providing 5 assists. He has also 12 played in league matches, 5 UCL, 1 FA Community Shield, and 1 EFL Cup game with 3 goals and 4 assists in the current season.

Gundugan took his first steps in football at SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06 and kicked the ball for Schalke 04, SSV Buer, and VfL Bochum during his junior career. In 2008, the senior career of this German footballer started and he played for Bochum until 2009.

In 2009, Gundogan moved to Nurnberg, where he kicked the ball until 2011. This outstanding footballer then joined

Dortmund

and after 5 years of playing for the Blackyellows, he moved to his current club, which is Man City.

Ilkay Gundogan, who is considered one of the best midfielders in football history, has won 1 Bundesliga title, 1 DFB Pokal, and 1 DFL Super Cup with Borussia Dortmund and 3 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 4 EFL Cup, and 2 FA Community Shield titles with the Citizens.

Jorginho

The next footballer among the best football midfielders in 2021 is

Jorginho

. This brilliant player, who currently kicks the ball for Chelsea, has performed in 15 league games, 5 UCL, and 1 UEFA Super Cup match with 6 goals and 1 assist since the start of the current season. He also played in 28 Premier League games, 12 Champions League, 2 FA Cup, and 1 EFL Cup match with 8 goals and 2 assists in the previous season.

Jorginho started playing football at Hellas Verona, where he spent his junior career. In 2010, his senior career began and he was loaned to Sambonifacese for the 2010/11 season. This brilliant midfielder then moved back to Hellas Verona and played there until 2014.

In 2014, Jorginho signed with Napoli. After 4 years of kicking the ball for this club, this Italian player joined Chelsea. Since 2018, he has been playing for the Blues of London.

Jorginho, who is one of the best midfielders in the world in 2021, has won 1 Coppa Italia and 1 Supercoppa Italiana with

Napoli

, and 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, and 1 UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea.

Bruno Fernandes

The next name on our list for the best football midfielders in 2021 is the Portuguese player,

Bruno Fernandes

. He currently kicks the ball for

Man United

as an attacking midfielder.

In the 2020/21 season, Fernandes played in 37 Premier League matches, 9 Europa League, 6 Champions League, 3 FA Cup, and 3 EFL Cup games, scoring 28 goals and providing 17 assists in total. In the 2021/22 season, he has kicked the ball in 16 league games, 5 UCL, and 1 EFL Cup match with 5 goals and 9 assists.

Bruno Fernandes started playing football at Infesta in 2002 and after 2 seasons, he signed with Boavista, where he played until 2012, except playing for Pasteleira from 2005 until 2010 under a loan.

In 2012, the senior career of this brilliant footballer started as he joined Novara. Fernandes moved to

Udinese

a year later and kicked the ball for them for 3 years. after that, this Portuguese midfielder joined

Sampdoria

, however, after 1 season, Fernandes joined Sporting, where he played until 2020. Then he signed with the Red Devils and is playing for them since then.

Bruno Fernandes has won 1 Taca de Portugal and 2 Taca da Liga titles with Sporting during his football career up to now.

Joshua Kimmich 

Joshua Kimmich

is also among the best football midfielders in 2021. Playing for

Bayern Munich

, this outstanding midfielder is so skillful that he participates in both attacking and defending. This German footballer plays an important role in his team.

Kimmich kicked the ball in 27 Bundesliga games, 7 Champions League, 2 Club World Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 DFB Pokal, 1 DFL Super Cup match with 6 goals and 14 assists in the previous season. He has also played in 11 Bundesliga matches, 4 Champions League, 2 Pokal, and 1 DFL Super Cup game in the current season.

Kimmich took his first steps in the world of football at VfB Bosingen. This German midfielder joined VfB Stuttgart in 2007 and in 2013, his senior career started as he moved to

RB Leipzig

. After 2 seasons, Kimmich joined Bayern Munich.

This outstanding footballer, who is one of the

best midfielders in football history

, has won 6 Bundesliga titles, 3 DFB Pokal, 5 DFL Super Cup, 1 UCL, 1 UEFA Super Cup, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title, all of them with the Bavarians.

N’Golo Kante

The next name among the best football midfielders in 2021 is Chelsea’s player,

N’Golo Kante

. This brilliant footballer played in 30 Premier League matches, 13 UCL, 4 FA Cup, and 1 EFL Cup game with 3 assists in the 2020/21 season. In the 2021/22 season, he has kicked the ball in 8 league games, 2 Champions League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, and 1 EFL Cup match with 2 goals.

Kante started playing football at JS Suresnes in 1999. After 11 years, he moved to Boulogne and in 2012, his senior career started. This French footballer played for Boulogne until 2013 and then joined Caen, where he kicked the ball for 2 seasons.

In 2015, Kante moved to Leicester City but after only 1 season, he joined Chelsea, where he is playing now. This brilliant player has won 1 Premier League title with

Leicester City

and 1 FA Cup, 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 UEFA Super Cup, and 1 Premier League title with Chelsea.

Kevin De Bruyne

The last footballer on our list for the best football midfielders in 2021 is the Belgian player of the Blues of London,

Kevin De Bruyne

. He has played in 12 Premier League games, 5 UCL, and 2 EFL Cup matches with 5 goals and 1 assist in the current season. This brilliant player also kicked the ball in 25 league matches, 8 Champions League, 4 EFL Cup, and 3 FA Cup games with 10 goals and 18 assists.

De Bruyne started playing football at KVV Drongen. He also played for Gent and

Genk

during his junior career. In 2008, the senior career of this outstanding footballer started and he played for Genk until 2012. After that, he signed with Chelsea and was loaned to

Werder Bremen

for the 2012/13 season.

After spending the 2013/14 season, De Bruyne moved to

VfL Wolfsburg

but after 1 season, he joined Man City, his current club.

Kevin De Bruyne, who is one of the best midfielders in football history, has won 1 Belgian Pro League title, 1 Belgian Cup, and 1 Belgian Super Cup with Genk, 1 DFB Pokal and 1 DFL Super Cup with Wolfsburg, 3 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 5 EFL Cup, and 1 FA Community Shield with Manchester City.

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