Messi’s start to the season has been fiery and he appears determined to accomplish his major goal.
portugal's all time top scorer will enjoy having world's attention
Haaland's main competitor for the title of 'best player in the world' is without a doubt Kylian Mbappe. The top three players on this list are all 29 and older, paving the way for the Frenchman to dominate for years to come.
Kylian Mbappé - France
The Polish icon boasts a well-balanced portfolio of pace, strength and technical ability, and his movement in the box is sublime. His positioning is always on point and there's no-one you'd rather trust in a one-on-one situation.
Robert Lewandowski - Poland
He is the best football crosser in Premier League history, with some of the most outrageous passes you're ever likely to see
Kevin De Bruyne -Belgium
Kane has scored comfortably more than 20 goals in every season in which he has played more than 30 Premier League games for Tottenham
Harry Kane (Tottenham) -England
He may not boast the all-round game that many above him in this list have developed, but there are few better players in the world at picking the ball up out wide and driving across – or into – the box at speed.
He didn't just make this list because of his 27 goals in 32 La Liga games last season; he also had four back-to-back 20-goal seasons prior to this one, along with a slew of assists, demonstrating his work rate, selflessness, and influence in determining Madrid's success.
Karim Benzema - France
Our list is based on a number of factors. We considered short-term form, but particularly strong or weak 2021/22 seasons were often overlooked, so that players with a long history of incredible performances aren't pushed down at the first opportunity.