From Cristiano Ronaldo to Sadio Mane, this article contains the names of the best wingers in the world
In football teams, wingers play a decisive part as they are entrusted with the job to drive the ball forward through the wings. Wingers are normally fast-paced and are good dribblers who cut into the heart of the field from the wings and cross the ball to the centre forward or the striker of the teams. At times, they run straight with the ball to the corner and ply it via a lofty shot into the penalty box, which enhances the scoring chances. In short, it can be claimed that wingers are a prominent part of the team when it comes to building attacks and scoring goals. In European football, numerous wingers are extraordinary but, in this article, we’ve listed the top ones in the world at present.
Sadio Mane- Playing for Liverpool in the Premier League under manager Jurgen Klopp, Sadio Mane in the last few seasons has risen to become one of the best wingers in the world. In the 19/20 season, the winger scored 22 goals from 47 outings and in the present season; he has racked up 12 goals from 34 matches.
Lionel Messi- 33 going to be 34, is he still the best in the world? 29 goals from 37 matches in the ongoing season makes him still the best winger in the world. Over the years, Lionel Messi has proved his mettle on the pitch as a right-winger for club Barcelona.
Jadon Sancho- Aged 20, British player Jadon Sancho is a new kid on the block playing for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Last season, the kid scored 17 goals and 16 assists. This season, 12 goals and 16 assists from 31 matches. The numbers speak a lot about this young lad’s capability.
Raheem Sterling- For Manchester City in the world’s toughest and best football league, Sterling at 26 has scored 13 goals and 10 assists from 38 matches. In the absence of Sergio Aguero last season, he scored over 30 goals across all competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo- Last but not least, the Portuguese football player is still going strong. He may not be the best anymore, but he has certainly got the magic in him. In the ongoing season, the 36-year-old Ronaldo 07 has scored 30 goals and four assists from 34 matches.