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5 footballers who could be the next Ronaldo or Messi

There are a lot of good footballers out there right now but only a few have the potential to surpass the respective captains of Portugal and Argentina. Check out these top 5 footballers who could go on to fill Ronaldo and Messi’s big shoes.

1.Virgil Van Dijk

Recently named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018/19, Van Dijk beat out three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo and two-time winner Lionel Messi. Playing as a centre back for Liverpool, the 28-year-old is at the top of his game right now and is expected to build on what he has achieved last season.

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2.Robert Lewandowski

Regarded as one of the best strikers at the moment, Lewandowski is currently the top goalscorer across Europe’s top-five leagues. Not just that, he also currently tops the Champions League goalscoring chart. This season alone, he has already scored 30 goals. Ronaldo and Messi are nowhere close.

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3.Jamie Vardy

The Leicester City forward is a versatile player. He is capable of playing in several attacking positions and also could be used as a winger. So far, he has recorded 17 goals from his 19 appearances in the Premier League this season. Impressive right?

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4.Ciro Immobile

Believe it or not, Immobile is currently outperforming Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A! He has bagged 5 assists and scored 17 goals for Lazio in the Italian top-flight so far. Even Messi hasn’t scored as many goals yet this season.

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5.Sadio Mane

Another Liverpool player on our list, Mane’s talent is indescribable. Danny Blind once praised his ability to score and make sprints. Recently, even Messi voted Mane to be the 2019 Best FIFA Men’s Player!


Reference: Sportkeeda

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