Countries That Produced Star Players In The Past Three Years - Matchora

Countries That Produced Star Players In The Past Three Years

When we talk of the best teams in the world, you’ll notice that one can almost make a wild guess and mention one of the first ten. Why is it so easy to identify which football club is the best in their league, or which national team is the best in their continent?

The best teams in the world are made up of quality players. Players that stand out from the crowd of normalcy in the sporting world; players that give extra time, dedication and have sharpened their skills to bring their team to the very top. These fine players are sometimes forged by their club teams (where they spend more time playing) than their national teams; and in turn, they raise their teams to victory.

We look at the star players that have been produced in the past three years in the top leagues.

NB: We used player ratings from Sofascore to compile this list and focused only on the major football leagues.

 

English Premier League 

The EPL is arguably the most watched football league in the world. Famous for the quality of players, it has produced countless football stars the world has ever seen.  A great percentage of the world’s best players once played in this league.

The 2016/17 season saw Chelsea take a triumphant lead to become the championships. Followed by Tottenham, then Manchester City placing third and Liverpool seating on the bottom top at fourth place.

The stars of the season were;

 

2016/2017 

 

Alexis Sanchez Chile Arsenal
Eden Hazard Belgium Chelsea
Paul Pogba France Manchester United
Harry Kane England Tottenham

 

 

The next season 2017/18 was a blast for Manchester City who ended with a hundred points to their credit. Scoring more goals and becoming the championships with their unfriendly neighbour Manchester United trailing behind to come second place leaving Tottenham and Liverpool with the third and fourth position.

Star players of the season 2017/18:

2017/2018

 

Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester United
Eden Hazard Belgium Chelsea
Sergio Aguero Argentina Manchester City
Mohamed Salah Egypt Liverpool

 

 

Spanish LaLiga

 

When you talk about world-class football, you’ll definitely mention Spanish football. Spain has a collection of the best footballers you can imagine. The 2016/17 season witnessed the La Liga champions Real Madrid topping the table with their big-time rival Barcelona coming second place and their neighbour Athletico Madrid placing third leaving the fourth and bottom qualifying space for Sevilla.

Star players of the season 2016/17:

 

2016/17

 

Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona
Neymar Brazil Barcelona
Toni Kroos Germany Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid

 

 

The 2017/18 season saw a dramatic turn with Barcelona earning their place as champions followed by Athletico Madrid on second place position, with Real Madrid having a staggering third place on the table.

The stars of the 2017/18 Season:

2017/18

Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid
Toni Kroos Germany Real Madrid
Dani Pajero Spain Valencia

 

Italian Seria A

The 2016/17 season saw Juventus lift the trophy with Roma coming second place leaving the third position for Napoli.

Star players of the season 2016/17:

2016/17

 

Alejandro Gomez Argentina Atalanta
Lornzo Insigne Italy Napoli
Edin Dzeko Bosnia & Hezegovania Roma
Dries Mertens Belgium Napoli

 

Last season 2017/18, Juventus proved the champions they are and retained the trophy, Napoli taking second place and Roma dropping to a third position and Inter Milan taking the fourth position space to qualify for the champions league.

Star players of the season 2017/18:

2017/18

Luis Alberto Spain Lazio
Alejandro Gomez Argentina Atalanta
Paul Dybala Argentina Juventus
Lorenzo Insigne Italy Napoli

 

 

Germany Bundesliga

The 2016/17 season saw Bayern Munich taking the tournament trophy with L.B Leipzig coming second, Dortmund and Hoffenheim taking the third place.

Star players of the season:

2016/17

Thiago Alcantara Spain Bayern Munich
Arjan Robben Netherlands Bayern Munich
Max Kruse Germany Werder Bremen
Robert Lewandowski Poland Bayern Munich

 

Last season 2017/18, Bayern Munich, maintained their championship reign. Schalke 04 came up strong taking the second position leaving Hoffenheim on third place seating and Dortmund at fourth.

Star players of the season:

 

2017/18

James Rodriguez Argentina Bayern Munich
Arturo Vidal Chile Bayern Munich
Joshua Kimmich Germany Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski Poland Bayern Munich

 

 

French Ligue 1

In the 2016/17 season,  AS Monaco took up the championship title leaving their strong rival, PSG in the second position and Nice taking third to qualify for the champions league.

Star players of the season 2016/17:

 

2016/17

 

 

Thiago Silva Brazil PSG
Marco Verratti Italy PSG
Loic Perrin France Saint Etienne
Alexandre Lacazette France Lyon

 

Last season 2017/18 season witnessed PSG taking back their acclaimed right by becoming the champion leaving AS Monaco and Lyon with the second and third position.

 

Star players of the season 2017/18:

2017/18

 

 

Neymar Brazil PSG
Dimitri Payet France Marseille
Florian Thauvin France Marseille
Nail Fekit France Lyon

 

 

Conclusion

France had the highest number of players appearing on this list, closely followed by Argentina and then a tie between Germany and Spain. Perhaps this was the reason France presented a solid squad in the just concluded FIFA 2018 World Cup.

 

 

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