Any football fan knows that you can’t determine who the best football players are based solely on goals scored or saves made; establishing who the top ten football players are requires so much more than that. Additionally, comparing a forward to a defender or a midfielder to a goalkeeper would be like comparing apples to oranges – although they are all football players, there are particular expectations that are based on their position, making football players in different positions difficult to compare. However, no matter what position they play, football players can be distinguished by their ability, potential and form, which are what make them legendary and deserving of worldwide recognition in the beautiful game of football. This is the criteria that CaughtOffside uses twice a year to establish the top 100 players who are currently active in both professional and national football.
Being in the top 10 of this esteemed list requires exceptional talent, and staying in the top 10 deserves admiration. For the 2012 season, the top 10 footballers according to CaughtOffside were (in descending order): Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Robin Van Persie, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero, Neymar and Mesut Ozil. Each of these players are noted for an ability that sets them apart from the tough competition and the top six footballers of the list have held onto their top spots since the last time that the survey was compiled; however, a nod goes to the tenth spot occupier Mesut Ozil, who moved up 21 spots to round out the top 10 list.
The extraordinary ability that each of these football players have is captured in the Best Players I in vector digital art prints. Created by the Brazilian graphic artist and football fan Lucas Felipe, a dynamic vectorized graphic of each of these exceptional top football players highlights the reason why they deserve a spot in CaughtOffside’s top ten football players list for the 2012 season. Go ahead and affirm your appreciation for these footballers and show your ultimate love of football. See Felipe’s unbelievable digital artwork in “Best Players I in Vector”!
See the list in the order they appear here and browse through the remainder of Felipe’s eye catching artwork.