Hello everyone! It has come to my attention that I did not get my Top 5 list right for this article! Allow me to correct that with this update. A dynamic winger is so vital to his teams success. Their ability to beat their man, deliver crosses, and score goals is absolutely necessary. Every player in this list is capable of winning a match all on their own but when paired with other top quality players, they can be absolutely lethal! Without further ado here is my Top 5 Wingers in the World!
#5- Raheem Sterling, RW, Manchester City* (Edited, Former Pick: Gareth Bale, RW, Real Madrid)
At #5, beating out the likes of Gareth Bale and fellow teammate Leroy Sane is the rapid Englishman, Raheem Sterling. His pace paired with his dribbling abilities make him an absolute nightmare for opposing fullbacks. Pep Guardiola has been the perfect manager for Sterling in his young career. Pep has pushed him to new heights in his game and made him a dynamic, goalscoring threat. He was one of the best players in the Premier League this season and absolutely deserves to take Gareth Bale’s place on this list
#4- Kylian Mbappe, RW, PSG
The French phenom himself, Kylian Mbappe earns his place on this list. Although he isn’t number one, there is plenty to show that he will be someday. Mbappe is blazing fast and has the dribbling skills to absolutely ruin opponents. He has already won a World Cup with France and is helping lead PSG through Ligue 1. Dynamic on the ball and a great person off the field, Kylian has proven he belongs with the best. If you want to read more about Mbappe you can find another article I have written on him here.
#3- Mohamed Salah, RW, Liverpool
The “Egyptian Messi” checks in at #3 on my personal Top 5 List. Salah has been electric since joining Liverpool last season. He has already scored 50 goals in Premier League matches for the club and was the leading scorer in the league last season. Salah has the style of pace and skill that makes him a constant threat when he touches the ball. That technical talent paired with his goal scoring capabilities make him absolutely deadly. In all honesty it was so difficult to choose the top 3 for this list. No disrespect to Salah for landing at number 3, he is fantastic and may be number one for someone else! That’s the beauty of these list, it’s all opinion!
#2- Eden Hazard, LW, Chelsea
As a Chelsea fan, I sat and stared at my screen for so long debating whether or not to put Hazard at number one. As you can tell, I didn’t do that. Eden has been absolutely fantastic this season. He already has 12 goals and 10 assists in the Premier League and has easily been Chelsea’s best player. His pace and dribbling are almost other worldly. People have compared him to Messi and although I don’t think he is that good, the skill set he has is very similar. The Belgian is a great passer and is also calm in front of goal and from the penalty spot which is shown in his 12 goals this year. If his incredible form keeps up, I may not be able to put him at #2 for much longer.
#1- Neymar, LW, PSG
Crowning the list of best wingers is the Brazilian star, Neymar. The other wingers on this list are all incredibly talented with their combination of speed and skill, but Neymar takes the cake. The man is like a human blur of speed all while having the ball glued to his foot. It isn’t uncommon for the Brazilian to just flick the ball over his opponent’s head and fly past him. Neymar is an immense talent and deserves the number one spot on this list.