CaughtOffside 100 Ideal Gamers Of 2014 – Messi And Ronaldo Struggle With Globe Cup Winners For Leading Place

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Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel MEssiThe extremely greatest of the earlier twelve months.

Well that is it for yet another year of football as 2014 draws to a near and 2015 beckons and over the earlier twelve months we have seen some wonderful spectacles and successes all through the sport.

Germany had been topped globe champions once again as they lifted the trophy at the 2014 Planet Cup in Brazil after some stunning performances that incorporated beating the hosts an unparalleled seven-1 in the semi-finals.

Real Madrid also produced background as they last but not least accomplished ‘La Decima’ by profitable the Champions League (or European Cup as it was known before) for a record 10th time, as well as adding a Copa del Rey achievement to their haul for 2013/fourteen.

Remaining in Spain and Atletico Madrid broke the stranglehold of their metropolis rivals and FC Barcelona by turning into the 1st crew outdoors of El Clasico to get La Liga in in excess of a 10 years.

Relocating throughout Europe and Bayern Munich gained the Bundesliga with a file 7 matches to spare as they ongoing to assert their authority domestically, whilst each Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus retained the Ligue one and Serie A titles respectively.

In the Premier League a tense finish at some point saw Manchester Metropolis operate out as winners for the 2nd time in 3 a long time, beating Liverpool to best spot regardless of the truth the Reds reached a document aim tally for a season.

See right here CaughtOffside picks out our 100 best players of 2014. Appreciate.

Pedro Barcelona

a hundred. Pedro, FC Barcelona and Spain

Hugo Lloris Tottenham

ninety nine. Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur and France

Luiz Adriano Shakhtar Donetsk

98. Luiz Adriano, Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil

Roberto Firmino hoffenheim

ninety seven. Roberto Firmino, Hoffenheim and Brazil

Leonardo Bonucci Juventus

96. Leonardo Bonucci, Juventus and Italy

Marco Verratti PSG

95. Marco Veratti, Paris Saint-Germain and Italy

Ricardo Rodriguez Wolfsburg

ninety four. Ricardo Rodriguez, Wolfsburg and Switzerland

Hakan Calhanoglu Bayer Leverkusen

ninety three. Hakan Calhanoglu, Hamburg/Bayer Leverkusen and Turkey

jose callejon napoli

ninety two. Jose Callejon, Napoli and Spain

Thiago Motta PSG

ninety one. Thiago Motta, Paris Saint-Germain and Italy

Vincent Enyeama Nigeria

ninety. Vincent Enyeama, Lille and Nigeria

Wilfried Bony Swansea City

89. Wilfried Bony, Swansea Town and Ivory Coastline

Miroslav Klose Germany

88. Miroslav Klose, Lazio and Germany

Yacine Brahimi Porto

87. Yacince Brahimi, Granada, FC Porto and Algeria

Memphis Depay PSV

86. Memphis Depay, PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands

Gervinho Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire

85. Gervinho, AS Roma and Ivory Coast

Kevin de Bruyne Wolfsburg

84. Kevin de Bruyne, Wolfsburg and Belgium

Dani Alves Barcelona

83. Dani Alves, FC Barcelona and Brazil

Claudio Bravo Barcelona

eighty two. Claudio Bravo, Real Sociedad/FC Barcelona and Chile

Marcelo Real Madrid

81. Marcelo, Genuine Madrid and Brazil

Daley Blind Manchester United

80. Daley Blind, Ajax/Manchester United and Netherlands

Edin Dzeko Manchester City

79. Edin Dzeko, Manchester Town and Bosnia &amp Herzegovina

Mehdi Benatia Bayern Munich

seventy eight. Mehdi Benatia, AS Roma/Bayern Munich and Morocco

Juanfran Atletico Madrid

77. Juanfran, Atletico Madrid and Spain

Edinson Cavani PSG Paris Saint-Germain

seventy six. Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain and Uruguay

Oscar Chelsea

75. Oscar, Chelsea and Brazil

Iker Casillas Real Madrid

seventy four. Iker Casillas, Actual Madrid and Spain

Mario Mandzukic Atletico Madrid

73. Mario Mandzukic, Bayern Munich/Atletico Madrid and Croatia

Robin Van Persie Manchester United

seventy two. Robin van Persie, Manchester United and Netherlands

Steven Gerrard Liverpool Everton goal

seventy one. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool and England

Xavi Hernandez FC Barcelona

70. Xavi, FC Barcelona and Spain

Gonzalo Higuain Napoli

69. Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli and Argentina

Giogio Chiellini Juventus

68. Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus and Italy

Raphael Varane Real Madrid France

67. Raphael Varane, Real Madrid and France

Blaise Matuidi PSG

66. Blaise Matuidi, Paris Saint-Germain and France

Antonio di Natale Udinese

sixty five. Antonio di Natale, Udinese

Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

sixty four. Antoine Griezmann, Real Sociedad/Atletico Madrid and France

Daniele de Rossi AS Roma

sixty three. Daniele de Rossi, AS Roma and Italy

Ivan Rakitic Barcelona

62. Ivan Rakitic, Sevilla/FC Barcelona and Croatia

Jackson Martinez Porto

sixty one. Jackson Martinez, FC Porto and Colombia

David de Gea Manchester United

sixty. David de Gea, Manchester United and Spain

Wayne Rooney Manchester United Arsenal

fifty nine. Wayne Rooney, Manchester United and England

Arda Turan Atletico Madrid

fifty eight. Arda Turan, Atletico Madrid and Turkey

Raheem Sterling Liverpool

fifty seven. Raheem Sterling, Liverpool and England

Miralem Pjanic Roma

fifty six. Miralem Pjanic, AS Roma and Bosnia &amp Herzegovina

Mesut Ozil Germany

55. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal and Germany

Gianluigi Buffon Juventus

fifty four. Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus and Italy

Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea

fifty three. Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea advert Spain

Miranda Atletico Madrid

fifty two. Miranda, Atletico Madrid and Brazil

Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

fifty one. Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool and England

Gabi Atletico

50. Gabi, Atletico Madrid and Spain

Juan Cuadrado Fiorentina

49. Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina and Colombia

Pablo Zabaleta Manchester City

48. Pablo Zabaleta, Manchester Metropolis and Argentina

David Alaba Bayern Munich

47. David Alaba, Bayern Munich and Austria

Gary Cahill Chelsea

46. Gary Cahill, Chelsea and England

Koke Atletico Madrid

forty five. Koke, Atletico Madrid and Spain

Andrea Pirlo Juventus

44. Andrea Pirlo, Juventus and Italy

John Terry Chelsea

43. John Terry, Chelsea

Francesco Totti Roma

forty two. Francesco Totti, AS Roma

Nemanja Matic

forty one. Nemanja Matic, Chelsea and Serbia

Paul Pogba Juventus

40. Paul Pogba, Juventus and France

Xabi Alonso Bayern Munich

39. Xabi Alonso, Real Madrid/Bayern Munich and Spain

Arturo Vidal Juventus

38. Arturo Vidal, Juventus and Chile

Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich

37. Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund/Bayern Munich and Poland

Carlos Tevez Juventus

36. Carlos Tevez, Juventus and Argentina

Andres Iniesta FC Barcelona

35. Andres Iniesta, FC Barcelona and Spain

David Silva Man City

34. David Silva, Manchester City and Spain

Yaya Toure Manchester City

33. Yaya Toure, Manchester Town and Ivory Coastline

Luka Modric Real Madrid

32. Luka Modric, Genuine Madrid and Croatia

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

31. Alexis Sanchez, FC Barcelona/Arsenal and Chile

Sergio Busquets Barcelona

thirty. Sergio Busquets, FC Barcelona and Spain

Diego Godin Atletico Madrid Goal

29. Diego Godin, Atletico Madrid and Uruguay

Thiago Silva PSG

28. Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil

Javier Mascherano Barcelona

27. Javier Mascherano, FC Barcelona and Argentina

Mats Hummels Germany

26. Mats Hummels, Borussia Dortmund and Germany

Vincent Kompany Manchester City

twenty five. Vincent Kompany, Manchester City and Belgium

Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich

24. Jerome Boateng, Bayern Munich and Germany

Sergio Ramos Real Madrid

23. Sergio Ramos, Actual Madrid and Spain

Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund

22. Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund and Germany

Franck Ribery Bayern Munich

21. Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich and France

Mario Gotze Bayern Munich Roma

twenty. Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich and Germany

Eden Hazard Chelsea

19. Eden Hazard, Chelsea and Belgium

Thibaut Courtois Chelsea

18. Thibaut Courtois, Atletico Madrid/Chelsea and Belgium

Karim Benzema Real Madrid

seventeen. Karim Benzema, Genuine Madrid and France

Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich

16. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern Munich and Germany

Toni Kroos Real Madrid

fifteen. Toni Kroos, Bayern Munich/Actual Madrid and Germany

James Rodriguez Real Madrid

14. James Rodriguez, AS Monaco/Real Madrid and Colombia

Sergio Aguero Manchester City

thirteen. Sergio Aguero, Manchester City and Argentina

Angel Di Maria Man Utd

twelve. Angel di Maria, Genuine Madrid/Manchester United and Argentina

Diego Costa Chelsea

eleven. Diego Costa, Atletico Madrid/Chelsea and Spain

Gareth Bale Real Madrid

ten. Gareth Bale, Actual Madrid and Wales

Thomas Muller Germany

nine. Thomas Muller, Bayern Munich and Germany

Neymar

8. Neymar, FC Barcelona and Brazil

Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain and Sweden

Arjen Robben Bayern Munich

6. Arjen Robben, Bayern Munich and Netherlands

Luis Suarez Barcelona

5. Luis Suarez, Liverpool/FC Barcelona and Uruguay

Lionel Messi Barcelona

4. Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona and Argentina

Philipp Lahm Bayern Munich

3. Philipp Lahm, Bayern Munich and Germany

Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich

two. Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich and Germany

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Genuine Madrid and Portugal