Top Midfielders of FIFA 1978-2006

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Good vision, create goal opportunities and score goals – None other than midfielders!

Midfielders play an integral part in a team as they are the ones who, with their passes, create the opportunity to score a goal. Defenders and strikers depend upon the midfielders alot. They need to think strategically and be calm while passing the ball from player to player. Some of the top class midfielders who performed in FIFA Championships from 1978-2006 are:

2006 FIFA World Cup (Germany)

• Ze Roberto (Brazil)
• Ronaldinho (Brazil)
• Zinedine Zidane(France)
• Michael Ballack (Germany)
• Francesco Totti (Italy)
• Luis Figo (Portugal)

2002 FIFA World Cup (Korea/Japan)

• Rivaldo (Brazil)
• Ronaldinho (Brazil)
• Michael Ballack (Germany)
• Claudio Reyna (United States of America)
• Yoo Sang-Chul (Korea)

1998 FIFA World Cup (France)

• Dunga (Brazil)
• Rivaldo (Brazil)

• Michael Laudrup (Denmark)
• Zinedine Zidane (France)
• Edgar Davids (Netherlands)

1994 FIFA World Cup (USA)

• Dunga (Brazil)
• Krasimir Balakov (Bulgaria)
• Gheorghe Hagi (Romania)
• Tomas Brolin (Sweden)

1990 FIFA World Cup (Italy)

• Diego Maradona (Argentina)
• Lothar Mathäus (Germany)
• Dragan Stojković (Yugoslavia)
• Paul Gascoigne (England)

1986 FIFA World Cup (Mexico)

• Jan Ceulemans (Belgium)
• Jean Tigana (France)
• Michel Platini (France)
• Diego Maradona (Argentina)

1982 FIFA World Cup (Spain)

• Zbigniew Boniek (Poland)
• Falcao (Brazil)
• Michel Platini (France)
• Zico (Brazil)

1978 FIFA World Cup (Argentina)

• Dirceu Guimarães(Brazil)
• Teofilo Cubillas (Peru)
• Rob Rensenbrink (Netherlands)

The top notch midfielders have been coming from Brazil and France. Names like Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane have rulled the football world due to their midfielder performance. 2010 FIFA World Cup surely is going to have something for us.

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