Who are the Best Players Playing in Less Popular European Leagues?
If you look for best football players in Europe outside the top three leagues, your first stop must be France. Paris Saint Germain is full of exceptional players, but only one is a state-of-the-art – Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Swedish attacker is known for his shots hitting the nets of the opponent’s goal hard, but his words are also sharp and he often doesn’t think through about what he says, which is exactly why he has such a big fanbase. You just can’t be indifferent towards Zlatan, you either love him or hate him, and you have to respect his football skills.
Ibrahimovic is helped by Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani in the offensive phase, and Brazilian center back Thiago Silva is in charge of commanding PSG defense. Silva has developed into one of the most reliable players on the pitch, which is why Laurent Blanc made him the captain of the team. There are some players in other French teams who are among best football players in Europe, such as Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnais, Joao Moutinho of Monaco or Steve Mandanda of Marseille.
In Germany, biggest concentration of quality is in FC Bayern. Their goal is guarded by Manuel Neuer, who is also a goalkeeper for the German national team, and Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski are in charge of scoring goals. Robben has been playing for Bayern for years, Lewandowski is not there that long, but he has showed he knows his way around the pitch. Phillip Lahm is also one of the experienced players and has gained enormous trust from Pep Guardiola, Bayern’s manager.
Borussia Dortmund perhaps doesn’t have as good a team as in the recent years, but Mats Hummels is still the one to watch, as he command their defense in a brilliant way. Dortmund also has an excellent player in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabonese footballer, and Wolfsburg has found a real gem in Bas Dost, who plays for Netherlands national team. One more player from the Netherlands in German Bundesliga that belongs to the best football players in Europe group is Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of Schalke 04.