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THE LIST: The best players in European football - Nos 30-21

24 Mar 2010 17:25:06

THE LIST: The best players in European football - Nos 30-21

Just how good is Wayne Rooney?          HAVE YOUR SAY...     Who is the best player in Europe on current form? The World Cup final are approaching fast and the continent's best players are flexing their muscles on the domestic scene. Wayne Rooney is fizzing for Manchester United but he is not the only player to catch the eye. Who wins your vote for the best player in Europe right now? TELL US WHAT YOU THINK The Manchester United forward is in flying form as the World Cup approaches on the horizon. Red-hotRooney is striking fear into the minds of opponents as the planet's topsides prepare for battle in South Africa this summer. The England star has rightly won plaudits for his phenomenal season at Old Trafford after smashing through the 30-goal barrier. But where does he rank among the continent's top players? In the latest edition of the List, Sportsmail has picked the best 50 stars playing in European football - on current form. And, as always, let us know whether you think we've got it right or wrong by leaving your comments at the bottom of the article. Read Nos 40-3130 Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg) The Bosnian striker's 26 goals helped Wolfsburg to their first ever Bundesliga title last season. And, although his team are off the pace this term, Dzeko has still managed to score another 14 goals. 29 Luis Suarez (Ajax) The Uruguayan international scored another two goals at the weekend as Ajax moved to within four points of Dutch league leaders FC Twente. Suarez's brace takes his tally for the season to a remarkable 41 in 38 appearances. Great goalscorers: Dzeko (left) and Suarez 28 Gerard Pique (Barcelona)After the triple of Spanish Cup, Spanish League and Champions League last season, things continue to improve for Pique. The former Manchester United centre-back, 23, has signed with the Catalans until June 2015 and has a release clause of £180m written in to his contract. World Cup hopefuls: Pique (left) and Lloris 27 Hugo Lloris (Lyon)A relative baby among keepers at 24, but Lloris' reputation seems to grow with every appearance for club and country. This could be a huge season for the stopper as the French League and Champions League are still possibilities, heading into the World Cup with France. 26 Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow)One of players that every major club in Europe is chasing, Krasic, 25, is an attacking right-sided midfielder who has scored four goals as CSKA made it to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in the club's history. Goalscoring threat: Milos Krasic of CSKA Moscow 25 Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen)Leverkusen's striker has been in imperious form all season and, for much of it, the Bundesliga's top goal scorer. He has scored 16 league goals this season and returned to the German national team, just in time for the World Cup. Provider and scorer: Ribery (left) sets them up while Kiessling makes the net bulge 24 Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)A clever playmaker who operates best out on the wing, Ribery has been badly troubled this season with tendinitis in his left knee. But he has still managed 14 appearances this term and is finding form just as the race for domestic and European titles hots up. 23 Frank Lampard (Chelsea) In the topsy-turvy world of Stamford Bridge, Lampard remains a beacon of continuity and stability. A rock in midfield who is four short of enjoying another 20 goal season, for the sixth season running. 22 Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)The Argentina striker has not just found his stride after moving across Manchester last summer - he's positively prospered. Twenty-two strikes make him his club's top scorer, goals which have helped City remain in the hunt for Champions League football during a tumultuous season at Eastlands. Premier League big guns: Lampard (left) and Tevez 21 David Villa (Valencia)An instinctive goal scorer who has bagged another 22 in all competitions already this season. But Villa's debt-ridden club are believed to be prepared to off-load him for anywhere up to £40m this summer. But even an amount of this size will not deter potential suitors. Worth is weight in gold: David Villa The best of the rest of The ListSportsmail'stop 50 Premier League players of the decadeSportsmail'stop 50 last-gasp goals in British footballSportsmail'stop 50 footballers never to play at the World CupSportsmail's top 50 sporting feuds of all timeSportsmail's 50 great sports photographsSportsmail'stop 50 commentators of all timeSportsmail'stop 50 sporting venuesSportsmail'stop 50 performers of the season so farSportsmail'stop 50 all-time managers in BritainSportsmail'stop 50 goal poachersSportsmail'stop 50 footballing traitorsSportsmail'stop 50 FA Cup heroesSportsmail'sgreatest Wembley finals in historySportsmail'stop 50 biggest hitters in cricketSportsmail'stop 50 British & Irish LionsSportsmail'stop 50 Ashes heroes


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