The World’s 100 Best Players – By Country

In the October 2007 edition of the English football Magazine FourFourTwo they have chosen the world’s 100 best players. I’ve given player number one on the list 100 points, player number two 99 points, … Which country has the best players according to the list?

  • 781 England (Gerrard 95, Rooney 93, Scholes 84, Terry 79, Ferdinand 77, Lampard 76, A. Cole 74, Beckham 58, Hargreaves 49, J. Cole 43, Owen 33, G. Neville 16, Carragher 4)
  • 720 Italy (Buffon 92, Cannavaro 91, Pirlo 87, Totti 83, Gattuso 75, Maldini 73, Nesta 65, De Rossi 59, Toni 46, Zambrotta 26, Quagliarella 13, Inzaghi 10)
  • 636 Spain (Villa 82, Casillas 71, Xavi 69, Fabregas 68, Torres 67, Albelda 64, Iniesta 53, Silva 52, Ramos 45, Vicente 31, Puyol 22, Da Silva 12)
  • 584 Brazil (Kaka 100, Ronaldinho 98, Alves 89, Lucio 61, Ronaldo 51, Alex 47, Robinho 42, Diego 39, Ze Roberto 35, Juninho 17, Maicon 3, Pato 2)
  • 432 Argentina (Messi 96, Ayala 85, Riquelme 70, Tevez 57, Crespo 48, Rodriguez 24, D. Milito 15, G. Milito 14, Zanetti 11, Mascherano 7, Aguero 5)
  • 304 Portugal (Ronaldo 99, Deco 78, Carvalho 66, Sabrosa 40, Quaresma 21)
  • 281 France (Henry 97, Malouda 56, Viera 38, Ribery 36, Gallas 34, Nasri 20)
  • 269 Holland (Van Nistelrooy 86, Seedorf 55, Sneijder 50, Robben 41, Van Persie 19, Van der Vaart 18)
  • 156 Germany (Ballack 60, Klose 44, Frings 27, Lahm 25)
  • 118 Czech Republic (Cech 90, Nedved 28)
  • 118 Ivory Coast (Drogba 88, K. Toure 30)
  • 94 Cameroon (Eto’o 94)
  • 89 Sweden (Ibrahimovic 80, Kallstrom 9)
  • 81 Ghana (Essien 81)
  • 77 Serbia (Stankovic 54, Vidic 23)
  • 72 Wales (Giggs 72)
  • 63 Bulgaria (Berbatov 63)
  • 62 Honduras (Suazo 62)
  • 37 Ukraine (Shevchenko 37)
  • 32 Uruguay (Forlan 32)
  • 29 Mali (Kanoute 29)
  • 12 Croatia (Da Silva 12)
  • 8 Romania (Mutu 8 )
  • 6 Mexico (Castillo 6)
  • 1 Japan (Nakamura 1)

Just to repeat FourFourTwo is an English magazine!

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One Response to The World’s 100 Best Players – By Country

  1. Rag says:

    Hmm so England tops, but still the national team is s*it. Not a good job by FourFourTwo..

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