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10 Soccer Stars Looking To Dethrone Ronaldo And Messi

These days, the sport of soccer is bigger than ever. Players of today are faster and more technically adept than before. There are also a slew of (very) young players turning the game upside down with

These days, the sport of soccer is bigger than ever. Players of today are faster and more technically adept than before. There are also a slew of (very) young players turning the game upside down with their amazing ability. Soccer is even getting bigger in the United States, and when the richest nation on Earth starts to pay full attention to the world’s most popular game, you can be sure that money is going to start flooding in. At this point in time, the most recognizable faces of soccer are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. There is no doubt that these two players are brilliant ambassadors of the game, but there are several talented players on their heels trying to nab the top spot. Here are ten of them below.

10 Anthony Martial

via theguardian.com

9 Thomas Muller

via soccer-infos.com

8 Robert Lewandowski

via arsenalupdates.sportsblog.com

7 Eden Hazard

via metro.co.uk

6 Gareth Bale

via walesonline.co.uk

5 Raheem Sterling

via standard.co.uk

4 Jesus Corona

via siempre889.com

3 James Rodriguez

via usatoday.com

2 Paul Pogba

via ibtimes.co.uk

1 Neymar

via sportskeeda.com

Neymar is one of the current soccer prodigies on the scene who is destined to be a super star for many more years to come. He’s only 23-yrs-old and he has already been on the scene for several years as one of the top forwards and wingers in the world. He is the captain of the Brazilian national team and he’s also one of the biggest stars of Barcelona, one of the most influential football clubs in the world. According to Forbes, his yearly salary is $31 million and he has huge endorsement deals that earn him tons of cash every year. In the years coming, Neymar might surpass Messi or Ronaldo in terms of popularity and influence.

 

Sources:  espnfc.us, mirror.co.uk, forbes.com, fifa.com

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