RANKED: The 25 Greatest Soccer Players in the World

25. Luka Modrić



Age: 31
Nationality: Croatian
Team: Real Madrid
Position: Midfielder

Since his move to Real Madrid in 2012, Modrić has established himself as one of the best central midfielders in the world. Modrić is a gifted passer, and when he’s at his best, he takes Real Madrid to another level. His 91-percent pass completion rate was one of the highest in the world for a regular starter a season ago. He has won two Champions League title with Madrid and was named to the UEFA Team of the Year in 2016.

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24. Leonardo Bonucci



Age: 29
Nationality: Italian
Team: Juventus
Position: Defender

In the past six seasons Juventus has dominated Italian football at an unparalleled level, mostly due to the play of their central defenders. Leonardo Bonucci is the perfect Italian center back with his never say die approach and passing ability, which allows Juventus to deploy him in a number of ways. Bonucci has won Serie A six times in his career, five with his current club and helped Juventus to a Champions League final appearance in 2015.

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