With attacking play at its very finest in the modern game, the service to the strikers has never been better.
This is largely down to the abundance of quality in the attacking-midfield department. Some believed it would never get better than the days of Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho but the sheer level of quality and the common presence of it matches that generation comprehensively.
Here I assesses the world's best attacking-midfielders, with some honourable mentions for those who just missed out on the top five.
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