7: Mesut Ozil | Germany
This one is a bitter debate between Ozil and captain fantastic Phillip Lahm, but the Arsenal man get's the nod purely on his unique ability to create goals.
Germany have arguably the best man-for-man squad in the world, but the former Real Madrid star is still their most crucial figure.
He can pick a pass through the eye of a needle, add flavour to a midfield already bursting at the seems with world-class attackers, and contribute goals against the very best sides.
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