If there was any company that could claim to hold the last say on the best footballer's in the world it's Opta Stats.
The number-crunching company have teamed up with Football Observatory to take into account all different sorts of performance metrics to completely eradicate subjective attributes.
Looking at every player in the top five league's across Europe, they have come up with a list of 50 - 10 for each position - of the best performing players from the first half of the season.
Unsurprisingly, Bayern Munich players dominate the list with seven players featuring.
A lacklustre Manchester United only have one player, Wayne Rooney, in the top 50 while Premier League leaders Arsenal also only have one, Aaron Ramsey.
Keep your eye out for Premier League players - there aren't many of them.
Click through to see the comprehensive list of players.
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