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FourFourTwo release list of world’s top 100 players for 2016

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Listing the world’s 100 top players is an exceptionally tough job but FourFourTwo, one of the UK’s best selling football magazines, give it a crack every year.

It’s all opinion based so football fans shouldn’t take it too seriously - but they will. It’s inevitable.

There are a few eyebrow-raising entries in FFT’s top 100 this year but it’s a list guaranteed to spark plenty of debate.

For our money, Philippe Coutinho should probably be a little higher in the list after the performances he’s put in for Liverpool and Brazil this year.

Mesut Ozil at No. 20 is perhaps a little generous, but you can’t have too many complaints with the top five.

Let us know what you think of FourFourTwo’s top 100 best players of 2016 list by leaving a comment in the box below.

FourFourTwo's top 100 players of 2016

Here we go...

100. Ousmane Dembele | Borussia Dortmund

99. Petr Cech | Arsenal

98. Blaise Matuidi | PSG

97. Hakim Ziyech | Ajax

96. Joao Mario | Inter Milan

95. Mohamed Salah | AS Roma

94. Ever Banega | Inter Milan

93. Jonas | Benfica

92. Juan Mata | Manchester United

91. Jullian Brandt | Bayer Leverkusen

90. Romelu Lukaku | Everton

89. Kalidou Koulibaly | Napoli

88. Adrien Rabiot | PSG

87. Filipe Luis | Atletico Madrid

86. Santi Cazorla | Arsenal

85. Andrea Barzagli | Juventus

84. Javier Hernandez | Bayer Leverkusen

83. Keylor Navas | Real Madrid

82. Jamie Vardy | Leicester City

81. Hugo Lloris | Tottenham

80. Carlos Bacca | AC Milan

79. Ilkay Gundogan | Man City

78. Kevin Gameiro | Atletico Madrid

77. Samuel Umtiti | Barcelona

76. Marcelo | Real Madrid

75. Dele Alli | Tottenham

74. Roberto Firmino | Liverpool

73. Claudio Marchisio | Juventus

72. Harry Kane | Tottenham

71. Mauro Icardi | Inter Milan

70. Marco Reus | Borussia Dortmund

69. Renato Sanches | Bayern Munich

68. Radja Nainggolan | AS Roma

67. Franck Ribery | Bayern Munich

66. Arjen Robben | Bayern Munich

65. Julian Weigl | Borussia Dortmund

64. Marek Hamsik | Napoli

63. Thibaut Courtois | Chelsea

62. Thiago Silva | PSG

61. Xabi Alonso | Bayern Munich

60. Henrikh Mkhitaryan | Man Utd

59. Raphael Varane | Real Madrid

58. Joshua Kimmich | Bayern Munich

57. Raheem Sterling | Man City

56. Alexandre Lacazette | Lyon

55. Miralem Pjanic | Juventus

54. James Rodriguez | Real Madrid

53. Javier Mascherano | Barcelona

52. Angel Di Maria | PSG

51. Philippe Coutinho | Liverpool

50. Mats Hummels | Bayern Munich

49. Koke | Atletico Madrid

48. Raphael Guerreiro | Borussia Dortmund

47. Paulo Dybala | Juventus

46. Thiago Alcantara | Bayern Munich

45. Pepe | Real Madrid

44. Douglas Costa | Bayern Munich

43. Edinson Cavani | PSG

42. Karim Benzema | Real Madrid

41. Diego Costa | Chelsea

40. Dimitri Payet | West Ham

39. Giorgio Chiellini | Juventus

38. Jan Oblak | Atletico Madrid

37. Riyad Mahrez | Leicester City

36. Arturo Vidal | Bayern Munich

35. Sergio Ramos | Real Madrid

34. Gianluigi Buffon | Juventus

33. Toby Alderweireld | Tottenham

32. David Silva | Man City

31. David de Gea | Man Utd

30. N’Golo Kante | Chelsea

29. Gerard Pique | Barcelona

28. David Alaba | Bayern Munich

27. Eden Hazard | Chelsea

26. Ivan Rakitic | Barcelona

25. Leonardo Bonucci | Juventus

24. Philipp Lahm | Bayern Munich

23. Toni Kroos | Real Madrid

22. Sergio Busquets | Barcelona

21. Diego Godin | Atletico Madrid

20. Mesut Ozil | Arsenal

19. Andres Iniesta | Barcelona

18. Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Man Utd

17. Alexis Sanchez | Arsenal

16. Jerome Boateng | Bayern Munich

15. Gonzalo Higuain | Juventus

14. Paul Pogba | Man Utd

13. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Borussia Dortmund

12. Luka Modric | Real Madrid

11. Thomas Muller | Bayern Munich

10. Manuel Neuer | Bayern Munich

9. Sergio Aguero | Man City

8. Kevin De Bruyne | Man City

7. Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich

6. Gareth Bale | Real Madrid

5. Neymar | Barcelona

4. Antoine Griezmann | Atletico Madrid

3. Luis Suarez | Barcelona

2. Lionel Messi | Barcelona

1. Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid

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