The 10 most exciting players at the World Cup… for now

Yes, meet three of them

Ronaldo Kaka and Messi

Of course, a World Cup can make footballers, break footballers, or simply uncover magnificent attacking talent, and over the next few weeks one or two names will surely be introduced into the global vernacular.

In England terms, this could be the tournament that cements Rooney’s place in history, or even propels Aaron Lennon onto the global stage.

But, for now, the ten most exciting attacking players in South Africa are listed below. Will the list be the same in a couple of months?

Lionel Messi, Argentina

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

Wayne Rooney, England

Andres Iniesta, Spain

Franck Ribery, France

Kaka, Brazil

Arjen Robben, Holland

Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast

Fernando Torres, Spain

Samuel Eto’o, Cameroon

7 responses so far
  • Nick // June 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    no David Villa?

  • j // June 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    it’s a tough list to make, bearing in mind the likes of villa, silva, RVP and Sneijder

  • JoshBurt // June 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    All of the above came into contention. If it were a Top 15, they’d have been there. No doubt.

  • s // June 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm


  • Ronaldinho // June 22, 2010 at 12:40 am

    This should really just say Messi.

  • Rodwell // June 30, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Perhaps this would be a good list of exciting players to watch leading up to the World Cup. Messi, Robben, Kaka, and Iniesta are the only ones on this list that have done anything significant for their team. The rest I’ll admit are World Class but they’ve underperformed in this tournament, including C. Ronaldo who keeps getting undeserved votes for player of the match, for what I can only assume is because he’s popular. I guess the voters aren’t actually watching the games.

    Seriously, no David Villa?

  • Cady // April 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    2yW7ZW Very true! Makes a change to see someone spell it out like that. :)

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