Monday, July 25, 2011

INFTH Top 100: Numbers 9 and 10 Serigo Busquets- Fifty percent of the top ten is made up of Barcelona players, and who could fault that, if anything they are surprisingly under represented.

The best team in the world, boasting the best midfield in the world and Sergio Busquets... the anchor of that very midfield. Without Busquet's hard work in front of the back four, Xavi and Iniesta would be unable to work their magic- he is definitely under appreciated, but definitely the most effective defensive midfielder in the world.

A two time European champion, a World Cup winner and a constant presence at the heart of World football's most accomplished team, Sergio Busquets has it all, and he's not even twenty-five yet.

Like so many of his Barcelona teammates, Busquets has won virtually everything on offer over the period of only a couple years; guaranteeing the Spaniard a place in the pantheon of great holding midfield players.

9. Radamel Falcao- We ran out of superlatives to describe this player long before his goal sealed the Europa League for Porto; Falcao is just that good.

A marksman with the unerring gift to arrive at the right place at the right time, Radamel Falcao was one of the most potent attacking threats in Europe last season. Thriving off crosses whipped into the center, the Colombian scored thirty-nine goals in all competitions, including a record eighteen in Europe.

A treble winner with Porto, Falcao will likely be the man most credited for Porto's achievements last year, he was simply deadly in both league and Europa League, a terror to even the best of defenders.

After seeing manager Andre Villas Boas depart for Chelsea, it initially looked as though Falcao had his heart set on a move to England, however, using their legendary bargaining prowess, Porto somehow managed to convince him to re-sign.

Next season, Falcao will represent Porto in the Champions League, as the treble winners look to prove themselves on the highest of stages. Crucial to their advancement in the competition will be the form of Falcao- a man who has proved on more than one occasion that he has an eye for goal...

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