Football is a sport that is incredibly popular and is adored by billions of fans all across the planet. The sport has indeed been one of the most played sports, right up there with basketball and cricket. Teams of two play against each other and they usually consist of 11-18 players in each team. The objective of the game is to kick a ball to your teammates who ultimately try and get the ball to a goalpost, which is guarded by a member of the opposing team.
There are indeed some people who have gained enormous success in this sport; here is a list of some of those people:
- Lionel Messi, age 25, comes in at the top of the list, which was indeed not a surprise. He is an excellent player. His position on the team is ‘forward’, and he plays for Barcelona. His nationality is Argentinean.
- Cristiano Ronaldo at second place, plays for Real Madrid. He is 27 years old and is originally from Portugal. He plays the position of ‘forward’ on the team, same as Messi.
- Xavi who plays the position of ‘midfielder’ is on the Barcelona team, same as Messi. He is from Spain and is 32 years old.
- Andres Iniesta also plays the position of ‘midfielder’ on the Barcelona team. He also is from Spain. He is currently 28 years old.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic is originally from Sweden and plays for PSG as a ‘forward’ and is 31 years old.
- Radamel Falcao also plays the ‘forward’ position, for the Atletico Madrid. He originated from Colombia and is currently 26 years old.
- Robin Van Persie plays the ‘forward’ position for Manchester United. He is from the Netherlands and is 29 years old.
- Andrea Pirlo is from the magnificent land of Italy and is 33 years old. He plays for Juventus as a midfielder.
- Yaya Toure plays for Man City as a midfielder. He is from Ivory Coast and is 27 years old.
- Edinson Cavani is 25 years old and is from Uruguay. He plays for Napoli as a forward, in the team.
- Sergio Aguero plays forward on the Man City team. He originated from Argentina and is 25 years old.
- Iker Casillas plays as a goalkeeper for Real Madrid. He was born in Spain and is 31 years old.
- Neymar surprisingly so far down the list, but a very popular player indeed, plays for Santos as a forward. He is from the beautiful country of Brazil.
- Sergio Busquets plays as a defender as well as a midfielder for the Barcelona team. He is from Spain and is 24 years old.
- Xabi Alonso plays as a midfielder for Real Madrid and is from Spain. He is 31 years old.