Football is a craze and played all over the world so it’s quite a tough job for players to perform well every time. the players are subjected to an intense level of scrutiny regularly. High-pressure situations are simply not for everyone. Some players crumble or ‘choke’ but there are some who relish battling adversity. Let us look at the top 5 Football Players Who Proved Themselves To Be The “Genuine Game Changers!”.
5. Mohammad salah
Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egypt national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed. After his return to Liverpool in 2017 he made a very good impact on the viewers. Mohammed Salah has a habit of delivering in big matches at just the winning shot in just the last few minutes of the match. Salah’s entry into Liverpool transform their attacking side. At a champions league final match against Tottenham hotspur Salah was forced off during the first half it never looked like Liverpool could get a foot in.
But he came back and delivered the next year. Salah scored Liverpool’s opener in the 2018-19 Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur. In 2018, the Egyptian national team needed to win against Congo to qualify for the World Cup. They got a penalty in stoppage time and the stakes couldn’t have been higher. Egypt would qualify for their first-ever World Cup if the ball ended in the back of the net.
Mohamed Salah stepped up and delivered to take Egypt to a memorable victory.
4. N’Golo Kante
N’Golo Kanté is a Chelsea professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for the Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team. Considered by many to be one of the world’s best midfielders, Kanté is widely praised for his work rate and defensive ability.
In the last six years, he has won the World Cup, the Premier League (twice), and the Champions League.
He has also won four consecutive men of the match award for Chelsea. Kante is very hardworking and discipline which helps him in gaining much more strength and speed during critical moments of the match. Kante has won many matches for Chelsea for the habit of delivering at any phase of the match. He has done it in every single game so high-pressure conditions though couldn’t faze him.
3. Sergio Ramos
A famous Spanish professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Spain national team. He most notably played as a center-back for Real Madrid for 16 seasons, whom he captained for six seasons.
Sergio Ramos was said to be one of the best former captains for Real Madrid. He led Real Madrid for three back-to-back European titles from 2016-2018.
Despite being a defender, Ramos has scored two goals in the Champions League finals and also a standout performer for Los Blancos in their famous La Decima triumph, scoring a stoppage-time equalizer in the final.
Ramos has always displayed his warrior spirit and he is quite simply not the man who is going to be intimidated on a football pitch. he is said to be the champion footballer. His defending skills are still now being praised by fans and his team management to a great mentor who can turn around things and help them deliver an attacking side. he is a divisible figure. That’s Why though he is currently 35 years of age he has been offered a contract from Paris Saint-Germain.
2. Lionel Messi
Messi is considered to be a very valuable player for FC Barcelona and too for his home team Argentina. The 34-year-old has achieved a lot of trophies and respect in his entire career. He has won a maximum of 36 trophies for his team which consists of major ( ten Liga titles and four champion league trophies ). Now, recently he also won Copa America glory leading his team Argentina.
He has had an extremely successful club career and finally earned his first major international trophy this past summer.
Argentina desperately needed to win against Nigeria in their final group game. He opened the scoring in that game for La Albiceleste and produced a match-winning performance and many more such moments but this seems to be a favorite and appreciated by the crowd a lot.
He also scored an incredible hat-trick against Ecuador in a must-win World Cup qualifier for Argentina in 2018.
1. Christiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team.
In many matches, you might have observed Ronaldo being calm and silent during the whole match and always finds a suitable moment to deliver under pressure conditions. He foremost never been seen under any pressure. He has scored many comeback goals for his team and won it. Ronaldo has scored a whopping 67 goals and provided 15 assists in 83 Champions League knockout stage games
Christiano has been the top scorer for Real Madrid. He is the player with the most number of goals in Champions League finals with four to his name.
Ronaldo has got a habit of handling pressure so the fan feels fair watching him play on the ground. Ronaldo always thrives in high-pressure conditions.
In one of the matches against Villarreal, he scored a last-minute equalizer for Manchester United against Villarreal when all hope seemed lost. This makes him special and one of the greatest footballers of all time.
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