Andres Iniesta

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7 Best Midfielders of the Decade

Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow on November 5, 2014 in...

I should start off by saying that I hope all regular viewers and subscribers are enjoying this series taking a look back over the last decade, of which this is the fifth instalment. If you are new to this series and indeed the channel, I do always recommend watching it from the start (which was the 7 best goalkeepers video), since I laid out my criteria more comprehensively to avoid any confusion in the introduction there. Oh, and also, feel free to subscribe to the channel otherwise you run the dreadful risk of missing out on future videos in this series and in general.

7 Best Footballers Outside Europe & China

Wayne Rooney #9 of D.C. United takes a penalty shot during the 1st half of the 2019 Major League Soccer Home Opener match between New York City FC and DC United at Yankee Stadium on March...

In terms of club football in 2019, the continent of Europe has a pretty firm stronghold over the best footballers on the planet. The top five leagues in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France are where the money, prestige and exposure lie, and as such, they attract the best players from all over the world.

7 Footballers Who Left Europe Too Early

Andres Iniesta of Spain runs with the ball during the International Friendly match between Spain and Switzerland at Estadio de La Ceramica on June 3, 2018 in Villareal, Spain.

These aren’t the seven who left the earliest, or the best seven, the best paid seven - or anything else like that. These are simply seven we randomly chose for your enjoyment, feel free to share your examples in the comments.

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