Football is still young and speaking of young there are players whose performance was top-notch in 2021 despite their age.
The Frenchman tops the La Liga Santander top scoring charts with 15 goals and 7 assists in 18 matches this 2021/2022 season. In 2021, Benzema registered 139 shots of which 66 were on target and 33 resulting in goals as well as 11 assists in all competition (both club and country). He's also the current top-rated player in La Liga this season according to sofa score rating in 2021. It looks like the Frenchman has had the best season in 2021.
The 34-year-old Marseille star form has been phenomenal, making him the most rated player in Ligue 1 according to sofa score statistics (7.95). His Consistency, playmaking skill, and high pressing technique are exceptional. Payet has been directly involved in 14 goals for Marseille in Ligue in the season 2021/2022 in 15 matches (plus a substitution). Dimitri's average key passes per match is 3.8, the most in Ligue 1, and also been featured in the team of the week on 6 occasions.
Following his move to Chelsea in August 2020, Thiago has won one of the most prestigious trophies in the World of football (The UEFA Champions League) and the Supa Cup that same year. The 37-year-old has kept 6 clean sheets this 2021/2022 season as well as 2 goals and made it to the team of the week 3 times in 13 matches (plus 3 substitutions). Also, his ground duels and aerial duels have been exceptional.
2021 Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi has immensely proven to be the best player in 2021. During the 2021 season, Messi scored 43 goals in 61 matches and assisted 18 times. He also won two titles, the Copa del Rey with Barcelona and his first international trophy (Copa America). With his current club (PSG), Messi has just a goal in 11 matches (plus a substitution) and 4 assists.
The Polish forward remains the top scorer in 2021 despite age 33. Following his move to Bayern Munich in 2014, Lewandowski has been dominating the goal-scoring chart across the five major leagues and other leagues, and the 2021 season is no different. Finishing second behind Lionel Messi in the Ballon d'Or he has had a splendid year contributing 69 goals in all competition, making him the top scorer in 2021 in 55 appearances. He's also the top scorer in the 2021 UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga respectively.
Bayern Munich and German attacker also had a spectacular year. His prowess on the attack is dazzling as he has had registered 13 assists in the 2021/2022 season and 5 goals in 17 matches. He also won 2 titles, the Bundesliga and DFB Super Cup trophy in 2021.
Sampdoria and Italian star is one of the few players who have had the best moments in the 2021/2022 season. The 34-year-old who plays as a winger or as a right-midfielder have directly involved in 11 goals in 19 appearances and he's also the most player in Seria A the season 2021/2022. During the 2021 season, Candreva created 10 opportunities alongside 55 average key passes and registered a total shot of 47. He was also made it to the Seria A team of the week on 4 occasions.
The 40-year-old Swedish star played a vital role in Milan's success last season as they occupied the 2nd position behind Inter Milan on the league table. Starting 11 games (including 3 substitutions) for AC Milan this 2021/2022 season, he has scored 7 goals, provided 1 assist, and average shots of 3.3 per game.
46 goals and 6 assists in 64 matches in 2021, Ronaldo has had a splendid year. Finishing on the 6th position in the Ballon d'Or ranking in 2021, Ronaldo won the Coppa Italia with Juventus before his move to Manchester United and also won the Golden Boot at the 2020 Euros. Currently, with Manchester United, the 36-year-old has tabled 8 goals and 3 assists in 15 appearances ( plus 2 substitutes), as well as 48 total shots and 3 times EPL team of the week.
The Spaniard is one of the deadliest forward in La Liga. Before the end of the 2021/2022 season, the 34-year-old has been directly involved in 10 goals in 17 matches ( plus 1 substitute). His average key passes and shots per game stand at 1.8 and 2.3 respectively in the 2021/2022 season.
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