Best Center Midfielders

Top 50

This is FC's list of the Top 50 Best Center Midfielders in the world at the moment according to our algorithm. We update this list every Monday. If you want more information on how our algorithm is calculated, please click here.

Rank   Team Nationality Position Age Form
  • 1
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    Toni Kroos image description Real Madrid DEU M, AM (C) 30
    99
    2
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    Thiago Alcântara image description Bayern ESP DM, M (C) 29
    99
    3
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    Rodri image description Man City ESP M, DM (C) 24
    95
    4
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    Jorginho image description Chelsea ITA M, DM (C) 29
    94
    5
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    Bruno Fernandes image description Sporting CP PRT M, AM (C) 26
    93
    6
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    Kevin De Bruyne image description Man City BEL M, AM (C) 29
    93
    7
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    Marco Verratti image description PSG ITA M, DM (C) 28
    92
    8
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    Casemiro image description Real Madrid BRA M, DM (C) 28
    92
    9
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    Ilkay Gündogan image description Man City DEU M, DM (C) 30
    92
    10
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    David Silva image description Man City ESP M (C) 34
    91
    11
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    Wilfred Ndidi image description Leicester City NGA DM, M (C) 24
    91
    12
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    Idrissa Gana Guèye image description PSG SEN DM, M (C) 31
    91
    13
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    Marcelo Brozović image description Inter HRV DM, M (C) 28
    90
    14
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    Magomed Ozdoev image description Zenit RUS M, DM (C) 28
    90
    15
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    Fabián Ruiz image description Napoli ESP M, DM (C) 24
    89
    16
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    Axel Witsel image description Dortmund BEL DM, M (C) 31
    89
    17
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    Julian Brandt image description Dortmund DEU M (C), AM (L) 24
    89
    18
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    Dani Parejo image description Valencia ESP M (C) 31
    89
    19
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    Fernandinho image description Man City BRA M, D (C) 35
    89
    20
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    Sergio Busquets image description Barcelona ESP M (C) 32
    89
    21
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    Luka Modrić image description Real Madrid HRV M, DM (C) 35
    88
    22
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    John McGinn image description Aston Villa M, AM (C) 26
    88
    23
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    Luis Alberto image description Lazio ESP M, AM (C) 28
    87
    24
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    Éver Banega image description Sevilla FC ARG M, DM (C) 32
    87
    25
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    Jordan Henderson image description Liverpool GBR M, DM (C) 30
    87
    26
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    Frenkie de Jong image description Barcelona NLD M, DM (C) 23
    87
    27
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    Santi Cazorla image description Villarreal ESP M, DM (C) 36
    87
    28
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    Denis Zakaria image description M'gladbach CHE DM, M (C) 24
    87
    29
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    Naby Keïta image description Liverpool GIN M, AM (C) 25
    87
    30
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    Miralem Pjanić image description Juventus BIH M, DM (C) 30
    87
    31
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    Mateo Kovačić image description Chelsea HRV M, DM (C) 26
    86
    32
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    Thomas Delaney image description Dortmund DNK DM, M (C) 29
    86
    33
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    Georginio Wijnaldum image description Liverpool NLD M (C) 30
    86
    34
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    Declan Rice image description West Ham GBR DM, M (C) 21
    86
    35
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    Javi Martínez image description Bayern ESP DM, M (C) 32
    86
    36
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    Arthur image description Barcelona BRA M, DM (C) 24
    86
    37
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    Arturo Vidal image description Barcelona CHL M, AM (C) 33
    86
    38
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    Corentin Tolisso image description Bayern FRA M, DM (C) 26
    85
    39
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    Teye Partey image description Atletico Madrid GHA M, DM (C) 27
    85
    40
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    Robin Gosens image description Atalanta DEU DM, M (L) 26
    85
    41
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    Fabinho image description Liverpool BRA M, DM (C) 27
    84
    42
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    James Milner image description Liverpool GBR M (C), D (R) 34
    84
    43
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    James Rodríguez image description Real Madrid COL M, AM (C) 29
    84
    44
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    Philip Billing image description Bournemouth DNK M, DM (C) 24
    84
    45
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    João Moutinho image description Wolves PRT M (C) 34
    84
    46
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    Dale Stephens image description Brighton GBR M, DM (C) 31
    84
    47
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    Konrad Laimer image description RB Leipzig AUT M, DM (C) 23
    84
    48
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    Valentin Rongier image description Marseille FRA M, AM (C) 26
    84
    49
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    Erick Pulgar image description Fiorentina CHL M, DM (C) 26
    84
    50
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    André Zambo Anguissa image description Villarreal CMR M, DM (C) 25
    84

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