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, DM (C) 30
    99
    2
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    Thiago Alcântara image description Bayern ESP DM, M (C) 29
    98
    3
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    Kevin De Bruyne image description Man City BEL M, DM (C) 29
    94
    4
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    Jorginho image description Chelsea ITA M, DM (C) 29
    94
    5
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    Rodri image description Man City ESP M, DM (C) 24
    93
    6
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    David Silva image description Man City ESP M, AM (C) 34
    92
    7
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    Casemiro image description Real Madrid BRA M, DM (C) 28
    92
    8
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    Marco Verratti image description PSG ITA M, DM (C) 28
    92
    9
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    Jordan Henderson image description Liverpool GBR M, DM (C) 30
    92
    10
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    Sergio Busquets image description Barcelona ESP M, DM (C) 32
    90
    11
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    Bruno Fernandes image description Man Utd PRT M, AM (C) 26
    90
    12
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    Magomed Ozdoev image description Zenit RUS M, DM (C) 28
    90
    13
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    Wilfred Ndidi image description Leicester City NGA DM (C) 24
    90
    14
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    Julian Brandt image description Dortmund DEU M, AM (C) 24
    90
    15
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    Ilkay Gündogan image description Man City DEU M, DM (C) 30
    89
    16
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    Santi Cazorla image description Villarreal ESP M, DM (C) 36
    89
    17
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    Idrissa Gana Guèye image description PSG SEN M, DM (C) 31
    88
    18
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    Fabián Ruiz image description Napoli ESP M, DM (C) 24
    88
    19
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    John McGinn image description Aston Villa SCO M, AM (C) 26
    88
    20
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    Fernando image description Sevilla FC BRA M, DM (C) 33
    87
    21
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    Mateo Kovačić image description Chelsea HRV M, DM (C) 26
    87
    22
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    Marcelo Brozović image description Inter HRV DM, M (C) 28
    87
    23
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    Axel Witsel image description Dortmund BEL DM, M (C) 31
    87
    24
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    Rodrigo Bentancur image description Juventus URY M (C), DM (R) 23
    86
    25
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    Federico Valverde image description Real Madrid URY M, AM (C) 22
    86
    26
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    Arturo Vidal image description Barcelona CHL M, AM (C) 33
    86
    27
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    Luis Alberto image description Lazio ESP M, AM (C) 28
    86
    28
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    Corentin Tolisso image description Bayern FRA M, DM (C) 26
    86
    29
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    Teye Partey image description Atletico Madrid GHA M, DM (C) 27
    86
    30
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    Arthur image description Barcelona BRA M, DM (C) 24
    86
    31
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    Ellyes Skhiri image description 1. FC Köln TUN DM, M (C) 25
    86
    32
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    Naby Keïta image description Liverpool GIN M, AM (C) 25
    86
    33
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    Éver Banega image description Sevilla FC ARG M, DM (C) 32
    86
    34
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    Dale Stephens image description Brighton GBR M, DM (C) 31
    85
    35
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    Thomas Delaney image description Dortmund DNK DM, M (C) 29
    85
    36
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    Dani Parejo image description Valencia ESP M (C) 31
    85
    37
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    Denis Zakaria image description M'gladbach CHE DM, M (C) 24
    85
    38
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    Javi Martínez image description Bayern ESP DM, M (C) 32
    85
    39
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    Luka Modrić image description Real Madrid HRV M, DM (C) 35
    85
    40
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    Valentin Rongier image description Marseille FRA M, AM (C) 26
    85
    41
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    Robin Gosens image description Atalanta DEU DM, M (L) 26
    84
    42
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    Georginio Wijnaldum image description Liverpool NLD M (C) 30
    84
    43
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    Christopher Nkunku image description RB Leipzig FRA M, F (C) 23
    84
    44
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    Pierre Emile Højbjerg image description Southampton DNK M, DM (C) 25
    84
    45
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    Étienne Capoue image description Watford FRA M, DM (C) 32
    84
    46
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    Tomáš Souček image description West Ham CZE DM, M (C) 25
    84
    47
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    Mario Pašalić image description Atalanta HRV DM, AM (C) 25
    84
    48
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    Fred image description Man Utd BRA DM, M (C) 27
    84
    49
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    Konrad Laimer image description RB Leipzig AUT M, DM (C) 23
    84
    50
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    Wílmar Barrios image description Zenit COL M, DM (C) 27
    84

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