According to World Soccer Magazine, there are only 14 mexicans among the best soccer players in the world.
According to World Soccer Magazine, there are only 14 Mexicans included in their annual rank of soccer players around the world. This ranking does not only include the player’s achievements in soccer, but also considers another aspects quite different from sports, such as popularity.
The Mexicans acknowledged into the list are:
- Jurgen Damm from Tigres.
- Giovani Dos Santos from LA Galaxy.
- Jonathan Dos Santos from Villarreal.
- Andrés Guardado from PSV.
- Héctor Moreno from PSV.
- Javier Hernández from Bayer Leverkusen.
- Héctor Herrera from Porto.
- Miguel Layún from Porto
- Hirving Lozano from Pachuca.
- César Montes from Monterrey.
- Carlos Vela from Real Sociedad
- Moisés Muñoz from América
- Carlos Peña from Chivas.
- Carlos Salcedo from Chivas.
As stated in the magazine’s website, this ranking is based on a not so popular criteria among fans, such as:
- Players who have been making headlines in the 2015-16 season.
- Young talents who have earned rave reviews during the past year.
- International players who are key figures for their respective national sides.
- Headline-makers who have made news for their actions off the pitch.
- Genuine world-class players who regularly features in XL Soccer World.
Some fans were hugely disappointed with the absence of two great Mexican players in this list, such as Europe League’s Diego Reyes and Jesús Corona. Arturo Vidal and Gary Medel from Chile were also out of the ranking, although both players belong to one of the most relevant soccer clubs of their continent.
Argentina continues leading this ranking with 45 players included, followed Spain with 39 players, and Brazil and Germany, both with 34 players each.