Association football midfielders

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  1. David Beckham
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    David Beckham

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    David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE (/ˈbɛkəm/; born 2 May 1975) is a retired English professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He is the only English player to win league titles in four countries, England, Spain, the United States and France. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2012–13 season and, on 18 May 2013, played the final game of his 20-year career He won 19 major trophies.


  2. Kaká
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    Kaká

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    Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (born 22 April 1982), commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer and the Brazil national team.


  3. Steven Gerrard
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    Steven Gerrard

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    Steven George Gerrard, MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays for American club LA Galaxy. He spent the majority of his career playing for Premier League club Liverpool, with most of that time as their captain. He has played much of his career as a central midfielder, but has also been used as a second striker, holding midfielder, attacking midfielder, right back and right winger.


  4. Frank Lampard
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    Frank Lampard

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    Frank James Lampard OBE (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Chelsea, where he played for 13 years, and is considered by a number of journalists and football experts to be one of the best midfielders of his generation, in addition to being widely regarded as Chelsea's greatest ever player by fans, spectators and players, such as previous record goal-scorer Bobby Tambling and long-term teammate John Terry.


  5. Michael Essien
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    Michael Essien

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    Michael Kojo Essien (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian footballer who plays for Panathinaikos and the Ghana national team. He is a midfielder who has often been touted as a box-to-box midfielder for his ability to exert energy in supporting offensive and defensive play and for his tough tackling style which has earned him the nickname "The Bison". Essien can also play as a defender, both on the right of defence and in the centre.


  6. Cesc Fàbregas
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    Cesc Fàbregas

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    Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler (born 4 May 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Spain national team.


  7. Zinédine Zidane
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    Zinédine Zidane

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    Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972), nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He played as an attacking midfielder for the France national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Renowned for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique, Zidane was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, and has been described as one of the greatest players in the history of the game.


  8. Michael Ballack
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    Michael Ballack

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    Michael Ballack (born 26 September 1976) is a retired German footballer. He is among the top goal scorers in the history of the German national team. Ballack wore the number 13 shirt for every team he has played for except for Kaiserslautern. He was selected by Pelé as one of FIFA's 125 Greatest Living Players, and as the UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in 2002. He won the German Footballer of the Year award three times – in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Ballack was known for his passing range, powerful shot, physical strength and commanding presence in midfield.


  9. Mesut Özil
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    Mesut Özil

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    Mesut Özil (born 15 October 1988) is a German footballer who plays for English club Arsenal and the German national team. Özil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009. He gained international attention during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was nominated for the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded to the tournament's best player. Özil started his senior career at hometown club Schalke in the Bundesliga in 2006, transferred to Werder Bremen in 2008 and was signed by Real Madrid in August 2010 following his break-out performance at the FIFA World Cup with Germany. On transfer deadline day of summer 2013, he moved to Arsenal for a club-record fee of £42.5 million. The transfer makes him the most expensive German football player of all time.


  10. Lorik Cana
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    Lorik Cana

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    Lorik Agim Cana (born 27 July 1983) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for French club Nantes and captains the Albania national football team. He used to primarily play as a defensive midfielder.


  11. José Mourinho
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    José Mourinho

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    José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix (born 26 January 1963), known as José Mourinho is a Portuguese football manager and former football player, who is the current manager of English club Chelsea.


  12. Mario Götze
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    Mario Götze

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    Mario Götze (born 3 June 1992) is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. Although his favoured position is that of a playmaker, he can also be deployed as a striker or winger. Götze is considered to be one of the sport's best young players, possessing speed, technique, dribbling skills, and play-making capabilities. In 2010, German Football Association's then technical director Matthias Sammer described Götze as "one of the best talents Germany has ever had."


  13. Alan Smith
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    Alan Smith

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    Alan Smith (born 28 October 1980) is an English footballer who plays for Notts County, having signed for them in May 2014 following his release by Milton Keynes Dons a few weeks earlier. He has also represented the England national football team, winning 19 caps.


  14. George Best
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    George Best

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    George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He has been described by the Irish Football Association as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland".


  15. Xabi Alonso
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    Xabi Alonso

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    Xabier "Xabi" Alonso Olano (born 25 November 1981) is a Spanish footballer who plays for German club FC Bayern Munich as a central midfielder.


  16. Jamie Redknapp
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    Jamie Redknapp

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    Jamie Frank Redknapp (born 25 June 1973) is an English retired professional footballer who was active from 1989 until 2005. He is now a pundit at Sky Sports and an editorial sports columnist at the Daily Mail. A technically skilful and creative midfielder, who was also an accurate and powerful free-kick taker, Redknapp played for Bournemouth, Southampton, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur, captaining the latter two. He also gained 17 England caps between 1995 and 1999. He won seven honours during his time at Liverpool. Throughout his career, Redknapp played in and won one final, the 1995 League Cup.


  17. Freddy Adu
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    Freddy Adu

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    Fredua Koranteng "Freddy" Adu (born June 2, 1989) is an American soccer player who plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. Adu plays primarily as an attacking midfielder, but he is also used as a winger or forward.


  18. Phil Younghusband
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    Phil Younghusband

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    Philip James "Phil" Younghusband (born 4 August 1987) is a Filipino international footballer. He currently plays for Loyola Meralco Sparks and has been a member of the Philippines national team since 2006.


  19. Diego Armando Maradona
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    Diego Armando Maradona

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    Diego Armando Maradona Franco (Spanish pronunciation: born 30 October 1960) is a retired Argentine football player, and current manager of Al Wasl FC in Dubai. Many experts, football critics, former and current players consider Maradona the greatest football player of all time. He won FIFA Player of the Century award which was to be decided by votes on their official website, their official magazine and a grand jury.


  20. Wesley Sneijder
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    Wesley Sneijder

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    Wesley Sneijder (born 9 June 1984) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray and the Netherlands national team. He was named UEFA midfielder of the season and one of the three best midfielders in the world for 2010 by FIFA. A product of the AFC Ajax Academy, he previously played for Ajax, with whom he won seven trophies and was awarded the Johan Cruyff Trophy in 2004. He was sold to Real Madrid for €27 million in 2007, winning La Liga in his first season with the club and later being sold to Internazionale for €15 million. At Inter, he won Serie A, the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, and two Coppa Italia. After being sold to Galatasaray for €7.5 million in 2013, he helped the club win the Süper Lig in his first season, following with the capture of the Turkish Super Cup, after a 1–0 win against rivals Fenerbahçe.


  21. Samir Nasri
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    Samir Nasri

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    Samir Nasri (born 26 June 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger, although he has also been deployed in central midfield.


  22. Alex Best
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    Alex Best

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    George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He is described by the Irish Football Association as the "greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland".


  23. Andrea Pirlo
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    Andrea Pirlo

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    Andrea Pirlo, (born 19 May 1979) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for American club New York City FC and the Italy national team. Pirlo is a free-kick specialist, who is usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield for both his club and national sides, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever exponents of this position, due to his vision, ball control and passing ability.


  24. Joe Cole
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    Joe Cole

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    Joseph John "Joe" Cole (born 8 November 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays for Aston Villa as a midfielder.


  25. Diego Forlan
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    Diego Forlan

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    Diego Martin Forlán Corazzo (born 19 May 1979) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Peñarol. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also received the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2010 World Cup. He is regarded as one of the greatest Uruguayan players of all time.


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