Forward (Striker) – Lionel Messi
There are a lot of forwards on the list of the top ten soccer players, and Lionel Messi tops them all. Messi plays for Barcelona and has since 2003. He also plays for and is captain of the nation team of Argentina. He has won the Ballon d’Or five times, and never ceases to thrill fans with amazing plays!
Messi is said to have been in his best form during the 2014–15 season. He broke the all-time goal scoring records in both La Liga and the Champions League. In November 2014, he led Barcelona to a historic second treble.
Forward (Striker) – Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristian Ronaldo plays forward for Real Madrid. He is also captain of the Portuguese national team, and also plays forward for them. In 2016, he received the Ballon d’Or, his fourth, and the record for any European footballer.
Ronaldo is a very versatile player. He’s fast, he’s strong with both feet, and can play wing on either side, although he’s more popular as a striker.
Forward (Winger) – Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has played for Real Madrid since 2013. He plays winger for them, and for the Welch national team. He started playing for Wales in 2006 and was the youngest player to have played with them at the time. Due to his family line, he qualified to play for England but was not offered a spot on their national team.
Bale’s known for his long distance striking and well-placed free kicks. He won “Welch Footballer of the Year” six times. His 2016-2017 season has been interrupted by injuries.