Everyone has their favorites, whether it’s a favorite color, food, or restaurant. But, when it comes to football, fans go all out just to support their players. When we say “support”, it means going to events, putting up banners, and even having their faces painted with the jersey number of their favorite player.
In this post, we’ve rounded up the top players who are always crowd favorites and are the reasons fans don’t hesitate to buy Barcelona tickets just to see them play:
1. CRISTIANO RONALDO
Playing for the Portugal national team and the Spanish club Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the top performing football players of the FIFA World Cups. He became an all-time top scorer in the UEFA European Championship, and even the most capped player of Portugal. He is Portugal’s top goalscorer, as being the first player to achieve 50 international goals.
2. LIONEL MESSI
Considered by football enthusiasts as the best FIFA player in the wolrd, Lionel Messi has been making history ever since the start of his football career. He is the only player in the entire football history to receive five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards; he won four of these consecutively. He plays for the Argentina national team and the Spanish club FC Barcelona as a forward. He is also noted as a creative playmaker and goalscorer, making him the leading goalscorer for Argentina.
3. NEYMAR DA SILVA SANTOS JUNIOR
Popularly known as simply Neymar or Neymar Jr., Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is a player of the Brazil national team and the Spanish club FC Barcelona. He had his professional debut in football at the age of 17, helping his club bag two championships at Campeonato Paulista. He is also the fourth highest goalscorer for his national team, making him a key player in Brazil’s play offs.
4. LUIS SUAREZ
A former player for Liverpool, Luis Suarez now plays for the Spanish club FC Barcelona and the national team of Uruguay. Moving to Barcelona made him one of the most expensive football players in history. He is also considered by most as one of the best strikers in the world. He is also part of the fierce attacking trio – alongside Messi and Neymar – dubbed by fans as MSN during his first season with Barcelona.
5. MANUEL NEUER
Playing for the national team of Germany and the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer is one of the most prominent German footballers to step on the field. He is famous for his excellent shot-stopping abilities, long throwing range, and quick reflexes, which provided him complete control of the ball when in play. He is the vice captain of Bayern Munich and is the captain of his country’s national team.
With these all-time favorites, fans can’t wait to get their hands on FIFA world cup 2018 tickets. Who will you be rooting for?