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Ronaldo out Van dijk in: Ranked: The 5 best players from the 2018-19 season

Odiase Osayande



The 2018/19 season has drawn it’s curtain closed with some sensational display along the way.

As much as teams shoned with Liverpool winning the Champions league and Manchester city wrapping up the domestic treble in England, Individual players where always the true stars, So many fantastic players elevated their game which yeided to their club sucess.

The focus now shitfs to the Ballon D’or and which player deserve to be nominated.

With that in mind, Dockaysworld has ranked Europe’s top five performers for this year.


5. Frenkie De Jong(Ajax)

Ajax Made their return to the champions league this season and did so in utterly mesmeric fashion. Thanks to De jong.

The Ducth wonderkid plays his game like a hybrid of Xavi and Andres ineista, and ran the show from the middle of the park in admirable fashion as Ajax won the Domestic double and eliminated Real Madrid and Juventus in the Champions league.

He joins Barcelona next season, and will surely be taking his game to a whole new level.


4 Sadio Mane(Liverpool)

Sado mane cc: instagram

Recall towards the end of last season we discussed how mane was vital to Liverpool’s title bid.

The Senegalese international has evolved from  an unpredictable foward to a World class Goal scorer.

26goals in all competitions, joint top scorer in the Premier league, an assist in the Champions league final, and of course an AFCON finals.

Sadio Mane is now among the best wide players in world football following a flourishing 18/19 season at Anfield.


3. Bernardo Silva(Manchester City)

A joy to watch and perpetually underrated.

Bernardo silva was City’s star man of last season as they tore teams into shreds.

He made Kelvin De Bruyne injury woes go unnoticed as he helped city to their Domestic treble.

Either as a number 8 or from the Wing, The city star dictated the Tempo and covered the most distance in the entire City’s team.

Unreal player!


2 Lionel Messi(Barcelona)

The most Goals in the Champions league, The most assist in La liga, The most goals in La liga, The most dribbles in La liga, The most chances created in Laliga, The most big chances created in La liga.

You can go on and on As Lionel messi produced a performance worthy of the Balloon D’or in the 18/19 season.

The Greatest of all time? We leave that for you to decide.


1 Virgil Van Dijk(Liverpool)

Immaculate, colossal & the best defender in the world.

What can we say about Virgil van Dijk , his influence on Liverpool and the season he’s had? Quite a lot, actually, so let’s get on with it.

Every successful team needs multiple leaders. In their Dutch No. 4, Liverpool have one of the greatest of all.

He holds others accountable, he helps and cajoles, he demands and he provides. Performances, mentality, potential, results—all have been improved  by his mere presence.

Emphatically stating his case for the Balloon D’or  are a litany of awards: the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, a spot in the Premier League Team of the Year, same again in the
Champions League Squad of the Year.

Virgil Van dijk is Primed for the ballon D’or come December 2019.

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READ: The top 5 most deadly wide fowards in the Premier League

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    Child of God

    July 16, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Good one.. But Biko where is Ronaldo? 🙄

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