These are the top 10 greatest attacking midfielders in football history
The work of an attacking midfielder is not as easy as we think. They must cooperate with the front attack, the middle area and the defense to run a game smooth and precise.
Kevin De Bruyne is probably the best AMF in the world right now. The important skills of this position is consist of vision, passing, dribbling and even scoring.
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So here is the list!
Greatest Attacking Midfielders
- Diego Maradona – During his seven year spell with Napoli, Maradona helped the unfashionable club win two Serie A titles and a UEFA Cup.
- Johan Cruyff – Cruyff was the complete attacking midfielder, capable of performing all that was required of him with absolute ease.
- Zinedine Zidane – Zidane was the most naturally gifted footballer on the planet during the late 1990s and early 2000s. His first touch was a thing of beauty.
- Michel Platini – Platini won three consecutive Ballon d’Or and is easily one of Juventus’ best players of all times.
- Roberto Baggio – Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he was crazy to turn down the mulletted playmaker when he was at Parma.
- Alfredo Di Stefano – Di Stefano was Real’s creative and attacking focal point for many years. He knitted the club’s fearsome front line together expertly.
- Zico – Zico was nothing short of footballing genius. He was able to evade the ferocious tackles that often came his way with the balance and poise of a galloping gazelle.
- Raymond Kopa – Kopa’s graceful dribbling and intelligent reading of the game allowed him to regularly fashion out chances for his prolific teammates.
- Bobby Charlton – Charlton was one of a handful of Englishmen to win the Ballon d’Or. He was also the star of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad.
- Ruud Gullit – Gullit was the archetypal total footballer, just as comfortable leading the line as he was as a libero.