Take a look at the list of top 5 most underrated football players of all time and know just why they failed to get the coverage needed
The sport of football in undoubtedly the most popular team sport on this planet. A sport which has produced sporting multi-million dollar superstars who have inspired generations of players.
While most of them are able to make their name by sheer hard-work, there remain a handful of players who are or have been never full appreciated for their efforts.
In this article we will take a look at just those players who qualify to be named as the top 5 most underrated football players of all time.
List of Top 5 Most Underrated Football Players of All Time
5. Claude Makelele
There was no players in the early Premier League early who re created and reestablished the role of a defensive mid-fielder better than Claude Makelele.
A hardworking player, who always was seen all around the pitch, be it helping the team defensively in the box or be it putting extreme pressure onto the opposition via offensive.
Moreover, even on the international stage, Claude Makelele changed the way France used to play. Their play-making skills turned France into a team that was not dependent on Zinedine Zidane only.
His ability to read the game, along with his aggressive tackling helped both the offensive and defensive line of teams he played for throughout his career.
4. Alessandro Costacurta
This player was a part of the AC Milan team whose defensive could not be broken for multiple games, domestically and also on the European stage.
Furthermore Alessandro Costacurta was always overshadowed by the likes of Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Filippo Gali, Mauro Tassotti, and Jaap Stam. Many old-school football pundits and journalists regard him as one of the greatest defenders in history.
3. Diego Milito
A player who managed to keep a steady scoring record in every league he ever played. Diego Milito averaged a goal in less than every 2 games. When none of the European teams were ready to make a huge bid for ‘The Prince’.
It was Inter Milan, where Milito scored 62 goals in 128 games to signify his abilities and scoring province.
2. Miroslav Klose
The German left foot striker had showcased his ability for years for hi nation in major International tournaments. Not only that Klose was a lethal finisher, honest and fair play player.
A beast who hardly received any offers from football European giants. From 1998 to 2016, he played for 5 clubs. FC 08 Homburg, FC Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen, Lazio and Bayern Munich.
Interestingly 4 of which were not-so-major clubs back in those days. In his 137 games for Germany national team, he scored 71 goals, breaking Gerd Muller’s record of 68 goals and becoming Germany’s record goalscorer.
1. N’Golo Kante
Many appreciate N’Golo Kante for his simplicity and pure heart, but what about his football skills? I the modern-day PL games, several of Chelsea players have admitted that the club would not survive against any big team, if it wasn’t for N’Golo Kante.
To simplify, Manchester City’s Phil Foden stated, “You look anywhere on the pitch, N’Golo Kante is a beast, a ghost, he is just everywhere!”
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