Messi beat Ronaldo for the best player in 2021, Benzema out of top 5 – See top 10 list

Popular football ranking outlet has released the final top 50 male players of the year 2021. The final ranking is determined by the fans.

Unexpectedly, Argentine Leo Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo to the first spot as Robert Lewandowski edge closer with Liverpool’s Mo Salah gaining stronger grounds.

Here’s the list of the top 10 best male players in 2021 according to GOAL50

1. Leo Messi

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Robert Lewandowski

4. Mohamed Salah

5. Kylian Mbappe

6. Erling Haaland

7. Karim Benzema

8. N’Golo Kante

9. Kevin De Bruyne

10. Neymar

The ranking has raised some doubts about Ronaldo’s talents and abilities, it’s difficult to argue that he should be as high up on the list this year.

Perhaps the bigger surprise is Benzema being so low. The Frenchman has had an amazing year on the personal level and even won a trophy with his national team.

Karim is also said to be one of the top three contenders for the Ballon d’Or this year.

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Benzema aside, there is only one more Real Madrid player on the list — Take Kubo. The youngster is currently out on loan at Mallorca.