Top 10 Soccer Players Under 25

  • Future Cracks
    1/11 Meet the 10 players under 25 who already stand out as future superstars of world soccer.
  • James Rodriguez (Colombia-Midfielder)
    2/11 James Rodriguez (Colombia-Midfielder): The new star of world football began his career in Envigado FC, and then played with Banfield. At Porto, he won three Primeira Ligas (2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13) as well as 2010-11 Europa League. With Monaco, he scored 11 goals in 37 games, and was runner-up in Ligue 1. He currently is one of the biggest stars of Real Madrid. Internationally, as leader of Colombian senior team, in Brazil 2014 World Cup he won the Golden Boot with 6 goals.
  • Neymar (Brazil-Forward)
    3/11 Neymar (Brazil-Forward): At the age of 19, he won the 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award. He won it again in 2012. With Santos, he won the 2011 Copa Libertadores. With Barcelona, he has won 2014-15 Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League. With Brazil, he won Olympic Silver Medal in 2012, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was semifinalist in 2014 World Cup.
  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium-Goalkeeper)
    4/11 Thibaut Courtois (Belgium-Goalkeeper): He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and he won the 2012–13 and 2013–14 Ricardo Zamora Trophies while on loan at Atletico Madrid, where he won 2013–14 La Liga, 2011–12 UEFA Europa League and 2012 UEFA Super Cup. He also has played for Genk and currently is at Chelsea, where he won 2014-15 Premier League and Capital One Cup. With Belgium, he played 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he reached quarterfinals.
  • Eden Hazard (Belgium-Midfielder)
    5/11 Eden Hazard (Belgium-Midfielder): After starting his career in Lille, where he won 2011 Ligue 1, he has highlighted in Chelsea, where he has won 2012-13 UEFA Europa League, and 2014-15 Premier League. With Belgium, he played 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he reached quarterfinals.
  • Paul Pogba (France-Midfielder)
    6/11 Paul Pogba (France-Midfielder): After starting his career in Manchester United, he is one of the young stars of Juventus, where he has won 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014-15 Serie A. In Brazil 2014, he reached the quarterfinals and scored one goal in round of 16 game against Nigeria. He also won the Best Young Player award of the tournament.
  • Antoine Griezmann (France-Midfielder)
    7/11 Antoine Griezmann (France-Midfielder): He began his career at Real Sociedad, where he spent five seasons and scored 52 goals in 201 games before transferring to Atletico Madrid, his current team, where he is one of the current top scorers. In Brazil 2014, he reached the quarterfinals.
  • Marco Verratti (Italy-Midfielder)
    8/11 Marco Verratti (Italy-Midfielder): He began his career with Italian club Pescara in 2008. In July 2012, he transferred to French side Paris Saint-Germain, where he won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles (2013, 2014 and 2015), among other domestic and individual trophies. He made his Italy debut in 2012, and represented his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • Raheem Sterling (England-Midfielder)
    9/11 Raheem Sterling (England-Midfielder): He began his career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in 2010, and where he debuted in 20132. In July 2015, following a lengthy dispute over a new contract, he was signed by Manchester City. He represented England since November 2012, and performed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • David Alaba (Austria-Defense)
    10/11 David Alaba (Austria-Defense): He started out in Bayern's youth system, playing for the under 17 and under 19 teams, before being promoted to the reserve team for the 2009–10 season. Since 2011, he is part of Bayern Munich first team, where he has won four Bundesliga titles (2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015) as well as the Champions League and the Club World Cup in 2013. He holds Austria's record as the youngest player to play for their senior national team, debuting for them in 2009 as a 17-year-old.
  • Paulo Dybala (Argentina-Forward)
    11/11 Paulo Dybala (Argentina-Forward): He began his career with Instituto de Córdoba, before arriving to Palermo in 2012. He had his breakthrough season in the 2014–15 Serie A where he scored 10 goals in the first half of the season. He finished the season with 13 goals and 10 assists, as one of the top assist providers in the league. He made his international debut with Argentina on 13 October 2015 coming from the bench replacing Carlos Tevez in the 75th minute during a World Cup Qualifier 2018 match with Paraguay.