Egyptian Messi, Desert Pele... Manchester City, Liverpool FC, Chelsea, and PSG players: who is the best arab football playerin the world?
Football experts from LigaDeportiva in the Middle East and North Africa have compiled a list of the players who have most impressedthem in the last year. Mohamed Salah has been the best player for the last three years, but Riyad Mahrez and Hakim Ziyech have given him a lot of trouble.
The country with the most players was Morocco, that explains a lot their position during the world cup, and the league with the most players was the Premier League.
Yunis Abdelhamid, the captain of Stade de Reims, was a big reason why they finished sixth in Ligue 1last year. He played every single minute of his team's games before the league was cut short.
The 33-year-old's moment was getting to the semifinals of the Coupe de la Ligue. Even though David Guion has missed only two games this season, his team hasn't been able to keep up the same level as last year. They are currently outside of the top 10 in Ligue 1.
Overall, Mahrez had a very successful year in 2020.Last year, Achraf Hakimi was one of the best right-backs in Europe. He played in 38 games for Borussia Dortmund and Inter, scoring seven goals and setting up eight others.
Even though the way football is played in Germany and Italy is different, the Moroccan already looks like a veteran Serie A player because of how well he plays.
The former Real Madrid defender has now proven himself in three major leagues, and it looks like his future will only get better from here.
Riyad Mahrez may not have had his best year as a club player in 2020. He has already won two Premier Leaguetitles.
But as an individual, Mahrez got a real chance at Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola relied on him as a key player on his team.
The Algerians played in 44 games across all competitions. He played a total of 2,890 minutes and scored 12 goals and set up five others.
Overall, Mahrez had a very successful year in 2020.
If you asked Mohamed Salah about the best year of his career, he wouldn't say the year he won the Champions League or broke the record for most goals in a Premier League season. He would rather recall the year he led Liverpool to their first English league title in 30 years.
The Egyptian is having the best season of his career, and his team, led by Jurgen Klopp, is in the running for the Premier League Golden Boot award.
Abdulrahman led the UAE to third place in the 2015 Asian Cup. Despite interest from clubs like Arsenal and Barcelona and a short trial with Manchester City, he turned down a move to Europe and instead signed a four-year deal with Al Ain, where he has been since he was 15. The deal is thought to be worth AED 14 million a year.
Yassine "Bono" Bounou's year as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga ended on a high note when Sevilla won the Europa League.
Bono played in 28 games last year and kept 15 clean sheets and made 82 saves. He went from being the second-best goalkeeper on Julen Lopetegui's team to being the best.
As a goalkeeper, it's not easy to get noticed, but the Morocco international was too important to be left out of the top five.
Milan had their best year in a while in 2020, and Ismael Bennacer had the best year of his club career.
The Algerian midfielder played so well for Milan that Stefano Pioli's team couldn't get rid of him. He played in 40 games before getting hurt last month.
Milan will have a hard time keeping the 23-year-old from leaving on the transfer market next summer.
Ramy Bensebaini, an Algerian player who joined Borussia Monchengladbach in 2019, quickly became one of the best fullbacks in the German Bundesliga in 2020.
Even though he hurt his muscles at the beginning of last year, he quickly regained his position on the left side of Marco Rose's team, missing only a few games because of COVID-19.
Last year, the 25-year-old played in 21 games and started 18 of them. He scored five goals and set up three others.
Without a doubt, Mahmoud Trezeguet's best year in his career was 2020.It was the year when all of his hard work and patience paid off.
Last season, the Egyptian winger was gradually introduced into Aston Villa's starting lineup, eventually becoming one of the club's most important and well-liked players.
In 31 games last year, the player who used to play for Al-Ahly scored four goals and set up two others. His most memorable goal came in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Leicester City.
Hakim Ziyech moved up to the top level last summer when he left Ajax for Chelsea.
The Moroccan ended his time with the Dutch giants by winning their Player of the Year award for the third year in a row. He has had a good start to his English career with 14 games, two goals, and four assists.
He has been hurt for the past month, but he just played against Manchester City again with Frank Lampard's team. We can expect much more from him this year.
The Algerian striker, who is 30 years old, scored 14 goals for Montpellier between January and the end of last season. He is one of the best strikers in French football.
Delorthas since moved to Montpellier, which he did over the summer. He is still doing what he does best, scoring goals, and has added eight more to his 2021 total.
Since last season, when Wolves easily stayed in the Premier League, the 31-year-old has been one of the best players on the team.
The holding midfielder has played all but 60 minutes this season for Bruno Lage's Wolves, who are in eighth place.
Salah is at the top of many lists right now, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he is the best Arab player in Premier League history. He keeps scoring goals for Liverpool, and each season he wins more and more trophies.
The first person on the list is Mohamed Salah, who was born in Egypt on June 15, 1992. At the moment, he plays in the English Premier League for Liverpool. After joining the team in 2017, he scored 34 goals and played one of the most important roles in getting to the Champions League final.
Omar Abdulrahman Ahmed Al Raqi Al Amoudi is an Emirati professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Al Wasl F.C. and the United Arab Emirates national team.
Football is the most popular sport in the world. Almost every country plays this game, and the Arab world is no different. It is an easy-to-play game that is easy to learn and set up.
It's popular with people from all walks of life because it doesn't require any fancy gear. Because of this, a lot of kids choose to play football when they grow up. This makes it more likely that they will be among the best Arab football players in the future.