Top 5 Best Midfielders in La Liga 2022
Exceptional midfielders have graced the stage in the Spanish La Liga for many years with their creativity and breathtaking skills. Last season also witnessed great displays from elite midfielders in the league last campaign. Today we explore the top 5 best midfielders in La Liga in 2022.
Our list of the best midfielders in the Spanish La Liga is based on the performances of players who played well in a midfield position last La Liga season. It is also in no particular order.
Casemiro is arguably the best defensive midfielder in the world right now. However, there is no doubt that he’s among the best midfielders in La Liga.
The 30-year-old is a tough tackling and highly technical midfield player known for his tenacity on the field of play. The Real Madrid stalwart was at his usual best last campaign featuring in 32 league matches for Los Blancos.
Casemiro was a reliable, steady force for Los Blancos in the middle of the park as they powered to a record 35th La Liga triumph last year.
Apart from his defensive midfield duties, the 29-year old was also influential in the final attacking third of the pitch. He scored once and provided 4 assists, which helped to propel Madrid to another league title.
The Brazilian international doesn’t look to be slowing down as the start of the new season approaches.
Last season wasn’t the greatest of seasons for the highly talented Spanish midfielder.
Serious hamstring injuries and fatigue prevented the 19-year-old from often featuring for his club Barcelona. However, he showcased his tremendous talents in the matches that he featured in.
The Spanish international was only able to play 12 games all season, but he was still able to score 3 times and give one assist. The talented youngster has the potential to become one of the best midfielders in the world.
Pedri will be hoping for an injury free 2022/2023 season to enable him to show his full potential.
3. Nabil Fekir
The French midfielder is one of the most technically gifted players in La Liga right now. Although he is underrated, Fekir has consistently shone in big matches.
The 29-year-old plays for Real Betis and has been one of their most outstanding players for some seasons now.
Last season, Nabil provided 8 assists and scored 6 goals to help his club finish 5th on the log. Fekir will be hoping to continue in this rich vein of form as the 2022/2023 campaign begins.
4. Luka Modrić
The ageless great Croatian midfield genius is unarguably one of the greatest players to have featured in the Spanish league.
Modrić rolled back the years last term to post a series of standout performances that helped his club Real Madrid secure another league triumph.
Luka dropped 8 assists and scored twice in what was another stellar season. What makes Modrić one of the best midfielders in La Liga is his expertise at keeping possession and sublime playmaking abilities.
His stellar performances earned him a contract extension at Real Madrid to 2023.
The 36-year-old will be hoping to finish on a high with Madrid in his final season at the Bernabeu as the 2022/2023 league season commences.
5. Dani Parejo
The 33-year-old Villarreal midfielder has been one of the yellow submarines’ most consistent performers over the past few seasons.
The former Spanish international last term scored 2 goals and contributed 9 assists. His vision, technical ability, passing, and playmaking makes him one of the best midfielders in the Spanish League.
Parejo will be roaring to go back as the start of the new season approaches.
Other names among the top midfielders in La Liga 2022 are:
- Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona)
- Óscar Trejo (Rayo Vallecano)
- Iker Muniain (Athletic Bilbao)
- Sergi Darder (Espanyol)
- Sergio Canales (Real Betis)
- Ivan Rakitić (Sevilla)
- Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad)
- Juanmi (Real Betis).