Top 5 Best Wingers in the World 2022
In modern football, the position of a winger is becoming more and more important as modern wingers now tend to score a lot of goals — sometimes even more than strikers.
Apart from supplying the strikers with assists and also stretching the opposition teams, wingers now provide a reliable outlet for goals — more than ever before.
For wingers to contribute adequately, they must have high speed, be skillful, and be good at dribbling. Some of the best wingers to have played football include the likes of Arjen Robben, Frank Ribery, Robinho, Ronaldinho, and Jesus Navas.
In this, TOP SOCCER BLOG presents you with the top 5 best wingers in the world in 2022.
1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
The Egyptian King, as he is fondly called, has established himself as one of the top wingers in football. Mohamed Salah was an absolute beast last season as the Egyptian King took his game to a different level.
He was so amazing that he topped both the Premier League goalscoring and assists charts.
He led Liverpool to push for an unprecedented quadruple, which they narrowly missed out on.
Salah scored 31 goals and provided 16 assists in 51 matches in 2021/22.
The African football legend is a very speedy winger who loves to take on defenders, cut inside and shoot. He is also a pretty decent dribbler and a lethal goalscorer.
2. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
The 2021/22 football season was the campaign that Vinicius Junior finally established himself as a football star.
The Brazilian was in scintillating form as Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions, La Liga, and Supercopa Espana.
Vinicius scored 22 goals and provided 20 assists in 52 games in all competitions last term.
He has improved a lot in his decision-making, positional sense, movement, and close control, which has made him one of the top wingers in the world right now.
3. Heung-min Son
The South Korean was very integral to Tottenham Hotspurs as they clinched the Champions League spot at the end of the 2021 Premier League season.
Son scored 23 goals and provided 7 assists in 35 matches in the EPL, finishing as the joint topscorer last season.
He is one of the best wingers in the world because of his explosive speed, lethal finishing, two-footedness, and dribbling ability.
4. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Liverpool almost won an unprecedented quadruple last season as Jurgen Klopp’s side battled on all fronts.
It was made possible by the brilliant calibre of players in the team — most especially the attackers.
Sadio Mane was a major part of that attack, with the Senegalese showing his immense talent once again.
The greatest moment of his career also came in 2022, when he scored the winning penalty as Senegal won the AFCON for the first time in history.
Mane scored 23 goals and laid on 5 assists in 51 matches in all competitions.
5. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
Riyad Mahrez was sensational in Manchester City’s Premier League triumph and run to the Champions League semi-final in 2021/22.
Amid dazzling displays, the Algerian scored 24 goals and made 9 assists in 47 appearances.
Mahrez possesses balance, skill, and poise that enables him to glide past opponents. He is also an excellent finisher and has playmaking capabilities. He is now one of the best left-wingers in the world.
- Arnaut Danjuma (Villareal)
- Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
- Raphinha (Barcelona)
- Rafael Leao (AC Milan)
- Antony (Ajax)
- Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)
- Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
- Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich).