This season across the top European Leagues has witnessed some noteworthy performances from players featuring on the left. Many have provided eye-catching displays and sublime assists during this season’s campaign, but not everyone can be on our list for today. Continue reading as we spotlight some of the best left-wingers currently in the game of football.
1. Marcus Rashford
The England striker had another very good season for English side Manchester United. The 23-year-old featured 57 times across all competitions scoring an impressive 21 goals to boot. Marcus played predominantly on the left side for the Red Devils this season, helping them reach the finals of the Europa League, where he sadly fell short, losing on penalties to eventual winners Villareal. Rashford was named in the England squad for this year’s Euros and will be hoping to finish the season on a high.
2. Christian Pulisic
Captain America, as he is fondly called, had a stop-start season. It seemed his campaign would be plagued by loss of form and injuries, especially at the beginning, but the arrival of new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel seemed to spur Pulisic back to life. Christian featured 43 times across all competitions scoring 6 goals, the most important of them was the second goal in the reverse leg against Real Madrid to seal the Blues spot in the UEFA Champions League finals. The 22-year-old would play his part in the Final as the Stamford Bridge club would triumph 1-0 over Manchester City to win their second Champions League title. The American has the talent, skills and flair that undoubtedly makes him one of the best left-wingers in football right now.
3. Vinicius Junior
Vinicius had a good season in the colors of Real Madrid. The 20-year-old Brazilian featured more prominently for Los Blancos this season, scoring 6 times in 49 matches across all competitions. Many would argue that Vinicius still has a poor decision-making, but you can’t deny the abundance of talent that the young Brazilian possesses. He has the potential to become one of the top left wingers in football.
4. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Neymar, going by his high standards, had a subdued season, but the Brazilian was still able to show flashes of his wonderful abilities. In 31 matches across various competitions, the 29-year-old was able to score a respectable 17 goals. Despite the disappointment of missing out on the Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League title, Neymar will still be hoping he can salvage his season with a Copa America triumph with Brazil.
5. Son Heung-min
The South Korean international had another good season in the colors of English side Tottenham Hotspur. The 28-year-old scored 22 goals across all competitions operating, especially from the left side of the Spurs attack. Despite missing out on silverware, again this season, Son can be personally proud of the campaign he had. The Korean is one of the best left-wingers in the world.
- Sadio Mane – Liverpool
- Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
- Filip Kostić – Eintracht Frankfurt
- Jonathan Bamba – Lille
- Otavio – FC Porto
- Marco Reus – Borussia Dortmund