In the year 2000, many of the finest players in the history of the game were seen and admired. Having talented players like Messi on the field may be difficult.
10. Dennis Bergkamp
With the ball at his feet, Bergkamp was a great talent. He was the sixth player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame for his achievements with Arsenal.
9. Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry before joining a famous Barcelona team that won six trophies in 2009, Henry won two Premier League titles.
8. Paolo Maldini
Maldini was a one-club man who made 902 appearances for AC Milan and helped them win 15 championships, including five Champions Leagues.
He is now the coach of Barcelona. Xavi possessed unrivaled technical ability at the time. So many people attempted and failed to take the ball away from the Barcelona and Spain legend.
6. Andres Iniesta,
Only one slot on the list should separate Iniesta and Xavi. They were both talented midfielders.
5. Zidane, Zinedine
The former Real Madrid coach possessed all of the qualities that a midfielder should possess and more.
Ronaldinho is, without a doubt, the greatest entertaining player in history. He knew every trick in the book and always had a smile on his face when playing the game.
3. Lionel Messi
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner only joined Barcelona’s first team in 2004 and didn’t reach his full potential in the 2000s. Nonetheless, by the end of 2009, he had begun to play at an exceptional level. He is still at his best having won his seventh Ballon d’Or last year.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo,
Cristiano, like Messi, didn’t reach his peak until the 2010s. When he signed for Real Madrid for £80 million. In 2009, he was already a Ballon d’Or winner.
1. Ronaldo Nazario
Anyone who has had the pleasure of watching Ronaldo play will tell you how good he was when he was at his best. Unfortunately, injuries limited his time at the top, but he was still an incredible talent with all of the characteristics of a top-tier striker.
Some great players from the year 2000 include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Francesco Totti, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Rivaldo, Andriy Shevchenko, Luis Figo, Raul, and Fabio Cannavaro.