Some players became successful in their teams and got in the hearts of their teams’ fans. But there are those who went beyond that, and gain the hearts of footballs fans in general. Here is a list of top 9 players who can’t be hated.
9. Luka Modrić
Modrić is a player of Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Croatia national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. He is a quiet player in and off the pitch.
8. N’Golo Kanté
N’Golo Kanté became the first outfield player to win back-to-back Premier League titles with different clubs. He is one of those quiet player in the pitch, but only his actions speak to make him the best player in English Premier League. People like him for being humble, despite the fame.
7. Petr Čech
Čech is a goalkeeper for Premier League club Arsenal. But also played in Chelsea. He is consider to be one of the greatest and most respected goalkeepers of his generation. Čech holds a number of goalkeeping records, including the record for the most clean sheets in Premier League history.
Marcelo is a Brazilian left back, and sometimes left winger for Real Madrid. One could say that he became a good substitute of Roberto Carlos. He is very friendly player, be it with his teammates or opponents. He is is know as one of the best friends of Cristiano Ronaldo.
5. Xabi Alonso
Xabier “Xabi” Alonso is a Spanish former central midfielder. His fame came when he was in big teams like Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Alonso’sformer teammates at Liverpool regarded him as a quiet and friendly person . He never talk too much, and people liked him for his humbleness. Alonso retired by the end of 2017 season.
4. Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi “Gigi” Buffon is widely regarded by players, pundits and managers to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and, by some, to be the greatest ever. Buffon is one of only eighteen players to have made at least 1,000 professional career appearance.
He is also the most capped player in the history of the Italian national team. Buffon is known for his “outstanding shot-stopping” and for being “a vocal organizer of the defence and a key dressing room personality”. His achievement made millions of people like and respect him.
His real name is Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, but commonly known as Kaka Ricardo. Brazilian attacking midfielder became famous when he was in European teams, AC Millan and Real Madrid. People loved him for his good personality on and off the pitch. He is a Christian, and used to show it by phrases on his T-Shirts like “I Belong to Jesus” or “God Is Faithful” and “Jesus In First Place” on his shoes.
2. Andrea Pirlo
Pirlo is usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield for both his club and national sides. he is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever exponents of this position, due to his vision, ball control, creativity and passing ability; he is also a free-kick specialist. He is one of those players who mostly use their mind than physical conditions.
Ronaldinho Gaúcho played mainly as an attacking midfielder, but has also been deployed as a forward or as a winger. He had a bright career in Europe in FC Barcelona and AC Millan. He is renowned for his technical skills and creativity; due to his agility, pace and dribbling ability, as well as his use of tricks, overhead kicks, no-look passes and accuracy from free-kicks. This one made people love football for his entertaining way of playing.