Every top club in Europe has that one player who is a bonafide superstar and one who can change the course of the game in a second. There are a number of great players currently plying their trade for big European giants, though a few stand out among others.
Here, we take a look at those players who have won the most Man of the Match awards in their respective leagues since 2009/10.
1. Lionel Messi - LaLiga - 222
There are no more superlatives left to describe the genius that is Lionel Messi and the record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner regularly shows why he deserves to be called the greatest of all-time by winning a staggering 222 Man of the Match awards in LaLiga during the period.
The 34-year-old is only getting better with age and it will be interesting to see how many more awards he adds to his tally by the time he decides to hang up his boots.
2. Eden Hazard - Premier League - 62
The Premier League is widely considered to be the most competitive league in the world and that Eden Hazard remains the man with the most Man of the Match awards despite leaving England in 2019, goes to show just how brilliant he was for Chelsea.
However, things have not gone to plan for him at Real Madrid since his blockbuster move and it will be interesting to see if he can bounce back next season.
3. Marco Reus - Bundesliga - 48
Marco Reus is without doubt the most talented German player of his generation and with 48 Man of the Match performances since 2009/10, it could be said that he has lived up to his talent.
The 32-year-old could have achieved much more if not for the injuries that
he tends to suffer on a regular basis.
4. Alejandro Gomez - Serie A - 38
Alejandro Gomez or Papu Gomez as he is known, has emerged as one of the best midfield players in the recent past, though he still remains vastly underrated in world football.
The 33-year-old has been brilliant for Atalanta ever since he joined them in 2014, winning 38 Man of the Match awards and he has been a key player in their rise in recent times.
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Ligue 1 - 42
That Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Paris Saint-Germain and France in 2016, just goes to show how brilliant he was during his time there, with the striker winning 42 Man of the Match awards.
The striker spent only four seasons with PSG, but he was without doubt the best player and biggest star during his time in France.