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Ranked: Top 30 best players in Europe right now

By Amreen
Erling Haaland has been ranked as the third-best player in Europe right now
Erling Haaland has been ranked as the third-best player in Europe right now / INA FASSBENDER/GettyImages
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The 30 best players in Europe have been named and ranked, with the top 10 featuring some of the biggest names in football right now.

There are some intriguing inclusions on the list which has been put together by Sky Sports, such as Everton's Andros Townsend and West Ham's Michail Antonio.

The list has been compiled in accordance with Sky Sports' "power rankings" which is a fixed formula that ranks players based on "starting positions and awards positions for 35 matchday statistics- not just goals and assists".

Players from all the top leagues in Europe make the top 10, but it is top two spots that have been a cause for much debate. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is ranked second, while Karim Benzema comes in at #1, who has scored 9 goals in 8 league appearances for Real Madrid so far this season.

Top 30 best players in Europe right now

30. Andros Townsend (Everton) - 14,326 points

29. Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Roma) - 14,336 points

28. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) - 14,407 points

27. Andrei Girotto (Nantes) - 14,512 points

26. Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao) - 14,665 points

25. Fabian Ruiz (Napoli) - 15,077 points

24. Jonathan Clauss (Lens) - 15,087 points

23. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) - 15,105 points

22. Gaetan Laborde (Rennes) - 15,209 points

21. Jimmy Cabot (Angers) - 15,553 points

20. Ander Herrera (Paris Saint-Germain) - 15,609 points

19. Idrissa Gana Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain) - 15,758 points

18. Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen) - 15,761 points

17. Matias Dituro (Celta Vigo) - 15,808 points

16. Michail Antonio (West Ham) - 15,846 points

15. Amine Gouiri (Nice) - 15,889 points

14. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) - 15,978 points

13. Lucas Paqueta (Lyon) - 15,987 points

12. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) - 16,232 points

11. Andy Delort (Nice) - 16,318 points

10. Dimitri Payet (Marseille) - 16,335 points

9. Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen) - 16,630 points

8. Teji Savanier (Montpellier) - 16,664 points

7. Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain) - 16,801 points

6. Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad) - 17,193 points

5. Edin Dzeko (Inter) - 17,323 points

4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) - 18,781 points

3. Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 19,164 points

2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 20,640 points

1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - 22,881 points

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