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5 Best Portuguese Players in the World 2021

5. Raphael Guerreiro

Portuguese international Raphael Guerreiro is a dynamic left-back who is also a technically gifted player. He has all the qualities you'd expect of a player who can play in any position across the left wing.

The Borussia Dortmund man is an excellent passer of the ball. He also packs explosive pace and showcases great touch, good ball progression skills, passing and movement. Guerreiro can also whip an occasional thunderbolt towards goal.

In 40 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund in the 2020-21 season, he scored six goals and provided 11 assists.

Guerreiro has started the 2021-22 season on a promising note, scoring two goals in four Bundesliga appearances already.

4. Joao Cancelo

The Manchester City full-back had an excellent 2020-21 season. He was instrumental in the Cityzens winning the Premier League title and the Carabao Cup last term.

Moreover, Cancelo is good with the ball at his feet and so tactically intelligent that he is even deployed in central midfield from time to time. In the 2020-21 season, Cancelo scored three goals and provided five assists in 43 appearances across all competitions for Manchester City.

3. Ruben Dias

Ruben Dias joined Manchester City in the summer of 2020 and wasted no time before turning in sensational performances at centre-back. Dias helped bring stability to Pep Guardiola's defence as Manchester City cruised to the Premier League title.

The 24-year-old helped the Cityzens keep 15 cleansheets in 32 Premier League appearances in the 2020-21 season. He also struck up a wonderful partnership at centre-back with John Stones.

The former Benfica man won the Premier League Players' Player of the Season Award for his exploits in the league. He was also a central figure in City's League Cup triumph and their run to the final of the UEFA Champions League.

2. Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes was Manchester United's top scorer and assist provider in the 2020-21 season. He scored 28 goals and provided 17 assists in 58 appearances across all competitions last term. The attacking midfielder started the 2021-22 Premier League season with a hat-trick against Leeds United.

His quick-thinking and ability to play delightful first-time balls make him a threat like no other and United will be banking heavily on him this season as well.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo made a sensational return to Manchester United this summer and has scored in three matches. He has four goals in three matches for the Red Devils this season.

Ronaldo won the Serie A Golden Boot after scoring 29 goals in 33 appearances in the league in the 2020-21 season. He also won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020, scoring five goals and providing an assist in four matches for Portugal.

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