The world has witnessed some of the greatest football players over the years. However, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the greatest football players in history. Back in 2012, the sports magazine FourFourTwo made a prediction of the top ten best footballers in 2020. The list had stars like Neymar Jr, Mario Balotelli, Jack Wilshere, Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were not in the top ten list.
Well, it might be a surprise that in the top ten list produced back in 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were not included. However, the two are still the greatest football players right now. The two 'Goats' are still on top of their game. According to FourFourTwo magazine, Neymar Jr would be the world's best footballer in 2020. He would be followed by Mario Gotze, Eden Hazard and Thiago Alcantara. The other players ranked in the list were Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Jack Wilshere, Mario Balotelli, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Mamadou Sakho.
However, that has not been the case. In fact, the only player in the list who can be named among the world's best right now is Neymar Jr. Eden Hazard lost his form after joining Real Madrid and he has been struggling to get back to his good days.
Below is the list of top ten footballers who were FourFourTwo magazine predicted would be stars in 2020: