When it comes to top football leagues, there are a host of names. From the British Premier League to the German Bundesliga, then the Italian Serie A to the French Ligue 1. These are just a few of the top league names in the world. But, a league that stands tall and proud is the Spanish La Liga. For the last five years, La Liga has consistently produced the best teams in European club competition. The 2019 UEFA club rankings have three clubs from the Iberian Peninsula. La Liga also provides some of the top talents in the world. This article looks at the best football players in La Liga 2020.
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina)
The ‘Barcelona and Argentine’ phenom has been and continues to be arguably the best player in the world. He started this season a bit late as he had his injury struggles but is currently leading the league in goals with 18 goals. That’s not all; he is the current assist leader with 18 assists. He also leads the league in completed dribbles, freekick goals, and Man Of The Match awards. Without him, FC Barcelona would not be fighting for the league this season. Most critics argue that age has slowed him down, but he has proved his doubters wrong by being a creator and goalscorer when his team needs him. A pure genius in every sense of football.
- Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium)
The Belgian international goalkeeper has been nothing short of sensational this season. He has been an absolute wall for Real Madrid in goal. He currently leads the league in the least goals conceded with 14 goals conceded in 23 league outings. He is also the current leader in clean sheets with 12 all season. He chips in with a save ratio of 76%. All these accolades rank him as one of the top-performing players in the 2020 version of La Liga. If you are into sports betting, then any team that has Courtois in goal is guaranteed to keep a clean sheet and a safe bet.
- Federico Valverde (Real Madrid, Uruguay)
You have to be extremely talented and consistent to have a top club like Real Madrid shelf its plans for a big-name player in Paul Pogba. That is precisely what Fede Valverde has done this season. The versatile 21-year-old midfielder has been the whole package this season. He can run, pass, tackle, and shoot. While he does not have the glitz and glam as well as the statistics, he has the work ethic and consistency to keep 2018 Balon d’Or and Fifa The Best Winner Luka Modric out of the side. The all-terrain midfielder has proven to be an absolute gem in the team. He was undoubtedly the best player for the first half of the La Liga Season.
While it seems like these players come from only two clubs, the number of quality players in La Liga are numerous and cannot be underestimated. For this reason, this list is in no way indicating or predicting awards. Instead, it is naming the best and most consistent football players so far in the La Liga 2020 season. For the football betting aficionados, La Liga has been the most consistent league in the world to make predictions and for fans making an accumulator bet. It doubles as the best league in the world as in the last decade, it has produced more European and world champions as compared to the other leagues. Lionel Messi, Thibaut Courtois, Federico Valverde, and many others not mentioned here ensure it is so.