The World Soccer 500 is back - check out who made our list of the 500 most important players on the planet

Here is page seven in our definitive list of our 500 Most Important Players on the Planet. For each player we have included their club and the country that club plays in, along with their nationality. The asterisks signify new entries for 2018.

Additionally, feel free to follow the player links which will take you to player biographies, and the country links will take you to their 2018 World Cup team page.

Luka MODRIC – Real Madrid (Spa) & Croatia

Jefferson MONTERO – Swansea City (Eng) & Ecuador*

Aaron MOOY – Huddersfield Town (Eng) & Australia

Alvaro MORATA – Chelsea (Eng) & Spain

Ryota MORIOKA – Anderlecht (Blg) & Japan*

Victor MOSES – Chelsea (Eng) & Nigeria

Mason MOUNT – Chelsea & England*

Joao MOUTINHO – Monaco (Fra) & Portugal*

Youssef MSAKNI – Al Duhail (Qat) & Tunisia*

Nordi MUKIELE – Montpellier & France*

Thomas MULLER – Bayern Munich & Germany

Enock MWEPU – Salzburg (Aut) & Zambia*

Yuto NAGATOMO – Internazionale (Ita) & Japan*

Darlington NAGBE – Atlanta United & USA

Radja NAINGGOLAN – Roma (Ita) & Belgium

Shoya NAKAJIMA – Portimonense (Por) & Japan*

Kengo NAKAMURA – Kawasaki Frontale & Japan*

NALDO – Schalke (Ger) & Brazil*

Keylor NAVAS – Real Madrid (Spa) & Costa Rica

Tanguy NDOMBELE – Amiens & France*

Manuel NEUER – Bayern Munich & Germany

Dazzling: Neymar is nearly on the same level as Messi and Ronaldo, but his head occasionally explodes (Getty Images)

NEYMAR – Paris Saint-Germain (Fra) & Brazil

Nemanja NIKOLIC – Chicago Fire (USA) & Hungary

Steven NZONZI – Sevilla (Spa) & France

Dimitri OBERLIN – Red Bull Salzburg (Aut) & Switzerland*

Jan OBLAK – Atletico Madrid (Spa) & Slovenia

Guillermo OCHOA – Standard Liege (Blg) & Mexico*

Martin ODEGAARD – Real Madrid (Spa) & Norway*

Shinji OKAZAKI – Leicester City (Eng) & Japan

Andre ONANA – Ajax (Hol) & Cameroon*

Henry ONYEKURU – Everton (Eng) & Nigeria

Nicolas OTAMENDI – Manchester City (Eng) & Argentina*

Romulo OTERO – Atletico Mineiro (Bra) & Venezuela 

Alfio OVIEDO – Cerro Porteno & Paraguay*

Mesut OZIL – Arsenal (Eng) & Germany

Arsenal: Ozil has been criticised for his work-rate for Arsenal (Getty Images)

Leandro PAREDES – Zenit (Rus) & Argentina

Dani PAREJO – Valencia & Spain

Thomas PARTEY – Atletico Madrid (Spa) & Ghana*

Rui PATRICIO – Sporting & Portugal

PAULINHO – Barcelona (Spa) & Brazil

PAULINHO – Vasco da Gama & Brazil*

Benjamin PAVARD – Stuttgart (Ger) & France*

Jiri PAVLENKA – Werder Bremen (Ger) & Czech Republic*

Cristian PAVON – Boca Juniors & Argentina 

Dimitri PAYET – Marseille & France

Pietro PELLEGRI – Monaco (Fra) & Italy*

PEPE – Besiktas (Tur) & Portugal

Oribe PERALTA – America & Mexico

Ivan PERISIC – Internazionale (Ita) and Croatia

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