We have endeavoured to compile a list of the world’s most talked-about players – the most newsworthy players who, by definition, are the most important. We started by drawing up a list of the key players by league – starting with 50 each for the leading leagues in Europe (England, Germany, Spain), 40 for France and Italy, between 15 and 25 for middle-ranking leagues, and ending with between five and 10 for smaller leagues. We then added players who were important figures for their national sides and in their respective regions.

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Ogenyi ONAZI – Lazio/Nigeria/25/12/1992

Central midfielder who featured in all Nigeria’s games at Brazil 2014. Has excelled at Lazio since moving to Italy after playing in the Under-17 World Cup.

OSACR – Chelsea/Brazil/09/09/1991

Creative midfielder whose defensive qualities have made him a vital piece of the Mourinho jigsaw at Stamford Bridge. A key figure for Brazil.

Dani OSVALDO – Boca Juniors/Italy/12/01/1986

Despite a troubled past 18 months, the forward still has star appeal. His signing in January was a major coup for the Argentinian league.

Nicolas OTAMENDI – Valencia/Argentina/12/02/1988

Centre-back in fine form for Valencia this season after a spell on loan at Atletico Mineiro in Brazil.

Dennis PRAET – Anderlecht/Belgium/14/05/1994

After impressing on the left wing in the second-half of last season, and making an excellent contribution to yet another national title for his club, he has proved even more valuable this term as a number 10, becoming in the space of just a few months the Brussels side’s undisputed leader, the individual that his team-mates principally look to for their inspiration and strategy.

Romulo OTERO – Caracas/Venezuela/09/11/1992

Attacking midfielder with tricky dribbling skills who is also a free-kick specialist. A leading member of a promising new Venezuelan generation.

Alex OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN – Arsenal/England/15/08/1993

He has overcome injury setbacks to make steady progress, moving from being a winger to a versatile attacking midfielder.

Mesut OZIL – Arsenal/Germany/15/10/1988

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Criticised for below-par displays since a £42m move from Real Madrid, the number 10 still produces an impressive number of assists.

Leandro PAREDES – Roma/Argentina/29/06/1994

Former Boca Juniors starlet who moved to Italy last summer. The attacking midfielder has so far been used sparingly by Roma, but remains a huge talent.

Dani PAREJO – Valencia/Spain/16/04/1989

Former Real Madrid trainee who is now firmly established at Valencia and has been top scorer in their pursuit of a Champions League place.

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