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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Ari SKULASON – OB/Iceland/14/05/1987

Has been Iceland’s left-back during the national side’s run of good form over the past two years. Plays in midfield for his Danish club.

Wesley SNEIJDER – Galatasaray/Holland/09/06/1984

Attacker midfielder who remains a key figure for Holland. Could move back
to western Europe this summer.

Yann SOMMER – Gladbach/Switzerland/17/12/1988

National-team keeper who has impressed in his first season in the Bundesliga since moving from Swiss side Basle.

Heung-Min SON – Leverkusen/South Korea/08/07/1992

Exciting attacking talent who excelled at this year’s Asian Cup despite opposition from his club side who didn’t want him to go.

Jonatan SORIANO – RB Salzburg/Spain/24/09/1985

Former Barca B striker who has been prolific in Austria, with virtually a goal a game for the past three seasons.

Moussa SOW – Fenerbahce/Senegal/19/01/1986

A regular scorer for Lille and Fenerbahce over many seasons. Appeared for France under-21s before switching to Senegal.

Dario SRNA – Shakhtar/Croatia/01/05/1982

Captain of club and country, and a vibrant presence on the right flank. However, his time at Shakhtar is coming to an end.

Raheem STERLING – Liverpool/England/08/12/1994

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Can provide pace on the wing or playing through the middle. Already an important figure for both club and country.

John STONES – Everton/England/28/05/1994

Confident, ball-playing centre-back. His form has dipped this season due to injuries, but is still the brightest young defensive prospect in the English game.

Martin STRANZL – Gladbach/Germany/16/06/1980

Veteran defender who has excelled at Monchengladbach, since returning to the Bundesliga after a spell in Russia.

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