Who are European football's top-10 wingers?

The best wingers from the top five football leagues in Europe according to the CIES Football Observatory.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
16th May 2017

article:16th May 2017

According to the CIES Football Observatory, Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is the best wide player in Europe, fending away competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and club teammate Neymar.

Only players who have played at least 2,000 minutes this season have been included in the analysis.


Messi leads the way with a rating of 93.5 out of 100 while Ronaldo follows closely with 90 points and Neymar comes in third with 89.

La Liga have four representatives in the top 10 while the Premier League have three and Serie A two.

Check out the top ten in the gallery above.

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Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar headline the top 10 wingers in Europe

The best wingers from the top five football leagues in Europe according to the CIES Football Observatory.

10. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ | CHELSEA | 86.0 POINTS

10. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ | CHELSEA | 86.0 POINTS

=8. EMIL FORSBERG | RB LEIPZIG | 87.0 POINTS

=8. EMIL FORSBERG | RB LEIPZIG | 87.0 POINTS

=8. JONATHAN VIERA | LAS PALMAS| 87.0 POINTS

=8. JONATHAN VIERA | LAS PALMAS| 87.0 POINTS

=6. DIMITRI PAYET | WEST HAM/MARSEILLE | 87.5 POINTS

=6. DIMITRI PAYET | WEST HAM/MARSEILLE | 87.5 POINTS

=6. FELIPE ANDERSON | LAZIO | 87.5 POINTS

=6. FELIPE ANDERSON | LAZIO | 87.5 POINTS

=4. PHILIPPE COUTINHO | LIVERPOOL | 88.0 POINTS

=4. PHILIPPE COUTINHO | LIVERPOOL | 88.0 POINTS

=4. LORENZO INSIGNE | NAPOLI | 88.0 POINTS

=4. LORENZO INSIGNE | NAPOLI | 88.0 POINTS

3. NEYMAR | BARCELONA | 89.0 POINTS

3. NEYMAR | BARCELONA | 89.0 POINTS

2. CRISTIANO RONALDO | REAL MADRID | 90.0 POINTS

2. CRISTIANO RONALDO | REAL MADRID | 90.0 POINTS

1. LIONEL MESSI | BARCELONA | 93.5 POINTS

1. LIONEL MESSI | BARCELONA | 93.5 POINTS