5 Barcelona players who made it into Goal 50

Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Group Stage match between Inter Milan and Barcelona at Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy on 6 November 2018. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Group Stage match between Inter Milan and Barcelona at Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy on 6 November 2018. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images) /
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BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 14: Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona celebrates after scoring the second goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Valencia at Camp Nou on April 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 14: Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona celebrates after scoring the second goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Valencia at Camp Nou on April 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Samuel Umtiti in the 16th spot

Last season, Samuel Umtiti firmly established himself as one of the best centre-backs in world football. He produced consistent displays throughout the season alongside veteran Gerard Piqué, and his performances culminated in a marvelous showing at the World Cup.

He was paired up alongside Real Madrid counterpart Raphaël Varane by Didier Deschamps, and the combination worked like a charm as France conceded just 6 goals in 7 games. Umtiti’s ranking in Goal 50 is more or less justified.

Players who rank above him, like Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane, really deserve it. But there are question marks as to whether the ranking of Diego Godín is justified, considering Umtiti’s position in the rankings.