Barcelona star Leo Messi lead the list of world's top-20 best playmakers of the decade

Lionel Messi has been named the best playmaker of the decade by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

Former Barcelona players Andres Iniesta, Neymar, Yaya Toure, Xavi and Thiago Alcantara have also made it to the top-20.

Also, Luka Modric has been named the third-best playmaker of the decade by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). Toni Kroos, Eden Hazard and Isco, meanwhile, finished 5th, 6th and 20th in the rankings respectively.

Former Real Madrid players Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez have also made the top-20 in 8th, 12th and 14th.

IFFHS world's top-20 best playmakers of the decade (2011-2020):

Lionel Messi - 174 points

Andres Iniesta - 127

Luka Modric - 113

Kevin De Bruyne - 103

Toni Kroos - 90

Eden Hazard - 77

Neymar - 71

Mesut Ozil - 69

Andrea Pirlo - 63

Yaya Toure - 60

Xavi - 55

Cristiano Ronaldo - 54

David Silva - 52

James Rodriguez - 42

Bastian Schweinsteiger - 40

Christian Eriksen - 38

Riyad Mahrez - 38

Paul Pogba - 35

Thiago Alcantara - 33

Isco - 25

The players were given points for their previous results in each of yearly rankings - 20 points for the 1st place, 19 points for the second... and one point for the 20th place.

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