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10 of the Most Underrated Football Players Today

Sad to say, but some of the players we call football superstars do not deserve the recognition. They are overhyped, and that’s it.

Then, there are football players who equally deserve such acknowledgement and yet not given enough credit. 

Underrated players are not seen as bankable that’s why. However, if performances – how they ensure the club’s success – is the standard, they are superstars in their own right.

These are football’s most underrated players.

1) Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey is one of the most consistent scorers, in addition to being a clinical attacker.

He is known for creating chances for Arsenal for others to shine.

It was a heroic act that no one seems to notice.

2) Cesar Azpilicueta

Azpilicueta is one of the most reliable defenders in the league. He is also versatile, directing the team when he has to. 

As such, Chelsea’s defence would fall without him, but not even the players would recognize this for a fact.

3) Kyle Walker

He is a complete defender who contributed to the City’s 14 clean sheets.

Walker, however, will be forever criticized and mocked for playing for Manchester City.

4) Roberto Firmino

Firmino is a scorer who can also provide reliable assistance. He has 60 tackles under his belt, which is definitely odd since he’s a striker.

He has a passionate display of play that astonishes the Liverpool fans.

Unfortunately, he was often overshadowed by other players including Mohamed Salah.

5) Son Heung-Min

He has proven himself at the attacking position.

There is one thing impressive about Son: his eye for goal. Other than that, he is known to trick the defenders into getting past them.

Too bad the spotlight always focuses on either Christian Eriksen or Harry Kane.

6) Casemiro

If there is one constant factor about Real Madrid’s success that would be Casemiro. As a defensive midfielder, he is no stranger to doing the dirty work.

He can also change the dynamics of his entire club after playing for a few minutes on the pitch.

However, the applause is always dedicated to who scored the goal. 

7) Miralem Pjanic

Juventus obtained Pjanic because of immense talent. He may not be a scorer, but he is one of the prolific assist providers in football right now, and there aren’t too many of them.

Belonging to a star-studded club, therefore, is a bane for Pjanic since he has to compete with others for recognition.

8) Edinson Cavani

Other than his loyalty to Paris Saint-Germain, Cavani has shown leadership time and again.

He still delivers scoring expectations from him. Every season, Cavani would end up with a good number of goals.

But he was always sidestepped because of other more important players such as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

9) Pedro

Chelsea performed great partly because of the ever-reliable Pedro.

He recognizes the need to score goals for Blues most crucial matches. Pedro delivers, scoring in the finals match.

But he didn’t get to shine like the other football players such as Eden Hazard.

10) Bernardo Silva

Pep Guardiola himself asserts Silva as a valuable player in Manchester City because of his consistency. Although he did not directly make the points, he was instrumental in accumulating that many points for the Citizens.

Football analysts said that Silva, Joao Felix, and Cristiano Ronaldo could form a trio that may threaten other national teams.

Yet the fans ignore him. 

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American Football Fans vs European Football Fans

Manchester United prevailed over Manchester City, 1-0, at the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals at Etihad Stadium. There’s one thing that stood out, however, the fights that ensued between the fans of both clubs.

Both Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjær condemned what happened with the latter calling out the fans that while they want rivalry, it must be kept at a ‘sane level.’

It only goes to show how fans express their passion regardless of the unacceptability of their reactions. The football hooliganism among the fans also teaches us to understand where these people are coming from.

According to an article published in the Washington Post, the fans regard their teams as an extension of the sense of self.

So how are American and European football fans different?

American fans are loud, but European fans are louder

American fans can fill a stadium. Once so, measurements can go up to 100 decibels. That’s how loud American football fans get during a match. They scream, whistle, curse, etc.

There are also moments of silence, and that’s because the American fans regard watching as more critical compared with participating.

European football fans are also loud, especially the Turkish fans, the Carsi more specifically, who currently hold the record for the loudest fans in the world. Their record is 132 decibels. And they did that on a 32,000-capacity stadium, definitely smaller than stadiums in the US.

With this, football stadiums in European are almost always jampacked whether it’d be a regular-season or friendly match. Fans are rarely quiet.

American fans are respectful while European fans are violent

Even with the fiercest rivalries in the NFL such as that of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, the fans are cool with one another. They heckle but zero to minimal violence. They play fair in this aspect.

This cannot be said for the European fans, especially the torcidas or the equivalent of die-hard fans. Hooligans even cause people’s lives. 

How European fans react after a loss is also synonymous to a disaster, and the damages are often extensive. Riot police officers are always on stand by.

American fans applaud players, European fans commend great plays

Both American and European fans screamed at football players when they did something wrong on the pitch.

However, the European fans when to acknowledge a great display of play. They recognize talent even from the rival team. This is more so when that player used to play for their own team. 

For the American fans though, they chanted “VC sucks” when Vince Carter played against Toronto Raptors where he was once a part of. Also, they booed Andrew Luck when he announced his retirement in August 2019.

Speaking of chants, American fans don’t have that unanimous chant to celebrate their favourite players or teams. In Europe, “You’ll never walk alone!” is a chant known to many. 

Again, it all boils down to the different ways football fans express themselves. Fascinatingly, it would be a much better place if fans would eliminate violence at the stands. It ruins the match, the teams, the players, and the sport itself.

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5 Football Players with the Most Red Cards

David Luiz’s red card puts Arsenal in a challenging position. Luiz himself was disappointed with referee Stuart Attwell’s decision to give him one. It was his second red card from the Premier League.

Football fans particularly that of Arsenal and Chelsea are divided over the ruling, saying that Luiz could have handed a yellow card at most.

However, what Luiz did was against the double jeopardy rule. It was not an accidental challenge, as everyone thought the poor back pass was. Luiz deliberately knew what he has done.

All the more, the issuance of the red card exposed how frail the defence of Arsenal now. Stopping Tammy Abraham from scoring was a tell-tale sign of weak defence.

In retrospect, a red card is a penalty card indicating a serious offence that results in a game suspension or removal. Luiz, for instance, was sent off after being given a red card 25 minutes into the game and disallowed to play for the rest of the game.

Speaking of red cards, Luiz is too far by the numbers when it comes to the names of footballers with the most red cards.

#5 – Paolo Montero (21)

The Uruguayan has a do-anything-to-win attitude. Because of this, he was sent off the game for 21 times.

He has the most red cards in Serie A history. He never regretted any of his red cards. For him, he had to commit those fouls so his team can achieve victory.

#4 – Alexis Delgado (22)

Delgado is as hot-headed as he could get. His extremely aggressive behaviour while playing often characterizes the Spanish player.

One time, he punched Mario Mandzukic after claiming a foul, and this was just one of the centreback’s 22 red cards.

#3 – Sergio Ramos (24)

Ramos has a total of 24 red cards. The Spanish footballer holds the record for having the highest red card count at La Liga and El Clasico with 19 and five, respectively.

He could have been one of the best defenders in football history if not for his unwelcome stunts on the field. He is aggressive, combative, verbally abusive, and physically manipulative. Indeed, Ramos is known for his lack of control of his fouls.

#2 – Cyril Rool (27)

Rool has a reputation for starting brawls. He was considered one of those players who ruined the sports. He has the skills and talent and the incessant fouls, however. 

His fouls are both constant and criminal in nature. Rool’s fouls often led to striking his opponents. He once karate kicked another player during a game. 

#1 – Gerardo Bedoya (46)

Bedoya is regarded as the dirtiest football player to ever step inside the pitch. Everyone else around him knew what he could do. That’s why no striker would want to pass in front of him while holding the ball. They feared ending up with an injury because that’s 100% sure to happen.

The Colombian defensive midfielder was sent off right on his first game. He has the legacy of deliberate fouls mainly attributed to his anger control problems.

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