The 28 years old, Brazil international plays for the Spanish Club Real Madrid. He plays in the defensive midfielder position. His outstanding interception and booking less tackles has made media and analysts focus on him. Casemiro is not particularly skillful and technical in nature but under the Zidane’s management, he was able to improve this.
Despite his footballing abilities, Casemiro has competitive spirit, mentality, consistency, and determination on the pitch. Despite mainting a good disciplinary record, he has, however, also come into criticism in the media at times over his excessively aggressive challenges on the pitch. Casemiro’s playing style has drawn comparisons with that of former Real Madrid defensive midfielder Claude Makelele as well as compatriot Toninho Cerezo.
Undoubtedly, Casemiro is one of the best CDM in the world. When it comes to victories and titles, no one comes closer to Casemiro.
Casemiro has won
- 2X La liga 2016/17 and 2019/20
- 1X Copa del Rey 2013/14
- 2X Spanish Super Cup 2017 and 2020
- 4X UEFA champions league 2013/14,2015/16,2016/17 and 2017/18
- 2X UEFA super cup 2016 and 2017
- 3X FIFA club world cup 2016, 2017 and 2018
Fabinho, just 26 years old and a well established name in the football. The Brazilian and Liverpool centre defensive mid has faced a lot of test and struggle before. Fabinho joined Fluminense in 2012. Without appearing in the single for Fluminense, Fabinho got transferred to Rio Ave in 2012. He spent his entire time there out on loan, first at Real Madrid Castilla. In Real Madrid he made a single substitute appearance for the main team. Fabinho spent five years at French club AS Monaco playing 233 total games and scoring 31 goals. Fabinho won Ligue 1 in 2016/17 with AS Monaco. After spending 5 years in at Monaco, Fabinho got transferred to English club Liverpool. In his debut season at Liverpool he won the UEFA champions league and the UEFA super cup in 2019 . Also, Fabinho was the key player for Liverpool in 2019/20 where Liverpool lifted their league title after 30 years. Fabinho was the marquee man in guiding Liverpool achieve all these titles and honours. Fabinho still has the miles to go and the book of history to create.
Fabinho made his international debut for Brazil in 2015, and was also enlisted in the squad for Copa America 2015 and 2016.
Honours and titles
Thiago Alcantara 29 years old Spanish international has recently signed for English club Liverpool FC. Currently, Alcantara is one of the finest defensive midfielder in the world.
If we talk about Thiago’s stats, on average, Thiago creates 1.0 chances per 90 minutes. This is more than Wijnaldum (0.5), Fabinho (0.9) and James Milner (0.9). Renowned for his excellent technique, Thiago completes 3.6 successful dribbles per 90 minutes at the success rate of 85.7%. This success rate is more than that of Klopp’s current options in midfield.
His passing accuracy (91.7% in Bundesliga this season) is the key of his ability. His absurd range make assists and clear-cut chances created an organic by-product of his game. He’s been one of the best players in the Champions League this season, providing four assists in four games. This season Alcantara won treble with the Bayern Munich.
In Germany, Thiago won 16 trophies, including the Bundesliga seven times, and the UEFA champions league as well. In 2020, he signed for Liverpool in a transfer worth an initial £20 million.