Tottenham Hotspur certainly had a standout 2019 with that sensational run to the Champions League Final, including dramatic late action against Man City and Ajax.
Spurs also managed to book a spot in the top four in the Premier League once again and are finishing the year strong under the new management of Jose Mourinho.
The Guardian have now released the first two instalments of their prestigious top 100 list, listing the very best male footballers of the calendar year.
Perhaps Dele Alli rescued his spot on the rankings with a superb start to Mourinho’s Tottenham reign, as he scrapes in at 89 out of 100.
Hugo Lloris, after captaining his side to the Champions League Final, makes 88th place, just one above his teammate Alli.
Perhaps for those heroics in Amsterdam alone, Lucas Moura was ranked 67th on the list, with Christian Eriksen somewhat surprisingly coming in at 41.
In fact, Eriksen is the highest-rated player so far, as the top 40 has yet to be released by the Guardian.
Could we see the likes of Kane and Son? Alderweireld and Vertonghen perhaps? Moussa Sissoko?
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