Manchester City are well represented in the 2018 edition of The Guardian’s 100 Best Players of the Year, with enough players to make up a full team ranked.
According to the newspaper, ‘225 judges from 69 countries cast exactly 9,000 votes in total to choose the world’s top 100 male footballers for 2018. Led by 34 current and former players boasting a combined total of nearly 2,000 international caps, each member of the Guardian panel chose their own top 40 players from a long list of global names.’
So how did the City stars rank in the eyes of the experts?
It should come as no surprise that Kevin De Bruyne was highest ranked and the only City star in the top 10 finishing 8th, with Sergio Aguero next of the City representatives in 15th.
David Silva made the top 20, finishing in 20th, while Raheem Sterling was 31st. Dropping down the rankings, Leroy Sané came next of the Blues in 57th, then Ederson in 59th, Fernandinho in 63rd and Bernardo Silva in 68th.
Towards the bottom end of the 100, Kyle Walker finished 80th, just ahead of Gabriel Jesus who was 81st, and the last of the City contingent was John Stones in 86th, with no place for his partner Aymeric Laporte.
You can check out the full top 100, topped by Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric, at this link, but here is how the Manchester City players ranked:
8. Kevin De Bruyne
15. Sergio Aguero
20. David Silva
31. Raheem Sterling
57. Leroy Sané
68. Bernardo Silva
80. Kyle Walker
81. Gabriel Jesus
86. John Stones