After every game, WhoScored.com gives players competing in Europe’s top five leagues
a mark out of 10 based on a wide range of statistical data. Each player received an average score for 2016, and to qualify for the list, players had to have made at least 20 league appearances.
So will Lionel Messi retain his crown or can Cristiano Ronaldo clinch first place? Where do Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale place? And how do Premier League stars Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero compare?
100. Armando Izzo – Genoa – 7.26 WhoScored.com rating
Italian centre-back Armando Izzo was rewarded for his fine form for Genoa with a call-up to the national team squad in November and has been an ever-present for the Serie A club this term.
99. Dele Alli – Tottenham – 7.2606
Dele Alli’s breakthrough campaign last season saw him pick up the PFA Young Player of the Year award, while his stunning volley against Crystal Palace at the start of the year will be watched for decades to come.