10) Daniele de Rossi (Italy and AS Roma)
The 31 year old Italian is one of the most decorated defensive midfielders of this generation. De Rossi has been playing for Roma for 15 years now and has already cemented his place as one of the legends of the Italian side. Given his strong vision, great tackling skills and unparalleled leadership on the pitch, and passing abilities, the Italian is labeled as one of the most ‘complete defensive mids’ of the modern day football.
With his expertise in shooting and dead ball scenarios, he also plays a major part in the attack too!