10. Xavi – FC Barcelona
Known as the brain or CPU of Barcelona, Xavi started playing for the Blaugranas in 1998. He has developed a lot a player since then. He is a key player and one of the world’s most influential midfielders, with many assists to his name.
He was part of a football dynasty in Barcelona alongside players like Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Gerard Piqué and Lionel Messi who all benefited from his genius passes, court view and dribbling skills.
Joining Barcelona in 1991, he holds the record for most appearances in the Blaugrana uniform and is tied for most Champions Legaue trophies with a total of 4.
Although it was assumed that he’d leave Camp Nou after this season, it was a shocker to every European football fan when he announced his departure towards al-Sadd.