We look at the social influence of midfielders
This is the third part of our series looking at players social influence by their position on the pitch. You can find the first part on World Cup Goalkeepers here
and the second part on World Cup Defenders here
Stronger representation from the English Premier League in this table, compared to other positions, with Mesut Ozil
, Paul Pogba
, Eden Hazard
making up places in the top 10. Elsewhere, the Real Madrid factor comes strongly into play, but it is nice to see Andres Iniesta sitting atop the table, in the manner that is befitting for one of the world greats.
and Ashley Young
most influential midfielders, occupying positions 26 and 27 and therefore not shown in the table; although arguably Young should now be classed as a defender!