The Best Ligue 1 Soccer Players Of 2022

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Vote up the best Ligue 1 soccer players in 2022.

Who is the best player in Ligue 1 in 2022? Every year it's a hard question to answer. Is a goal-scoring striker better than a goal-saving defender? Do midfield distributors have a greater impact than shot-stopping goalkeepers? Luckily for us, Ligue 1 is probably the best place on earth for the world's top soccer talents to showcase their skills. So, who are the best Ligue 1 players of 2022? Who's dominating the French top flight right now? 

Most 2022 Ligue 1 stars are among the best soccer players in the world, starting with Paris Saint-Germain's three headed attacking monster of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar, who have been on an absolute tear this season. There's the likes of Renato Sanches and Jonathan David of Lille, as well as Dimitri Payet, Lucas Paquetá, and Wissam Ben Yedder, who continually make Ligue 1 headlines. Whether it's in Lille, Monaco, Marseille or anywhere in between, the best French soccer players are making quite a stir in Ligue 1. 

Vote below for the best players in Ligue 1 this season, and help decide who are the best current soccer players taking the pitch in France each weekend.

  • Marco Verratti
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    Is Veratti the best midfielder on Earth right now, if he were healthy? Probably. Veratti is still a super skillful center-mid when he can make it onto the pitch. As he enters his prime, the Italian has proven his ability to shape the pitch in possession and thread balls to PSG's many attackers in the final third. He's a difference maker for club and country, as seen at last year's Euros. Shame Gli Azzurri won't be present at World Cup. Otherwise he would be one of the top players to watch.

  • Kylian Mbappé
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    He's the shining light of French football and probably the best footballer in the world right now. Kylian Mbappe has reached his final form, in transforming over the past few years from a cheeky speed merchant to a completely lethal striker who spends his weekends destroying Ligue 1 defenses for fun. The World Cup champ has added strength and hold-up play to make him equally dangerous running behind or receiving the ball at his feet. Mbappe's finishing is vicious enough to have earned him Ligue 1 Player of the Year. Wherever he plays across the frontline, he's able to adapt his game. He may well become the best footballer of his era. 


  • Gianluigi Donnarumma
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    Playing less than half of PSG's club matches, Donnarumma was remarkably still able to win Ligue 1's Goalkeeper of the Year, after unseating incumbent Keylor Navas' place between the sticks, following an injury. Donnarumma is a beast of a goalkeeper and looks to be the future of PSG moving forward.

  • Neymar
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    Talk all the sh!t you want about Neymar's level of effort, his discipline, how much he's dialed in week-to-week, but watching the Brazilian prodigy play is a pure living fairy tale. Does it really matter that he had an awful 2022 season? Neymar might not be Pele 2.0, but he's still one of the best footballers on Earth. PSG's #10 has endured a tough run of form, but his talent is still obvious. He has the ball control, vision and ability to dictate a football match like so few other superstars can.