Heirs to The Throne: 5 Young Footballer Likely to Takeover From Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest footballers ever to have played and still playing the round-leather game.

But Juventus forward Ronaldo, 35, and Barcelona’s Messi, 33, can’t go on forever. Who will take their place?

With that in mind, we have decided to reveal some of the next generation superstar that will fill the void Ronaldo and Messi will leave behind.
Check them out below.


Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain & France)

Date of birth: 20 December 1998

Position: Forward

Mbappe is just 21, already a World Cup winner with France in Russia in 2018 and quite simply football’s greatest young star.

He has proven to be the leading man for his football club, Paris Saint-Germain even ahead of Neymar. He surely is the next big thing.

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid & Portugal)

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Date of birth: 10 November 1999

Position: Forward

Now 20 years old, Atletico Madrid spent a club record fee of £113m to secure the signing of Joao Felix from Benfica in July. It was the world’s third highest transfer fee, paid for a then-teenager who had played just 43 first-team games.

Though, his Atletico career has been hampered by injury and not being played in his preferred position.

He is however on his way to undoubtedly becoming the offensive trump card for a side who despite their defensive strengths frequently find it difficult to score.

Erling-Haaland ( Borussia Dortmund & Norway)

Date of birth: 21 July 2000

Position: Forward

The Dortmund youngster is an outright goalscorer and one that scores goal with ease.
Haaland has been showing tremendous talent since his days at Red Bull Salzburg, scoring a record 10 goals in the group stage.
He, however, moved to Dortmund in January, and within three games, the player bagged a phenomenal seven goals. He has been tipped to takeover when Ronaldo and Messi retire.


Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund & England)

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Date of birth: 25 March 2000

Position: Winger

When Dortmund reserved their vacant No 7 shirt for a 17-year‑old from south London after the departure of Dembélé last summer, most supporters of the German club presumed it was a grand gesture but one very much with an eye on the future.

He is currently one of the hottest properties in the transfer market as Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are rumored to be vying for his signature.

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen & Germany)

Date of birth: 11 June 1999

Position: Midfielder

Kai Havertz is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or right winger for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen and the German national team.

Upon making his debut for Leverkusen in 2016, Havertz became the club’s youngest ever debutant in the Bundesliga and he became their youngest ever goalscorer when he scored his first goal the following year. He is also the youngest player to reach the milestones of 50 and 100 league appearances in the German top-flight.



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  1. Andrew Ohio says

    Is that all? Naaaa where is Nogerian forward Victor Osimeh quote me that guy has the zeal and quality of Ronaldo and he will fit into that shoe very soon

    1. TASK MASTER says

      will update the list soon

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