Remember the uproar when the results of the FIH’s Hockey stars awards were announced? As India’s various nominees swept the board, a lot of people were very upset.
Only a fool would invite criticism on themselves by putting out their own list of the best players in the world just a few months after that, right?
Well, get ready to be furious all over again, because that’s exactly what I’ve done.
The world’s best players in my eyes, in no particular order are here.
Arthur van Doren
There can’t be too much debate about this one, surely? Apart from being a vital cog in the all-conquering Belgian side with a trophy cabinet that’s the envy of most players worldwide, he’s also one of the standout performers in the Dutch league – widely considered the best league around. Not a week goes by where I don’t see a series of clips on social media of him doing something brilliant and every time I see him play, I’m always impressed by him despite knowing beforehand just how good he is.
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