Best Players to Watch in UEFA Euro 2024

Euro Showcase: Best Players to Watch in UEFA Euro 2024

With UEFA Euro 2024 kickstarting in Germany this month, the focus point of the football world will be shifted to the action-packed European tournament. The star players from across the continent will be plying their trade for their respective nations in this sporting extravaganza. Having said that, we will turn our focus to the star players who will dazzle Euro 2024 with their skillful performances. Let’s find out who the best players are to watch in UEFA Euro 2024.

Best Players to Watch in UEFA Euro 2024

1. Jude Bellingham (England)

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham (Credits: Getty)

Jude Bellingham’s journey from a promising youngster to an elite footballer is like a fairy tale that happened in under a year. Since joining Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund, the English midfielder has become the man for Gareth Southgate, who has the ability to carry a team single-handedly. Whatever he failed to achieve in the Bundesliga, Madrid has helped him achieve it.

The English professional will enter the tournament as the “La Liga Player of The Season”, courtesy of his 23 goals and 12 assists this calendar year. He was one of the key figures in Ancelotti’s brigade who decimated all their rivals to win the Spanish top flight, UEFA Champions League and Spanish Super Cup. England’s success at this Euro will depend a lot on Jude Bellingham, one of the best players to watch in Germany. 

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2. Kylian Mbappé (France)

Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé (Credits: Getty)

Among the names of the star players in Euro 2024, Mbappé is at the very top. The 2018 World Cup winner recently joined Real Madrid on a free transfer after spending seven years at PSG. When the French superstar was exploding onto the scene as a Monaco player, everyone guessed rightly when they claimed that this player was destined for greatness.

He has already secured 330 goals and 157 assists to his name at the age of 25. Didier Deschamps will heavily rely on Mbappé to run the French scoresheet in every single game just like he did in the 2022 Qatar World Cup final against Argentina through a sensational hat-trick. The Frenchman is arguably the best player to watch in Euro 2024. 

3. Phil Foden (England)

Phil Foden
Phil Foden (Credits: Getty)

Elegant, stylish and talented. These are the words that describe Phil Foden. The talented attacker of Manchester City is just a 24-year-old English boy, who already won the “Premier League Player of the Season” award this year, thanks to an eventful 23/24 campaign. The Premier League is one of the best club tournaments on the planet and top players like Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah have graced it. Foden edged them all to be the top star in England this season, thanks to his 19 goals and 8 assists.

He is Guardiola’s most prized possession, as the Englishman can be used anywhere in the attacking zone. Foden has become so important to the Cityzens that they are preparing to make the 24-year-old the highest-paid English footballer ever. It’s fair to say, Southgate will utilize this star player in Euro 2024 accordingly, to get the best out of him. 

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo (Credits: Getty)

A dictionary is not enough to describe the greatness of Cristiano Ronaldo and his longevity as a footballer. The evergreen Portuguese is the epitome of fitness and hard work who has been entertaining the world of football alongside his fierce rival, Lionel Messi for more than 15 years. With 893 goals in his career, he is the highest goalscorer and one of the best players on earth. It is needless to say, he will once again light up Germany as one of the star players in Euro 2024.

5. Rodri (Spain)

Rodri (Credits: Getty)

There’s a popular saying in football – midfielders run a game. Rodri is the kind of player who has the ability to dictate the proceedings of a game on his terms. Under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, the Spanish defensive midfielder has become a player to watch in every competition he steps foot in. The Spaniard is the heart of Manchester City’s midfield and has been a leader at the Etihad for the last few years. After winning the Premier League title three consecutive times, Rodri is once again set to bring a mix of composure and intelligence to the Spanish national side in Euro 2024. 

6. Jamal Musiala (Germany)

Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala (Credits: Getty)

Musiala is the new sensation in German football and is one of the most important players going into Euro 2024. In quick succession, the 21-year-old has won the hearts of the Bayern Munich fans through his heroics on the turf. After scoring 12 goals and assisting 8 times in all competitions for the Bavarians this season, the versatile attacker is going to be a mainstay in the attacking front for Julian Nagelsmann in Euro 2024 this summer. His agility, ball control and shooting accuracy will be pivotal for the hosts in the European Championships.

7. Luka Modrić (Croatia)

Luka Modrić
Luka Modrić (Credits: Getty)

Despite playing for decades, Croatia couldn’t produce much success in the football arena until the arrival of Luka Modrić. The midfield maestro is arguably the best footballer his country has ever produced. Modrić is like a fine wine whose worth increases over time. The 38-year-old attacker has won the Champions League, La Liga and Spanish Super Cup this season, and is still going strong despite being a regular at Real Madrid at this age. Croatia reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, thanks to his individual brilliance, which led him to collect the “player of the tournament” award. The Croatian will once again be the engine of the national team for this Euro.

8. Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski (Credits: Getty)

Lewandowski is the perfect number 9 in football. He is a beast in front of goals. The 35-year-old forward is one of the best players to watch for in the UEFA Euro 2024 following his influential performance in the 2023-24 season. The Polish striker contributed 26 goals and 9 assists to Barcelona’s journey across all competitions, as he continues his scoring exploits on a strong note ahead of the European Championships. Poland shockingly crashed out of the last edition of the tournament, but with Robert Lewandowski in hot form, they might go all the way to the top four this time around off the back of his goals.

9. Toni Kroos (Germany)

Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos (Credits: Getty)

Toni Kroos is the most versatile central midfielder in the recent football history of Germany. The 34-year-old is going to hang up his boots after the conclusion of the UEFA Euro 2024, meaning he will bid farewell to his fans on home soil. There could not be a better opportunity for him than this to lead the hosts to a major trophy since the 2014 World Cup glory. He has already been a legend of the game. Champions League, domestic titles, international trophies – you name it, Toni Kroos has won them all during his decorated stints at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. With 99 assists to his name for Los Blancos, he will now be looking to lead the way for the young Germans to find the necessary rhythm on the big stage.

10. Harry Kane (England)

Harry Kane
Harry Kane (Credits: Getty)

Harry Kane’s contributions to football in recent times make him one of the star players going into Euro 2024. A year ago, he completed his sensational move to Bayern Munich from Tottenham Hotspur in search of trophies. Kane scored 280 goals at the London Stadium, but couldn’t win a single title. However, the sublime finisher of the ball moved to Allianz Arena and became the top scorer of Bundesliga (36 goals) in his debut season. Despite not winning any title this season, he has shown why he is going to be the right man to bring the goals for Gareth Southgate this summer in Germany. In the English camp, Kane is most probably the best player to watch in UEFA Euro 2024.

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