After past clashes against each other, it is still difficult to pick the better among these two – Toni Kroos and Paul Pogba. Both Players have earned themselves a place in football history, as the duo have won football’s most prestigious award – The FIFA World Cup.
Pogba and Kroos are always acknowledged for their creativity, skill, tackle, goals and influence when they play in the centre of the park.
Now the question is if you are coach and you have to choose between Toni Kroos and Paul Pogba. Who are you signing?
Before we you share your thoughts let’s give you a brief analyses and statistics of both players.
Toni Kroos, Age 30, is a German footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the German National team. He seats comfortably in Madrid’s midfielder and offers the role of a deep-lying playmaker, a central midfielder and sometimes a defensive midfielder. He is widely considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world and his acknowledged for his vision, creativity, passing, and set-piece ability.
Kroos Achievements, Awards, and Statistics
In 2018, Kroos was named German Footballer of the Year, after he won his first FIFA World Cup Title with Germany.
As of June 18, 2020, Toni Kroos had made a total of 534 club appearances (having 268 with Real Madrid & 205 with Bayerm Munich) and has scored 58 club goals. Kroos has also made a total of 96 International appearances for Germany and has scored 17 goals since joining the German team in 2009.
Toni Kroos has won the following Laurels among others;
1 FIFA World Cup
5 FIFA Club World Cup
3 Bundesliga Titles
4 UEFA Champions League Titles
3 UEFA Super Cups
1 La Liga Title
He has also been featured in the UEFA team of the year, UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season, FIFA FIFPro World11, FIFA World Club Cup top assist provider(2014,2016), and FIFA World Cup top assist provider (2014) and the list goes on.
Paul Pogba, Age 27, is a French footballer who plays for EPL team, Manchester United and for the France national team. Paul Pogba plays as a central midfielder and sometimes plays the defensive midfield role. Pogba has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world and most promising player over the years.
Pogba’s Achievements, Awards, and Statistics
Pogba has established himself as one of the most promising young players in the world, and received the Golden Boy award in 2013, followed by the Bravo Award in 2014.
As of June 20, 2020, Paul Pogba had made a total of 329 club appearances (144 for Manchester united & 178 for Juventus) and has scored 65 club goals. While he has featured for France 69 times scoring 10 goals, since joining the French National Team in 2013.
Here are a few of Paul Pogba’s Honours;
FIFA World Cup (2018)
FIFA U-20 World Cup (2013)
4 Serie A Titles
2 Coppa Italia
2 Supercoppa Italiana
1 UEFA Europa League
He has also been featured in the UEFA Team of the Year, FIFA Ballon d’Or, PFA Team of the Year, UEFA Europa League Player of the Season among others.
Below is a whoscored comparison of both players. Check It out:
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