26. Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller is one of the most strange players in world football. Rangy and slightly inelegant, Muller doesn’t look like your typical footballer, but boy is he effective. The Bayern Munich forward has played in a number of different positions. He’s been an attacking midfielder, a forward, and an out-and-out striker. One thing he guarantees is consistency.
And at the international level, this has really shined through. Muller was superb at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. He scored five goals in both tournaments, closing in on countryman Miroslav Klose’s record. He won the Golden Boot in the first tournament and the silver boot in the second. Extremely unorthodox, Muller is very difficult to play against.