5 most underrated footballers in the history of football

Georginio Wijnaldum (left) and Sergio Busquets (right)

5 most underrated footballers in the history of football

Fabian Simiyu 10:01 - 03.11.2022

Sergio Busquets and Georginio Wijnaldum are among the most underrated footballers despite having a huge impact on the pitch.

Footballers tend to give their all while on the pitch but then some of them don't get the credits that they deserve throughout their whole career.

The following are some of the most underrated footballers as analyzed by Pulse Sports.

Georginio Gregion Emile Wijnaldum

Georginio Gregion Emile Wijnaldum is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for AS Roma as a midfielder in the Serie A.

Wijnaldum played a major role in 2019 when he helped Liverpool clinch the English Premier League tittle after a long drought but then no one speaks about him despite being overworked in the midfield.

When you mention Liverpool, people will always think of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and forget about Wijnaldum who was their pivot when they really needed him most.

Georginio Wijnaldum of AS Roma greets his supporters during the Serie A match between US Salernitana 1919 and Roma at Stadio Arechi on August 14, 2022.

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Wijnaldum joined PSG after the expiration of his contract and joined PSG where he was snubbed by Mauricio Pochettino despite being a top player.

Wijnaldum is currently at AS Roma where he feels appreciated and his die-hard fans are hoping that he will come back stronger after an injury set back. 

Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets is another footballer who hasn't received the attention that he needs despite being one of the most relied-upon defensive midfielders in the current era.

Sergio Busquets defensive midfielder of Barcelona and Spain passes the ball during the La Liga Santander match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on October 29, 2022.

Busquets has been the 'donkey' for Barcelona but then the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta are the ones who have always received all the credits on his behalf.

Both Messi and Iniesta are currently out of Barcelona and the attention has shifted to Robert Lewandowski and Pablo Gavi. Will Busquets ever receive the credits that he deserves one day?

Keylor Navas

Keylor Navas is one of the most underrated goalkeepers in the current despite displaying good performances while at PSG and Real Madrid.

David De Gea, Manuel Neuer and Ederson have always been picked as one of the world's most prolific goalkeepers ahead of Navas which is just insane.

Keylor Navas of Paris Saint Germain during the UEFA Champions League, Group H football match between SL Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain on October 5, 2022.

Navas has fallen down the pecking order at PSG after the acquisition of Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan. Navas won back-to-back Champions League trophies with Real Madrid and we are yet to see him win major goalkeeper awards.

Mousa Dembele

Mousa Dembele had a 7 year stint at Tottenham Hotspur where he made 181 appearances scoring 7 goals but then he has never been accorded the praise that he deserves by the EPL fans.

Spurs fans are the only ones who recognised his efforts even though he is now retired after having a successful career.

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur looks frustrated on October 29, 2018.

Harry Kane always got all the credit for scoring many goals but then people never realized who was overworking in the midfield for the goals to come.

Danny Ings

Danny Ings currently plays for Aston Villa and he is also among the footballers who are having a wonderful career at the moment but then he is always not talked about.

Danny Ings of Aston Villa in action on October 29, 2022.

When it comes to selecting the England squad for international duties, Gareth Southgate has been overlooking him despite Ings being on top of his game.