Soccer is now one of the most popular sports in the world. FIFA is arguably the most watched sporting event in recent history. Some would claim that FIFA is much more famous than the Olympics. Millions and millions of people around the world watched the 2014 FIFA World Cup as Germany took the gold home and saw Manuel Neuer rose to great fame.
In Canada, soccer is also a beloved sport, though it may not be as famous as hockey. There are a lot of soccer players in Canada that are internationally known and loved. They have received their fare share of awards and winnings in different soccer events. Here are the top 5 soccer players in Canada, according to ranker.com.
- Atiba Hutchison
Atiba Hutchison has been awarded three times as Canadian Player of the Year, in the years 2010, 2012, and 2014. He is also declared as the Danish Superliga Player of the year in 2010. He has certainly earned these titles as a central midfielder and right back position.
- Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne De Rosario is ranked #2 in the top Canadian soccer players in the world. He has certainly earned this title claiming the MLS Most Valuable Player in 2011 and received the MLS Golden Boot in the same year.
- Will Johnson
Will Johnson is the #3 top soccer player of Canada. He has been awarded the 2013 Canadian Player of the Year, 2013 Timbers Supporters Player of the Year, and 2008 MLS Goal of the Year.
- Julian de Guzman
As a midfielder, Julian de Guzman is the #4 top soccer player of Canada. He holds the Canadian Player of the Year in 2008 and Canada Soccer Player of the Month in June 2012.
- David Edgar
With the defender position, David Edgar holds the #5 in the top soccer players in Canada. He has been awarded the 2006 Canadian U-20 International Player of the Year establishing himself in the list.