10 Key Players to Watch in the FIFA Club World Cup 2023

Here is the overview of the top 10 players on the teams competing in the tournament:

1. Laun- Palmiras

Player Name Luan Garcia Teixeira
Current Team Palmeiras
Number  13
Country  Brazil
Age  29
Height  188 cm

Laun is a Brazilian player who plays as the defender for the Palmeiras team. He is undoubtedly the most consistent player on the team, and his performance as a center-back player is truly impressive.

Throughout the last season, he averaged at least 6.5 and can able to remark as one of the best ball controllers.

2. Raphael Veiga

Player Name Raphael Cavalcante Veiga
Current Team Palmeiras
Number 23
Country  São Paulo, Brazil
Age 27
Height 1.76 m

Raphael Cavalcante Veiga or Raphael Veiga is a top-level Brazilian footballer who plays as the attacking midfielder for the team Palmeiras. He plays with his left foot and gives truly amazing performances at this position in all seasons, listed as the top player of all tournaments.

He was born in São Paulo and made his professional debut in 2016 in the second half for Thiago Lopes, a game against Avaí.

In the Brazilian final in the 2021 Copa Libertadores, he just give the best assists for the team, making an impressive 7.4 rating score.

3. Romelu Lukaku

Player Name Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli
Current Team Inter Milan
Number 90
Country Belgium
Age 29
Height 1.91 m

Romelu Lukaku is the most professional Belgian footballer who plays as a striker in the club Inter Milan. He began his senior club career playing for Anderlecht and won the Belgian Pro League title.

Romelu made his international debut in 2010 as the top goal scorer. He has always been impressive in goalscoring and scored four goals for Chelsea in all competitions in the last ten matches. In the last season, he scored a total of 24 goals in 36 league appearances, listing name as the Most Valuable Player of the 2020-21 Serie.

4. Gustavo Scarpa

Player Name Gustavo Henrique Furtado Scarpa
Current Team  Nottingham Forest
Number 31
Country Brazil
Age 29
Height 1.76 m

Gustavo Henrique Furtado Scarpa is the highly Brazilian professional attacking midfielder for Premier League club Nottingham Forest. As for the key playing performance, he is listed as the key player of all football tournaments.

He is the son of Hortolândia, São Paulo, and joined Santos, Paulínia, and Guarani before joining Fluminense. Gustavo made his professional debut in 2014. As the left-foot player, he proves his outstanding playing for the team during the Copa Libertadores Final.

5. Maximiliano Meza

Player Name Maximiliano Eduardo Meza
Current Team Monterey
Number 11
Country Argentine
Age 30
Height 1.81 m

Maximiliano is a highly skilled Argentine footballer who plays for Liga MX club Monterrey as a winger. He is known for his attacking play and crosses and makes his name as the top goal-scoring midfielder of all tournaments.

Maximiliano made his debut on 27 March 2016 by playing against Spain. He also made his first Cup appearance in the same year.

In his last ten matches for the club Monterrey, he scored twice, reaching an incredible mark of three assists for the team.

6. Matheus Pereira

Player Name Matheus Fellipe Costa Pereira
Current Team  Al Wahda
Number 15
Country Saudi Arab
Age 26
Height 1.75 m

Matheus Fellipe Costa Pereira is a professional Brazilian footballer who is currently in the  Al Wahda club.  He is the top-level left-foot attacking midfielder or right winger of Al Hilal Saudi Arabia. He took his first competitive appearance in the UEFA Europa League in the 2015-2016 season, leading to a 1–1 draw at Beşiktaş J.K.

Pereira took all this experience to the Saudi League from European football. In 2020, he joined the Al-Hilal, leaving his career in the Saudi Arabian football league.

7. Muteb Almufarrij

Player Name Muteb Al-Mufarrij
Current Team  Al Hilal
Number 32
Country Saudi Arab
Age 26
Height 1.81 m

Muteb Al-Mufarrij is a Saudi Arabian football player who plays for the Al-Hilal club in the Saudi Professional League and the Saudi Arabian national team.

He is the center-back player in the team with the 32-number jersey position. With his superb defending skill, he has always made a high rating for the team, listing his name as the top player of the tournament.

8. Mason Mount

Player Name Mason Tony Mount
Current Team Chelsea
Number 19
Country England
Age 24
Height 1.81 m

Mason Mount is a professional footballer who plays as the central midfielder in both the Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team. He started his career with the Chelsea club and lead himself as the senior player for Chelsea in the following years.

He made his international debut in 2019 at the age of only 20 with the England team. Previously he debuted for the under-18 team of the club in 2014.

In 2021, he won the UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Champions League, listed as the top key player of all tournaments.

9. Taher Mohamed

Player Name Taher Mohamed Mahmoud
Current Team Al Ahly
Number 27
Country Egypt
Age 25
Height 1.86 m

Taher Mohamed is a professional football player from Egypt. He plays as the right winger for the Egyptian club Al Ahly and the Egypt national team.

Taher made his professional debut on 16 November 2018 for Egypt’s national football team. Here he played in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tunisia.

In the following year, he came to the final list of the Egyptian Olympic team and won the African cup held in Cairo. That’s not the end! throughout his entire career, he achieved the best player awards in 2009, 2010, and 2012.

10. Erick Aguirre

Player Name Érick Germáin Aguirre Tafolla
Current Team Monterrery
Number 14
Country Mexico
Age 25
Height 1.73 m

Erick is a professional left-back Mexican footballer. He plays for Liga MX club Monterrey since his international debut. Before that, he made his senior debut in 2014 with Morelia in a 0–0 goalless draw. In the same year, he made his first goal playing against Pumas UNAM.

This 24-year young player always retains a pre-eminent position in the team through his incredible playing skills.

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