The 10 Best Two-footed Active Footballers In The World

The 10 Best Two-footed Active Footballers In The World

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

In world football today, there are several players whose dominant foot is still up for debate till date because of the way they have mastered the usage of both legs.

Some of these stars are naturally gifted with this ability while some others had to train their weaker foot until it became almost impossible to tell which was the stronger.

Here, we are not talking about those who predominantly use one foot but occasionally show some good touches with the other players like, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bryune or Harry Kane.

We are talking about players who have made it hard for us to pick their favoured foot for shooting, passing, dribbling or making any other skill while on the pitch.

Below is a list of 10 of such guys, starting from the youngest to oldest:

Mason Greenwood

1. Mason Greenwood (Man United - 18 years)

The youngest two-footed star on this list is one that might stir up some debate, especially for those who have barely seen him play. The United academy graduate is playing his first full season with the Red Devils and has scored 12 goals in over 30 appearances in all competitions. But Greenwood who is considered by many to be left-foot dominant makes the cut for his exploits in the reserves last season. Of the 30 goals scored by the teenager, 15 were with his supposed weak right foot and 14 with his left. Three of those were freekicks scored with both feet (2 right, 1 left). Greenwood also takes spot-kicks with his right.

Ousmane Dembele

2. Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona - 22)

The Barcelona man might be going through a torrid time, with injuries having been ruled out of the season but when fit and firing, the French winger is one of the most tricky players to watch and has good power on both feet. Like Greenwood, he is thought to be a left-footer but even he has admitted severally that he doesn't know his best leg and his stats seem to support that claim. Of Dembele's 41 senior club goals, 19 has been hit with his right and 15 with his left.

Simone Verdi

3. Simone Verdi (Torino - 27)

The AC Milan academy graduate, who is on loan at Torino from Napoli, is one of two players on this list who scored free-kicks with both feet in one game. A talented football technician, Verdi, can play anywhere across the forward line and has good dribbling ability with both legs. He has, however, lacked consistency and is currently on his fifth loan spell with different teams.

Son Heung Min

4. Son Heung Min (Tottenham - 27)

Another player on this list who might have played his last game of the season is Son Heung Min. The South Korean fractured his arm in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa and is set to miss the remainder of the season. But when fit, Son is arguably the best two-footed player in England. Not a natural, as some of the other guys who made the list, Son was forced to train his weaker left foot by his father who was his personal trainer between 7-14 years. He mastered his usage of both legs which has made him dangerous on either flank or even through the middle. Son has score 148 senior club goals in South Korea, Germany and England. 51 of those strikes came from his left foot and 57 from his right.

Ivan Perisic

5. Ivan Perisic (Bayern Munich - 31)

The pacy Bayern Munich winger who was linked to Manchester United for two straight transfer windows is a life wire on either flank. He is not so much of a goalscorer but his creative ability is up there. The former Inter Milan man is comfortable taking set-pieces and hitting ferocious shots on both feet. He is another on the list to have bent in free kicks with both legs.

Adam Lallana

6. Adam Lallana (Liverpool - 31)

At some point, Lallana was England's best player by a mile but injuries and poor form have seen him drop the pecking order at Liverpool and ultimately out of the English team. Lallana combines both feet so well, even among Kops (Liverpool fans), that there's a debate on which is his stronger foot. I think it's his left though, right?

Pedro Rodriguez

7. Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea - 32)

The former Barcelona man enjoyed some good fortune at the start of his career, having been part of Pepe Guardiola's revolution at the Catalan club. Since moving to Chelsea, though, Pedro has had a stop-start Blues career and is no longer rated as one of the world's best wingers. Comfortable on either of the forward wide positions, Pedro has scored some blinders with both legs, with his right seemingly the more powerful of both legs.

Anderson Hernanes

8. Anderson Hernanes (Sao Paolo - 34)

This is one of the brightest talents to come out of Brazil that never reached his full potential. The Sao Paolo man had a blistering start to his career which earned him a move to Italy but after a successful spell with Lazio, he moved to Inter Milan and later Juventus but couldn't hold down a regular place in both sides. He has since returned to his homeland after a one-year spell in China. Hernanes is the second man on this list to score two free-kicks in a game with both feet. The gifted Brazil international can rival anyone on this list in terms of technical ability and is arguably the best passer of the ball with both legs alongside Santi Cazorla.

9. Santi Cazorla(Villareal - 35)

Unarguably the most famous man on this list and probably the first name that should be mentioned when we talk about bipedal footballers. The former Arsenal man wasn't always two-footed but had to practice to play with his left leg when he injured his right leg as a youngster. Today, however, it is very difficult to tell which is his favoured foot with the little Spaniard possessing an awesome passing range on both legs. Goalscoring wasn't one of the things the ex-Malaga man was known for but he did score some screamers with either of his feet. Cazorla scored several free kicks with his right leg but the only clip I could find of him netting one with his left m was in a preseason game against Lyon. I'm sure, if we were ranking this top ten, Cazorla would be 1st on the list.

10. Adriano Correia(Club Athletico - 35)

Famous for his time in Spain with both Sevilla and Barcelona, the oldest man on this list is another player whose ability to use both feet made him a valuable squad member anywhere he has played. Now with Club Athletico Paranaense in Brazil after a successful time in Europe, the former Besiktas who can play on either side of the full-back/wing-back positions or in midfield keeps thriving because of his versatility. Although goalscoring isn't his primary duty, Adriano scored some long-distance goals with both legs.

Bonus: Wissam Ben Yedder(Monaco - 29)

As a pathing gift, I present to you the Monaco forward who is having a swell time with the principality club. The France international only established striker on this list. The former Sevilla man has scored 158 goals so far in his senior career, 48 with his left foot and 66 right.

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