Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi has been ranked the 13th best player in the world.
Ndidi has an index of 85.5 having played 852 minutes in the first quarter of 2021.
The ranking was made by the prestigious CIES Football Observatory.
This means Leicester City midfielder is the third best player in the English Premier League ahead of the likes of Harry Kane, Luke Shaw and Thiago Alcantara.
Lionel Messi was ranked the best in the world, whose index is 92.5 after he clocked 998 minutes of action.
Other top-ranked stars are Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, 89.5 index/1106 minutes), Jorginho (Chelsea, 89.5/799 minutes), Ruben Diaz (Manchester City, 89.4/1335 minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, 89.3/1191 minutes).