Castrol, Official Sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, are experts in using pioneering technology and data analysis to understand the performance of their oils and have used similar expertise to create the Castrol Index, the definitive system for rating player performance. The team of Castrol Performance Analysts crunch all the data to award each player a Castrol Index score out of 10-the stronger the player’s performance, the higher their score.
So now let check out to find which top 10 players will grab the headlines this time around
Thomas Muller was born in September, 13, 1989. He is a German footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the German national team. Muller plays as a midfielder or forward. He has shown consistency in scoring and creating goals. In 2014 FIFA World Cup, while Cristiano Ronaldo was the name on everyone’s lips before kickoff, Thomas Muller was the real star of Germany Vs Portugal-showing his World Cup pedigree for the second tournament running with two first half goals. After just 11 minutes, he’s slotting a low penalty past Rui Patricio and scored Germany’s third with a low left footed strike in first half stoppage time and brought a 9.75 index score.
Iran’s Mehrdad Pooladi is rather less well known outside of his home country but the Persepolis full-back sits second in the ranking with a score of 9.7 after helping Team Melli earn a point in the tournament’s first goaless match against Nigeria.
USA central defender Geoff Cameron had an integral role in the success of an impressively organized American side against Ghana and sits third with a score of 9.64. Beside shadowing Asamoah Gyan, he made several noteworthy blocks-getting in the way of a Jordan Ayew effort on the stroke of half-time, and then diverting a Gyan shot over the crossbar before thwarting Andre Ayew.
4. David Luiz
David Luiz (full name David Luiz Moreira Marinho) was born in April, 22, 1987, is a Brazilian professional footballer who is set to play for French club Paris Saint-Germain and as vice-captain for the Brazil national team. On 23 May 2014, he agreed to a transfer that would send him to Paris Saint-Germain when the transfer fee of £50 million, a record fee for a defender.
Philip Nikodem Jagielka was born in August, 17, 1982. He is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains Everton as a defender although he generally played as a central midfielder for his previous club Sheffield United. In 2014 FIFA World Cup, Jagielka sits fifth with a score of 9.56.
6. Robin Van Persie
Robin van Persie was born in August, 6, 1983. He is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United and is the captain of the Netherlands national team. He is youth product of Feyenoord. He is recognized as one of the best strikers in the world. His playing style and ability have drawn comparison to Dutch legend Marco van Basten. In FIFA 2014, he sits sixth with a score of 9.52.
Arjen Robben was born in January, 23, 1984. He is a Dutch footballer who plays for the German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team. Robben has appeared at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships, and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. Robben is known for his dribbling skills, speed, crossing ability and his accurate left foot long-range shots from the right wing. According to Castrol Index, Robben sits seventh with a score of 9.48.
Jonh Boye was born in April, 23, 1987 in Accra. He is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a defender and midfielder for Ligue 1 club Rennes, and the Ghana national team. Boye began his career with Schwepps’ youth academy, where he played alongside Mohammed Iddi, he than later went on to play at Pro Consult Sports Academy and Miracle FC. Boye sits eighth with a score of 9.45 in FIFA World Cups 2014.
Alexis Sanchez was born in December, 19, 1988. He is a Chilean footballer who plays for FC Barcelona in La Liga and the Chilean national team as a forward. In 2014, he was signed by Barcelona for $43 million, becoming their transference as the most expensive in Chilean football history. He has been a full international for Chile since 2004, playing two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014) and sits ninth place with a score of 9.42.
Tim Cahill was born in December, 6, 1979. He is an Australian soccer player, who is the all-time top scorer for the Australian national football team. Cahill has become recognized for his direct and powerful approach and his late runs into the penalty area. In FIFA 2014, Cahill sits in the tenth place with a score of 9.39.