Many football fans watch European football, but there are other leagues where players compete at the highest level. It would interest you to know the Saudi Arabia Pro League has some of the best names, from former European stars to household names in Asian football.
Who is the best player in the Saudi Pro League?
The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have changed the dynamics. However, players like Anderson Talisca, Odion Ighalo, and Abderrazak Hamdallah have been locked in the competition for the league’s best award.
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Anderson Talisca had spells in Europe before joining Al Nassr in 2021. The Brazilian bagged 20 goals in his first season in the Saudi Pro League and quickly established himself as the most preferred option in the offensive position for the club.
Talisca has shown to be a reliable striker for Al Nassr in the Saudi top flight with his consistency. Although his position was up for debate for the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in mid-season, he remains a key player for the club.
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Many football fans will not forget the efforts of Abderrazak Hamdallah for the Moroccan Men’s National team at the World Cup in Qatar in 2022
However, he has been firing on all cylinders for his club Al-Ittihad. His contributions have been crucial for the club’s success in domestic and continental engagement.
He has won the Saudi League top award twice and has continued his excellent form.
Odion Ighalo is one of the prolific forwards in the Saudi Pro League. The Nigerian striker joined Al Hilal in 2022 and became an immediate impact, winning the Saudi Professional League Top Scorer in his first season at the club.
This season Ighalo has continued from where he stopped and looked on course to repeat the same feat for the second consecutive time.
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Al Nassr in mid-season as the club aims to establish dominance in the domestic scene. The Portuguese forward started slowly. However, he has found his footing and is leading the charge for the club’s bid to win the title along with teammate Anderson Talisca.
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently among the top scorers charts in the Saudi League and has shown to be a reliable striker for the club.
Alejandro Romero Gamarra (Kaku)
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Alejandro Romero, nicknamed ‘Kaku,’ is one of the most creative players in the Saudi League. This season, the Paraguayan midfielder has provided over twelve assists for Al-Taawoun.
Kaku has been an outstanding addition to the club since he arrived in 2021. The former New York Red Bulls star is gradually turning the Saudi Pro League into a fortress with his outstanding performance.
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Mourad Batna will be remembered for his performance at the World Cup with Morocco in 2022.
However, most fans would be surprised to know he is one of the best wingers in the Saudi League. He is one of the top goal contributors in the league this season.
The Al-Fateh midfielder has made more than ten goal contributions, including goals and assists. He joined the club in 2020 and has been one of the key players.
Carlos Alberto is one of the most prolific forwards in the league. The Al Shabab Riyadh striker is one of the top scorers in the league with double figures.
The Brazilian joined the club in 2021 and finished the Saudi King’s Cup 2021–22 season as the top scorer.
This season, he’s continues with his brilliant form in front of goal and has been a crucial player for his club.
A lot of eyebrows were raised following his decision to leave European football. However, Éver Banega has established himself in the Saudi Arabian top flight with outstanding performance for Al Shabab Riyadh.
The Argentine midfielder, who played a significant role in Sevilla’s Europa League dominance, is now one of the best midfielders in the league.
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Al Ittihad playmaker 𝗜𝗴𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗱𝗼 was at his magical best in March, with one goal and three assists in three run-outs ⚽️🅰️#RoshnSaudiLeague | @Roshnksa | @ittihad_en | @IgorCoronado_10 pic.twitter.com/yJaXyRVRDW
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Igor Coronado is also one of the most creative midfielders in the league. The Brazilian footballer is the player with the second most assists this season.
He joined Al Ittihad Club in 2021 and was a key player as the club won the Saudi Super Cup in 2022.
This season, Igor has been in an outstanding battle for the league title amid tough competition from Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
Many football fans would remember the efforts of Salem Al-Dawsari when the Saudi Men’s national football team faced Argentina in the group stages.
That said, he is one of the most influential players at Al Hilal alongside Odion Ighalo. He has been a key player for the club in the last three years as they won the league title consecutively.