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Ranking the Bundesliga's best wingers and strikers of 2018

By Bulinews Team

Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski.

Every six months Kicker releases a ranking of the best players in the Bundesliga as well as the best German players abroad, dividing them into four categories: 'World Class', 'International Class', 'In the Wider Circle' and 'Field of Vision'.

Recently, the German sports magazine has named and ranked the best wingers and strikers in the first half of 2018.

According to Kicker, Thomas Müller has been the Bundesliga's best winger this year while Robert Lewandowski has been the best striker.

Here are the rankings:

Wingers:

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Thomas Müller, Bayern München
2. Franck Ribery, Bayern München

In the Wider Circle:
3. Arjen Robben, Bayern München
4. Leonardo Bittencourt, FC Köln (now Hoffenheim)
5. Christian Gentner, VfB Stuttgart
6. Julian Brandt, Bayer Leverkusen

Field of Vision (ranked alphabetically):
Leon Bailey, Bayer Leverkusen
Caiuby, Augsburg
Thorgan Hazard, Borussia Mönchengladbach
Tatsuya Ito, Hamburger SV
Zlatko Junuzovic, Werder Bremen (now Red Bull Salzburg)
Salomon Kalou, Hertha BSC
Felix Klaus, Hannover 96 (now Wolfsburg)
Yevhen Konoplyanka, Schalke 04
Valentino Lazaro, Hertha BSC
Erik Thommy, VfB Stuttgart


Strikers:

World Class:
None.

International Class:
1. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern München
2. Andrej Kramaric, Hoffenheim
3. Serge Gnabry, Hoffenheim - loan (now Bayern München)

In the Wider Circle:
4. Ante Rebic, Eintracht Frankfurt
5. Mark Uth, Hoffenheim (now Schalke 04)
6. Timo Werner, RB Leipzig
7. Niclas Füllkrug, Hannover 96
8. Nils Petersen, SC Freiburg
9. Mario Gomez, VfB Stuttgart
10. Max Kruse, Werder Bremen
11. Jean-Kevin Augustin, RB Leipzig
12. Lucas Alario, Bayer Leverkusen
13. Michy Batshuayi, Borussia Dortmund - loan (now Chelsea)

Field of Vision (ranked alphabetically):
Guido Burgstaller, Schalke 04
Breel Embolo, Schalke 04
Michael Gregoritsch, Augsburg
Yoshinori Muto, Mainz
Davie Selke, Hertha BSC
Lars Stindl, Borussia Mönchengladbach
Kevin Volland, Bayer Leverkusen


Other articles about Kicker rankings:
Ranking the Bundesliga's best goalkeepers and centre-backs of 2018
Ranking the Bundesliga's best full-backs and defensive midfielders of 2018
Ranking the Bundesliga's best offensive midfielders of 2018

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