1) David De Gea (Spain)
Easily the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment, David De Gea has taken a huge leap in recent years after a demoralising start to life in England, when he was castigated for not being competent enough in goal. Winning player of the year for two of the last four seasons for a club of Manchester United’s stature just proves how impeccable De Gea has been. Some of his saves have been miraculous and just astonishing to say the least. Expect some of the more once again in Russia. Spain’s rejuvenation would be commensurate with De Gea’s success.