Left Wing Soccer Players (Detailed List With Stats!)

Last Updated on May 15, 2022 by

Some of the left wing soccer players include Sadio Mane, Vinicius Jr, Neymar Jr, Raheem Sterling, Son Heung-Min, Leroy Sane, Lorenzo Insigne, and Moussa Diaby. 

Now more than ever before, the playing field is becoming increasingly level throughout the world and there are plenty of L/E (left-footed) footballers who play on the left-wing too. So much so that a very talented bunch of left wingers are out there doing their bit for the game whenever they get a chance to show off their skills and place in time by matching it up to some famous footed wingers from days gone by like Diego Maradona or Zico. 

Here, we’re looking at people whose position is over on the left side of the football pitch although some may see them as LW/F or LW/AM in player edit mode. We’ve kept an eye out for players who have fast feet but strong minds with great determination and dribbling ability, who can be devastating when moving forward with possession at any given moment in any game.

Some of the left wing soccer players

1. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

There’s no doubt in our minds that Sadio Mane is one of the best players we’ve seen at Liverpool so far. He has an ability to mix things up when it comes down to a pass, shot or anything else he feels like doing at that particular moment. He’s rumored to be the fastest player in the entire Premier League and there isn’t a single defender out there who has been able to stop him from scoring thus far. Mane is second place on the of Top 10 Liverpool Players with 15 Goals+Assists. Don’t take our word for it though! Check out his latest goal vs Leicester City!

2. Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)

Vinicius Jr

Real Madrid’s move to sign elite talent across various areas of the footballing sphere has paid off in some respects, but they still have some vocal critics in their ranks. But when it comes to one youngster in particular, Vinicius Jr., they were finally onto something. Not only have his appearances earned him positive write-ups from members of the press, but he was also selected to participate at this year’s FIFA World Cup for Brazil. And yet the story goes that Real Madrid signed him for his potential—he had potential to be like a young Eden Hazard back then! So despite everything working out for the better thanks to a fantastic debut season for this talented footballer, there is still reason to believe that his development will continue beyond what we’ve already seen from him on the football pitch as well.

3. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)


While there are many talented footballers in the world, only a handful of them have a skill that can be considered “unplayable”. Neymar Jr. is one of the few who happens to be capable of that whilst playing today’s modern game. The Brazilian is someone teammates need in order to gain or retain possession of the ball, and if he sees fit he can engage with the crowd on his own terms by dribbling within the defense and creating something special for his team and those who support him. For some reason the playmaker doesn’t produce impressive stat line numbers but that may have more to do with other factors than just him.

4. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling is visibly underrated! Maybe he is sometimes but it’s hard to blame him. He’s a Manchester City player, which means he has been forced to share the limelight with some other pretty amazing players. But that wasn’t necessarily the case when it came to the 2019/2020 England Euro campaign and it should be noted that Sterling was critical to their success in France. The guy is just 27 years old and still has quite a few good years left in his prime.

There are times when he can look lost on the pitch but his speed and awareness while playing alongside the ball make him dangerous against any competition. These skills have allowed him to hone some nice footwork which makes him more unpredictable than most defenders would like as opponents are unable to predict what he will do next – this quality likely increases his market value because teams know there is no other player like Sterling who can devastate an entire team by himself if given even just one decent chance at basket.

5. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur)

Son Heung-min

For three years in a row, Son Heung-min has starred for Tottenham. While his team around him crumbled and fell apart, the attacker continued to put up spectacular numbers that no one else on the roster could match. This season he’s holding true to his usual form by scoring 11 goals and laying down five assists as well as completing 64 total crosses and 21 shots on target throughout all 18 of Tottenham’s games so far this season. Even at 29 years old, Son still continues to be one of the best attacking players in the world by proving week after week that he is consistent in what he does and capable of taking care of business when it counts.

6. Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen)

Moussa Diaby

There are many quality players on this list, but few be compared to the viciousness and tenacity of the Frenchman. The 22 year old is currently taking the Bundesliga by storm, where his quick feet, agility and work ethic in regards to fighting for every ball have earned him comparisons with South American great Marcelo Bielsa. There’s no doubt that Diaby is one of Europe’s brightest talents and has proven himself worthy of Champions League football during his stint with Leverkusen so far. We can’t wait to see how he does after he moves to one of the bigger clubs. 

7. Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich)

Leroy Sane

It was recently reported that although the German star had initially struggled to adapt following his move from Man City in 2020, over the last year he has begun to make more of an effort to improve his skill set. Injuries and a loss of confidence have continuously haunted him since then however, and as a result he was forced onto the bench quite frequently. Although he would still become important during matches this season, fans continued to question his motivation due to a lack of consistent performance. Fortunately for all parties involved, Sane achieved 14 goals and 15 assists this term and it seems that he is back on track! He just might need another pre-season to fully recover from all of these injuries in order for him to play like every FUT gamer knows he can!

8. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)

Lorenzo Insigne

While most strikers are known for their size, movement and finishing ability, it is the wise old head of captain Lorenzo Insigne who is the driving force behind Italy’s promising campaign. The diminutive winger has two goals at Euro 2020 and both were match winners in tight contests against teams considered stronger opposition. He also scored both goals against Belgium in the round of 16 in a convincing 2-0 result on home turf. Insigne was also crucial to Napoli’s success last season contributing nine goals and seven assists in 36 games, with or without Dries Mertens. This season he already has three goals and four assists from 12 games and already scored a goal from outside the box; simply magnificent!

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