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The Kenyan has been instrumental for the Scottish giants with his best moment arriving during the historical 2-1 win over Barcelona in Glasgow

Kenyan and Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has been ranked number 81 in World’s best footballers top 100 list released on Thursday.

According to the list conducted by Guardian Sport, Barcelona and Argentine play maker Lionel Messi is ranked at the top.

An 11-strong international panel of experts were asked by Guardian Sport to name their top 30 players in action and rank them in order of preference. Players were then scored on their ranking by each panellist: a No1 choice allocated 30pts, No2 29pts and so on down to selection No30, given one point.

Messi beat Real Madrid and Portuguese winger to second spot while Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Andrea Pirlo, Yaya Touré and Edinson Cavani make up the rest of the top 10.

Four English players make it onto the list; Ashley Cole (30th), Wayne Rooney (31st), Joe Hart (65th) and John Terry (86). Barcelona is the best represented club with 12 players on the list followed by Bayern Munich and Real Madrid with 10 each.

Chelsea and Manchester United each have eight players on the list.The average age for the footballers appearing on the list is 26 years old. Stephan El Shaarawy, aged 20, is the youngest player in the top 100 whilst Javier Zanetti is the oldest at 39 years-old.

The other African players in the list include Zambia’s Emmanuel Mayuka who has been ranked at position 85 and Ghana’s Kwado Asamoh (Juventus), who lies in position 87.

Wanyama has been instrumental for the Scottish giants with his best moment arriving during the historical 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Champions League with the Kenyan scoring the opener in Glasgow.

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