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World 2018 8 Breakout stars 31793481 Breakout stars Breakout+stars World

The cream of Europe, Ronaldo, Bale and Messi all shone this season. However, it was a season to remember for some of the emerging talent. Find out who we think stood out from the crowd.

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World 2018 8 Breakout stars 31790742 Christian Benteke, F, Aston Villa Christian+Benteke%2C+F%2C+Aston+Villa World

The big Belgian forward has been a revelation for Aston Villa this season, whose goals tally of 19 in the League guaranteed Premier League football for the club for another season.

His contribution is unparalleled and has been involved (assisted or scored) in 48.9% of his side's goals as they struggled to stave off relegation, compared to Van Persie (43.8%), Luis Suarez (41.8%) and Bale (40.3%).

Despite being his first season in the Premier League his power, pace and aerial ability has seen him cause some of the league’s finest defenders all manner of problems and has been linked with a number of summer moves to the likes of Arsenal and Atletico Madrid.

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World 2018 8 Breakout stars 31790745 Raphael Varane, D, Real Madrid Raphael+Varane%2C+D%2C+Real+Madrid World

The promising French central defender really stepped up to the plate for Real Madrid and has looked incredibly comfortable in the Champions League and La Liga.

At 20-years-old Varane is already looking an exceptional defender and has all the natural attributes; pace, power, strength and the ability to bring the ball from the back to launch attacks.

Despite his age, he possesses everything to become world class defender and can hold his own in the physical battles that come with being a center-half. However he also poses a threat going forward. This season, the youngster averages an 85 per cent success rate per game and proved his aerial prowess, scoring twice against Barcelona in both legs of the Copa del Rey.

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World 2018 8 Breakout stars 31790741 Dani Carvajal, D, Bayer Leverkusen Dani+Carvajal%2C+D%2C+Bayer+Leverkusen World

Playing at Bayer Leverkusen, Carvajal’s performances this year have been impressive throughout his spell in the Bundesliga, so much so that Real Madrid have decided to take up the option to buy back the young Spaniard after he left last year.

The 21-year-old has been integral to the success of Leverkusen this season with his defensive performances and was voted one of the best right backs in the Bundesliga along with Bayern Munich’s Phillip Lahm and Schalke’s Atsuto Uchida.

Although noted for his solid work in defense Carvajal has helped the side’s attackers with seven assists and has one Bundesliga goal to his name.

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World 2018 8 Breakout stars 31790744 Marco Verratti, M, Paris Saint-Germain Marco+Verratti%2C+M%2C+Paris+Saint-Germain World

Marco Verratti made 76 appearances for his hometown club Pescara, where he made his debut as a 16 year-old. Last season, the advanced playmaker left to join Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.

Since joining the French side he has been hailed as the new Andrea Pirlo. He couldn't have wished for a better start to his time in France, winning the Ligue 1 title and making his senior Italy debut.

Verratti further enhanced his reputation in the European Under-21 Championship in Israel, playing 120 passes in 90 minutes to carve the England youth to pieces.

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World 2018 8 Breakout stars 31790743 Paul Pogba, M, Juventus Paul+Pogba%2C+M%2C+Juventus World

After leaving Manchester United in controversial circumstances due to a lack of football, the young midfielder has hit the ground running at Juventus.

In a similar mold to Patrick Viera, the powerful, tough-tackling central midfielder has impressed in his first season with the Turin club. Although comfortable with the defensive side of the game, Pogba has shown his sublime skills and attacking potential on a number of occasions, including one of the goals of the season against Udinese.

However the youngster has struggled to deal with the pressure on occasions and has been known to lack maturity in certain situations that include spitting at an opponent on the final day of the season.

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