The French newspaper is notorious for its harsh player ratings and analysis.
L’Equipe has published its list of the highest-rated players for 2022.
Real Madrid are the most represented club in the lineup, with three stars. The Blancos won the Champions League and La Liga titles, while Karim Benzema claimed the Ballon d’Or in October.
Benzema is featured alongside his countryman Kylian Mbappe, who showed incredible form in France’s wonderful World Cup campaign.
Mbappe scored a hattrick in the final but couldn’t stop Lionel Messi from leading Argentina to their third World Cup trophy.
The Argentina captain is unsurprisingly present in the lineup. But there aren’t any other Albiceleste stars on the list.
In midfield, Kevin De Bruyne plays ahead of the midfield duo of Luka Modric and Casemiro.
A surprise pick is Josko Gvardiol, who stars in the centre-back position after a brilliant World Cup campaign with Croatia.
L’Equipe has lined up the 20-year-old alongside Virgil van Dijk, Kyle Walker, and Theo Hernandez in the defence line. The four-man setup is placed in front of Thibaut Courtois, who has edged out Emiliano Martinez for a place in the lineup.