Recent performance. This has nothing to do with what you have done in your career as a whole, but about how you are playing right now.
The lowest introductory Tier is Tier 3 and the highest is Chief Oga, that can only be occupied by one player.
Within each tier there is a Level 1,2 and 3. So once you are a Tier 2 Level 3 for example, that means you are close to becoming Upper Tier 2 Level 1
Then you remain at the ranking you were at before you got injured. So if you were Upper Tier 3 when you got injured, you will keep that ranking until you come back and get assessed.
Always liked his football ever since his days at Dortmund. A very neat and tidy player with great technique.
Injuries have tried to derail his career and deny us a very good midfielder. Gundogan has now overcome that and become vital for a Pep system that depends on highly intelligent players that have superb passing in tight situations.
With Man City being one of the best teams in the world now, Gundogan has been at the centre of the success that City have had so far this season. And you can even see similarities to the great Xavi.
I was trying to hold off, and wait until he did something more, but I really do not know what else there is to wait for. He's already done it and has done far too much to earn this title.
Right now, he is the best footballer in the world based on form, and the countless amount of times that he has come clutch for Real Madrid has been far too numerous.
He's playing his best football of his career, is carrying Real Madrid, and deserves to be at the very top of the tree for what has been an incredible season.