Top Soccer Players of 2012 Football Players (Soccer)
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Top Soccer Players of 2012

List Criteria: Please rank the players based only on their 2012 season

The top soccer players of 2012 are the leading scorers and fieldsmen who will see the most success in the 2012 season. While it's easy to argue about how to select which footie player is the best, each of the stars below all strive to lead their respective teams to league titles and cup championships. Think one soccer player is better than the bunch? Want to add one not listed or re-rank this list your way? Do all of that and more below!

If you judge soccer players by their 2012 stats, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi easily rank among the top. All set scoring records led their leagues in statistical categories and, in the past, have led their team to Cup victories. It's safe to say that these leaders are nearly guaranteed to go down as some of the best players of all time.
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    the people's #1 1987

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    most listed 1984

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    ranked low on reranks 1988

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1981

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    Kaka

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1980

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    ranked low on reranks 1988

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    ranked low on reranks 1986

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    added by jackklugman GONZALO HIGUAIN

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    added by JayMendoza 1984

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    added by fcfcfc 1988

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    added by jackklugman 1979

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    added by mag1965 1982 1982

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    mesut ozil

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    ranked low on reranks & added by jkwengwa 1989 1989

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1993

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    added by joshuadmello09 1983

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    added by jkwengwa 1981 1981

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    new! & added by joshuadmello09 1991

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    added by joshuapaul808 1986

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    added by joshuapaul808 1992

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