The Top Soccer Players of 2012 Football Players (Soccer)

The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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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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    Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi Forward

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    Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    most listed
    Midfielder

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    Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

  4. 4
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    Xavi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Midfielder

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    Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Wayne Rooney Forward

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    Forward

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    Forward

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    Forward

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    Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Didier Drogba Forward

  10. 10
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    Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Mesut Özil Midfielder

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    Kaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Kaka

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    GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    ranked low on reranks & added by jackklugman
    GONZALO HIGUAIN

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    Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Steven Gerrard Midfielder

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    David Villa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    David Villa Forward

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

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    Samuel Eto'o is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Forward

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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    added by jackklugman
    Forward

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    Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    added by fcfcfc
    Robert Lewandowski Forward

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    - 47
    Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    added by JayMendoza
    Fernando Torres Forward

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    Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Forward

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    mesut ozil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    mesut ozil

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    Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Ashley Cole Defender

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    added by joshuadmello09
    Defender, Midfielder

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    Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    often listed & added by mag1965
    Víctor Valdés Goalkeeper 1982

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    Defender, Midfielder

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    added by jkwengwa
    Midfielder 1989

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    added by joshuadmello09
    Forward, Midfielder

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    - 14
    Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    added by jkwengwa
    Xabi Alonso Midfielder 1981

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    Forward

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    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

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    Defender

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    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Marcello

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    David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    David Beckham Midfielder

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    Raheem Sterling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Raheem Sterling Midfielder

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    Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

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    Defender

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    Michu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Michu Forward, Midfielder

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