Soccer The Top Soccer Players of 2012  

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List Rules 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 Forward

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Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

3
+ - 284 229
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Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

4
+ - 215 163
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Xavi Midfielder

5
+ - 168 111
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Neymar Forward

6
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Wayne Rooney Forward

7
+ - 201 139
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

8
+ - 141 72
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Sergio Agüero Forward

9
+ - 147 87
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Mesut Özil Midfielder

10
+ - 152 121
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Didier Drogba Forward

11
+ - 129 99
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Kaka

12
+ - 105 88
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Steven Gerrard Midfielder

13
+ - 115 103
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David Villa Forward

14
+ - 88 45
GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
GONZALO HIGUAIN

15
+ - 117 79
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 112 76
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

17
+ - 61 29
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

18
+ - 97 68
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

19
+ - 103 73
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

20
+ - 80 52
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

21
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Samuel Eto'o Forward

22
+ - 80 63
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

23
+ - 55 33
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

24
+ - 46 27
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

25
+ - 57 41
Diego Milito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Diego Milito Forward

26
+ - 72 49
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Fernando Torres Forward

27
+ - 76 64
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

28
+ - 53 38
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

29
+ - 50 39
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

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Mario Mandžukić is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Edinson Cavani 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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Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Víctor Valdés Goalkeeper - 1982

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+ - 39 33
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

36
+ - 27 12
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 33 18
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Midfielder - 1989

38
+ - 26 15
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 26 15
Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Xabi Alonso Midfielder - 1981

40
+ - 34 35
Demba Ba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Demba Ba Forward

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+ - 34 28
Nani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Nani Forward, Midfielder

42
+ - 32 54
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder

43
+ - 10 15
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Gerard Piqué Defender

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Beckham Midfielder

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+ - 13 19
Marcello is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Marcello

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+ - 29 27
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

47
+ - 31 49
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

48
+ - 2 1
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

49
+ - 1 0
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Donald Trump

50
+ - 1 0
Adebayo Akinfenwa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012