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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 215
    Down 108

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 199
    Down 100
    1985 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 125
    Down 82

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    84
  4. 4
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    Down 84
    1980 More
    83
  5. 5
    Up 130
    Down 85
    1983 More
    76
  6. 6
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    Down 75
    1985 More
    73
  7. 7
    Up 79
    Down 59
    1992 More
    69
  8. 8
    Up 81
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Mesut Özil

    1988 More
    67
  9. 9
    Up 85
    Down 70

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Didier Drogba

    1978 More
    66
  10. 10
    Up 72
    Down 56

    Kaka

    64
  11. 11
    Up 76
    Down 44
    1988 More
    63
  12. 12
    Up 72
    Down 42
    1986 More
    62
  13. 13
    Up 65
    Down 61

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Villa

    1981 More
    62
  14. 14
    Up 57
    Down 32
    1981 More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 72
    Down 45
    1988 More
    61
  16. 16
    Up 56
    Down 50
    1980 More
    61
  17. 17
    Up 38
    Down 41
    1981 More
    56
  18. 18
    Up 44
    Down 36
    1986 More
    54
  19. 19
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    Down 52
    1980 More
    52
  20. 20
    Up 36
    Down 30
    1987 More
    52
  21. 21
    Up 32
    Down 26

    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    51
    added by: jackklugman
  22. 22
    Up 6
    Down 13

    ranked high on reranks
    Mario Mandžukić

    1986 More
    50
  23. 23
    Up 45
    Down 42
    1989 More
    49
  24. 24
    Up 14
    Down 12
    1983 More
    49
  25. 25
    Up 13
    Down 9
    1988 More
    48
    added by: fcfcfc
  26. 26
    Up 24
    Down 25
    1979 More
    44
    added by: jackklugman
  27. 27
    Up 39
    Down 26
    1984 More
    44
    added by: JayMendoza
  28. 28
    Up 15
    Down 6
    1989 More
    43
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
  29. 29
    Up 15
    Down 18
    1984 More
    42
  30. 30
    Up 6
    Down 13

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Víctor Valdés

    1982 More
    41
    added by: mag1965
    1982
  31. 31
    Up 23
    Down 22
    1987 More
    39
  32. 32
    Up 17
    Down 15
    1986 More
    39
    added by: joshuapaul808
  33. 33
    Up 31
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    mesut ozil

    39
  34. 34
    Up 6
    Down 4
    1981 More
    38
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
  35. 35
    Up 1
    Down 0
    1991 More
    38
    added by: joshuadmello09
  36. 36
    Up 1
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    1983 More
    38
    added by: joshuadmello09
  37. 37
    Up 13
    Down 23
    1987 More
    38
  38. 38
    Up 17
    Down 25
    1980 More
    37
  39. 39
    Up 17
    Down 21
    1985 More
    36
  40. 40
    Up 16
    Down 21
    1989 More
    36
  41. 41
    Up 18
    Down 36
    1993 More
    35
  42. 42
    Up 15
    Down 19
    1984 More
    35
  43. 43
    Up 20
    Down 30
    1966 More
    33
  44. 44
    Up 23
    Down 35
    1975 More
    33
  45. 45
    Up 9
    Down 17
    1992 More
    32
    added by: joshuapaul808
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