Top Soccer Players of 2012 Football Players (Soccer)

Top Soccer Players of 2012

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

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  1. 1
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    often listed
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    1985 More
    98
  2. 2
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    Down 103

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 124
    Down 79

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    89
  4. 4
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    Down 80

    often listed
    Xavi

    1980 More
    87
  5. 5
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    Down 82
    1983 More
    74
  6. 6
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    Down 74

    often listed
    Wayne Rooney

    1985 More
    72
  7. 7
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    Down 57
    1992 More
    69
  8. 8
    Up 79
    Down 42
    1988 More
    67
  9. 9
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    Down 70

    controversial
    Didier Drogba

    1978 More
    64
  10. 10
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    Down 55

    Kaka

    62
  11. 11
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    Down 44
    1988 More
    61
  12. 12
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    Down 50
    1980 More
    61
  13. 13
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    Down 42
    1986 More
    60
  14. 14
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    1981 More
    60
  15. 15
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    1981 More
    60
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    1988 More
    60
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    53
  18. 18
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    1984 More
    51
    added by: JayMendoza
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    1986 More
    51
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    50
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    50
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    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    50
    added by: jackklugman
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    1989 More
    50
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    1979 More
    45
    added by: jackklugman
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    1983 More
    45
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    Down 9
    1988 More
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    44
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    42
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    added by: joshuapaul808
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    39
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
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    38
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    38
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    1986 More
    38
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    Down 34
    1975 More
    35
  38. 38
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    Down 16
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    35
    added by: joshuapaul808
  39. 39
    Up 5
    Down 13
    1982 More
    34
    added by: mag1965
    1982
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    1987 More
    33
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    mesut ozil

    33
  42. 42
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    1981 More
    31
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
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    1993 More
    31
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