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. 39
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    Down 33

    ranked high on reranks
    Eric Cantona

    1966 More
    30
  2. 40
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    Down 39

    ranked high on reranks
    David Beckham

    1975 More
    29
  3. 8
    Up 95
    Down 71
    1978 More
    65
  4. 25
    Up 27
    Down 26
    1979 More
    43
    added by: jackklugman
  5. 32
    Up 20
    Down 25
    1980 More
    37
  6. 21
    Up 57
    Down 53
    1980 More
    47
  7. 12
    Up 61
    Down 51

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Steven Gerrard

    1980 More
    59
  8. 4
    Up 132
    Down 85
    1980 More
    84
  9. 11
    Up 70
    Down 62

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Villa

    1981 More
    60
  10. 17
    Up 42
    Down 42
    1981 More
    53
  11. 41
    Up 9
    Down 4
    1981 More
    28
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
  12. 16
    Up 59
    Down 35
    1981 More
    55
  13. 34
    Up 8
    Down 14
    1982 More
    35
    added by: mag1965
    1982
  14. 24
    Up 18
    Down 12
    1983 More
    44
  15. 6
    Up 139
    Down 86
    1983 More
    73
  16. 42
    Up 4
    Down 0
    1983 More
    28
    added by: joshuadmello09
  17. 3
    Up 136
    Down 84

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    85
  18. 28
    Up 18
    Down 18
    1984 More
    40
  19. 23
    Up 41
    Down 27
    1984 More
    46
    added by: JayMendoza
  20. 36
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    Down 19
    1984 More
    32
  21. 2
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    Down 112
    1985 More
    95
  22. 37
    Up 19
    Down 21
    1985 More
    32
  23. 5
    Up 102
    Down 75
    1985 More
    75
  24. 14
    Up 78
    Down 42
    1986 More
    57
  25. 43
    Up 19
    Down 15
    1986 More
    28
    added by: joshuapaul808
  26. 18
    Up 49
    Down 36
    1986 More
    50
  27. 31
    Up 8
    Down 14
    1986 More
    37
  28. 27
    Up 25
    Down 23
    1987 More
    40
  29. 30
    Up 18
    Down 23
    1987 More
    37
  30. 1
    Up 218
    Down 108

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    100
  31. 19
    Up 40
    Down 30
    1987 More
    48
  32. 13
    Up 82
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    Juan Mata

    1988 More
    57
  33. 9
    Up 88
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Mesut Özil

    1988 More
    62
  34. 15
    Up 77
    Down 45
    1988 More
    56
  35. 26
    Up 15
    Down 10
    1988 More
    43
    added by: fcfcfc
  36. 38
    Up 17
    Down 6

    ranked low on reranks
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    1989 More
    32
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
  37. 22
    Up 48
    Down 43
    1989 More
    46
  38. 29
    Up 21
    Down 21
    1989 More
    39
  39. 44
    Up 3
    Down 0
    1991 More
    27
    added by: joshuadmello09
  40. 45
    Up 13
    Down 17
    1992 More
    23
    added by: joshuapaul808
  41. 7
    Up 88
    Down 59
    1992 More
    69
  42. 35
    Up 20
    Down 37

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    1993 More
    32
  43. 10
    Up 77
    Down 57

    often listed
    Kaka

    61
  44. 20
    Up 36
    Down 26

    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    48
    added by: jackklugman
  45. 33
    Up 34
    Down 31

    mesut ozil

    36
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