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. 35
    Up 18
    Down 36

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    1993 More
    32
  2. 3
    Up 125
    Down 83

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    84
  3. 28
    Up 15
    Down 18
    1984 More
    39
  4. 31
    Up 17
    Down 25
    1980 More
    36
  5. 27
    Up 23
    Down 22
    1987 More
    40
  6. 2
    Up 199
    Down 101
    1985 More
    97
  7. 40
    Up 23
    Down 35

    ranked high on reranks
    David Beckham

    1975 More
    29
  8. 14
    Up 72
    Down 42
    1986 More
    56
  9. 11
    Up 65
    Down 61

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Villa

    1981 More
    59
  10. 36
    Up 17
    Down 21
    1985 More
    31
  11. 8
    Up 85
    Down 70
    1978 More
    63
  12. 25
    Up 24
    Down 25
    1979 More
    42
    added by: jackklugman
  13. 34
    Up 13
    Down 23
    1987 More
    35
  14. 37
    Up 20
    Down 30
    1966 More
    31
  15. 22
    Up 39
    Down 26
    1984 More
    46
    added by: JayMendoza
  16. 26
    Up 14
    Down 12
    1983 More
    42
  17. 21
    Up 32
    Down 26

    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    47
    added by: jackklugman
  18. 38
    Up 15
    Down 6

    ranked low on reranks
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    1989 More
    31
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
  19. 43
    Up 1
    Down 0
    1991 More
    27
    added by: joshuadmello09
  20. 13
    Up 76
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    Juan Mata

    1988 More
    56
  21. 10
    Up 72
    Down 56

    Kaka

    60
  22. 1
    Up 216
    Down 108

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    100
  23. 19
    Up 36
    Down 30
    1987 More
    47
  24. 45
    Up 9
    Down 17
    1992 More
    20
    added by: joshuapaul808
  25. 29
    Up 6
    Down 13
    1986 More
    37
  26. 9
    Up 81
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Mesut Özil

    1988 More
    61
  27. 41
    Up 17
    Down 15
    1986 More
    27
    added by: joshuapaul808
  28. 7
    Up 79
    Down 59
    1992 More
    67
  29. 18
    Up 45
    Down 36
    1986 More
    49
  30. 24
    Up 13
    Down 9
    1988 More
    43
    added by: fcfcfc
  31. 6
    Up 130
    Down 85
    1983 More
    72
  32. 20
    Up 55
    Down 52
    1980 More
    47
  33. 17
    Up 38
    Down 41
    1981 More
    52
  34. 16
    Up 72
    Down 45
    1988 More
    55
  35. 12
    Up 56
    Down 50

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Steven Gerrard

    1980 More
    58
  36. 23
    Up 45
    Down 42
    1989 More
    46
  37. 39
    Up 15
    Down 19
    1984 More
    31
  38. 30
    Up 16
    Down 21
    1989 More
    37
  39. 32
    Up 6
    Down 13
    1982 More
    35
    added by: mag1965
    1982
  40. 5
    Up 90
    Down 75
    1985 More
    73
  41. 42
    Up 6
    Down 4
    1981 More
    27
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
  42. 4
    Up 122
    Down 84
    1980 More
    83
  43. 44
    Up 1
    Down 0
    1983 More
    27
    added by: joshuadmello09
  44. 15
    Up 57
    Down 32
    1981 More
    55
  45. 33
    Up 31
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    mesut ozil

    35
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