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 21
    Down 37

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    1993 More
    35
  2. 3
    Up 138
    Down 84

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    86
  3. 28
    Up 19
    Down 18
    1984 More
    42
  4. 32
    Up 21
    Down 25
    1980 More
    39
  5. 27
    Up 26
    Down 23
    1987 More
    42
  6. 2
    Up 200
    Down 114
    1985 More
    95
  7. 44
    Up 24
    Down 40
    1975 More
    29
  8. 14
    Up 79
    Down 42
    1986 More
    59
  9. 11
    Up 71
    Down 62

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Villa

    1981 More
    61
  10. 38
    Up 20
    Down 21
    1985 More
    34
  11. 8
    Up 96
    Down 71
    1978 More
    66
  12. 26
    Up 28
    Down 26
    1979 More
    45
    added by: jackklugman
  13. 31
    Up 19
    Down 23
    1987 More
    39
  14. 41
    Up 20
    Down 34

    ranked high on reranks
    Eric Cantona

    1966 More
    31
  15. 23
    Up 42
    Down 27
    1984 More
    47
    added by: JayMendoza
  16. 24
    Up 19
    Down 12
    1983 More
    46
  17. 20
    Up 37
    Down 26

    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    50
    added by: jackklugman
  18. 37
    Up 18
    Down 6

    ranked low on reranks
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    1989 More
    34
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
  19. 43
    Up 4
    Down 0
    1991 More
    30
    added by: joshuadmello09
  20. 13
    Up 83
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    Juan Mata

    1988 More
    59
  21. 10
    Up 78
    Down 57

    often listed
    Kaka

    62
  22. 1
    Up 218
    Down 108

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    100
  23. 19
    Up 41
    Down 30
    1987 More
    50
  24. 45
    Up 14
    Down 17
    1992 More
    26
    added by: joshuapaul808
  25. 30
    Up 9
    Down 14
    1986 More
    40
  26. 9
    Up 89
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Mesut Özil

    1988 More
    63
  27. 42
    Up 20
    Down 15
    1986 More
    30
    added by: joshuapaul808
  28. 7
    Up 89
    Down 59
    1992 More
    70
  29. 18
    Up 50
    Down 36
    1986 More
    51
  30. 25
    Up 16
    Down 10
    1988 More
    45
    added by: fcfcfc
  31. 6
    Up 141
    Down 86
    1983 More
    74
  32. 21
    Up 58
    Down 53
    1980 More
    48
  33. 17
    Up 43
    Down 42
    1981 More
    55
  34. 15
    Up 78
    Down 45
    1988 More
    57
  35. 12
    Up 62
    Down 51

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Steven Gerrard

    1980 More
    60
  36. 22
    Up 49
    Down 43
    1989 More
    48
  37. 36
    Up 19
    Down 19
    1984 More
    35
  38. 29
    Up 22
    Down 21
    1989 More
    41
  39. 33
    Up 9
    Down 14
    1982 More
    38
    added by: mag1965
    1982
  40. 5
    Up 104
    Down 75
    1985 More
    76
  41. 39
    Up 10
    Down 4
    1981 More
    31
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
  42. 4
    Up 134
    Down 85
    1980 More
    85
  43. 40
    Up 5
    Down 0
    1983 More
    31
    added by: joshuadmello09
  44. 16
    Up 59
    Down 36
    1981 More
    55
  45. 34
    Up 35
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    mesut ozil

    38
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