Soccer The Top Soccer Players of 2012  

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List Rules 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.
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1
362 168
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Lionel Messi Forward

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2
254 160
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Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

3
285 231
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Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

4
215 164
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Xavi Midfielder

5
169 112
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Neymar Forward

6
184 147
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Wayne Rooney Forward

7
201 140
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

8
142 73
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Sergio Agüero Forward

9
148 87
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Mesut Özil Midfielder

10
152 121
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Didier Drogba Forward

11
129 99
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Kaka

12
105 88
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Steven Gerrard Midfielder

13
115 103
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David Villa Forward

14
88 45
GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jackklugman added GONZALO HIGUAIN

15
117 79
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

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16
112 76
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

17
61 29
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

18
97 68
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

19
103 73
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

20
80 52
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

21
75 72
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Samuel Eto'o Forward

22
80 63
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

23
55 33
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

24
46 27
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
fcfcfc added Robert Lewandowski Forward

25
57 41
Diego Milito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jackklugman added Diego Milito Forward

26
72 49
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
JayMendoza added Fernando Torres Forward

27
76 64
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

28
53 38
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

29
50 39
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

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30
32 29
Mario Mandžukić is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

31
41 41
Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Edinson Cavani Forward

32
56 45
mesut ozil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
mesut ozil

33
38 42
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ashley Cole Defender

34
23 29
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
mag1965 added Víctor Valdés Goalkeeper - 1982

35
39 33
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

36
27 12
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuadmello09 added Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

37
33 18
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkwengwa added Henrikh Mkhitaryan Midfielder - 1989

38
26 15
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuadmello09 added James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

39
26 15
Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkwengwa added Xabi Alonso Midfielder - 1981

40
34 35
Demba Ba is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Demba Ba Forward

41
34 28
Nani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuapaul808 added Nani Forward, Midfielder

42
32 54
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder

43
10 15
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Gerard Piqué Defender

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44
13 19
Marcello is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Marcello

45
40 53
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Beckham Midfielder

46
29 27
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuapaul808 added Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

47
31 49
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

48
2 1
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ari Aries added Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

49
1 0
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkim added Donald Trump

50
1 0
Adebayo Akinfenwa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkim added Adebayo Akinfenwa Forward