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. 37
    Up 18
    Down 35

    ranked high on reranks
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    1993 More
    37
  2. 3
    Up 124
    Down 80

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    86
  3. 29
    Up 15
    Down 17

    often listed
    Arjen Robben

    1984 More
    42
  4. 39
    Up 16
    Down 25

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ashley Cole

    1980 More
    36
  5. 32
    Up 22
    Down 22

    ranked low on reranks
    Cesc Fàbregas

    1987 More
    39
  6. 2
    Up 194
    Down 98
    1985 More
    98
  7. 34
    Up 23
    Down 34

    ranked high on reranks
    David Beckham

    1975 More
    38
  8. 13
    Up 69
    Down 42
    1986 More
    63
  9. 12
    Up 63
    Down 60

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Villa

    1981 More
    64
  10. 40
    Up 16
    Down 21
    1985 More
    36
  11. 9
    Up 82
    Down 70

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Didier Drogba

    1978 More
    68
  12. 27
    Up 23
    Down 25
    1979 More
    43
    added by: jackklugman
  13. 33
    Up 12
    Down 23

    ranked high on reranks
    Edinson Cavani

    1987 More
    38
  14. 24
    Up 20
    Down 29

    ranked high on reranks
    Eric Cantona

    1966 More
    49
  15. 28
    Up 38
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks
    Fernando Torres

    1984 More
    43
    added by: JayMendoza
  16. 22
    Up 14
    Down 11
    1983 More
    49
  17. 23
    Up 31
    Down 26

    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    49
    added by: jackklugman
  18. 30
    Up 15
    Down 5
    1989 More
    41
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
  19. 11
    Up 74
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    Juan Mata

    1988 More
    64
  20. 10
    Up 70
    Down 55

    often listed
    Kaka

    65
  21. 1
    Up 211
    Down 104

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    100
  22. 20
    Up 35
    Down 30
    1987 More
    52
  23. 43
    Up 9
    Down 16
    1992 More
    28
    added by: joshuapaul808
  24. 26
    Up 6
    Down 12

    ranked high on reranks
    Mario Mandžukić

    1986 More
    46
  25. 8
    Up 79
    Down 42

    ranked low on reranks
    Mesut Özil

    1988 More
    69
  26. 36
    Up 16
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks
    Nani

    1986 More
    38
    added by: joshuapaul808
  27. 7
    Up 77
    Down 57
    1992 More
    71
  28. 18
    Up 43
    Down 36

    ranked low on reranks
    Radamel Falcao

    1986 More
    55
  29. 25
    Up 12
    Down 9
    1988 More
    47
    added by: fcfcfc
  30. 5
    Up 129
    Down 83
    1983 More
    79
  31. 19
    Up 54
    Down 50
    1980 More
    54
  32. 17
    Up 37
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Samuel Eto'o

    1981 More
    57
  33. 16
    Up 71
    Down 45

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergio Agüero

    1988 More
    62
  34. 15
    Up 55
    Down 50

    often listed
    Steven Gerrard

    1980 More
    62
  35. 21
    Up 45
    Down 41
    1989 More
    51
  36. 42
    Up 14
    Down 19
    1984 More
    34
  37. 35
    Up 16
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Thomas Müller

    1989 More
    38
  38. 31
    Up 5
    Down 13

    ranked high on reranks
    Víctor Valdés

    1982 More
    41
    added by: mag1965
    1982
  39. 6
    Up 88
    Down 74

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Wayne Rooney

    1985 More
    74
  40. 41
    Up 5
    Down 4
    1981 More
    35
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
  41. 4
    Up 120
    Down 81

    often listed
    Xavi

    1980 More
    85
  42. 14
    Up 56
    Down 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    1981 More
    62
  43. 38
    Up 30
    Down 31

    mesut ozil

    36
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