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. 32
    Up 22
    Down 22

    ranked low on reranks
    Cesc Fàbregas

    1987 More
    37
  2. 12
    Up 69
    Down 42

    ranked low on reranks
    David Silva

    1986 More
    62
  3. 6
    Up 88
    Down 74

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Wayne Rooney

    1985 More
    73
  4. 18
    Up 43
    Down 36

    ranked low on reranks
    Radamel Falcao

    1986 More
    53
  5. 19
    Up 54
    Down 50
    1980 More
    52
  6. 15
    Up 71
    Down 45
    1988 More
    61
  7. 42
    Up 14
    Down 19
    1984 More
    32
  8. 7
    Up 77
    Down 57
    1992 More
    70
  9. 28
    Up 23
    Down 25

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Diego Milito

    1979 More
    41
    added by: jackklugman
  10. 34
    Up 16
    Down 20
    1989 More
    36
  11. 35
    Up 23
    Down 34
    1975 More
    36
  12. 39
    Up 16
    Down 25

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ashley Cole

    1980 More
    34
  13. 16
    Up 55
    Down 50
    1980 More
    61
  14. 31
    Up 5
    Down 13

    ranked high on reranks
    Víctor Valdés

    1982 More
    38
    added by: mag1965
    1982
  15. 24
    Up 20
    Down 29

    ranked high on reranks
    Eric Cantona

    1966 More
    47
  16. 22
    Up 14
    Down 11
    1983 More
    48
  17. 13
    Up 63
    Down 60

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Villa

    1981 More
    62
  18. 27
    Up 38
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks
    Fernando Torres

    1984 More
    41
    added by: JayMendoza
  19. 3
    Up 124
    Down 79

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    86
  20. 8
    Up 79
    Down 42

    ranked low on reranks
    Mesut Özil

    1988 More
    68
  21. 9
    Up 82
    Down 70

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Didier Drogba

    1978 More
    66
  22. 17
    Up 37
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Samuel Eto'o

    1981 More
    55
  23. 43
    Up 9
    Down 16
    1992 More
    26
    added by: joshuapaul808
  24. 29
    Up 15
    Down 17

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arjen Robben

    1984 More
    40
  25. 2
    Up 193
    Down 98
    1985 More
    97
  26. 33
    Up 16
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks
    Nani

    1986 More
    36
    added by: joshuapaul808
  27. 5
    Up 129
    Down 82
    1983 More
    78
  28. 36
    Up 12
    Down 23

    ranked high on reranks
    Edinson Cavani

    1987 More
    36
  29. 20
    Up 35
    Down 30
    1987 More
    50
  30. 1
    Up 211
    Down 103

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    100
  31. 26
    Up 6
    Down 12

    ranked high on reranks
    Mario Mandžukić

    1986 More
    43
  32. 37
    Up 18
    Down 35

    ranked high on reranks
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    1993 More
    35
  33. 40
    Up 5
    Down 4
    1981 More
    34
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
  34. 21
    Up 45
    Down 41
    1989 More
    49
  35. 14
    Up 56
    Down 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    1981 More
    61
  36. 4
    Up 120
    Down 80

    often listed
    Xavi

    1980 More
    84
  37. 11
    Up 74
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    Juan Mata

    1988 More
    63
  38. 25
    Up 12
    Down 9
    1988 More
    45
    added by: fcfcfc
  39. 30
    Up 15
    Down 5
    1989 More
    40
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
  40. 41
    Up 16
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Demba Ba

    1985 More
    33
  41. 10
    Up 70
    Down 55

    often listed
    Kaka

    64
  42. 23
    Up 31
    Down 26

    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    48
    added by: jackklugman
  43. 38
    Up 30
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    mesut ozil

    34
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