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. 32
    Up 28
    Down 25
    1980 More
    44
  2. 36
    Up 24
    Down 19
    1984 More
    39
  3. 39
    Up 10
    Down 0
    1983 More
    36
    added by: joshuadmello09
  4. 10
    Up 85
    Down 62

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Villa

    1981 More
    66
  5. 37
    Up 25
    Down 21
    1985 More
    39
  6. 8
    Up 110
    Down 71
    1978 More
    71
  7. 26
    Up 36
    Down 26
    1979 More
    50
    added by: jackklugman
  8. 31
    Up 27
    Down 23
    1987 More
    45
  9. 21
    Up 54
    Down 27
    1984 More
    54
    added by: JayMendoza
  10. 1
    Up 223
    Down 111

    the people's #1
    Lionel Messi

    1987 More
    100
  11. 6
    Up 154
    Down 87
    1983 More
    78
  12. 16
    Up 56
    Down 42
    1981 More
    61
  13. 15
    Up 92
    Down 45
    1988 More
    63
  14. 5
    Up 117
    Down 75
    1985 More
    80
  15. 20
    Up 61
    Down 43
    1981 More
    55
  16. 29
    Up 17
    Down 14
    1986 More
    47
  17. 25
    Up 26
    Down 10
    1988 More
    53
    added by: fcfcfc
  18. 7
    Up 104
    Down 59
    1992 More
    75
  19. 2
    Up 203
    Down 128
    1985 More
    94
  20. 14
    Up 92
    Down 42

    ranked low on reranks
    David Silva

    1986 More
    64
  21. 43
    Up 21
    Down 36
    1966 More
    31
  22. 22
    Up 30
    Down 12
    1983 More
    54
  23. 13
    Up 96
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    Juan Mata

    1988 More
    64
  24. 42
    Up 24
    Down 15
    1986 More
    34
    added by: joshuapaul808
  25. 23
    Up 70
    Down 54
    1980 More
    53
  26. 24
    Up 60
    Down 43
    1989 More
    53
  27. 17
    Up 63
    Down 36
    1986 More
    58
  28. 41
    Up 9
    Down 1
    1991 More
    35
    added by: joshuadmello09
  29. 30
    Up 30
    Down 21
    1989 More
    47
  30. 44
    Up 19
    Down 17
    1992 More
    30
    added by: joshuapaul808
  31. 38
    Up 25
    Down 37

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    1993 More
    38
  32. 33
    Up 14
    Down 14
    1982 More
    43
    added by: mag1965
    1982
  33. 3
    Up 151
    Down 84

    most listed
    Andrés Iniesta

    1984 More
    90
  34. 28
    Up 34
    Down 23
    1987 More
    48
  35. 45
    Up 25
    Down 43
    1975 More
    29
  36. 35
    Up 23
    Down 6

    ranked low on reranks
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    1989 More
    39
    added by: jkwengwa
    1989
  37. 9
    Up 102
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Mesut Özil

    1988 More
    69
  38. 12
    Up 75
    Down 51

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Steven Gerrard

    1980 More
    66
  39. 40
    Up 14
    Down 4
    1981 More
    36
    added by: jkwengwa
    1981
  40. 4
    Up 147
    Down 85
    1980 More
    89
  41. 27
    Up 27
    Down 18
    1984 More
    48
  42. 19
    Up 52
    Down 30
    1987 More
    56
  43. 11
    Up 89
    Down 57

    Kaka

    66
  44. 18
    Up 49
    Down 26

    GONZALO HIGUAIN

    56
    added by: jackklugman
  45. 34
    Up 41
    Down 31

    mesut ozil

    42
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