The Top Soccer Players of 2012 Football Players (Soccer)

The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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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.


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    Michu Forward, Midfielder

  2. 49
    + 29
    - 49


    Forward, Midfielder

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  3. 48
    + 8
    - 19


    Defender

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  4. 47
    + 38
    - 53


    Midfielder

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  5. 46
    + 9
    - 15


    Midfielder

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  6. 45
    + 12
    - 17
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    Marcello

  7. 44
    + 28
    - 25

    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

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  8. 43
    + 31
    - 51


    Forward, Midfielder

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  9. 42
    + 10
    - 13


    Defender

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  10. 41
    + 34
    - 26

    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

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  11. 40
    + 24
    - 14

    added by jkwengwa
    Midfielder 1981

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  12. 39
    + 34
    - 32


    Forward

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  13. 38
    + 26
    - 13

    added by joshuadmello09
    Forward, Midfielder

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  14. 37
    + 31
    - 17

    added by jkwengwa
    Midfielder 1989

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  15. 36
    + 37
    - 32


    Defender, Midfielder

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  16. 35
    + 25
    - 10

    added by joshuadmello09
    Defender, Midfielder

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  17. 34
    + 23
    - 27

    often listed & added by mag1965
    Goalkeeper 1982

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  18. 33
    + 38
    - 40


    Defender

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  19. 32
    + 55
    - 43


    mesut ozil

  20. 31
    + 40
    - 38


    Forward

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  21. 30
    + 31
    - 27


    Forward

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  22. 29
    + 50
    - 37


    Forward, Midfielder

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  23. 28
    + 49
    - 36


    Midfielder

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  24. 27
    + 75
    - 62


    Forward, Midfielder

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  25. 26
    + 43
    - 25

    added by fcfcfc
    Forward

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  26. 25
    + 70
    - 47

    added by JayMendoza
    Forward

    ;
  27. 24
    + 57
    - 38

    added by jackklugman
    Forward

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  28. 23
    + 52
    - 30


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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  29. 22
    + 79
    - 60


    Forward, Midfielder

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  30. 21
    + 71
    - 69
    Samuel Eto'o

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

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  31. 20
    + 97
    - 71


    Forward, Midfielder

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  32. 19
    + 92
    - 65


    Forward

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  33. 18
    + 76
    - 48


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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  34. 17
    + 56
    - 27


    Forward, Midfielder

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  35. 16
    + 110
    - 72


    Forward, Midfielder

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  36. 15
    + 115
    - 75


    Forward, Midfielder

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  37. 14
    + 111
    - 99
    David Villa

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

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  38. 13
    + 100
    - 85
    Steven Gerrard


    Midfielder

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  39. 12
    + 86
    - 40

    ranked low on reranks & added by jackklugman
    GONZALO HIGUAIN

  40. 11
    + 123
    - 93
    Kaka


    Kaka

  41. 10
    + 135
    - 83


    Midfielder

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  42. 9
    + 145
    - 117
    Didier Drogba


    Forward

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  43. 8
    + 133
    - 66

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward

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  44. 7
    + 193
    - 132


    Forward

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  45. 6
    + 156
    - 103


    Forward

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  46. 5
    + 179
    - 132
    Wayne Rooney


    Forward

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  47. 4
    + 199
    - 157
    Xavi


    Midfielder

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  48. 3
    + 264
    - 214
    Cristiano Ronaldo


    Forward, Midfielder

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  49. 2
    + 233
    - 146
    Andrés Iniesta

    most listed
    Midfielder

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  50. 1
    + 331
    - 159
    Lionel Messi

    the people's #1
    Forward

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