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 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Michu Forward, Midfielder

  2. 49
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    Defender

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  3. 48
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    - 49


    Forward, Midfielder

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  4. 47
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    Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Marcello

  7. 44
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    Forward, Midfielder

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  8. 43
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    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

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  9. 42
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    Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Gerard Piqué Defender

  10. 41
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    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

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  11. 40
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    Forward

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  12. 39
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    added by jkwengwa
    Midfielder 1981

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  13. 38
    + 26
    - 13
    James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    added by joshuadmello09
    James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

  14. 37
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    added by jkwengwa
    Midfielder 1989

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  15. 36
    + 38
    - 32
    Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

  16. 35
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    often listed & added by mag1965
    Goalkeeper 1982

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  17. 34
    + 26
    - 10

    added by joshuadmello09
    Defender, Midfielder

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  18. 33
    + 38
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    Defender

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  19. 32
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    mesut ozil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    mesut ozil

  20. 31
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    Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Edinson Cavani Forward

  21. 30
    + 32
    - 28


    Forward

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  22. 29
    + 51
    - 37
    Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

  23. 28
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    Midfielder

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  24. 27
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    Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

  25. 26
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    added by JayMendoza
    Forward

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    Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    added by fcfcfc
    Robert Lewandowski Forward

  27. 24
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    - 38

    added by jackklugman
    Forward

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  28. 23
    + 53
    - 30
    Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

  29. 22
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    - 60


    Forward, Midfielder

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  30. 21
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    - 69
    Samuel Eto'o is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Samuel Eto'o Forward

  31. 20
    + 98
    - 71


    Forward, Midfielder

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  32. 19
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    - 65
    Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Zlatan Ibrahimović Forward

  33. 18
    + 77
    - 48


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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  34. 17
    + 57
    - 27


    Forward, Midfielder

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  35. 16
    + 111
    - 72


    Forward, Midfielder

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  36. 15
    + 116
    - 75


    Forward, Midfielder

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  37. 14
    + 112
    - 100
    David Villa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

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  38. 13
    + 102
    - 85
    Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Steven Gerrard Midfielder

  39. 12
    + 87
    - 41
    GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    ranked low on reranks & added by jackklugman
    GONZALO HIGUAIN

  40. 11
    + 125
    - 93
    Kaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Kaka

  41. 10
    + 137
    - 83


    Midfielder

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  42. 9
    + 148
    - 117
    Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Didier Drogba Forward

  43. 8
    + 134
    - 68
    Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    ranked low on reranks
    Sergio Agüero Forward

  44. 7
    + 157
    - 105


    Forward

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  45. 6
    + 195
    - 133


    Forward

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    + 182
    - 134
    Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Forward

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  47. 4
    + 204
    - 158
    Xavi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Midfielder

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  48. 3
    + 268
    - 216
    Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Forward, Midfielder

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  49. 2
    + 237
    - 148
    Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    most listed
    Midfielder

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    Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    the people's #1
    Forward

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