Soccer The Top Soccer Players of 2012  

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List Rules 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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Lionel Messi Forward

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Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

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Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

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Xavi Midfielder

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Wayne Rooney Forward

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Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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Neymar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Neymar Forward

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Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Sergio Agüero Forward

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Didier Drogba Forward

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Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Mesut Özil Midfielder

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Kaka

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David Villa Forward

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Steven Gerrard Midfielder

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GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
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Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

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David Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

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Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

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

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Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

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Samuel Eto'o Forward

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Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

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Diego Milito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Diego Milito Forward

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

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Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Fernando Torres Forward

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Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

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Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

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Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

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Mario Mandžukić is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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

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

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Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ashley Cole Defender

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Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

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Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Víctor Valdés Goalkeeper - 1982

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Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Midfielder - 1989

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James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

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Demba Ba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Demba Ba Forward

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Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Xabi Alonso Midfielder - 1981

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Nani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Nani Forward, Midfielder

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

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder

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Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

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Marcello is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Marcello

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Beckham Midfielder

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Raheem Sterling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Raheem Sterling Midfielder

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Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

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Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

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