The Top Soccer Players of 2012

7.3k votes 754 voters 16k views 58 items tags f p @

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.
  • 14 ReRanks
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 341
    - 162
    Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    the people's #1
    Forward

    ;
  2. 2
    + 242
    - 150
    Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    most listed
    Midfielder

    ;
  3. 3
    + 273
    - 217
    Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  4. 4
    + 207
    - 158
    Xavi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Midfielder

    ;
  5. 5
    + 183
    - 137
    Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Forward

    ;
  6. 6
    + 200
    - 134


    Forward

    ;
  7. 7
    + 159
    - 106


    Forward

    ;
  8. 8
    + 137
    - 68

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward

    ;
  9. 9
    + 151
    - 117
    Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Forward

    ;
  10. 10
    + 141
    - 84


    Midfielder

    ;
  11. 11
    + 126
    - 95
    Kaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Kaka

  12. 12
    + 114
    - 100
    David Villa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

    ;
  13. 13
    + 103
    - 86
    Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Midfielder

    ;
  14. 14
    + 87
    - 43
    GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

    added by jackklugman
    GONZALO HIGUAIN

  15. 15
    + 117
    - 76


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  16. 16
    + 111
    - 73


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  17. 17
    + 79
    - 49


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  18. 18
    + 58
    - 28


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  19. 19
    + 95
    - 67


    Forward

    ;
  20. 20
    + 99
    - 72


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  21. 21
    + 73
    - 70
    Samuel Eto'o is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    Forward

    ;
  22. 22
    + 55
    - 30


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  23. 23
    + 80
    - 60


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  24. 24
    + 57
    - 38

    added by jackklugman
    Forward

    ;
  25. 25
    + 45
    - 25

    added by fcfcfc
    Forward

    ;
  26. 26
    + 71
    - 47

    added by JayMendoza
    Forward

    ;
  27. 27
    + 76
    - 62


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  28. 28
    + 52
    - 37


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  29. 29
    + 50
    - 37


    Midfielder

    ;
  30. 30
    + 32
    - 28


    Forward

    ;
  31. 31
    + 41
    - 39


    Forward

    ;
  32. 32
    + 56
    - 43
    mesut ozil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012


    mesut ozil

  33. 33
    + 38
    - 40


    Defender

    ;
  34. 34
    + 23
    - 27

    often listed & added by mag1965
    Goalkeeper 1982

    ;
  35. 35
    + 26
    - 10

    added by joshuadmello09
    Defender, Midfielder

    ;
  36. 36
    + 38
    - 32


    Defender, Midfielder

    ;
  37. 37
    + 32
    - 17

    added by jkwengwa
    Midfielder 1989

    ;
  38. 38
    + 26
    - 13

    added by joshuadmello09
    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  39. 39
    + 34
    - 33


    Forward

    ;
  40. 40
    + 25
    - 14

    added by jkwengwa
    Midfielder 1981

    ;
  41. 41
    + 34
    - 26

    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  42. 42
    + 10
    - 13


    Defender

    ;
  43. 43
    + 31
    - 53


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  44. 44
    + 28
    - 26

    added by joshuapaul808
    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  45. 45
    + 12
    - 18
    No image


    Marcello

  46. 46
    + 38
    - 53


    Midfielder

    ;
  47. 47
    + 9
    - 16


    Midfielder

    ;
  48. 48
    + 1
    - 0

    new! & added by Ari Aries
    Forward, Goalkeeper

    ;
  49. 49
    + 29
    - 49


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  50. 50
    + 8
    - 20


    Defender

    ;
59 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >