Soccer The Best Current Soccer Players  

825k votes 75k voters 794k views 466 items Follow Embed

List Rules Soccer / football / futbol players currently playing

The best current soccer players are those top football players in the game right now in 2016-2017 These talented soccer stars are leading their respective teams to championships, winning numerous awards and are the favorite of fans around the world. If you were building the ultimate soccer dream team and had your selection of the elite players of today, these guys should be your top picks. Ranking the world's greatest footballers is no easy task, so cast your votes!

Unsurprisingly, these top current soccer players are also many of the top-paid professional soccer players in the world today. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi sit high atop both lists with each earning tens of millions of dollars annually in combined income between their soccer salaries and their numerous product endorsements.

These players, like Robin van Persie, Gareth Bale, and Andres Iniesta, are playing the best football of their careers. They are peaking in the sport and see little signs of stopping anytime soon.

Which soccer players are impressing you right now? Who do you think are the best current football players? Vote for your favorites, add those not listed or re-rank this list of the best current soccer players below. The players in the top 10 can be considered the most popular players in the world. When you're done, head over and rank the best soccer players of all time too!

1
+ - 35,299 15,729
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Lionel Messi Forward

The Sexiest Female Soccer Players The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

2
+ - 30,828 15,776
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

3
+ - 24,856 9,518
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Neymar Forward

4
+ - 14,474 8,610
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

5
+ - 17,386 9,546
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

6
+ - 14,086 7,605
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
+ - 13,778 7,539
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

8
+ - 12,853 7,129
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
+ - 9,679 4,352
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

10
+ - 11,441 9,715
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

11
+ - 9,773 5,238
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Agüero Forward

12
+ - 10,726 5,331
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Eden Hazard Midfielder

13
+ - 9,247 6,600
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

14
+ - 9,061 5,213
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

15
+ - 7,915 4,251
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mesut Özil Midfielder

The Best Current Soccer (Football) Teams 37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

16
+ - 7,863 4,164
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ángel di María Midfielder

17
+ - 6,142 2,636
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Paul Pogba Midfielder

18
+ - 6,102 3,494
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

19
+ - 5,877 5,064
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Philipp Lahm Defender

20
+ - 5,381 3,186
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

21
+ - 5,605 2,104
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Forward

22
+ - 5,579 2,815
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

23
+ - 6,798 5,363
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Wayne Rooney Forward

24
+ - 4,846 2,580
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Toni Kroos Midfielder

25
+ - 7,518 3,321
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

26
+ - 5,978 6,276
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

27
+ - 6,622 4,224
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Xavi Midfielder

28
+ - 3,930 2,274
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luka Modrić Midfielder

29
+ - 5,626 4,831
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

The Best Soccer Players of the '90s The 30 Worst Things About Crowded Bars

30
+ - 4,745 4,144
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

31
+ - 4,090 2,668
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

32
+ - 1,678 386
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Antoine Griezmann Forward, Midfielder

33
+ - 5,011 3,834
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

34
+ - 4,159 3,771
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

35
+ - 3,977 2,214
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gerard Piqué Defender

36
+ - 3,329 1,989
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

37
+ - 2,508 1,631
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder

38
+ - 5,367 4,879
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

39
+ - 2,328 1,128
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David de Gea Goalkeeper

40
+ - 3,007 2,115
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

41
+ - 3,469 2,437
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

42
+ - 2,109 1,259
Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Jordi Alba Defender, Midfielder

43
+ - 2,594 1,467
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Daniel Alves Defender

The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies

44
+ - 2,489 1,593
Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Karim Benzema Forward

45
+ - 2,378 1,475
Isco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Isco Midfielder

46
+ - 2,698 1,828
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

47
+ - 1,444 764
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ivan Rakitić Midfielder

48
+ - 2,237 1,715
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Busquets Defender, Midfielder

49
+ - 2,519 1,971
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder

50
+ - 3,373 2,803
Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Iker Casillas Goalkeeper