The Best Current Soccer Players

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The best current soccer players are those top football players in the game right now. 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.

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!
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  1. 1
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    - 11,474
    Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Lionel Messi Forward

  2. 2
    + 23,626
    - 11,910
    Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

  3. 3
    + 19,345
    - 7,209


    Forward

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  4. 4
    + 13,762
    - 6,672


    Forward

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  5. 5
    + 11,234
    - 6,013
    Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

  6. 6
    + 10,415
    - 5,320
    Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

  7. 7
    + 9,891
    - 5,014


    Midfielder

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  8. 8
    + 10,198
    - 5,674
    Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

  9. 9
    + 9,486
    - 7,179
    Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

  10. 10
    + 7,949
    - 3,723


    Forward

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  11. 11
    + 6,489
    - 2,846
    Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Robert Lewandowski Forward

  12. 12
    + 7,764
    - 4,940

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  13. 13
    + 7,209
    - 3,610


    Forward, Midfielder

    ;
  14. 14
    + 8,287
    - 4,255


    Midfielder

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  15. 15
    + 6,286
    - 2,854

    added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  16. 16
    + 4,074
    - 1,486
    Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    ranked low on reranks & added by beernbugs
    Paul Pogba Midfielder

  17. 17
    + 5,883
    - 3,089
    Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Mesut Özil Midfielder

  18. 18
    + 4,603
    - 2,474


    Forward, Midfielder

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  19. 19
    + 4,914
    - 3,825

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Defender

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  20. 20
    + 4,261
    - 2,034


    Defender, Midfielder

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  21. 21
    + 5,722
    - 3,819
    Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Wayne Rooney Forward

  22. 22
    + 5,258
    - 4,776

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Playmaker, Midfielder

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  23. 23
    + 5,529
    - 3,106


    Midfielder

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  24. 24
    + 3,903
    - 1,328

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward

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  25. 25
    + 4,089
    - 3,080

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  26. 26
    + 5,784
    - 2,458
    Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    ranked low on reranks
    Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

  27. 27
    + 4,906
    - 3,889

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  28. 28
    + 3,531
    - 1,814
    Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    added by Mendrick6181
    Toni Kroos Midfielder

  29. 29
    + 3,990
    - 2,024

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender, Midfielder

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  30. 30
    + 3,283
    - 1,849


    Forward, Midfielder

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  31. 31
    + 3,522
    - 2,914

    often listed & added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  32. 32
    + 4,222
    - 3,071


    Midfielder

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  33. 33
    + 2,770
    - 1,752


    Midfielder

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  34. 34
    + 4,799
    - 3,926

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

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  35. 35
    + 2,881
    - 1,674


    Defender, Midfielder

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  36. 36
    + 2,951
    - 1,528

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender

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  37. 37
    + 2,297
    - 1,475
    Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    added by wiabux
    Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

  38. 38
    + 1,421
    - 644

    added by scruffenstein
    Goalkeeper

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  39. 39
    + 1,836
    - 930


    Forward

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  40. 40
    + 1,582
    - 1,099


    Midfielder

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  41. 41
    + 2,284
    - 1,576

    added by joel joliyan
    Goalkeeper

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  42. 42
    + 2,460
    - 1,260

    added by wiabux
    Midfielder

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  43. 43
    + 2,095
    - 1,298


    Defender, Midfielder

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  44. 44
    + 1,907
    - 1,044


    Defender

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  45. 45
    + 2,828
    - 2,202
    Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Iker Casillas Goalkeeper

  46. 46
    + 1,715
    - 1,039


    Midfielder

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  47. 47
    + 2,284
    - 1,978
    Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    added by joel joliyan
    Xabi Alonso Midfielder

  48. 48
    + 1,454
    - 840
    Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

    added by wiabux
    Jordi Alba Defender, Midfielder

  49. 49
    + 1,934
    - 1,527

    added by MichaelNedergaard
    Forward, Midfielder

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  50. 50
    + 2,664
    - 2,133
    Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players


    Steven Gerrard Midfielder

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