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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!

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1
+ - 38,749 17,851
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Lionel Messi Forward

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2
+ - 34,604 17,372
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

3
+ - 27,393 10,377
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Neymar Forward

4
+ - 15,872 9,817
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

5
+ - 18,870 10,794
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

6
+ - 15,735 8,637
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
+ - 15,396 8,482
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

8
+ - 14,116 8,160
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
+ - 11,173 5,030
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

10
+ - 12,415 10,865
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

11
+ - 11,844 5,720
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Eden Hazard Midfielder

12
+ - 10,498 5,870
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Agüero Forward

13
+ - 9,837 7,251
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

14
+ - 9,840 5,797
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

15
+ - 8,761 4,741
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mesut Özil Midfielder

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16
+ - 7,082 3,054
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Paul Pogba Midfielder

17
+ - 8,462 4,693
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ángel di María Midfielder

18
+ - 6,721 3,892
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

19
+ - 6,444 2,386
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Forward

20
+ - 6,229 5,590
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Philipp Lahm Defender

21
+ - 6,300 3,126
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

22
+ - 5,842 3,597
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

23
+ - 5,514 2,864
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Toni Kroos Midfielder

24
+ - 7,226 5,955
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Wayne Rooney Forward

25
+ - 8,296 3,708
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

26
+ - 4,504 2,466
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luka Modrić Midfielder

27
+ - 6,202 6,781
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

28
+ - 6,980 4,636
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Xavi Midfielder

29
+ - 2,336 509
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Antoine Griezmann Forward, Midfielder

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30
+ - 5,887 5,168
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

31
+ - 4,971 4,479
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

32
+ - 4,379 2,914
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

33
+ - 4,388 4,036
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

34
+ - 5,240 4,130
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

35
+ - 4,356 2,436
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gerard Piqué Defender

36
+ - 3,725 2,146
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

37
+ - 2,869 1,800
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder

38
+ - 2,729 1,260
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David de Gea Goalkeeper

39
+ - 5,554 5,174
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

40
+ - 3,284 2,293
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

41
+ - 3,635 2,673
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

42
+ - 2,895 1,608
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Daniel Alves Defender

43
+ - 2,718 1,621
Isco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Isco Midfielder

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44
+ - 2,340 1,424
Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Jordi Alba Defender, Midfielder

45
+ - 2,762 1,774
Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Karim Benzema Forward

46
+ - 2,940 1,985
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

47
+ - 1,694 904
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ivan Rakitić Midfielder

48
+ - 2,459 1,892
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Busquets Defender, Midfielder

49
+ - 2,720 2,151
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder

50
+ - 3,580 2,991
Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Iker Casillas Goalkeeper