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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
42,054 19,773
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Lionel Messi Forward

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2
37,887 18,986
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

3
29,903 11,252
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Neymar Forward

4
17,140 10,951
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

5
20,205 12,070
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

6
17,312 9,615
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
16,760 9,449
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

8
15,358 9,106
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
12,577 5,592
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

10
13,216 11,930
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

11
12,912 6,125
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Eden Hazard Midfielder

12
11,182 6,373
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Agüero Forward

13
10,422 7,862
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

14
10,506 6,382
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

15
9,496 5,211
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mesut Özil Midfielder

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16
8,052 3,411
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Paul Pogba Midfielder

17
9,019 5,149
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Ángel di María Midfielder

18
7,277 4,274
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

19
7,151 2,669
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Forward

20
6,970 3,505
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

21
6,284 3,933
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

22
6,076 3,115
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Toni Kroos Midfielder

23
5,069 2,677
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luka Modrić Midfielder

24
9,026 4,046
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

25
7,616 6,401
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Wayne Rooney Forward

26
6,408 7,235
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

27
2,977 643
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Antoine Griezmann Forward, Midfielder

28
7,308 4,957
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Xavi Midfielder

29
6,118 5,471
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

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30
5,185 4,753
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

31
4,619 3,148
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

32
4,595 4,278
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

33
5,444 4,393
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

34
3,230 1,936
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder

35
4,718 2,614
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Gerard Piqué Defender

36
4,088 2,285
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

37
3,118 1,362
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
scruffenstein added David de Gea Goalkeeper

38
3,562 2,432
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

39
5,730 5,434
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

40
3,026 1,753
Isco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Isco Midfielder

41
3,780 2,889
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

42
3,162 1,747
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Daniel Alves Defender

43
2,994 1,940
Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Karim Benzema Forward

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44
2,540 1,578
Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Jordi Alba Defender, Midfielder

45
3,174 2,119
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

46
1,936 1,030
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ivan Rakitić Midfielder

47
2,641 2,062
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Sergio Busquets Defender, Midfielder

48
2,897 2,323
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
MichaelNedergaard added Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder

49
3,745 3,179
Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Iker Casillas Goalkeeper

50
2,545 1,634
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper