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The Best Current Soccer Players

List Criteria: Soccer / football / futbol players currently playing

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 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. The highest-paid soccer player, however, is not really considered among the very elite in the game anymore. David Beckham is that player with annual earnings in excess of $50 million, over $44 million of which comes from endorsements from companies like Adidas, H&M and Breitling.

Also among these best soccer players are the best soccer players of 2013. 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? Which 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. When you're done, head over and rank the best soccer players of all time too!
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    most listed
    Lionel Messi

    Rosario, Argentina More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 383

    the people's #1
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Santo António, Portugal More
    98
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    Malmö, Sweden More
    89
  4. 4
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    Bedum, Netherlands More
    85
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    Rijnmond, Netherlands More
    81
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    Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil More
    80
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    South Glamorgan, Wales More
    80
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    Boulogne-sur-Mer, France More
    78
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    Fuentealbilla, Spain More
    77
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    Gelsenkirchen, Germany More
    77
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    Kolbermoor, Germany More
    75
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    Flero, Italy More
    75
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    Salto, Uruguay More
    74
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    Gelsenkirchen, Germany More
    73
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    Munich, Germany More
    73
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    Croxteth, United Kingdom More
    72
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    Quilmes, Argentina More
    71
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    Terrassa, Spain More
    71
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    La Louvière, Belgium More
    70
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    Whiston, United Kingdom More
    70
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    Warsaw, Poland More
    70
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    Memmingen, Germany More
    70
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    Móstoles, Spain More
    70
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    ranked low on reranks
    Thomas Müller

    Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany More
    69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cesc Fàbregas

    Arenys de Mar, Spain More
    68
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Santa Marta, Colombia More
    67
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    Salto, Uruguay More
    67
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    Gama, Federal District, Brazil More
    65
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ronaldinho

    Porto Alegre, Brazil More
    65
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    Camas, Seville More
    65
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Arguineguín, Spain More
    64
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    Tolosa, Spain More
    62
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Carrara, Italy More
    62
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Marco Reus

    Dortmund, Germany More
    60
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    Zadar, Croatia More
    58
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    ranked low on reranks
    Yaya Touré

    Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire More
    58
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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil More
    58
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    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire More
    57
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    Romford, London, United Kingdom More
    55
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    Villafranca Montes de Oca, Spain More
    55
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mario Barwuah Balotelli

    Palermo, Italy More
    53
    added by: DavPapa
  42. 42
    Up 125
    Down 90
    Rosario, Argentina More
    53
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Bergisch Gladbach, Germany More
    50
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    Uccle, Belgium More
    49
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Utrecht, Netherlands More
    49
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    Barcelona, Spain More
    48
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Langreo, Tuilla, Spain More
    45
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Up 34
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    Pilsen, Czech Republic More
    44
    added by: wiabux
  49. 49
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    Pisa, Italy More
    43
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    Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, Argentina More
    43
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