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
    + 28,103
    - 11,663

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Forward

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  2. 2
    + 23,998
    - 12,133


    Forward, Midfielder

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  3. 3
    + 19,594
    - 7,362


    Forward

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  4. 4
    + 13,966
    - 6,829


    Forward

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  5. 5
    + 11,397
    - 6,162


    Goalkeeper

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  6. 6
    + 10,574
    - 5,461


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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  7. 7
    + 10,033
    - 5,134


    Midfielder

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  8. 8
    + 10,392
    - 5,767


    Forward, Midfielder

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  9. 9
    + 9,564
    - 7,323

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

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  10. 10
    + 6,628
    - 2,935


    Forward

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  11. 11
    + 8,066
    - 3,816


    Forward

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  12. 12
    + 7,861
    - 5,042


    Forward, Midfielder

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  13. 13
    + 7,308
    - 3,718


    Forward, Midfielder

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  14. 14
    + 8,385
    - 4,364


    Midfielder

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  15. 15
    + 6,373
    - 2,955

    added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  16. 16
    + 5,990
    - 3,180


    Midfielder

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  17. 17
    + 4,206
    - 1,568

    ranked low on reranks & added by beernbugs
    Midfielder

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  18. 18
    + 4,684
    - 2,556


    Forward, Midfielder

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  19. 19
    + 4,325
    - 2,128


    Defender, Midfielder

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  20. 20
    + 4,982
    - 3,910

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Defender

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  21. 21
    + 5,787
    - 3,932


    Forward

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  22. 22
    + 5,312
    - 4,883

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Playmaker, Midfielder

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  23. 23
    + 5,593
    - 3,208


    Midfielder

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  24. 24
    + 3,986
    - 1,411

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward

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  25. 25
    + 4,138
    - 3,168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  26. 26
    + 5,870
    - 2,532

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  27. 27
    + 4,945
    - 3,966

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  28. 28
    + 4,045
    - 2,096

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender, Midfielder

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  29. 29
    + 3,589
    - 1,880

    added by Mendrick6181
    Midfielder

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  30. 30
    + 3,323
    - 1,929


    Forward, Midfielder

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  31. 31
    + 3,547
    - 2,998

    often listed & added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  32. 32
    + 4,254
    - 3,135


    Midfielder

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  33. 33
    + 2,830
    - 1,800


    Midfielder

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  34. 34
    + 4,826
    - 4,013


    Forward

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  35. 35
    + 2,914
    - 1,752


    Defender, Midfielder

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  36. 36
    + 2,993
    - 1,601

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender

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  37. 37
    + 2,325
    - 1,550

    added by wiabux
    Goalkeeper

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  38. 38
    + 2,365
    - 1,597

    added by joel joliyan
    Goalkeeper

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  39. 39
    + 1,471
    - 708

    added by scruffenstein
    Goalkeeper

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  40. 40
    + 1,871
    - 1,007


    Forward

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  41. 41
    + 1,622
    - 1,169

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Midfielder

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  42. 42
    + 2,490
    - 1,337

    added by wiabux
    Midfielder

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  43. 43
    + 1,943
    - 1,081


    Defender

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  44. 44
    + 2,120
    - 1,350


    Defender, Midfielder

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  45. 45
    + 2,862
    - 2,272


    Goalkeeper

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  46. 46
    + 1,744
    - 1,062


    Midfielder

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  47. 47
    + 1,480
    - 864

    added by wiabux
    Defender, Midfielder

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  48. 48
    + 2,315
    - 1,999

    added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  49. 49
    + 2,697
    - 2,155


    Midfielder

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  50. 50
    + 1,701
    - 1,280

    added by wiabux
    Defender, Midfielder

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