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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
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    the people's #1
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Santo António, Portugal More
    97
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    Malmö, Sweden More
    89
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    Bedum, Netherlands More
    88
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    South Glamorgan, Wales More
    83
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    Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil More
    83
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    Rijnmond, Netherlands More
    83
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    Boulogne-sur-Mer, France More
    82
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    Fuentealbilla, Spain More
    81
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    Kolbermoor, Germany More
    81
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    Gelsenkirchen, Germany More
    80
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    Gelsenkirchen, Germany More
    80
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    Munich, Germany More
    79
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    Flero, Italy More
    78
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    Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany More
    78
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    Salto, Uruguay More
    76
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    Terrassa, Spain More
    75
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    Memmingen, Germany More
    74
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    Quilmes, Argentina More
    74
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    Croxteth, United Kingdom More
    73
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    La Louvière, Belgium More
    72
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    Arenys de Mar, Spain More
    72
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Warsaw, Poland More
    71
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    Santa Marta, Colombia More
    71
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    Móstoles, Spain More
    71
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    Salto, Uruguay More
    70
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    Whiston, United Kingdom More
    70
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    Camas, Seville More
    68
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Tolosa, Spain More
    68
    added by: joel joliyan
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ronaldinho

    Porto Alegre, Brazil More
    67
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    Arguineguín, Spain More
    66
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    Gama, Federal District, Brazil More
    65
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    Marco Reus

    Dortmund, Germany More
    65
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gianluigi Buffon

    Carrara, Italy More
    62
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Thiago Silva

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil More
    62
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    Luka Modrić

    Zadar, Croatia More
    61
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    Yaya Touré

    Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire More
    60
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    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire More
    59
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    Ángel di María

    Rosario, Argentina More
    59
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Bergisch Gladbach, Germany More
    58
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    Villafranca Montes de Oca, Spain More
    58
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    Romford, London, United Kingdom More
    57
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    Utrecht, Netherlands More
    56
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mario Barwuah Balotelli

    Palermo, Italy More
    56
    added by: DavPapa
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    Barcelona, Spain More
    53
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Uccle, Belgium More
    51
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Cúcuta, Colombia More
    50
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    Ludwigshafen, Germany More
    49
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    Langreo, Tuilla, Spain More
    47
    added by: joel joliyan
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    Sabadell, Spain More
    47
    added by: wiabux
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