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
    + 29,101
    - 12,302

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Forward

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  2. 2
    + 24,946
    - 12,681


    Forward, Midfielder

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  3. 3
    + 20,327
    - 7,737


    Forward

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  4. 4
    + 14,440
    - 7,294


    Forward

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  5. 5
    + 11,869
    - 6,558


    Goalkeeper

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  6. 6
    + 11,041
    - 5,775


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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  7. 7
    + 10,388
    - 5,463


    Midfielder

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  8. 8
    + 10,878
    - 6,002


    Forward, Midfielder

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  9. 9
    + 9,795
    - 7,694

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

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  10. 10
    + 7,025
    - 3,153


    Forward

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  11. 11
    + 8,370
    - 4,063


    Forward

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  12. 12
    + 8,104
    - 5,323


    Forward, Midfielder

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  13. 13
    + 7,590
    - 4,012


    Forward, Midfielder

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  14. 14
    + 8,678
    - 4,617


    Midfielder

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  15. 15
    + 6,595
    - 3,223

    added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  16. 16
    + 6,325
    - 3,359


    Midfielder

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  17. 17
    + 4,492
    - 1,779

    added by beernbugs
    Midfielder

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  18. 18
    + 4,904
    - 2,749


    Forward, Midfielder

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  19. 19
    + 4,483
    - 2,352


    Defender, Midfielder

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  20. 20
    + 5,135
    - 4,139

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Defender

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  21. 21
    + 5,940
    - 4,225


    Forward

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  22. 22
    + 5,435
    - 5,153

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Playmaker, Midfielder

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  23. 23
    + 4,233
    - 1,585

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward

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  24. 24
    + 5,762
    - 3,455

    ranked low on reranks
    Midfielder

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  25. 25
    + 4,267
    - 3,370

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  26. 26
    + 6,100
    - 2,716

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  27. 27
    + 5,064
    - 4,165

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  28. 28
    + 4,245
    - 2,282

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender, Midfielder

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  29. 29
    + 3,777
    - 2,074

    added by Mendrick6181
    Midfielder

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  30. 30
    + 3,475
    - 2,134


    Forward, Midfielder

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  31. 31
    + 4,480
    - 3,257


    Midfielder

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  32. 32
    + 3,657
    - 3,224

    often listed & added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  33. 33
    + 3,016
    - 1,877


    Midfielder

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  34. 34
    + 4,933
    - 4,240

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

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  35. 35
    + 3,169
    - 1,786

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender

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  36. 36
    + 3,014
    - 1,967


    Defender, Midfielder

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  37. 37
    + 2,597
    - 1,686

    added by joel joliyan
    Goalkeeper

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  38. 38
    + 2,419
    - 1,739

    added by wiabux
    Goalkeeper

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  39. 39
    + 1,789
    - 1,310


    Midfielder

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  40. 40
    + 1,613
    - 855

    added by scruffenstein
    Goalkeeper

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  41. 41
    + 1,971
    - 1,186


    Forward

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  42. 42
    + 2,039
    - 1,158


    Defender

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  43. 43
    + 1,581
    - 924

    added by wiabux
    Defender, Midfielder

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  44. 44
    + 1,835
    - 1,151


    Midfielder

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  45. 45
    + 2,947
    - 2,435


    Goalkeeper

    ;
  46. 46
    + 2,206
    - 1,485


    Defender, Midfielder

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  47. 47
    + 2,561
    - 1,509

    added by wiabux
    Midfielder

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  48. 48
    + 2,375
    - 2,081

    added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  49. 49
    + 2,042
    - 1,620

    added by MichaelNedergaard
    Forward, Midfielder

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  50. 50
    + 1,790
    - 1,046

    added by wiabux
    Forward, Goalkeeper

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