The Best Current Soccer Players

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List Criteria: Soccer / football / futbol players currently playing

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.

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
    + 29,937
    - 12,803

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Forward

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  2. 2
    + 25,818
    - 13,108


    Forward, Midfielder

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  3. 3
    + 20,923
    - 8,025


    Forward

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  4. 4
    + 14,916
    - 7,659


    Forward

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  5. 5
    + 12,241
    - 6,885


    Goalkeeper

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  6. 6
    + 11,499
    - 6,052


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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  7. 7
    + 11,347
    - 6,206


    Forward, Midfielder

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  8. 8
    + 10,778
    - 5,714


    Midfielder

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  9. 9
    + 7,403
    - 3,351


    Forward

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  10. 10
    + 10,010
    - 8,042

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

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  11. 11
    + 8,601
    - 4,224


    Forward

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  12. 12
    + 8,295
    - 5,502


    Forward, Midfielder

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  13. 13
    + 7,804
    - 4,204


    Forward, Midfielder

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  14. 14
    + 8,953
    - 4,754


    Midfielder

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  15. 15
    + 6,760
    - 3,413

    added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  16. 16
    + 6,594
    - 3,472


    Midfielder

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  17. 17
    + 4,786
    - 1,907

    ranked low on reranks & added by beernbugs
    Midfielder

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  18. 18
    + 5,098
    - 2,873


    Forward, Midfielder

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  19. 19
    + 4,638
    - 2,481


    Defender, Midfielder

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  20. 20
    + 5,252
    - 4,294

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Defender

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  21. 21
    + 6,094
    - 4,395


    Forward

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  22. 22
    + 5,532
    - 5,354

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Playmaker, Midfielder

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  23. 23
    + 4,460
    - 1,659

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward

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  24. 24
    + 5,925
    - 3,597


    Midfielder

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  25. 25
    + 6,332
    - 2,819


    Forward, Midfielder

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  26. 26
    + 4,358
    - 3,522

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  27. 27
    + 4,435
    - 2,363

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender, Midfielder

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  28. 28
    + 3,936
    - 2,155

    added by Mendrick6181
    Midfielder

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  29. 29
    + 5,165
    - 4,296

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  30. 30
    + 3,602
    - 2,226


    Forward, Midfielder

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  31. 31
    + 3,184
    - 1,937


    Midfielder

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  32. 32
    + 4,585
    - 3,371


    Midfielder

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  33. 33
    + 3,757
    - 3,333

    often listed & added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  34. 34
    + 5,019
    - 4,364

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

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  35. 35
    + 3,311
    - 1,870

    ranked low on reranks & added by joel joliyan
    Defender

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  36. 36
    + 3,121
    - 2,058


    Defender, Midfielder

    ;
  37. 37
    + 2,731
    - 1,750

    added by joel joliyan
    Goalkeeper

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  38. 38
    + 2,539
    - 1,809

    added by wiabux
    Goalkeeper

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  39. 39
    + 1,931
    - 1,371


    Midfielder

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  40. 40
    + 1,746
    - 908

    added by scruffenstein
    Goalkeeper

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  41. 41
    + 2,082
    - 1,269


    Forward

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  42. 42
    + 2,141
    - 1,228


    Defender

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  43. 43
    + 1,691
    - 985

    added by wiabux
    Defender, Midfielder

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  44. 44
    + 718
    - 192

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  45. 45
    + 2,299
    - 1,559


    Defender, Midfielder

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  46. 46
    + 3,049
    - 2,510


    Goalkeeper

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  47. 47
    + 1,928
    - 1,226


    Midfielder

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  48. 48
    + 2,142
    - 1,681

    added by MichaelNedergaard
    Forward, Midfielder

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  49. 49
    + 1,875
    - 1,107

    added by wiabux
    Forward, Goalkeeper

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  50. 50
    + 2,631
    - 1,597

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Midfielder

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