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
    + 30,401
    - 13,031

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Forward

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  2. 2
    + 26,248
    - 13,354


    Forward, Midfielder

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  3. 3
    + 21,244
    - 8,155


    Forward

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  4. 4
    + 15,156
    - 7,835


    Forward

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  5. 5
    + 12,438
    - 7,025


    Goalkeeper

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  6. 6
    + 11,723
    - 6,182


    Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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  7. 7
    + 11,554
    - 6,302


    Forward, Midfielder

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  8. 8
    + 10,988
    - 5,805


    Midfielder

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  9. 9
    + 7,583
    - 3,443


    Forward

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  10. 10
    + 10,133
    - 8,194

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

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  11. 11
    + 8,706
    - 4,323


    Forward

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  12. 12
    + 8,385
    - 5,598

    often listed
    Forward, Midfielder

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  13. 13
    + 7,914
    - 4,293


    Forward, Midfielder

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  14. 14
    + 9,112
    - 4,819


    Midfielder

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  15. 15
    + 6,856
    - 3,489

    added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  16. 16
    + 6,730
    - 3,520


    Midfielder

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  17. 17
    + 4,905
    - 1,966

    added by beernbugs
    Midfielder

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  18. 18
    + 5,189
    - 2,930


    Forward, Midfielder

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  19. 19
    + 4,707
    - 2,541


    Defender, Midfielder

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  20. 20
    + 5,308
    - 4,357

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Defender

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  21. 21
    + 6,169
    - 4,477


    Forward

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  22. 22
    + 4,568
    - 1,692

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward

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  23. 23
    + 5,571
    - 5,437

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Playmaker, Midfielder

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  24. 24
    + 5,996
    - 3,659


    Midfielder

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  25. 25
    + 6,458
    - 2,862


    Forward, Midfielder

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  26. 26
    + 4,525
    - 2,398

    added by joel joliyan
    Defender, Midfielder

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  27. 27
    + 4,395
    - 3,579

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  28. 28
    + 4,013
    - 2,188

    added by Mendrick6181
    Midfielder

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  29. 29
    + 5,206
    - 4,348

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  30. 30
    + 3,645
    - 2,270


    Forward, Midfielder

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  31. 31
    + 3,258
    - 1,972


    Midfielder

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  32. 32
    + 4,627
    - 3,423


    Midfielder

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  33. 33
    + 3,796
    - 3,380

    often listed & added by joel joliyan
    Midfielder

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  34. 34
    + 5,053
    - 4,431

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Forward

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  35. 35
    + 3,381
    - 1,902

    ranked low on reranks & added by joel joliyan
    Defender

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  36. 36
    + 3,159
    - 2,100


    Defender, Midfielder

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  37. 37
    + 2,792
    - 1,770

    added by joel joliyan
    Goalkeeper

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  38. 38
    + 2,584
    - 1,842

    added by wiabux
    Goalkeeper

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  39. 39
    + 1,987
    - 1,398


    Midfielder

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  40. 40
    + 803
    - 206

    ranked low on reranks
    Forward, Midfielder

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  41. 41
    + 1,805
    - 928

    added by scruffenstein
    Goalkeeper

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  42. 42
    + 1,731
    - 1,010

    added by wiabux
    Defender, Midfielder

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  43. 43
    + 2,117
    - 1,296


    Forward

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  44. 44
    + 2,176
    - 1,257


    Defender

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  45. 45
    + 2,338
    - 1,582


    Defender, Midfielder

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  46. 46
    + 1,969
    - 1,248


    Midfielder

    ;
  47. 47
    + 3,080
    - 2,539


    Goalkeeper

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  48. 48
    + 1,906
    - 1,137

    added by wiabux
    Forward, Goalkeeper

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  49. 49
    + 2,174
    - 1,710

    often listed & added by MichaelNedergaard
    Forward, Midfielder

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  50. 50
    + 2,657
    - 1,633

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Midfielder

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