Soccer The Best Current Soccer Players

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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!

1
+ - 31,315 13,529
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Lionel Messi Forward

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2
+ - 27,085 13,836
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

3
+ - 21,959 8,441
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Neymar Forward

4
+ - 15,651 8,189
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

5
+ - 12,850 7,337
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

6
+ - 12,218 6,443
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward Midfielder

7
+ - 12,014 6,525
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

8
+ - 11,331 6,084
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
+ - 8,003 3,615
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

10
+ - 10,386 8,494
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward Midfielder

11
+ - 8,948 4,508
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Agüero Forward

12
+ - 8,576 5,808
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

13
+ - 8,146 4,503
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

14
+ - 9,429 4,931
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Eden Hazard Midfielder

15
+ - 6,964 3,669
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mesut Özil Midfielder

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+ - 7,086 3,632
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ángel di María Midfielder

17
+ - 5,166 2,105
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Paul Pogba Midfielder

18
+ - 5,376 3,058
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

19
+ - 4,849 2,689
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 5,428 4,516
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Philipp Lahm Defender

21
+ - 4,796 1,790
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Forward

22
+ - 6,310 4,676
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Wayne Rooney Forward

23
+ - 4,741 2,485
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

24
+ - 5,661 5,625
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

25
+ - 4,159 2,272
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Toni Kroos Midfielder

26
+ - 6,681 2,968
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 6,138 3,797
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Xavi Midfielder

28
+ - 4,469 3,709
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 5,296 4,462
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 3,742 2,370
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 3,389 2,039
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luka Modrić Midfielder

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+ - 4,707 3,523
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

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+ - 3,871 3,476
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

34
+ - 3,518 1,965
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gerard Piqué Defender

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+ - 977 246
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Antoine Griezmann Forward, Midfielder

36
+ - 5,127 4,532
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

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+ - 2,910 1,813
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

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+ - 2,106 1,449
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder

39
+ - 3,234 2,184
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 2,682 1,903
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

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+ - 1,908 975
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David de Gea Goalkeeper

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+ - 2,200 1,356
Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Karim Benzema Forward

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+ - 1,804 1,066
Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Jordi Alba Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 2,252 1,312
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Daniel Alves Defender

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+ - 2,411 1,639
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 2,039 1,299
Isco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Isco Midfielder

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+ - 1,962 1,500
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Busquets Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 1,146 604
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ivan Rakitić Midfielder

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+ - 1,975 1,192
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper

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+ - 2,245 1,770
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder