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. Ranking the world's greatest footballers is no easy task, so cast your votes!

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
+ - 33,430 14,740
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Lionel Messi Forward

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2
+ - 29,034 14,889
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

3
+ - 23,567 9,037
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Neymar Forward

4
+ - 13,756 8,056
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

5
+ - 16,636 8,965
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

6
+ - 13,230 7,115
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
+ - 13,004 7,064
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

8
+ - 12,156 6,678
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
+ - 8,981 4,012
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

10
+ - 10,961 9,188
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

11
+ - 9,404 4,921
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Agüero Forward

12
+ - 8,980 6,257
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

13
+ - 10,142 5,143
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Eden Hazard Midfielder

14
+ - 8,649 4,929
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

15
+ - 7,501 4,001
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mesut Özil Midfielder

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16
+ - 7,517 3,931
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ángel di María Midfielder

17
+ - 5,696 2,412
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Paul Pogba Midfielder

18
+ - 5,780 3,300
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

19
+ - 5,154 2,979
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

20
+ - 5,685 4,820
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Philipp Lahm Defender

21
+ - 5,252 1,970
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Forward

22
+ - 5,224 2,656
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

23
+ - 6,573 5,060
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Wayne Rooney Forward

24
+ - 4,551 2,439
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Toni Kroos Midfielder

25
+ - 5,845 6,011
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

26
+ - 7,127 3,165
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

27
+ - 6,412 4,031
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Xavi Midfielder

28
+ - 4,625 3,956
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

29
+ - 3,668 2,172
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luka Modrić Midfielder

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+ - 5,467 4,682
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

31
+ - 3,926 2,538
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

32
+ - 1,357 317
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Antoine Griezmann Forward, Midfielder

33
+ - 4,872 3,707
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

34
+ - 4,022 3,649
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

35
+ - 3,774 2,101
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gerard Piqué Defender

36
+ - 5,249 4,734
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

37
+ - 3,119 1,923
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

38
+ - 2,322 1,556
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder

39
+ - 2,132 1,056
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David de Gea Goalkeeper

40
+ - 2,864 2,026
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

41
+ - 3,366 2,326
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

42
+ - 1,971 1,172
Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Jordi Alba Defender, Midfielder

43
+ - 2,362 1,480
Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Karim Benzema Forward

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+ - 2,430 1,399
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Daniel Alves Defender

45
+ - 2,211 1,391
Isco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Isco Midfielder

46
+ - 2,560 1,746
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

47
+ - 2,100 1,621
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Busquets Defender, Midfielder

48
+ - 1,303 694
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ivan Rakitić Midfielder

49
+ - 2,400 1,873
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder

50
+ - 3,257 2,707
Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Iker Casillas Goalkeeper