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Who were the best soccer players of 2013? Some of these top athletes in soccer, like Cristiano Ronaldo, are already listed among the best athletes of all time and the best soccer players ever, so it's not a stretch that they would end up as some of the top soccer players of 2013. Other players, like Mario Gotze, are up-and-coming soccer players to watch in 2013. There's really no telling which of these soccer players (football players if you're anywhere besides the US) will become the next great soccer star, let alone the greatest soccer player of 2013.

Who will be the best soccer player of 2013? Whether they're in the top 10 or the top 50 soccer players of 2013, there's no denying all these athletes and sports stars are really good soccer players. On this list, you might find some of the best black soccer players who excelled at the sport in 2013 as well as countless famous soccer players as well.

If you don't see your favorite soccer player on this 2013 player ranking, make sure to add them so others can vote on these outstanding soccer players to score the top positions as best soccer players 2013.
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16,692 4,763
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

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2
10,081 4,451
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Lionel Messi Forward

3
7,743 3,257
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013

4
6,822 3,578
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

5
6,007 3,186
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013

6
8,403 3,064
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Mesut Özil Midfielder

7
6,513 3,644
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Neymar Forward

8
4,824 3,003
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
5,008 2,848
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

10
3,991 2,747
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Xavi Midfielder

11
4,727 2,637
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013

12
2,846 1,903
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
3,643 2,296
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Wayne Rooney Forward

14
3,455 2,338
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

15
5,053 2,147
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

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16
3,373 2,258
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

17
2,291 1,633
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

18
3,819 1,965
Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Iker Casillas Goalkeeper

19
2,195 1,442
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

20
2,438 1,446
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Philipp Lahm Defender

21
2,659 1,678
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Pedro Cerrano added Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

22
3,081 366
Yura Movsisyan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
TatulOvsiyan added Yura Movsisyan Forward

23
2,690 1,570
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

24
2,341 1,440
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Sergio Agüero Forward

25
3,054 1,535
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

26
2,281 1,322
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Eden Hazard Midfielder

27
1,851 1,176
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

28
1,870 1,223
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

29
7,652 2,525
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
ZorayrKarapetyan added Henrikh Mkhitaryan Midfielder

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30
1,926 1,095
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

31
1,553 1,202
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

32
1,895 1,239
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

33
1,843 1,193
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

34
1,780 1,197
Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Edinson Cavani Forward

35
1,885 1,095
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

36
1,590 995
Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Frank Lampard Midfielder

37
1,548 935
Steven Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Steven Gerrard Midfielder

38
1,581 1,004
Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Xabi Alonso Midfielder

39
1,421 972
Didier Drogba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Didier Drogba Forward

40
1,219 845
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

41
1,299 984
Mats Hummels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Mats Hummels Defender, Midfielder

42
1,271 873
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

43
1,265 993
Stephan El Shaarawy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Stephan El Shaarawy Forward, Midfielder

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44
1,451 964
Mario Barwuah Balotelli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013

45
1,251 927
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Fernando Torres Forward

46
1,108 765
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Ángel di María Midfielder

47
1,085 879
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Gerard Piqué Defender

48
672 595
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Daniel Alves Defender

49
483 411
Lukas Podolski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Lukas Podolski Forward, Midfielder

50
514 351
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper