Soccer The Best Soccer Players of 2013  

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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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1
16,692 4,763
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Forward, Midfielder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17
3,819 1,965
Iker Casillas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Goalkeeper

18
2,291 1,633
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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

20
2,659 1,678
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Pedro Cerrano added Forward, Midfielder

21
3,081 366
Yura Movsisyan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
TatulOvsiyan added Forward

22
2,438 1,446
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Defender

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

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

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

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

27
7,652 2,525
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
ZorayrKarapetyan added Midfielder

28
1,851 1,176
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Forward, Midfielder

29
1,870 1,223
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Midfielder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Forward

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

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

48
514 351
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Forward, Goalkeeper

49
672 595
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Defender

50
483 411
Lukas Podolski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players of 2013
Forward, Midfielder