Soccer The Top Soccer Players of 2012  

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List Rules Please rank the players based only on their 2012 season

The top soccer players of 2012 are the leading scorers and fieldsmen who will see the most success in the 2012 season. While it's easy to argue about how to select which footie player is the best, each of the stars below all strive to lead their respective teams to league titles and cup championships. Think one soccer player is better than the bunch? Want to add one not listed or re-rank this list your way? Do all of that and more below!

If you judge soccer players by their 2012 stats, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi easily rank among the top. All set scoring records led their leagues in statistical categories and, in the past, have led their team to Cup victories. It's safe to say that these leaders are nearly guaranteed to go down as some of the best players of all time.
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1
375 172
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Forward

2
262 164
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Midfielder

3
297 237
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Forward, Midfielder

4
225 167
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Midfielder

5
180 115
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward

6
191 150
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Forward

7
209 144
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

8
160 125
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Forward

9
154 90
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Midfielder

10
148 77
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward

11
134 103
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Kaka

12
108 92
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Midfielder

13
118 107
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Forward

14
104 68
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

15
108 73
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

16
115 80
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

17
119 84
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

18
84 53
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

19
63 31
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

20
78 73
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Forward

21
58 33
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

22
83 64
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

23
60 41
Diego Milito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jackklugman added Forward

24
76 49
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
JayMendoza added Forward

25
48 28
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
fcfcfc added Forward

26
78 64
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

27
55 38
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

28
90 45
GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jackklugman added GONZALO HIGUAIN

29
52 39
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Midfielder

30
34 29
Mario Mandžukić is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

31
43 41
Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward

32
58 45
mesut ozil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
mesut ozil

33
2 0
Gonzalo Higuain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Gonzalo Higuain

34
40 42
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Defender

35
24 29
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
mag1965 added Goalkeeper - 1982

36
40 33
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Defender, Midfielder

37
28 12
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuadmello09 added Defender, Midfielder

38
34 18
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkwengwa added Midfielder - 1989

39
27 15
Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkwengwa added Midfielder - 1981

40
27 15
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuadmello09 added Forward, Midfielder

41
34 36
Demba Ba is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward

42
35 28
Nani is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuapaul808 added Forward, Midfielder

43
11 15
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Defender

44
32 55
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Forward, Midfielder

45
6 1
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkim added Donald Trump

46
41 53
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Midfielder

47
30 27
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuapaul808 added Forward, Midfielder

48
14 20
Marcello is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Marcello

49
3 1
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ari Aries added Forward, Goalkeeper

50
2 0
Adebayo Akinfenwa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkim added Forward