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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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372 171
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Lionel Messi Forward

2
259 163
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Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

3
294 236
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Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

4
222 166
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Xavi Midfielder

5
176 115
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Neymar Forward

6
189 149
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Wayne Rooney Forward

7
207 143
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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146 76
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Sergio Agüero Forward

9
158 124
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Didier Drogba Forward

10
151 90
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Mesut Özil Midfielder

11
132 102
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Kaka

12
116 106
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David Villa Forward

13
105 92
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Steven Gerrard Midfielder

14
101 68
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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118 83
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

16
113 79
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

17
105 73
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

18
61 31
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

19
81 53
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

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76 73
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Samuel Eto'o Forward

21
56 33
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

The Best Sneaker Websites

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81 64
Radamel Falcao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Radamel Falcao Forward, Midfielder

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47 27
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
fcfcfc added Robert Lewandowski Forward

24
74 49
Fernando Torres is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
JayMendoza added Fernando Torres Forward

25
58 41
Diego Milito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jackklugman added Diego Milito Forward

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77 64
Theo Walcott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Theo Walcott Forward, Midfielder

27
54 38
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

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89 45
GONZALO HIGUAIN is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jackklugman added GONZALO HIGUAIN

The Sexiest Female Soccer Players

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51 39
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

30
33 29
Mario Mandžukić is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012

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42 41
Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Edinson Cavani Forward

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57 45
mesut ozil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
mesut ozil

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1 0
Gonzalo Higuain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Gonzalo Higuain

34
39 42
Ashley Cole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ashley Cole Defender

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23 29
Víctor Valdés is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
mag1965 added Víctor Valdés Goalkeeper - 1982

37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

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39 33
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

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27 12
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuadmello09 added Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

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33 18
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkwengwa added Henrikh Mkhitaryan Midfielder - 1989

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26 15
Xabi Alonso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkwengwa added Xabi Alonso Midfielder - 1981

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26 15
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuadmello09 added James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

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34 35
Demba Ba is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Demba Ba Forward

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34 28
Nani is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuapaul808 added Nani Forward, Midfielder

List of Famous Financiers

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32 54
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Forward, Midfielder

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10 15
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Gerard Piqué Defender

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5 0
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
jkim added Donald Trump

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29 27
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
joshuapaul808 added Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

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40 53
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
David Beckham Midfielder

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13 20
Marcello is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Marcello

49
31 49
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

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2 1
Petr Čech is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Soccer Players of 2012
Ari Aries added Petr Čech Forward, Goalkeeper