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The best current soccer players in the world are leading the charge as some of the most iconic stars in the history of the game. These talented soccer athletes are leading their respective teams to championships with some of the biggest football clubs in the world, winning numerous awards and are fan favorites across the globe. 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 professionals in the world today. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Neymar, 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. Money aside, any of these guys could be considered the best soccer player in the world right now.

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!

list ordered by

1
66,572 36,066
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

2
65,450 30,185
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

3
46,723 20,359
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

4
25,466 20,564
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Goalkeeper

5
26,437 17,988
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

6
25,884 16,288
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

7
28,735 20,854
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

8
24,127 15,504
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

9
20,645 9,236
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

10
19,471 9,370
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

11
16,440 10,004
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

12
16,774 17,742
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
15,386 10,327
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

14
14,647 12,186
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

15
14,310 6,248
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Midfielder

16
10,921 4,399
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

17
14,159 8,849
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

18
8,202 3,150
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

19
11,140 5,225
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Midfielder

20
12,151 8,831
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder

21
11,654 6,102
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender, Midfielder

22
7,737 1,818
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

23
10,223 7,378
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

24
8,888 6,208
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender, Midfielder

25
14,533 6,303
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder