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The best current soccer players in the world are leading 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.

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!

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1
44,767 21,009
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Lionel Messi Forward

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2
40,210 20,221
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

3
31,607 11,922
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Neymar Forward

4
17,974 11,670
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

5
21,074 12,882
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

6
18,235 10,276
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
17,610 10,099
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

8
16,161 9,720
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
13,468 5,878
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

10
13,636 12,503
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

11
13,671 6,441
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Eden Hazard Midfielder

12
11,726 6,729
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Agüero Forward

13
10,796 8,310
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

14
10,927 6,833
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

15
8,694 3,669
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Paul Pogba Midfielder

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16
9,963 5,535
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mesut Özil Midfielder

17
9,353 5,489
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Ángel di María Midfielder

18
7,596 4,574
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

19
7,596 2,883
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Forward

20
7,414 3,745
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

21
6,483 3,283
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Toni Kroos Midfielder

22
6,563 4,169
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

23
5,453 2,830
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luka Modrić Midfielder

24
9,578 4,243
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

25
7,868 6,706
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Wayne Rooney Forward

26
3,429 743
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Antoine Griezmann Forward, Midfielder

27
6,528 7,546
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

28
7,559 5,166
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Xavi Midfielder

29
6,266 5,681
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

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30
5,323 4,958
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

31
4,837 3,284
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

32
4,343 2,388
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

33
3,568 2,022
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder

34
5,577 4,566
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

35
4,735 4,445
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

36
3,365 1,440
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
scruffenstein added David de Gea Goalkeeper

37
4,933 2,728
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Gerard Piqué Defender

38
3,729 2,532
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

39
5,844 5,590
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

40
3,263 1,824
Isco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Isco Midfielder

41
3,335 1,839
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Daniel Alves Defender

42
3,868 3,025
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

43
2,683 1,662
Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Jordi Alba Defender, Midfielder

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44
3,316 2,222
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

45
3,125 2,071
Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Karim Benzema Forward

46
2,085 1,116
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ivan Rakitić Midfielder

47
1,297 551
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Forward, Midfielder

48
2,780 2,173
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Sergio Busquets Defender, Midfielder

49
1,529 617
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
tconmallory1 added Harry Kane Forward

50
3,005 2,450
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
MichaelNedergaard added Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder