Best Athletes The Best Current Soccer Players  

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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
66,039 35,828
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

2
64,990 29,931
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

3
46,433 20,153
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

4
25,323 20,296
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Goalkeeper

5
26,262 17,828
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

6
25,743 16,101
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

7
28,588 20,670
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

8
23,974 15,344
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

9
20,395 9,160
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

10
19,320 9,258
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

11
16,281 9,904
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

12
16,686 17,575
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
15,283 10,203
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

14
14,560 12,044
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

15
14,143 6,162
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Midfielder

16
10,737 4,333
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

17
14,060 8,731
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

18
8,001 3,108
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

19
11,006 5,163
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Midfielder

20
12,073 8,725
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder

21
11,542 6,026
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender, Midfielder

22
7,581 1,788
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

23
10,130 7,311
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

24
8,817 6,146
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender, Midfielder

25
14,402 6,258
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

26
10,222 5,198
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

27
6,335 2,458
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
scruffenstein added Goalkeeper

28
6,760 4,647
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

29
6,567 3,583
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Goalkeeper

30
9,691 9,537
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

31
7,668 9,905
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Playmaker, Midfielder

32
9,547 7,077
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

33
7,563 7,465
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

34
7,022 3,921
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender

35
4,457 1,378
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
tconmallory1 added Forward

36
6,195 6,837
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

37
5,408 3,525
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Goalkeeper

38
6,750 5,963
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

39
3,070 840
Philippe Coutinho is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
IanHarvey added Midfielder

40
5,331 2,572
Isco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

41
5,665 5,887
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder

42
3,743 1,835
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

43
2,766 460
Mohamed Salah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Khaled Akram added Forward

44
4,191 3,109
Edinson Cavani is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

45
6,796 7,000
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

46
3,988 2,536
Jordi Alba is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Defender, Midfielder

47
4,579 2,774
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender

48
4,256 3,331
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
MichaelNedergaard added Forward, Midfielder

49
3,870 3,091
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Defender, Midfielder

50
2,503 1,275
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder