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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!

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1
66,707 31,117
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

2
68,319 36,660
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

3
47,579 20,991
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

4
25,893 21,459
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Goalkeeper

5
26,264 16,943
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

6
27,048 18,411
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
29,186 21,385
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

8
24,606 15,977
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

9
21,334 9,469
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

10
19,940 9,679
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

11
16,979 10,265
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

12
16,998 18,227
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
14,888 12,582
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

14
15,679 10,695
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

15
14,825 6,452
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Midfielder

16
11,448 4,609
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

17
14,426 9,214
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

18
11,450 5,473
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Midfielder

19
8,737 3,286
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

20
12,401 9,130
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder

21
11,992 6,348
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender, Midfielder

22
10,461 7,576
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

23
8,201 1,927
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

24
9,096 6,404
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender, Midfielder

25
14,933 6,439
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder