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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
68,519 36,707
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

2
66,818 31,243
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

3
47,667 21,046
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

4
25,952 21,545
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Goalkeeper

5
26,315 17,005
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

6
27,124 18,449
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
29,243 21,434
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

8
24,669 16,011
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

9
21,408 9,496
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

10
20,002 9,708
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

11
17,038 10,293
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

12
17,029 18,271
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
14,914 12,621
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

14
15,710 10,731
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

15
14,880 6,471
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Midfielder

16
11,495 4,629
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

17
14,451 9,247
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

18
11,485 5,492
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Midfielder

19
8,797 3,297
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

20
12,429 9,160
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder

21
12,027 6,367
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender, Midfielder

22
10,489 7,597
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

23
8,248 1,935
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

24
9,118 6,423
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender, Midfielder

25
14,978 6,455
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder