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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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list ordered by
1
69,388 37,059
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward
2
67,505 31,648
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder
3
48,128 21,368
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward
4
26,211 21,970
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Goalkeeper
5
26,496 17,396
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder
6
27,460 18,676
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder
7
29,479 21,725
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
8
24,926 16,244
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder
9
21,774 9,613
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder
10
20,246 9,864
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
11
17,324 10,413
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward
12
17,145 18,534
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder
13
15,025 12,841
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder
14
15,832 10,942
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder
15
15,116 6,610
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Midfielder
16
11,716 4,752
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder
17
9,083 3,361
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder
18
14,573 9,431
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder
19
11,640 5,611
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Midfielder
20
12,553 9,302
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder
21
12,181 6,504
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender, Midfielder
22
10,589 7,734
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder
23
8,458 2,002
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder
24
9,206 6,544
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender, Midfielder
25
15,197 6,526
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder