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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
45,553 21,365
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Lionel Messi Forward

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2
40,928 20,587
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

3
32,109 12,122
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Neymar Forward

4
18,212 11,891
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Manuel Neuer Goalkeeper

5
21,342 13,132
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

6
18,495 10,498
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luis Suárez Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
17,858 10,318
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Gareth Bale Forward, Midfielder

8
16,407 9,909
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrés Iniesta Midfielder

9
13,716 5,982
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

10
13,755 12,680
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

11
13,893 6,541
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Eden Hazard Midfielder

12
11,877 6,843
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Sergio Agüero Forward

13
10,909 8,444
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thomas Müller Forward, Midfielder

14
11,061 6,963
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
James Rodríguez Forward, Midfielder

15
8,884 3,753
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
10,114 5,635
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mesut Özil Midfielder

17
9,450 5,605
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Ángel di María Midfielder

18
7,679 4,684
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Marco Reus Forward, Midfielder

19
7,717 2,971
Alexis Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Alexis Sánchez Forward

20
7,549 3,823
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Sergio Ramos Defender, Midfielder

21
6,614 3,349
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Toni Kroos Midfielder

22
6,646 4,246
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Thiago Silva Defender, Midfielder

23
5,580 2,891
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Luka Modrić Midfielder

24
9,740 4,313
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ronaldinho Forward, Midfielder

25
7,936 6,813
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Wayne Rooney Forward

26
3,572 785
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Antoine Griezmann Forward, Midfielder

27
7,633 5,239
Xavi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Xavi Midfielder

28
6,573 7,631
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Bastian Schweinsteiger Playmaker, Midfielder

29
6,302 5,757
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Franck Ribéry Forward, Midfielder

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30
5,362 5,033
Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mario Götze Forward, Midfielder

31
4,897 3,334
David Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Silva Forward, Midfielder

32
4,434 2,417
Gianluigi Buffon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Gianluigi Buffon Goalkeeper

33
3,689 2,050
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder

34
5,619 4,625
Andrea Pirlo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Andrea Pirlo Midfielder

35
4,767 4,504
Cesc Fàbregas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Cesc Fàbregas Midfielder

36
3,461 1,466
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
scruffenstein added David de Gea Goalkeeper

37
4,996 2,769
Gerard Piqué is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Gerard Piqué Defender

38
3,774 2,574
Thibaut Courtois is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper

39
5,875 5,643
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

40
3,338 1,854
Isco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Isco Midfielder

41
3,380 1,878
Daniel Alves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Daniel Alves Defender

42
3,892 3,073
Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Yaya Touré Defender, Midfielder

43
2,721 1,699
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
3,359 2,259
David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
David Luiz Defender, Midfielder

45
3,163 2,112
Karim Benzema is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Karim Benzema Forward

46
2,128 1,149
Ivan Rakitić is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Ivan Rakitić Midfielder

47
1,346 575
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Forward, Midfielder

48
2,817 2,203
Sergio Busquets is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
wiabux added Sergio Busquets Defender, Midfielder

49
1,595 639
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
tconmallory1 added Harry Kane Forward

50
3,035 2,488
Diego Costa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
MichaelNedergaard added Diego Costa Forward, Midfielder