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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
66,808 31,225
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

2
68,492 36,701
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

3
47,659 21,038
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

4
25,947 21,529
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Goalkeeper

5
26,310 16,989
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

6
27,111 18,442
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

7
29,235 21,425
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

8
24,656 16,008
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

9
21,395 9,491
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

10
19,995 9,703
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

11
17,031 10,287
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

12
17,026 18,263
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
14,910 12,614
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

14
15,708 10,724
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

15
14,873 6,466
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Midfielder

16
11,490 4,625
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

17
14,449 9,240
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

18
11,482 5,488
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Midfielder

19
8,784 3,296
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

20
12,426 9,154
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder

21
12,025 6,360
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender, Midfielder

22
10,486 7,592
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

23
8,240 1,933
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

24
9,116 6,419
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender, Midfielder

25
14,969 6,452
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder