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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!

list ordered by

1
66,628 36,084
Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

2
65,483 30,213
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

3
46,750 20,377
Neymar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

4
25,481 20,594
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Goalkeeper

5
26,453 18,004
Luis Suárez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

6
25,899 16,304
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

7
28,749 20,872
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

8
24,138 15,522
Andrés Iniesta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

9
20,668 9,244
Eden Hazard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

10
19,488 9,380
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players

11
16,459 10,012
Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward

12
16,780 17,758
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

13
15,399 10,335
James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

14
14,660 12,194
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

15
14,327 6,254
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
beernbugs added Midfielder

16
10,936 4,408
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

17
14,167 8,864
Mesut Özil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

18
8,218 3,155
Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Midfielder

19
11,150 5,234
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Mendrick6181 added Midfielder

20
12,162 8,839
Ángel di María is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Midfielder

21
11,663 6,113
Sergio Ramos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
joel joliyan added Defender, Midfielder

22
7,753 1,822
Antoine Griezmann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

23
10,234 7,384
Marco Reus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder

24
8,893 6,215
Thiago Silva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Defender, Midfielder

25
14,547 6,307
Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Soccer Players
Forward, Midfielder