Who is the best soccer player in 2022? The best current soccer players in the world are some of the most iconic soccer stars in the history of the sport. These talented soccer players lead their football clubs to championships, win individual 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 2022 soccer players would be your top picks. So, who are the best soccer players of 2022? Which 2022 best soccer players do you love most?
Unsurprisingly, the best current soccer players in 2022 include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi. Then there's players like Robert Lewandowski, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, and Mohamed Salah, who are all playing the best football of their careers and show little signs of stopping anytime soon. Whether it's the best players in the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, Bundesliga, Major League Soccer, or elsewhere around the globe, all of 2022's best soccer players right now are on this list.
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Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid was the best thing that happened to the Frenchman's career, and since Messi left La Liga, Benzema's risen to the challenge of becoming the league's undisputed best player. The 34-year-old talismanic striker topped La Liga in goals scored this past season, as Real Madrid claimed its 35th title in Spain's highest professional soccer league. Not to mention Benzema's impossibly brilliant role in carrying Los Merengues to the Champions League final.
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As sure as eggs is eggs, Salah was the one of the top players of the 2022 Premier League season. If his 20+ goals scored weren't enough, throw in double digit assists for good measure. Salah is on fire this year and had the Reds within striking distance of a twentieth Premier League title until the last match day. It's a shame that because of CAF's ridiculous qualifying format, Salah won't be at the 2022 World Cup.
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No one deserves the top slot more than Robert Lewandowski. Many felt the striker should have won the Ballon d’Or for his exploits in 2021, and Lewa's been unstoppable again this year. The Polish striker has 50 goals in 46 games this season, with 35 of them coming in the Bundesliga. He scores off headers. He scores on tap ins. He scores with jaw-dropping acrobatic moves. He is the fine wine of the Bundesliga. A true phenomenon.
Over the course of Tottenham's 2022 EPL campaign, Son and Kane have combined for a whopping 40 goals (advantage Son with 23) and 17 assists (advantage Kane with 9), as the Spurs earned a Champions League berth come fall. This is Son's sixth consecutive season with double digit goals and the highest goals scored per 90 of his career.