Best Soccer (Football) Players of 2012


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1Lionel MessiLionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.

This guy awesome player. My dream player... Just love Leo messi

Leo is the man to beat rite now, he has more skill than Ronaldo, better ball control than Ronaldo, more productivity and creativeness than Ronaldo, better vision than Ronaldo, more awards than Ronaldo, twice as many assists than Ronaldo, I don't think anyone out there has the guts to say he's not a better person than Ronaldo, not to mention he's two years younger than Ronaldo.


Best player of all time...

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2Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

Cristiano is the better player then Messi because he is taller, stronger, quicker, more skillful, both footed, can take penalties, frees, can use his head and has played in the top leagues in the world La liga and EPL and has broke a lot of records in la liga kicking 100 goals in 92 apps being the fastest and has kicked 13 hat tricks which is amazing and messi has played 9 seasons in la liga and has kicked 200 plus goals but ronaldo 3 seasons and 136 Messi is only good because of gun midfielders.

We can't compare heaven and hell guys christiano Ronaldo has proved to the world that he is the best messi will never come even to him so guys its high time for messi to go and find out if barcelona is the only place he can play from... Big up ronaldo you the king of soccer in this generation entertaining and full of magic love hassan forever till we die...?!

Ronaldo has amazing foot skills and is an amazing player! He is the best player in my eyes!

Best player in the world. Beats Messi by a long shot

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3Xavier Hernández

He is the best way can't he be number 1 or at least number 2 he is so good

He is the best striker I have ever watched. If there was no such thing as Messi and Ronaldo than Hernandez will be the number 1 and most popular soccer player.

Real machine guy you can ask anyone from Spain #master mind enufsaid#

Chicharito should be number one, honestly.

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4NeymarNeymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team.

Who the hell puts all these arabs on the list, is it hacked or something. Why doesn't everyone vote for a great, a true great like Neymar. His skills are unreal, better than Ronaldo's and Messi's. He is number 1.

A brilliant player with out of this world pace! He never stops running and has lethal shots.

Neymar scored some of the most beautiful goals of the year. He has an arsenal of amazing moves and dribles. He can initiate a drible and change it in the middle of the execution.

He has the best moves in the world

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5Andres IniestaAndrés Iniesta Luján is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.

He's one of the world greatest player I've ever seen. He's passion, and technique is really good. He can pass all defender, and calmly pass it to his teammate. He's a legend

Everyone go to iniestas best soccer goals

6Wayne RooneyWayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team.

He is a team player, he always helps the defense, midfield and attack and also scores a lot for his team and that is what makes him better than Messi, Ronaldo and others

Rooney is an amazing striker and has great potential. People say that he is very overrated but they are just jealous that he plays on the greatest team ever, Manchester United!

I love how this guy plays, every touch, every run and every pass is purposeful and direct. He never wastes them either, and he is one of the best around players around

A good striker but now Van Persie has come everybody is in to him.

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7Zlatan IbrahimovicZlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.

He Messi, Ronald it's the top 3 in the world

He scores goals from 20 feet; that's a man that knows how to play soccer!

Ibrahimovic you scored awesome goals I love you

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8Ali Karimi

The best football player in the world

Ali Karimi best player in Iran Asian & world he is wizard football 6. 10, 10, 3

The best player number 8 in the world

The king of player in Asia

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9Ricardo "Kaka" Izecson

KAKA was the best for two years and still should be, but was injured a couple of times which really hindered his skills. All of the top five should be under KAKA was the best at an early age and is still on of the best if not the best, and is paid one of the highest salaries.

Kaka is always better. His football was once indispensable in the football world. Unfortunately he is now form out. It is because of the carelessness and the transfer to the real madrid. But it is sure that KAKA will return back. WE ARE WITH YOU KAKA... COME BACK...

Kaka is the best player in the world and he's even better than rooney he's a sick player he is simply a LEGEND - jason1290

He is the best

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10RonaldinhoRonaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

He is an achiever, an entertainer, a role model, extremely gifted with talent, and one who simply makes football games look like PlayStation.

He is still the most skillful player in the world

He has done almost ever thing on the pitch

He is the great player for Brazil

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The Contenders

11Farhad Majidi

He is the most popular in the world in 2010

Farhad Majidi is the best Asian footballer

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12Robin van PersieDutch footballer from Rotterdam born on August 6 1983. Currently plays for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe S.K and The Netherlands national football team as the number 11. Robin Van Persie is known for playing for Arsenal and Manchester United, though his most notable goal was his header against Spain more.

Simply the best striker in the premier league... He's also among one of the best in the world. Maybe the only thing that's keeping arsenal from going under

A brilliant Striker for Manchester United who helped them get to the top of the league. Good pace, Brilliant free-kicks and is always scoring goals.

The way he communicate and the way he play, he's passes and yea every thing he do is perfect. The unmistakebol Robin Van Persie

Pass play shoot! He is the most amazing player go Van Persie

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13Mesut Ozil

Ozil deserves to be up at the top. Whats with everybody, pushing him down to number 19?

Özil is amazing, all you haters need to get it together. Have you seen how many assists he has had this season?

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14Mario GomezMario Gómez García ( born 10 July 1985) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club VfL Wolfsburg, and the German national team. When Stuttgart became champions in 2006–07, Gómez contributed 14 goals and seven assists at the age of 21 and was selected as German Footballer more.


Mario Balotelli is better then anyone I ask my friends who can beat Balotelli they said no one

15Steven GerrardSteven George Gerrard is an English professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.

He's amazing the heart and soul of Liverpool FC

Best player ever an best midfielder

Best English Midfied Player Off All Time.. He can, pass, shoot, tackle.

16Didier DrogbaDidier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Canadian Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact.

I love Drogba.. He can do something impossible

Won the champions league scored the game saving goal in the 88th minute and the winning penalty. I'm a bayern fan

DROGBA! He is very good, possibly the best! A ton better thsn Ronaldo and Messi in my opinion.

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17Arjen RobbenArjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Netherlands national team.

He scored 2 goals against Spain in 2014 World Cup. He should be the captain of Netherlands. In Netherlands VS Argentina, all the other players were bad penalty shooters from Netherlands. Arjen Robben scored and another Netherlands scored. Wesley SneiJder is not that bad. Arjen Robben should up in Top 5. He went to World Cup 2006 and scored goals. He went to World Cup 2010 and scored goals. Every world cup he went to he scored goals.

I dislike Robben because for all his skill, he is a diver and a bad sport. He basically booted Mexico from the world cup with a pathetic flop in the penalty box

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18Iker CasillasIker Casillas Fernández is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper.

A magnificent diver with brilliant keeper ability.

19Ryan GiggsRyan Joseph Giggs is a Welsh football coach and former player who is currently the assistant manager at Manchester United and co-owner of Salford City.
20Gareth BaleGareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.

Most efficient and fastest player... Plays some amazing free kicks

The best player of the football world

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1. Robin van Persie
2. Wayne Rooney
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Mesut Ozil
3. Neymar
1. Lionel Messi
2. Neymar
3. Andres Iniesta

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