Greatest Players of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Top Ten

1 James Rodriguez

The top ten best players of THE WORLD CUP, What hell is Cristiano Ronaldo doing here? James Rodriguez really deserve stay in #1

James Rodriguez just turned 23 and he already earned the Golden Boot for the six goals he made for Columbia. David Beckham himself said he was impressed by James and he has the qualities to be one of the best players in the future. Cristiano Ronaldo? Seriously? Portugal didn't even get to the Round of 16 and he only scored one lucky goal.

Young player with a bright future. His passion for the game is electrifying. He definitively gave his all at the World Cup and did an outstanding job.
By the way it is Colombia not Columbia.

Cristiano Ronaldo? Must be kidding me, Ronaldo sucked this World Cup (And I'm Portuguese). He came to the World Cup to give autographs and to give smiles for the cameras, not to play, James is the real deal

2 Lionel Messi Lionel 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.

Lionel Mess I got that award for a reason! He scored the game winning goal against Iran in stoppage time! And the goal off the post against Bosnia Herzegovina! And the assist against Switzerland! He can dribble through players like they're nothing! He also helped win the shootout against Netherlands! Also he scored a penalty kick from outside the box against Nigeria.

I am so glad Messi is Argentinian. He keeps leaving us such wonderful goals! Thanks to him we passed the group zone, and the match against Switzerland. He collaborated as well later with great passes in general, though his fatigue and effort was evident. He showed he is still the best player of the world with the support of a team reaching the final match. The reason why he didn't do more is because he is human. Thanks for everything Lionel Messi!

Incredible skills. Extremely fast. Most importantly, NOT A DIVER! Best player in the world!

James Rodriguez is just at the top the list because he just scored goals but at the other hand Leo Messi played amazing, he didn't just scored the goals but his way of controlling the ball is awesome, That's why I think Messi Should be on the top

3 Thomas Müller

Thomas muller should be 2 or 3 because he is better than Cristano Ronaldo and James rodriguez because he made 3 goals on Portugal and he had won the golden boot. James won the golden boot this year.

With 5 goals he is beast and as they won

Do you know the you in miller if you make it a uppercase it looks like a smiley face Ü

I am not a fan of Germany but I admit he was awesome, he excelled himself. I don't think Christiano Ronaldo should be in this list, sure he may be a great player but he completely sucked I mean he and is team didn't even make it to top 16.

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

Robben was by far the best player on this World Cup. His dribbles and creativity were just amazing. Without him Holland wouldn't have made it past the group stage.

He was by far the best player on this World Cup. His dribbles were just incredible and without him Holland wouldn't have made it past the group stage.

Every player is afraid of him. didn't YOU GUYS SEE THE WORLD CUP? In almost every match all the defensors were on him. they were afraid cause once he has the ball, he can make miracles. he has technique, he is fast and he has willpower.

For example, the match with Argentina. Argentina was just defending. wasnt looking for that goal. half of the players where on Robbens side. They knew pretty good that Robben is one of the most dangerous players. Argentina blocked Robben. they went on penalties. they won. Because the key of holland is Arjen Robben. didn't won cup, but Arjen Robben was for me the most outstanding player in this world cup.

If we consider only the 2014 World Cup, he was the best player. He was not only the very heart of the Holland team, but despite his 30 years he showed great stamina, willpower, technique, and craving for victory. A great example for all those 23 players of the Brazilian squad who were humiliated in the semi-finals, and then again in the 3rd place game by Robben himself.

5 Neymar Neymar 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. more.

Neymar is my favorite player. I even have him on my wall paper he is so awesome. he is the soccer player I admire. He inspired me to play soccer. whenever I play soccer people always make fun of me or say I suck or make me go on another team just because I'm white and they think I don't know anything about soccer, but I keep playing and ignore them. that is why I am always defense, I make them surprised and juke them, steal the ball from them and score on them. And Neymar is who got me better.

Without him Brazil trembled. Neymar is the best palyer for Brazil, his injury is unfortunate!

Backbone of Brasilian team in 2014 World cup... one of the youngest player, skilled and powerhouse of hope and faith. Great Neymar.

He will be greater than Messi after a few years he has great potential to be that. He will even win a cup for Brazil.

6 Manuel Neuer Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

The best player and the Golden Glove winner... and beside him was Lionel Messi, many claiming to be football fans but didn't even see the brilliance and genius he has provided in the pitch. Yeah sure Tim Howard and Guillermo Ochoa did their job, ONCE. None were as consistent as him, seeing him in 7th makes me sick...

Neuer should be in the top 5 because he was the best goalie keeper in the 2014 FIFA world cup he got the golden glove award and did a lot of saves he was one of them to make Germany in the finals congrats neuer!

Golden glove winner. Why wasn't he even on this list?

Not only the best goalkeeper on the planet but the greatest defender too! He can't be beat

7 Robin van Persie Dutch 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.

He could have made his country won the world cup, if he wasn't injured. I love his superman header against Spain.

Seriously!? #7!? He deserves to be #1! Sure, James was awesome, but van Persie was better! Without him, The Netherlands would have no attack except for Robben, therefore, Arjen would have to do all the offensive work

Too bad the Netherlands lost, van persie is the best football player ever

You are awesome and one of my favorite players in the whole wide world of soccer

8 Tim Howard

Yeah Agree I mean come on 16 saves against Belgium!

Even though the the US offense could not deliver, Tim Howard had the single most impressive game/effort of the world cup. He deserves to be a new American hero.

Even though my favorite team is not his, he is a true hero.

But Tim Howard is the best. He broke the record for most goals defended in a world cup game. And goalkeeping is half of the game. Don't disrespect him just because he is a goalie. 16 saves!

9 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

This is supposed to be about the World Cup. Ronaldo couldn't lead his team through the group stages and doesn't deserve to be in the top 30, no less 3

How can I vote him down the list?

What happened to Ronaldo, like he is supposed to lead the team he has only scored one goal he should have made Portugal to win the 2014 FIFA world cup Brazil and 2010 FIFA world cup south affria, In the 2018 FIFA world cup Russia if Ronaldo is qualified that Ronaldo will be better and that the scores more goals, the is very good in real madrid he scores a lot of goals there put not in the world cup

Ronaldo is amazing. He inspired me to play soccer and now I'm the top scorer on my own soccer team I would not
Be playing if Ronaldo did not play soccer. Ronaldo is the finest person to watch play soccer. I was at the Real Madrid
Game vs Manchester United and he was incredible. Ronaldo is to good for soccer.

10 Miroslav Klose Miroslav Josef Klose is a German professional footballer who last played as a striker for Serie A club Lazio.

He is 36 yrs old still he plays pretty well.. Scores a goal against Brazil and has 16 overall world cup goals. He is the legend.

Now holds the record for most goals in world cup history. Germany couldn't of won without him.

Holds the record of goals scored in three world cups

He is a legend.. A much better sportsman than Ronaldo

The Contenders

11 Toni Kroos Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team.

Best player of this FIFA worldcup 2014. scored 2 goals and 5 assist.

Kross is the responsable of the great game of Germany.

12 Mario Gotze Mario Götze is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team.

He made the last goal in the 2014 FIFA world cup. He had won a award for making the last goal. He the man. He good boy he should be 6 or 5. He has good tricks.

Scores the golden goal in the extra time for Germany to raise the World Cup. Unforgettable!

He is the man of Germany cause he made a goal on Argentina after extra time

He gotze the last goal... I wanted Argentina to win._.

13 Guillermo Ochoa

He did some incredible blocks against Brazil

Brazil did not deserve to win when Mexico played them. Brazil had the referees on they're side the whole time

Rising star. May be the best after Casillas!

Come on! He should at least be in the top ten! He is an incredible goalie!

14 Philipp Lahm

Versatile, and with a team-first mentality. Epitomizes the reigning champions, and retired a legend.

Led his team to victory

His sliding was good

15 Karim Benzema Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer of Algerian descent who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team as a striker.

He is good and will always be better than james rodriguez. James is a child for him

All hail King Benzema! He scored lots, France would've lost everything without him and Nasri. Lloris sucks.

He is Something Else!

My favourite player VIVa REAL MADRID

16 Javier Mascherano

Most consistent solid performer the World Cup has seen. Battered and bruised but still have 100% in every tackle.

He gave everything he had until he got empty. He is a hero.

Garay should be here instead, great CB

17 Tim Cahill

He was a lone warrior for his team Australia. If his team was good Cahill would have made the best out of it

Almost by far best goal of the world cup.

I like Tim Cahill because he's on New York Red Bulls.

Total stud. Almost took the Netherlands on his own.

18 Keylor Navas Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa, known as Keylor Navas, is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Costa Rica national team as a goalkeeper.

The best goalkeeper of the cup. All those saves and wins man of the match 3 times in a row. How did he not get the golden globe award?

The Best goalkeeper of the World Cup, he should've won the golden glove.

Yeah I agree he saved long shots.

He took his team to the quarter finals. No player in this world cup has been more usefull for his team than this guy

19 Thiago Silva Thiago Emiliano da Silva, commonly known as Thiago Silva, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team.

His Suspension and Neymar's injury makes the Brazil's unforgettable defeat.

20 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United and the Germany national team.

He is the real leader of the Winner o the World Cup!

Did a lot of work for the Germans

This flopper doesn't deserve to be on the list at all.

Deserve a higher place
Was at the heart of everything that Germany did

21 Luis Suarez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker.

He is not the master at anything he is the master at biting people

He scored 2 goals in his first game itself, he was only 70% fit on that game, but his biting was the worst and an unforgettable incident in FIFA 2014

He is the greatest player in the 2014 FIFA World Cup because he had a skill that not many players have, the skill to bite someone and get banned from a few games! Go Suarez! #SuarezChomps

Bite #1 bite # 2 bite #3 Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini! He is a good player yes, but eden hazard should be here instead of Suarez!

22 Angel di Maria

I know it is something that shouldn't be analyzed, but hadn't he got injured, the final would have had a different ending. Well, I should also consider Marco Reus' injury as well, but anyway, on the match against Switzerland he was excellent. He was also good against Belgium, until he had to leave.

Most Underrated player he achieved many for his team..

Deserves a better spot

He is the best
He should be in top ten

23 Mats Hummels Mats Julian Hummels is a German professional footballer who plays as a central defender for FC Bayern Munich and the German national team.

One of the many stars of a brilliant Germany team, scored a crucial goal against France in the quarter finals and was a solid defender!

No, Miroslav Klose is the best!

No, Thomas Muller is!

24 Bryan Ruiz

Only good player on Fulham and CR.

25 Paul Pogba Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team.
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