Greatest Players of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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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.

James played so good! Excellent passes and goals from James Rodriguez - QNUZ

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2 Lionel Messi 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! - keyson

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

Messi played good, but no so good as James. He has some excellent driblings and goals. - QNUZ

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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

He can smell the ball

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4 Arjen Robben 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.

I am so amazed how underrated this player is.

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5 Neymar 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. ...read more.

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

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.

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

He faked his wounds, thanks to that thing, the Brazil lost

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6 Manuel Neuer 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?

Manuel Neuer is GOAT for goalies.

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7 Robin van Persie 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 ...read more.

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

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

That was an amazing header vs Spain! Casillas didn't see it coming!

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8 Tim Howard

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.

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!

Tim Howard can block anything. He even blocked hurricane arthur.

Thanks Guys But I Didn't do That Good

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9 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid 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? - anthonyw

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

? Really?

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10 Toni Kroos Toni Kroos Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team. V 2 Comments

The Contenders

11 Miroslav Klose 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. - paasadani

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

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12 Mario Gotze 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! - paasadani

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

That was a rad ( yes I just sed rad get over it) goal! He got the ball past Romero! I will never forget Gotzes reaction to his GWG

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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 - FrankP

Rising star. May be the best after Casillas! - paasadani

Ochoa is the wall of Mexico

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14 Philipp Lahm

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

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15 Karim Benzema 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.

My favourite player VIVa REAL MADRID

He sucks. Karim Benzema is the worst France player ever. He thinks he is so much better than Franck Ribery.

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16 Javier Mascherano

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

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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

Not Australia's best WC, but it could've been worse, right? Without Tim and Maty, they would've been shut out all three games!

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18 Keylor Navas 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

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19 Thiago Silva 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. V 1 Comment
20 Bastian Schweinsteiger 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 - wolphert

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

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21 Luis Suarez 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 - glambert

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!

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22 Angel di Maria 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. - keyson

Most Underrated player he achieved many for his team.. - paasadani

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23 Mats Hummels 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! - wolphert

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24 Bryan Ruiz

Only good player on Fulham and CR.

25 Paul Pogba Paul Pogba Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team.
26 Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, known as Alexis Sánchez or simply Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Manchester United and the Chilean national team.

He has a funny name, but Don't let him fool you. If your defense isn't doing its job, him or Vidal can score in two seconds flat.

They were doing really good against Brazil he scored the first goal then cam arturo vidal the done peno's I feel bad for him he hit the crossbar just after it would have been a goal and it hit the crossbar.

Best Chile soccer player

Fast & best footballer

27 André Schürrle

He is the Super sub, scored 3 times as a substitute and provided the winning assist

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28 David Villa David Villa David Villa Sánchez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker and also serves as captain for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

David Villa was a testament to true footballing. His backheel flick into the goal against Australia, and him kissing the Spanish badge showed his dedication and appreciation for the sport

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29 Pablo Zabaleta
30 Vincent Enyeama

Enyeama was really good. Nigeria would have not won a game if it weren't for him.

31 Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey Clinton Drew "Clint" Dempsey is an American professional soccer player who plays for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer and has served as the captain of the United States national team.

He and tim howard our my favorites

He is my favorite soccer player he is why I like Sounders FC this dude is the BOMB! But seriously, #26? REALLY!?

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

I'm not saying I don't like Iniesta on Spain but, I really like him on FC Barcelona.

Meh, not much of a Spain or Barcelona fan.

33 David Luiz

David Luiz was amazing in the World Cup, sure, when you think of defenders, you think of Thiago Silva, or Sergio Ramos, but David Luiz topped all the defenders in the 2014 World Cup!

His game style is anything but a defender. I believe he might do a lot better as a midfielder. - keyson

One good goal against Colombia, but he killed Brazil vs Germany when Silva was gone.

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34 Jan Vertonghen

If he plays for Belgium he's awesome go Jan

35 Socratis Papastathopoulos

Best defender in the tournament

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36 Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Uruguay national team.
37 Xavi Hernandez Xavi Hernandez Xavier "Xavi" Hernández Creus is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Qatari club Al Sadd SC.
38 Sofiane Feghouli

Incredible play, he made Germany doubt about themselves

He definitely should be in the top 20!

He should be higher up.

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39 Sergio Romero Sergio Romero Sergio Germán Romero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Argentina national team.
40 Pepe
41 Sokratis Papastathopoulos

One of the best defenders of the tournament

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42 Nani
43 Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester City and the Argentina national team.

At least he scored his penalty against Holland, but he played quite bad for his usual level. - keyson

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44 Karim Ansarifar
45 Marc-André ter Stegen

He did a good job cheering his team from the audience. - keyson

46 Johan Djourou
47 Jermaine Jones

Contributed well to the USA in Brazil including a sick goal vs Portugal that helped to provide a spark.

48 Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris

He is a good goalie for France

49 Raïs M'Bohli

Hands off for the great and so very underrated Algerian team, that stood firm against the World Cup Champion until the second extra half. - keyson

What is he doing here?! He should be way higher! One of the best goalkeepers of the whole worldcup

He's not even that good. Everyone's like " Oh, I love you Raïs," but he sucked! Feghouli is the real deal!

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50 Franck Ribery Franck Ribery Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich.
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