Best Soccer Players of the 2010s

The Top Ten

1 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.

With a better national career as well as a better champions league career than Lionel Messi, Ronaldo has scored the most important goals of the decade. His dribbling ability, pace, and long distance shooting make him the GOAT for a lot of people. Whether Ronaldo is better than Mess is not a simple question and thus cannot be easily answered. If I could vote for both I would, but since everyone seems to think it's necessary to have a winner, in my opinion Ronaldo playing in 3 of the biggest leagues in the world and earning success makes him just slightly higher than Messi.

The best there ever was, a beast! a machine! and to win 5 world's best player when we know he is not loved by so many speaks volumes about his ability

Ronaldo better then Messi for three reasons weak foot, headers, physicality.

For 45 year he will be the one and first player no want can beat him.

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.

How is Lionel Messi second he scored 96 goals in one season lets see Ronaldo top that

How is he second why do people love Ronaldo so much

More complete footballer than Ronaldo

He is the best player ever he got 96 goals in in one seasn

3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.
4 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.

He just started... In years to come will c how complete he becomes just like messi. But current best is messi.. This is his time..
No matter who becomes next nobody could ever danger the defense line and keeper the way Ronaldo (9) has done in every single team played against

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

The top 2 in either order is pretty obvious but I think that Andres Iniesta was a better player than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. His style of play may not have been as spectacular but I think it was more effective. He also doesn't have the same name recognition because he has a quieter personality and played on teams both Barcelona and Spain that had several other star players which I think makes people more reluctant to consider him one of the absolute greats although he could hardly have really done any better.

Definitely one of the best players of the decade I think he is a little bit overlooked compared to players that have a more showy style such as Neymar or Zlatan, also the British media helps exaggerate the greatness of players like Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale. Personally I don't think any are better than Andres Iniesta although they are close.

Why is he so low. he is the best midfielder since zidane. he has great passing and one of the best dribblers in the world

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

VERY STRONG PLAYER!

NOT ONLY A STRIKER BUT A VERY GOOD MIDFIELDER...

7 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.

When he’s not biting peoples ears that is!

8 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.

It is really fun to watch going with the ball.

9 Gareth Bale Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.

Greatest player for Wales, balancing his club and country very well!

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

The Contenders

11 Sergio Ramos Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spain national football team.
12 Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club Bayern Munich, and captains the Poland national team.
13 Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team.

Greatest season of any Premier league attacker. Truly remarkable. Scoring more goals than Shearer, Suarez, and CR7 in one season in one of the toughest leagues in the world can not go unrecognised.

14 Ricardo Kaka
15 Manuel Neuer Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
16 Carles Puyol

One of the best defenders in this decade.

"No other defender like him."

17 Fernando Torres Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Atlético Madrid, on loan from Serie A club Milan.
18 Mesut Özil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world. Özil plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a winger.

Come on! He is the best midfielder. He was second best player after Ronaldo during his spell in Real Madrid. I think a man of such quality should be at least in No 10.

19 Frank Lampard Frank James Lampard is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.
20 Sergio Agüero Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Manchester City and the Argentina national team.
21 Eden Hazard Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team.
22 David De Gea David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team.
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