Best Soccer Players of 2012-2013

The Top Ten
1 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.

He holds the ball with amazing dribbling skills and with blistering pace, can be nightmare for any defensive lineup or for any player

He has glue on his boots, For me he is the best football player after ronaldhino gone from Fc Barcelona...

Unfortunately, Cristiano Ronaldo was born in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Messi rules the soccer world whether CR7 and his fans like it or not.

I saw play pele, maradona, cruyff, gerd muller who was an amazing player, he made germany world champion, against cruyff in 1974, because he could put the ball in the right spot, and messi has that capacity, messi has an extraordinary dribbling, other great players are michell platini ronaldo, zinedine zidane and others, but personally I think lio messi is a player of a higher level, his vision of the game is different, to me he is the closest human being to god. To play at that level you has to be very, very closed to god no doubts about it. And the most amazing thing, he is not big, but his greatness comes from inside, he is mentally suit, he think fast, no other player in history could do what he does, not even alfredo distefano, very technical, like zinedine zidane, karim benzema or ronaldinho. I meant up to now lionel messi is the best in the history of football. Plus he is a great inspiration for youth people. Every young kid wants to be like him, and that is good for humanity. ...more

2 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.

Ronaldo is better faster stronger more versatile in his scoring messi has xavi and iniesta ronaldo doesn't and still makes people speechless and has scored in all vital games were was messi vs madrid vs chelsea

Cristiano ronaldo is the best end of story screw messi cristiano ronaldo has broke records all over the world.

Messi has been impressive and so has Ronaldo.. To be honest, I think it'd be quite unfair if Ronaldo doesn't win this time. "He can be a one man team messi can't because if xavi or iniesta are not playing he is bad". Ronaldo individuals records are outstanding, despite the fact that Messi can be the top scorer in la liga this time.. Remember, Ronaldo was the top scorer the previous season of la liga.. Yet he didn't win as real madrid wasn't champion. So, as real win will la liga this season, Ronaldo has the chance of getting much closer to the Ballon D'or title. It's due to him and his personal efforts that real madrid will win back the la liga title again. Yet, the decisions are only in the hand of the FIFA. All remains to be seen now.

I think that cristiano is an awesome player. His speed, power, and technique makes him an excellent player. I think that in a way cristiano is better than messi. Because he plays like himself in any team. He doesn't need other good players to help him do what he does. However messi has an advantage over cristiano its clearly not his SPEED but is his control of the ball while dribbling. Messi is a tough player to get down and steal the ball from. Cristiano is much softer but I think that if he played a little bit tougher he'd become the best player in the world for sure. Even dough I am a huge fan of ronaldo. I still think that messi is better. But not for too long. I have a feeling cristiano is going to get better and better every day.

3 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 brings art back to soccer - which is why Brazilians got their fame in the first place.

Neymar is like the best new kid in town. It's a joke for Rooney to be in the top 3 in this list that's Neymar's spot. Messi and Ronaldo are beast though. Still though- Neymar is the perfect example of why Brazil are such a famous football team- like that other guy said.

He is the best futball player I have ever seen my really long 37 year life I am voting for him because I think he should in the top three of being the best futball player

Neymar has skills that is quite near to Ronaldo and Messi's. Neymar should be the third not Rooney. Neymar is talented as a great Brazillian player anyone has ever seen. Do you think Neymar should appear 4th, NO. Neymar should be the third, Yes. Show your respect to him, he is also young so he can be like the two top players, Ronaldo or Messi and not Rooney.

4 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.

Best striker around, one of the best finisher, a goalscorer by nature and a great future, he should stay at arsenal

He Experienced bad injuries at the past, But he came back at the premier league to took 3 individual Trophies! Player Of the Year, Golden Boot, PFA Players Writers!

Robin van Persie is amazing for his age and having 2 kids, he has still pulled through to being the 3rd est player in the world. Of course Ronaldo and Messi top that list. Stay strong, cute and an AMAZING striker big guy!

His like a key to England, his also like a a wall to arsenal. To me his the best. When he play on the filed he play with all what God have giving him, and when his with the ball in 8ing, I believe that his going to net. So to me he should be the best player.

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

Rooney's form is awesome currently, he keeps on scoring and has good skills to keep Manchester United winning.

He's an unbelievable player, and scores in big games

He works harder then any other soccer play I've seen! And has the urge to go on and try to win every game! He also can play in any position. He's very strong, skillful, can score from distance with a powerful shot, very good header of the ball, can take free kicks and corners, can put in good tackles and can run the pitch all day long if you asked him!

He has great form and gets a great strike on the ball. He also won a lot of Premier Leagues, League Cups, a UEFA Champions League and the 2008 Club World Cup which he scored the only goal in the final and won top scorer and Player of that Competition. Now all he needs is a league Top Scorer after being replaced twice behind Didier Drogba of Chelsea (Shanghai) in 2009-10 and Robin van Persie of Arsenal (now teammate at Man Utd) in 2011-12

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

3rd best in his team right now! But if he keeps at it, I think he can at least be top 10 5 in the world.

He is the best. His fast mind tackles, passes, scoring abilities made him so... THE BEST. AS he was the hero of the victory of Spain in world cup HE got his name a bright future. ANDRES INIESTA.

He is Europe's 2012 best player, he has everything a team needs to win, he doesn't depend on team mates, just like messi, he has glue on his boots.

His skills aren't all of that scoring, but it still is one of his many skills. He's a great creator on and off the ball and certainly when he is on it he's bound to do something good with it! He is also not looked on as the best because he's the guy feeding Messi 24/7

7 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.

I think Gareth bale should be in the top three after winning player of the year, better than Rooney and Neymar by miles. In my opinion he makes spurs one of the best teams in Britain annd if he did move club to a top team like man you he would be even better than he already is and he is welsh

One of the best footballers around in my opinion he's second best in the premire league just before rvp. Bale has everything needed to become one of the best footballers around. At the least I would expect him at 15th in the world!

Best player in barclays premier league I support tottenham he is a assect for tottenham to have him he is extremenly fast I would be over the moon if I was that good at that age and holtbye is very good in his starting ages at tottenham I can see that bond with Gareth Bale and Holtbye these two players are awesome give them praise vote for these two star quality players they are upon the best keep the skill these players have skills

He is much better than RvP and Rooney
And Neymar and Falcao and all the
Others except for Ronaldo and Messi.
But I like Bale more.
It's loads of children's hue loves
Barcelona (Messi) and
Real Madrid (Ronaldo) just because
They win each year but there not real
Fans because they just vote for the best.
Like Neymar is not worth to be near 1-2-3-4-5 in the world. because he hasn't Shoad that
He's Ben good in Barcelona.
Santos isn't in a great league so the
Have no pro aponens so it's easy to
Break throw all the players in the
Other teams.
If you hold in a club do it for your hole life,
Don't pick the ones who win because
Any team can win the league.
Top 10 should have Falcao and Cavani.
Football is not made for the best it's
Made for having fun watching it and
Hold on a team for life.
I always say: TO DARE IS TO DO, because
I'm an spurs fan for life. I've hold for Spurs
All my life and i

8 Zlatan Ibrahimović 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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic strong good technical and power shoot

Ibra deserves to be in the top ten. He is a very good Swedish player

Zlatan ibrahimovic should be one of the top 5 players and no in the top ten players

He could do bicycle kick, banana kick and other cool attack. Many managers is interested in him as he is a professional player. He says if Messi could score 89, he could score 90. Many fans attracts to him because of his cool moves, He is a top goalscorer in every league he goes. He tried hard to make his team better. He helped his teammates in many ways. His swedish coach praised him after every match.

9 Xavi Hernandez Xavier "Xavi" Hernández Creus is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Qatari club Al Sadd SC.

I wouldn't agree more. Where sheer talent exists credit much go. These are some of the finest talents that we have of the day. Maybe of all times after the talents of 1998 to 2002 era. Messi is born for soccer and to live it. No doubt he is numero uno in the world at the moment with his prowess in ball handling and manipulation abilities not to mention his breathe taking pace and the phenomenal ability to convert goals out of nothing. Cristiano Ronaldo redefines soccer with his mesmerizing pace and dribbling abilities coupled together with the tenacity to score goals from any range. Xavi on the other hand simply owns the middle park once his game unveils, his terrific ball possession capabilities and the ability to pass accurately and make the ball move is refreshing to watch. The rest of the list is obviously undebatable.

Xavi or Iniesta should be 3rd..

Is a good player I like how he play

There is no one who can maneuver the ball with such flawless precision. His meticulous possession of the ball leaves everyone spell bound. Does he have more then two eyes in his head. His ability to possess and pass the ball is something that few can do so well. He is no doubt a master in his field.

10 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.

Had the highest assists in the la liga for 2011/2012, is unnoticed but plays well very efficient and consistent. Has been nominated fo Ballon d'or as well

Heart of real madrid team as well as heart of german national team!

In 4 years time mesut ozil is going to be the best player in the world


The Contenders
11 Radamel Falcao Garcia Radamel Falcao García Zárate, also known as Radamel Falcao, or simply Falcao, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Chelsea on loan from French club Monaco, and captain of the Colombia national team.

How is he not 3rd he is a complete masterclass and is by far the best out and out striker in the world seeming messi's a false 9

Well This Falcao deserves at least the third please behind the two stars who's name we don't have to remember... Falcao was very important in the winning cup final of the European League Cup... He was also the man of the match in the Super Cup against Chelsea and I think most of the biggest clubs (like Chelsea) are dreaming to have him in their team... He is also important of the third please Colombia has at this moment to place themselves for the world championship 2014... So I would ask all the people who doesn't know this guy much... Follow his movements, he will become a star one day!

"El Tigre" is one of the best strikers in the world today. The Colombian Superstar even surpassed Jurgen Klinsman's 15 goals when he scored 17 in his UEFA Cup campaign.

How is he not in the top 5? Falcao is one of the best in the WORLD. He should be in 3rd or 4th.

12 Franck Ribéry

Amazing goal scorer who when is healthy can be virtually unstoppable from making plays, scoring goals and finding every open player on the field to pass to

As the commentator said during the Basel vs Bayer game. Ribery in form is too fast too strong too clever... Simply unplayable

Feet like hands! Smart and the best play maker in the world. One of the few players in the world who seems to get better with age.

I don't know who set up this list, but none of the Bayern Munich players are in top 1o, which is ridiculous, as they played the best football in 2012/2013 and in my opinion Franck Ribery will/should get the Ball d Or.

13 Luis Suárez 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 very good as a soccer player. He saved liverpool against chelsea. He's incredible!

I'm Josh and I say that Luis Suarez is the best!

Neymar, rooney, hernandez, torres and kaka rated ahead of suarez? What? Who ever created this has no knowledge of football. Neymar is yet unproven, dominating the brazilian league doesn't make you anywhere near the caliber of messi, let alone ronaldo. Rooney works hard, but isn't in the top 10, hernandez is used mainly as a sub, so how can he get the nod over others, such as bale? Torres is useless and a shadow of his former self at chelsea, and kaka, well kaka flopped ever since he turned his back on milan. Watch footballers play, you don't rank them for being good looking, or disciplined, you rank their player style, unlike the fool who published this.

He should be at least top ten! Incredible with the ball, unbelievable shot, by far my favorite player in the English premier league

14 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.

Aguero is by far d best premier league forward, he is just magical

Yo yo yo yo its aguero dribbles the ball with the skill of a pro and when he shoots he score Messi move down for one more

Aguero is the de second best player in epl what he doing here

Well I think KUN is fine here in 19th (even he's my favourite player). He needs more skills and increase speed and shot power. He'll do it and beat the ever living crap out of V. Persie

15 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.

He is a complete winger with a lot of pace, skill, dribble and an amazing finishing ability. Further more he scored one of the most amazing volleys ever.
His left leg shot is awesome!

Arjen Robben is very fast and scored 12 goals. Arjen missed a penalty against Petr Cech in Europa Champions League. He and Franck Ribery make a good partnership.

Arjen Robben is the best right winger in the world 2013 and should be in the top 10.
He has some of the best dribbling and has an unbelievable fast pace. They don't call him the Flying Dutchman for nothing.
Plus he scored the deciding goal in the champions league final in the 89th minute.

Arjen robben is a kick ass football player and could pone messi's ass GO ROBBEN YOUR the BOSS

16 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.

Fernando torres is the best player of all times... He's so perfect at football and so good-looking too, so sexy, so cute... Torres and messi are the best... You should be at top ten torres, no those who are in this list... Viva torres... Your fans love you very much, continue as you are... Always the best..

Fernando torres is the best of all times... So good at football, so cute, so sexy, so good-looking... He and messi are the best... You should be the second at the list... Viva torres, always will be the best... Spain will win just with torres... Love you...

Fernando Torres is the best player and whan I say best I mean BEST EVER TO LIVE YA READ! He was born to play soccer Fernando Torres has got glue on his boots when ever he gets the ball there is no going back the goalkeeper should either move or let him score as he will score against worlds number 1 goalkeeper Ikka Casillas and still not even Manuel Neur stands a chance against this striker known as Fernando Torres. He plays for Chelsea and spain. He is way better looking than any other soccer player I know of even Mr I'm the pretiest there is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fernando Torres is the best player of the world he should be number one in rankings he is so good at dribbling, passing, shooting and skills he is also really cute good looking and handsome he will be number one in European rankings I promise so keep it up Torres

17 Kaká

Kaka has been the centerpiece for Brazil for many years. He was at one time during his younger days considered one of the best in football.

Kaka may not be the best player, but he is one of honest player.
He has the fatherly figure in a game termed as football...

I thank kaka should deserve number one he is a really good player and a I high reckoned he deserves 1

I think Kaka should be in the top ten because he is a good team player and he shows a lot of respect to this coach and to his team members. He has an amazing talent. Once again, I think Kaka should move up to the 10th spot.
Keep playing hard Kaka!

18 Eden Hazard Eden Michael Hazard, born January 7th, 1991, is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid CF and the Belgium national team.

Once there was an cowboy, looking up for a duck singing and stuck in a bathroom and saying "Woke up this morning on a beach, started walking in my regular pretend. Welcome to the jungle heard. Well have a nice day and Edin Hazard! Love you, best player of all! EVER! :D You are my man, remember, I will see you in my life! You are so sexy and hot. Damn, hot for the sausages! YEA :DD

Hazard hazard hazard hazard should be top ten at least his skills his turns his dribbling and his goals everything is focused of his.he enjoys and is determined and focused to win it for his and think he will be better than neymar ronaldo and messi and I hope he has a brilliant future of football chelsea chelsea hazard all the way

He's absolutely brilliant he's smart technical and unselfish judging from his currant performances at chelsea its easy to see why every big club wanted his signature

Eden hazard is still young but when it comes to talent he has it all I think he should be in the top three along with Ronaldo and Messi

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

Should be in the top ten when it comes to skill passing shooting the only thing that separates him from neymar or messi or ronaldo is speed he still has all the moves

You guys are crazy where he should be is at least the top 15

Most technically savvy player in the world. He needs to get back to football in order to re-establish his dominance in the game. In his hayday, he was simply the best I have ever seen. He has all the skills to be the best player in the world, but he has to get his mojo back!

Soccer doesn't mean speed although one needs speed, it requires skill which I personally don't think cristiano, but ronaldinho has more skill than any other player in this universe

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

The best goalie ever to play for Spain in my opinion. He also is the best goalie in the liga

He should be in the top ten. He deserves it. He saved Spain many times.
He is the best goalkeeper of all times!

Being a great fan of him has to make him so popular

Definitely number one. Too bad nobody ever knows anything about football. Okay, Messi and Ronaldo are also somewhere in the top 3, but the rest of the guys higher on the list? Pf...

21 Samir Nasri

Simply the best and will beat all of those players combined together

-He's the best whatever you say!
-Watch him play and you'll find out, like against Chelsea on August the 12th he scored the third goal to make them win and against Southampton (their first match in the Premier League) he scored the winning goal again to make it 3-2. If he hadn't scored then they would be 15 points behind Man you right now! So there!

His dribling is good

22 Philipp Lahm

Have you ever seen him playing? I'm telling you. He is awesome. He never miss the ball and he can go through all the defenders of the opponent team and score but remember he is a defender. That makes it unbeliviable!

What an excellent soccer player, he is also a great leader for his country and club.

So only 2 of the top 30 players in the world are defenders? That's just ridiculous and this is coming from a centre forward. No team is complete without a solid backline and this guy is the best of the best. There is a reason Bayern don't concede- this man is never caught out of position and never misses a tackle. All this and I haven't even mentioned what a threat he is going forward. What an incredible work rate! Have a team made completely of Lahm and they would be a serious threat, can't say that about many players.

Best outside back in the world

23 Julian Draxler

He should be in top five because he is a great german national player and schalke 04 player in the bundesliga

Should be a lot higher. Biggest talent in Germany in my opinion.

24 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Pure natural scorer of many different types of goals, needs to be playing for a bigger club and needs a bit of strength though.

25 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.

Scored 13 goals in 19 matches for Borussia Dortmund. Will transfer to MU in 2013.

Lewandowski is the best at bicycle kicks

This guy single handedly DESTROYED Real Madrid in the Champions League Semi Finals in 2013! Nobody has ever scored 4 goals against Real Madrid in one game! He did it with style too

Lewandowski the strongest out of all of them, also best in the world playing turned back to the goal

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