Best Soccer Players of the 2010s

The Top Ten
1 Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (born 24 June 1987) 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.

Just a pointer, some idiots said he scored 96 in a season. It wasn't a season it was a calendar year. That is half of two diff seasons. He scored 46 goals and 50 goals. But anyways, he has 2 fifa world best player of the year, 4 champions leagues, 12 league titals. The reason why he's second is because lack of intronational trophies, domestic trophies and physicallity and confidence. but he is still a great player

Messi is always 1st!

He is the best

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

2 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains 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.

He is the most skillful player ever, has won the 2nd most individual trophies, 5 Ballon D'ors 5 FIFA the best awards, 4 golden boots and so much more. HE has the most champions league goals, most champions leagues, 5 league titals, 10 domestic cups and more. HE can shoot from anywhere and has the most goals in a season of 61

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

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

3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimović (3 October 1981) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an Italian club AC Milan and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.
4 Neymar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, born 5 February 1992, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 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.

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.

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.

6 Wayne Rooney Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team.
7 Luis Suarez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz (born 24 January 1987) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Uruguay national team as a striker.

When he's not biting peoples ears that is!

8 Arjen Robben

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 English club Tottenham Hotspur 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 (born 21 August 1988) 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 (born June 15, 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains 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 Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne (born 28 June 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium national team.
15 Ricardo Kaka
16 Manuel Neuer Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
17 Carles Puyol

One of the best defenders in this decade.

"No other defender like him."

18 Fernando Torres
19 Mesut Özil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Nicknamed "The Assist King", Özil is known for his technical skills, creativity, agility, and finesse.

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.

20 Frank Lampard
21 Sergio Agüero Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
22 Eden Hazard Eden Michael Hazard, born January 7th, 1991, is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid CF and captains the Belgium national team.
23 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.
24 Luka Modrić
25 Toni Kroos Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but has also been deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in his career. Known for his vision, passing, creativity, crossing and set-piece ...read more.
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