Top 10 Best Soccer Players – 2012

Below is the most updated list about the top 10 best performing soccer players in this year, You will see a lot of new players who have secured there position in the list of top 10 best soccer players in 2012, Please share your comments regarding this list in the comments section.

 

See Also: 10 Best Performances in UEFA Euro 2012

 

 

10: Papiss Demba Cisse (Newcastle)


Not only did the Senegal striker manage to find the net on a regular basis in Germany but also in England. Cisse started the season off at Freiburg and made a £9million move to Newcastle in the January transfer window.

The Senegal international striker scored a combined figure of 22 goals in the Bundesliga and Premier League last season. Cisse’s goals ensured that the Magpies secured a fifth place finish in the English top flight and a Europa League spot for next season.

Cisse has been described as one of the best signings of the Premier League season. He is now attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

 

 

9: Eden Hazard (Lille/Chelsea)


The Belgian starlet managed to scored 20 goals in Ligue One last season, despite playing in midfield. Hazard is highly-rated and was being chased by many of the top clubs in Europe. He has recently agreed to move to European Champions Chelsea for a fee of £35million.

His stock was so high at the end of the season that he was also being tracked by Manchester City and Manchester United. Hazard is expected to be a superstar of the future and he will be showcasing his skills in the English op flight next season.

 

 

8: Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)


Eyebrows were raised last summer when the veteran midfielder moved to Juventus on a free transfer from AC Milan. The 33 year-old was regarded as a has-been and over-the-hill by many Italian football observers.

However, this season he has been the fulcrum of a Juventus team which has gone on to lift the Serie A title. The Old Lady managed to make history by going throughout the league season undefeated and Pirlo was one of their key players.

 

 

7: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)


The little Argentinian striker was an instant hit in Manchester. Aguero not only netted 23 times in the English top flight last season but also scored the goal that won his club the Premier League title with a last-gasp winner against Queens Park Rangers.

 

 

6: Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich)


Bayern Munich were the nearly men of European football this season. The Bavarians finished as runners-up in the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League. If it wasn’t for Gomez the club would have fared far worse.

Gomez scored an impressive 28 Bundesliga goals last season. The striker of Spanish-descent has now even found his form for the German national side and the striker is regarded as one of the favourites for the golden boot at this summers European Championships.

 

 

5: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)


The French international was another key player in Real Madrid’s La Liga title victory. He combined well with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain to form a formidable attacking force for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Benzema contributed 21 league goals and numerous assists to his teams cause. Could be an outsider for the golden boot at Euro 2012.

 

 

4: Yaya Toure (Manchester City)


The giant Ivory Coast international was a key player as Manchester City won their first top flight English title in over 30 years. The former-Barcelona star played as both defensive and attacking midfielder with great effect.

The big midfielder was one of the most influential players in City’s success last season and has now been linked with a move back to Barcelona.

 

 

3: Robin Van Persie (Arsenal)


The Dutch striker carried his club side for most of the Premier League season. The 28 year-old found the net 30 times in the English top flight to win the golden boot and help the Gunners claim a Champions League spot.

Just like Messi and Ronaldo Van Persie has flattered to deceive at international level but has a chance to prove himself with his national side at the European Championships.

 

 

2: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)


Although the Portuguese star has had to take a backseat to Lionel Messi of Barcelona in recent seasons he has proven a vital figure for Los Blancos this season. The 27 year-old found the net 46 times in La Liga, as the side from the capital claimed the Spanish league title.

Ronaldo has been superb for Real this season and he is now a more complete player than in previous seasons. Ronaldo will be hoping to show case his skills for Portugal at Euro 2012.

 

1: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)


The Argentinian superstar claimed the Ballon d’Or for the third consecutive year and fully deserved the accolade. Messi scored an incredible 73 goals in all competitions last season, including 50 goals in La Liga and a record 17 in the European Champions.

Messi is now being described by some as the best ever player to grace a football field. His stats are incredible but he still has a lot to prove at international level, he has secured his top position as a best soccer player in 2012 again.

 


98 Responses to “Top 10 Best Soccer Players – 2012”

  1. hassan ijaz

    Jun 11. 2012

    where is neymer the santos/brazil player in the list ????

    • Fat Geek

      Jun 11. 2012

      This is a list for 2012 and Neymar hasn’t played enough this year to be on the list

      • sweaty

        Aug 17. 2012

        u r right- this a list of best in 2012…. and its not leading goal scorers list to add ibra.. yaya was outstading he deserveS It….

    • Epic dude

      Aug 13. 2012

      He’s way overatted!

  2. pichu

    Jun 22. 2012

    wher is neymar ?

  3. mario

    Jul 02. 2012

    For me is:
    1.messi
    2.xavi h.
    3.iniesta
    4.cristian
    5.lamh
    6.fabregas
    7.jordi alba
    8.dani alves
    9.ozil
    10.mario gomez

  4. mario

    Jul 02. 2012

    For me is:
    1.messi
    And xavi

  5. Melvin

    Jul 04. 2012

    For me is :

    1.MESSI
    2.XAVI
    3.SILVA
    4.OZIL
    5.C.RONALDO
    6.RIBERY
    7.NEYMAR
    8.LAMPARD
    9.AGUERO
    10.INIESTA

    • Stanley Park

      Jul 06. 2012

      For me is :
      1. Cristiano Ronaldo
      2. Lioneol Messi
      3. Benzema
      4. Van Persie
      5. Iniesta
      6. Aguero
      7. Ribery
      8. Podolski
      9. Ozil
      10. Gomez
      11. Stanley

      • LETHU MZULWINI

        Jul 12. 2012

        I AGREE WITH STANLEY PARK BUT NO.11 SORRY SHOULD BE ME.

      • Ary

        Aug 07. 2012

        no mames -__-

      • 3l Cheke

        Dec 14. 2012

        i agree CR7 is # 1

  6. Sharan surya

    Jul 08. 2012

    FOR ME IS
    1.MESSI
    2.VILLA
    3.ROONEY
    4.INIESTA
    5.XAVI
    6.PEDRO
    7.RONALDO C
    8.KAKA
    9.SILVA
    10.LAMBARD

  7. Elvis mendoza

    Jul 12. 2012

    Messi forever

  8. shankaroon

    Jul 12. 2012

    For me is Messi ,Van Persie,Aguero,Xavi,Iniesta,Kaka,Silva,Fabregas,Falcoa,Mario Gomez. BEST PLAYER OF THE WORLD ALL I CAN SAY<3

  9. dfghj

    Jul 18. 2012

    Xavi
    Leo Messi
    Andrés Iniesta
    CRonaldo
    Eden Hazard
    Mario Balotelli
    Andrea Pirlo
    Neymar Jr
    Hulk
    Mesut Ozil

  10. asdfghj

    Jul 18. 2012

    Cristiano—Messi—RvP

    Iniesta—Xavi—Cesc

    Bale—Piqué—Terry—David Luiz

    ——–Petr Cech———-

    • john

      Nov 15. 2012

      4-5-1
      torres

      christiano — messi

      iniseta——- xavi——–cesc fabergas

      alves——- pique —David Luiz—-marcelo

      petr cech

  11. Joshyneale

    Jul 21. 2012

    Type your comment here…

  12. Joshyneale

    Jul 21. 2012

    I think it should be,

    4 – 3 – 3

    DEF – Gerard Pique – Dani Alves – David Luiz – Pepe
    MID – Hulk – Xavi – Iniesta
    ST – Neymar – Messi – Aguero

    No Ronaldo because he is ball greedy, and basically isn’t co-operative .

    • SALAM

      Jul 22. 2012

      this comment sucks

    • FREAK

      Oct 15. 2012

      Sucks
      Defenders can be successful
      but none of your mid and st are successful
      that will sucks even though they have many best players in the world

    • cani

      Dec 28. 2012

      cr7 is best player in d world not messi

  13. Joshyneale

    Jul 21. 2012

    Forgot the GK —-

    GK – Iker F. Casillas.
    SUB GK – Hugo Lloris

  14. bullz

    Jul 22. 2012

    For me number one is messi 2 is iniesta 3 is xavi 4 is C ronaldo 5 is robin van persie 6 is frank ribery 7 is mesut ozil 8 is eden harzard and 9 is neymar 10 is Bale

  15. SALAM

    Jul 22. 2012

    RONALDO IS THE BEST PLAYER EVER >3 LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Meg

    Jul 24. 2012

    Type your comment here…

  17. peter

    Jul 26. 2012

    1. messi
    2.ronaldo
    3.frabegas
    4.van persie
    5.kaka
    6.xavi
    7.callsias
    8.drogba
    9.torres
    10.gerrard
    11

  18. jackson

    Jul 28. 2012

    Top 5
    1 Messi
    2Ronaldo
    3Rooney
    4Xavi
    5ronaldinho

  19. thaw

    Jul 30. 2012

    ronaldo should be number one
    because his better than messi

    • Anirban

      Aug 08. 2012

      You are perfectly right RONALDO IS BETTER THAN MESSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Xtina

    Jul 30. 2012

    Messi is the best soccer player in the world(:

  21. olivia

    Jul 31. 2012

    1. messi
    2. c.ronaldo
    3.a.robben
    4. r. van persie
    5.drogba
    6.iker casillas
    7. s. gerrard
    8. w. rooney

  22. clemenson

    Aug 02. 2012

    Messi ronaldo neymar david v kaka…..

  23. Jimbo

    Aug 03. 2012

    RONALDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    no 1 is better messi is OVERRATED and neymar is so underrated he is my #2
    1. Ronaldo
    2. Neymar
    3. Messi
    4. V Persie
    5. D Villa
    6. IBRA!
    7. N Vidic
    8. Casillas
    9. Ribery
    10. Iniesta

  24. Mihai

    Aug 03. 2012

    In my personal opinion
    1: Lionel Messi!
    2: C Ronaldo
    3: Van Persie
    4: Neymar
    5: Iker Casilias
    6: Andrea Pirlo
    7: Ibrahimovic
    8: Mario Gomez
    9: Frank Riberi
    10: Whey Roonie

  25. Mangesh Deokar

    Aug 04. 2012

    Ronaldo is the best, he should be umber 1

  26. joel

    Aug 07. 2012

    messi
    ronaldo
    iniesta
    v.persie
    y.toure
    xavi
    drogba
    cassilas
    neymah
    rooney

  27. Hammed adeshina

    Aug 08. 2012

    4 me messi is d ever best player

  28. Benson

    Aug 10. 2012

    for me
    1. Ronaldo
    2. Messi
    not
    10 Messi
    2. Ronaldo

  29. parin

    Aug 10. 2012

    for me
    1 Ronaldo
    2 Rooney
    3Messi
    4 xavi
    5 Inesta
    6 ozil
    7 van persie
    8 drogba
    9 Lampard
    10 Gomez

  30. manav

    Aug 10. 2012

    1) C.Rolando
    2)Rooney
    3)Robben
    4)ozil
    5)gomez
    6)Messi

  31. Pat

    Aug 12. 2012

    list is inaccurate without Ibrahimovic. 28 goals in 29 games by the end of the season. Wondering what Yaya toure is doing in it. bullsh*t

  32. SteFaN

    Aug 13. 2012

    1.Messi
    2.C.Rondaldo
    3.Iniesta
    4.Xavi
    5.Drogba,(Ibrahimovic,Ozil)

  33. cr7

    Aug 15. 2012

    1.ronnaldo
    2.mess
    3.xavi
    4.rooney
    5.iniesta
    6.neymar
    7.ozil
    8.ibrahimovic
    9.van persie
    10.drogba

  34. cr74343

    Aug 15. 2012

    1.ronnaldo
    2.mess
    3.xavi
    4.rooney
    5.iniesta
    6.neymar
    7.ozil
    8.ibrahimovic
    9.van persie
    10.kaka

  35. santosh magar

    Aug 16. 2012

    1.messi
    2.xavi
    3.ronaldo
    4.inista
    5.torres

  36. ms10

    Aug 16. 2012

    1.messi
    2.xavi
    3.inista
    4.c.ronaldo
    5.cavani
    6.gomez
    7.torres
    8.neymar
    9.ibrahimovi
    10.roony

  37. stm

    Aug 16. 2012

    For me
    1.messi
    2.xavi
    3.inista

    • cani

      Dec 28. 2012

      omg i think u sleeped with them

  38. manutd@old trrafford

    Aug 16. 2012

    1.ronaldo
    2.messi
    3.iniesta
    4.neymar
    5.rooney
    6.robben
    7.ozil
    8.van persie
    9.ibrahamovic
    10.kaka

  39. manutd@old trrafford

    Aug 16. 2012

    look at manutds team rooney and van persie up front and other players aswell kagawa,powell, and henriquez

  40. arsenalforever27

    Aug 17. 2012

    My team would be

    RVP Messi

    Neymar Xavi Lampard Ronaldo

    Evra Terry Puyol D.Alves

    Casillas

    That for me would be the best team

  41. sa

    Aug 18. 2012

    1. Messi
    2. ronaldo
    3. xavi
    4. iniesta
    5. neymar

  42. sa786

    Aug 18. 2012

    1. Messi
    2. ronaldo
    3. xavi
    4. iniesta
    5. neymar
    6. rooney
    7. ibrahimovic
    8. puyol
    9. casilas
    10. ozil

    • sa10

      Aug 19. 2012

      1.messi
      2.xavi
      3.inista

  43. Sean

    Aug 18. 2012

    I created my perfect football team on a Facebook App (https://apps.facebook.com/perfectteam/) and a picture with my team was generated. It is really cool!

  44. me10

    Aug 19. 2012

    1.messi
    2.xavi
    3.inista

  45. santosh magar

    Aug 19. 2012

    1.messiiiii
    2.xavi
    3.inista
    4.c.ronaldo
    5.gomez

  46. ds.Lfhsd

    Aug 19. 2012

    1. Messi
    2. Cristiano Ronaldo
    3. Ineiesta
    4. Xavi
    5. van Persie
    6. Pirlo
    7. Ozil
    8. Xabi Alonso
    9. Ibrahimovic
    10. Villa

  47. Aravindan

    Aug 20. 2012

    1.ronaldooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    2.kaka
    3.xavi
    4.inesta
    5.nani
    6.gomez
    7.ozil
    50.messi

  48. papi chulo

    Aug 22. 2012

    the 10 top player of 2012
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    MESSI
    IF I HAVE TO ADD ONE MORE HE STEEL WILL BE MESSI …….SORRY C. RONALDO FANS PLEASE ACCEPT IT I DONT KNOW FOR NEXT YEAR BUT 2012 THI IS MESSI AGAINT AND HE START THE 2013 WITH 2 GOALS WERE CHRISTIANO ? I DONT KNOW

  49. Jayson

    Aug 27. 2012

    My list
    1. Ronaldo
    2.Coentrao
    3.Ineasta
    4.Orzil
    5.Torres
    6.Pepe
    7.Kaka
    8.Di Maria
    9.Nani
    10.Hulk

  50. Dorindo

    Aug 27. 2012

    1. Ronaldo
    2. Coentrao
    3. Calijon
    4. Orzil
    5. Torres
    6. Pepe
    7. Kaka
    8. Di Maria
    9. Nani
    10. Falcao

  51. mojtaba

    Aug 27. 2012

    shut up u all messi is the best

  52. dinesh

    Aug 30. 2012

    messi s**ks ronaldo rocks ronaldo is better than messi 4 such long tym

  53. s23

    Sep 02. 2012

    1. Messi
    2. Ronaldo
    3. Neymar
    4. Rooney
    5. Xavi
    6. Inesta
    7. Van per Sie
    8. Aguero
    9. Gotze
    10. wilshere

  54. sariya

    Sep 03. 2012

    4 me ronaldo has nothing to show messi is the best all around the world 1.Messi 2.Villa 3.Gomez 4.Xavi 5.Torres 6.Aguero 7.Lampard 8.Falcao 9.Schweinsteiger 10.Ronaldo C

  55. sariya

    Sep 05. 2012

    really lionel messi is the best player all around the world no one can reach him he is a legend forever i love him so much. i am from kurdistan in Iraq

  56. Abdullah

    Sep 07. 2012

    lional messi is the father and teacher of football.he is the best footballer in the world and no one can reach to him.he is the real legend.i love football and messi

  57. Rabi Khan

    Sep 15. 2012

    where is nymar and kaka
    for me:
    kaka
    c.ronaldo
    nyemar
    roony
    messi

  58. paco

    Sep 19. 2012

    best of 2012) la pulga bionica, cr7, little iniesta, falcao, the kun, chameleon eyes, RVP, saint iker, ibracadabra, dider drogas

    best 2008-2012( messi,ronaldo,xavi,iniesta,ibrahimovic,casillas,rooney,puyol,drogba, cole

  59. yatan

    Sep 20. 2012

    MESSI IS THE BEST FOR ALL TIME. NOT ONLY christaino BUT ALL THE PLAYERS ARE JUST THE BALL MESSI PLAYS IN THE FIELD. REALLY MESSI IS THE ONLY PLAYER THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL WILL EVER HAVE. NOT EVEN pele ITS ONLY MESSI. Fans rating for football players: MMEESSSSII:99.99% ronald,kaka,dinho.benzima,xavi…………..:::::0.01%

  60. mouloud

    Sep 30. 2012

    pirlo ci lui le best of the word

  61. ACE

    Oct 04. 2012

    for me:
    Cristiano Ronaldo is the no. 1

  62. ???????

    Oct 07. 2012

    MESSI IS THE BEST AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST!!!!!!

  63. WALET

    Oct 09. 2012

    People why is everyone forgetting FALCAO!!! He is the best in his position in the world!!!

    FALCAOOOOOOO!!!

  64. Fumukale

    Oct 10. 2012

    1. Messi
    2. Ronaldo.
    3. Rooney.
    4. Iniesta
    5. XAVI
    6. RVP
    7. Dmaria
    8. Ozil
    9. Gomez.
    10. Valenci
    This yr Rooney, RVP, Chicharito up front for Man U and Kagwa supplying the balls, Valencia and Young sprinting along the lines,

  65. chelsea lover

    Oct 10. 2012

    1. ronaldo
    2. messi
    3. iniesta
    4. xavi
    5. rvp
    6. rooney
    7. ozil
    8. alonso
    9. pirlo
    10. aguero

  66. david

    Oct 12. 2012

    1. Messi
    2. Ronaldo
    3.Iniesta
    4.Van persie (the idiot)
    5.Xavi
    6.David Silva
    7.Hazard.
    8.Vidic
    9.Joe Hart
    10.Thiago Silva

  67. OLE

    Oct 12. 2012

    AWESOME MESSI

    • koxx

      Dec 02. 2012

      i dont know who you are but we are on one page

  68. JuanDiego

    Oct 17. 2012

    It is good to know that I am not the only one who recognizes the talent of Falcao. Falcao should be on every top 10 list in 2012.

  69. hami

    Oct 17. 2012

    1 messi
    2 ronaldo
    3 rvp
    4 rooney
    5 walcott
    6 me
    7 podolski
    8 hart
    9 arteta
    10 falcao

  70. Mohamed

    Oct 20. 2012

    The best player 2012 no question ask 10 player fc barcelona lion messi and he still young and he can do more and skills he has now will be more

  71. warsame

    Oct 20. 2012

    Lion messi his the best player 2012 and he has more skills better then other player still he can do more year and i really wach players but the can do like messi

  72. suhel

    Oct 24. 2012

    for me
    1.messi
    2.c.ronaldo
    3.xavi
    4.iniesta
    5.neymar

  73. phillip

    Oct 31. 2012

    for me cristiano ronaldo is the best player in the WORLD

  74. kkk

    Nov 03. 2012

    Where Samir Nasri

  75. Prarabdh Shukla

    Nov 14. 2012

    1 Miroslav klose
    2 Lahm
    3 Messi
    4 Villa
    5 KAKA

  76. carlos

    Nov 26. 2012

    messsiiiiiiii…hahaha all you idiots gehttt….:)

  77. tanyi anderson

    Dec 02. 2012

    my words best players are:Ronaldo, MESSI, NEYMA, HARZAR, INIESTA, XAVI, ROBINHO, ETO’O YAYA TOURE. thes are the top ten best player in the world it is fantastic and i hope that the young will emmulate this example

  78. Zizou

    Dec 07. 2012

    For me it would be;

    1. C. Ronaldo
    2. R. V. P.
    3. Messi
    4. Neymar
    5. Xavi
    6. Pirlo
    7. Casillas
    8. Benema
    9. Rooney
    10. Ribery

  79. cris7

    Dec 08. 2012

    1. Messi
    2. Cristiano
    3. Iniesta
    4. Xavi
    5. Ozil
    6.Kun
    7. Di Maria
    8. Xabi Alonso
    9.Rooney
    10. Neymar

  80. arvind

    Dec 11. 2012

    kaka is the best. this is the truth

  81. Nikola

    Dec 15. 2012

    1.Messi
    2.Ronaldo
    3.Iniesta
    4.Falcao
    5.Neymar
    6.Xavi
    7.Rooney
    8.Pirlo
    9.Van Persie
    10.Kaka

  82. cani

    Dec 28. 2012

    cr7 is red devil don’t mess with him messiiiii……

  83. esjdsvj

    Jan 20. 2013

    1.Messi
    2.Iniesta
    3.Cristiano Ronaldo
    4.Xavi
    5.Falcao
    6.Robin Van Persie
    7.Pirlo
    8.Sergio Aguero
    9.Mesut Ozil
    10.Drogba