TOP TEN FOOTBALLERS IN THE WORLD

Ten footballers have received a belated Christmas present and will be celebrating like never before as they’ve been selected in the Footy Boots list of the 10 Best Players in the World.

Footy Boots HQ has been unlike most offices over the last few days. With most businesses closed for Xmas and New Year, the Footy Boots team was locked away with nothing more than a fridge full of Vimto and a drawer full of last years selection packs to keep them going whilst they debated the Top Ten Players in the World.

The list was compiled based on the following guideline, who would be the first name on your team sheet? The only help is that injuries do not count. OK, on with the list……

Footy Boots quotes 10 John Terry

The archetypal English centre half. Terry is a natural leader, proven at club and national level.

He’s a strong, powerful player who reads the game well. He also gets his fair share of goals.

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Footy Boots quotes 9Fernando Torres

He’s suffered from injuries this term, but Torres is a striker that would play in any team in the world and get goals.

A quick great finisher, Torres is also surprisingly strong for his frame and he has age on his side.

Fernando Torres wears: Nike Total 90 Laser II football boots

Footy Boots quotes 8Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Stuffed with style and skill that many would think is impossible of such a big man.

He’s been fulfilling the potential on a regular basis at Inter Milan that he’s previously demonstrated in glimpses.

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Footy Boots quotes 7 Wayne Rooney

Rooney had a relatively quiet season last year, but he looks to be getting back to his best.

Powerful, quick, a work rate to die for and he can score goals from nothing.

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Footy Boots quotes 6 Cesc Fabregas

The young Spaniard with the mature brain makes Arsenal and Spain tick.

Captain of Arsenal at the tender age of 21, he plays the game like a veteran and is totally in control of his own game. His killer touch and passing can open the most competent of defences.

Cesc Fabregas wears: Nike Tiempo Air Legend II football boots

Footy Boots quotes 5 Steven Gerrard

He’s so good, that Rafa Benitez can slot him in his team anywhere and he produces.

Often relied upon to drag Liverpool through games single handily, Gerrard is a powerhouse with a work rate that puts many to shame.

Strikes a moving ball as good as anyone and a true club captain.

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Footy Boots quotes 4 Iker Casillas

Casillas has now edged Petr Cech and Gianluigi Buffon as the world’s greatest No. 1.

Athletic, fearless and with ultra quick reflexes, Casillas helps a struggling Real Madrid get results.

At just 26 years old he could dominate for years.

Iker Casillas wears: Reebok Valde Pro football boots

Footy Boots quotes 3 Kaka

Kaka epitomises the Brazilian game; Silky smooth with fantastic ball control. Unlike some Brazilians, Kaka is a team player and doesn’t self indulge.

His consistency and loyalty attribute to Kaka being in the top three.

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Footy Boots quotes 2Cristiano Ronaldo

He runs very close for the top spot. His phenomenal goal return last year was amazing, but his mind looks to be in Madrid which is why he doesn’t sit top of the pile.

An all rounder, great feet, fast, strong, good in the air and can produce in big games.

Cristiano Ronaldo wears: Nike Mercurial Vapor IV football boots

Footy Boots quotes 1 keaneLionel Messi

He’s become the most feared opponent around, just ask the Spanish Primera Liga defenders.

Still just 21 years old, Messi has benefited from the departure of Ronaldinho at Barcelona and is rightly Barca’s main man now.

Simply put, Messi a genius with the ball at his feet, fast and explosive.

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Do you agree? Can you come up with a better Top 10? If so drop us a comment below……..

  • Suleiman

    footy boots does not know how to rank! Torres in 9th!!!!!!! in the other Article they had Reina behind Friedel in 6th and I’m reading another article which is like beware United just cause they barely won 1 nil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So anti Liverpool are these writers ManU fans? I bet this will not get posted because I am complaining!?

    • http://www.footy-boots.com Fenboy

      Suleiman, that’s the great thing about lists. They are completely subjective. They may not be correct but then you might not be either. If all football fans agreed on everything there’d be no debate at all and how dull would that be.

      As for the article about Man Utd winning 1 -0, it’s not anti Liverpool at all. It merely points out that history shows that good teams always do just enough to win. Which is exactly what United are doing at the monment.

      You should also read the comments after that article as the author points out that he’s not a Utd or Liverpool fan. In fact, he supports a team in the Championship!!

  • Benny-boy

    Torres in 9th?! pfft!!
    1. Ronaldo
    2.Messi
    3.Torres
    4.Gerrard
    5.Casillas
    My top 5

    • http://www.footy-boots.com/10-best-footballers-in-the-world-5730/ Toby

      My favorite player is Cristino Ronaldo, but i agree that Messi is the best in the world right now, Messi this season has just been playing with everything hes got. Ronaldo is gonna win the 2008 World Player of the Year Award but 2009 Award is clearly going to Messi, no questions asked.

      • david

        messi is the best his number one

    • david

      messi one ronaldo two kaka 3 lampard 4 torres 4 casillas 5 gerrard 6

      one of my top 6

  • Niloy

    Fernando Torres in the 9th spot? Are you effing kidding me? He is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world. And another player who is very underrated is Shay Given. I think he deserves to be in the list rather than Casillas.

  • lfc fan

    yh the list is ok but i don’t get why rooney ibrahimovic are above torres, torres played better than them both for club and country last season

    even though torres has been injured this season, he still has managed to sscore alot of goals

  • Brandon FCB

    No Xavi?

  • Ian Farnsworth

    How do you rank your Top 10 Goalkeepers in Europe with Gianluigi Buffon as number 1, yet put Iker Casillas on this list while Buffon is not mentioned. Also, while I respect Rooney as a good player, he is nowhere near Top 10 in the world. You mention that he had a “relatively quiet season last year,” to me if you are a top 10 player in the world you shouldn’t have quiet seasons. The rest of this list is very well compiled though and some players could move up or down depending on what you judge by, and that said, I think Ronaldo deserves the number 1 spot regardless of his noticeable lack of commitment to the team that brought him to stardom. Yes it is something that purists don’t like to see players do but it doesn’t take away from how good of a player he actually is.

  • http://www.footy-boots.com/10-best-footballers-in-the-world-5730/ Toby

    I dont agree 100% with this list, but Zlatan in 8th place, hes the best player in the Italian Serie A right now, in my opinion he should be third, not Kaka. Kaka is good but as good as Ibra. Ibra not only scores amazing goals but he give assists that wins games. Sure Zlatan messes up sometimes, but who scores goals like him, no one.

  • Johnny

    No Eto’o, or Xavi, but you guys popped for Terry? There is no way that those two players are not on the level of anyone in the top 5 let alone top 10.

  • Francis

    What!!??? this is ridiculous…
    This is my top 3:

    3) Ronaldo
    2) Messi
    1) Nwankwo Kanu

  • Fillipi Limas

    My list would be more like this.

    1. Kaka
    2. Ronaldo
    3. Messi
    4. Ibrahimovic
    5. Rooney
    6. Torres
    7. Gerrard
    8. Ronaldinho
    9. Ribery
    10.Lampard

    • riki kaka

      love your list exspecially with kaka at #1! but i would take out ronaldhino and i would switch ribery with rooney because when ribery was injured bayern sucked but now that’s he’s back they can win the title! GO KAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sion

      Fillipi Limas i agre

    • zahid

      its not good , you should first know about football

    • lee

      come on all the lists that i can see are stupid. whts rooney doing in the top ten he doesnt even make the top 20 .you cant put rooney in the same calibre as messi and ronaldo, its insane .

    • lee

      no no no no no what are you thinking. if you look at the players of now and compare to the players of the 90s theres no comparism. what your saying is ,is that rooney and lampard are in the same class as romario and zidane and stoichkov,ect. theres only 2 players around today that compare to the calibre of these players yes its messi and ronaldo.that tells you that the standard has droped ,because theres no competetion,maybe thats why rooney and lampard are mentioned.

  • Haram

    this is what i think
    1. ronaldo
    2. messi
    3. ronaldinho
    4. lampard

  • sbe7

    i think the list is pretty good but no xavi and robinho i thougth that was vierd

  • jesse

    top ten
    1. Messi

    2. Ronaldo

    3. Kaka

    4. Torres

    5. David Villa

    6. Gerrard

    7. Rivery

    8. Fabregas

    9. Ibrahimovic

    10. Puyol

  • kevin

    Ronaldo has to be #1.. Regardless. My list goes..
    #1.ronaldo
    #2.messi
    #3.ibrahimovic
    #4.robinho
    #5.gerrard
    #6.torres
    #7.ribery
    #8.xavi
    #9.casillas
    #10.lampard

    • santos

      u have to learn what is football then comeback here. what a list without eto,o in first four and tores, steven gerad, but roney, ibra, and ronaldino

  • kris

    i agree with kaka’s 3rd place completly i would of like 2 see tevez though

  • Jay

    1. Cristiano Ronaldo
    2. Leo Messi
    3. Kaka
    4. Xavi
    5. Iker Casillas
    6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    7. Steven Gerrard
    8. Samuel Eto’o
    9. Robinho
    10. Maicon

    Your list is so biased towards the premiership!! the fact that you have wayne rooney and john terry in there is ridiculous!! whilst they are good players, it is arguable as to whether they’re even the best in their positions!!! reputation isn’t enough to be considered the best, you have to prove it on the pitch!! they’re could have been a few more in there too, the likes of Andres Iniesta, Wesley Sneijder, David Villa (if you include Fernando Torres) Alessandro Del Piero (after his performances over the last 2 seasons) Sergio Ramos, Andrea Pirlo, Rio Ferdinand and Gianluigi Buffon. Even Segio Aguero should get a shout somewhere in there along with Michael Essien!!!

  • Zizou wannabe

    My list…

    0) Zizou…

    haha…

    1) Messi
    2) Ronaldo (though not recently)
    3) Kaka
    4) Gerrard
    5) Xavi
    6) Fabregas
    7) Cassilas/Buffon/Cech (token gesture to GKs, if not they will whinge about not making these lists)
    8) Vidic/Carragher/Terry (just to have a defender in here)
    9) Torres
    10) David Villa

    Quite a few Spanish, no French and only 2 South Americans… definitely due to the Euro08 effect, and the European League.

    Robinho is a joke!

  • sbe7

    1. lionel messi
    2. c. ronaldo
    3. kaka’
    4. robinho
    5. xavi
    6. s. eto’o
    7. torres
    8. daniel alves
    9. fabregas
    10. alanzinho

  • footyMAD

    why is philip lahm not in there and yet john terry is? people are choosing players based on reputation not performance.. shay given is amazing but not at the level of Iker.. and Torres should be higher up. whoever put ronaldinho in there list is crazy. he dosnt deserve to be there!!

  • KT-7

    1. C. Ronaldo
    2. Messi
    3. Kaka
    4. David Villa
    5. Steven Gerrard
    6. Z. Ibrahimovic
    7. Wayne Rooney
    8. Fernando Torres
    9. Cesc Fabregas
    10. Rio Fernindad

    Honorable Mentions:
    Andrei Arshavin; Lukas Podolski; Wesley Sneijder; Klass-Jan Huntelaar; Frank Lampard; Xavi; John Terry; Dirk Kuyt; Berbatov

    Keepers;
    1. Iker Casilla
    2. Edwin Van Der Saar
    2. Peter Cech
    4. Buffon

  • Jacob y

    Let me give you a starting 11

    GK: Petr Cech
    DC: Puyol
    DC: John Terry
    DC: Bosingwa
    MC: Kaka
    MC: Ronaldinho
    MC: Essien
    MC: Gerrard
    FC: Messi
    FC: Cronaldo
    FC: Torres

    hoho but that’s just my opinion of who i would field

  • MOOSA

    I’d like to know why Cassilas is on this list, but isn’t top of the keepers list, how does that work?

  • Caimocthoms

    1) Steven Gerrard
    2) Kakà
    3) Lionel Messi
    4) Marcos Senna
    5) David Villa
    6) Xabi Alonso
    7) Robben
    8 ) Reina
    9) Ronaldinho
    10)Robinho

    • jimi

      this is just daft
      this is a real list

      1 Messi 97%
      2 ronaldo 93%
      3 kaka 89%
      4 xavi 80%
      5 torres 78%
      6 van der sar 77%
      7 gerrad 71%
      8 puyol70%
      9 iniesta 68%
      9 rooney 68%
      10 fabregas 63&

  • Evert

    A nice list, can see why you picked them (except Terry). It’s hard to choose the ten best players in the world since there are so many good players that aren’t even on this list like Eto’o, Aguero, Toni, Ribery, A. Young, Arshavin, Sneijder, Robben, van Nistelrooy, Seedorf, Villa, Chivu, Schweinsteiger, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta and this list can go on forever 😛

  • http://www.workout-planet.com Workout Planet

    Even though I don’t like C. Ronaldo, I have to admit that he has been play at a higher level than every one else, so I think this list should have C. Ronaldo as number 1

  • Zidane

    All you forgot someone…

    ZIDANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • citylamb

    i think the top 10 player in 2009 are

    10- terry
    9- villa
    8- Sneijder
    7- gerrard
    6- robhino
    5- torres
    4- Fabregas

  • hang_loose

    Is this a joke? You guys kidding me? You simply forgot the brazilian one-man show. think back 3 years and tell me ronaldinho is not the best in the world.
    just remember real vs barca (el classico): ronaldinho knocks real out.
    so ronaldinho was the best 2 years ago and he will become the best again. forza milan forza ronnie!!

  • hang_loose

    ROnaldinho should be there. Ronnie will get them all!!!! AGAIN!!!!

  • adam

    messi in 1st all he does is cry when he gets injured

    • david

      no he does not or dose he but is the best

  • Ade

    Dis is de way it is in the newspapers

    9.John Terry
    8.Wayne Rooney
    7.Ronaldihniho
    6.Gerrard
    5.Villa
    4.Kaka
    3.Torres
    2.Messi
    1.Ronaldo

  • http://onlinesportson.net 3ionut3

    My top tep is:
    1. Kaka
    2. C. Ronaldo
    3. Messi
    4. Fabregas
    5. Gerrard
    6. Silva
    7. Villa
    8. Z. Ibrahimovic
    9. Torres
    10. Bendtner
    I think Rooney is not a top ten because he is not in a good form in present. Also, I think that this top ten could be more attractive with players like I mentioned because this are players which may decide the fate of a match through their creation.

    • lee

      well done you got that just right . rooney is no way near a top 10 player people say it because hes english im not bieng funny or nothing but sergio aquero is much better than rooney the problem is hes playing for a rubbish team . the calibre of players today are no ware near what they were in the nineties. that why i think players like rooney and lampard are nominated.

  • Mido 2010

    the best team in the world:
    van der sar
    ferdinand terry vidic
    gerrard lampard

    ronaldo arshavin

    messi torres roony

    and:fabregas/ribery/ivanovic/casillas/cech/buffon/danial alves/lennon/agbonlahor/xavi((very important))/eto/drogba/adebayor

  • A.Jimi

    You guys dont have taste. Where the hell is Iniesta.I am just joking.My top ten. One day, i will be here. A. Jimi no 7

    1. Messi
    2. C.ronaldo
    3. Kaka
    4. Torres
    5. Ronaldinho
    6. Cassilas
    7. Gerrad
    8. Fabregas
    9. Iniesta
    10.Puyol

  • louis

    1 linol messi
    2 kaka
    3 steven gerrard
    4 xavi
    5 a.iniesta
    6 torres
    7 fabregas
    8 ronaldo
    9 arshavin
    10 carragher

  • gbenga

    I think the top ten are
    1 stephen gerrad
    2 kaka
    3 messi
    4 henry
    5 ronaldo
    6 ibrahimovic
    7 torres
    8 rooney
    9 terry
    10 ferdinand

  • http://themckies@live.co.uk louis

    10 cesc fabregas
    9 frank lampard
    8 cristiano ronaldo
    7 a. iniesta
    6 h. xavi
    5 robinho
    4 fernando torres
    3 steven gerrard
    2 kaka
    1 lional messi

  • Hafiz

    my top 10
    1. Messi
    2. Torres
    3. Rooney
    4. Lampard
    5. Gerrard Or C.Ronaldo
    6. Cech
    7. Terry
    8. Iniesta
    9. Fabregas (Less experienced)
    10. Vidic (for sure)

  • Fabregas

    The best player is Fabregas.

  • asd

    top 5 goal keepers…
    1.Buffon-Juve
    2.Van Der Sar-Man-U
    3.Cassilas-R.Mad
    4.Peter Cech-Chelsea
    5.Robinson-Spurs/Tot

  • zidanes gay brother

    1.f.torres 2 khuram 3 me again i am the 2 best footballer in the world

  • polo

    ibrahimovic
    ronaldo
    ribery
    kaka
    torres

  • laylian

    you missed out the two most influential midfielders; xavi and iniesta

  • Hajj dollar

    LAMPARD ( MIDFIELDER )
    ESSIEN ( THE BEST MIDFIELDER )
    ZLANTAN IBRAMOVIG
    JOHN TERRY ( THE GREAT CAMPTAIN )
    ANELKA ( THE EXPERIENCE STRIKER )
    LIONEL MESSI (THE BEST OF SKILLS)
    KAKA
    INIESTA
    TORRESS
    ROBINHO

  • Segun Ategun Elediye

    I think the top ten are
    Messi
    c ronaldo
    Iniesta
    kaka
    steven G
    Torres
    Ibrahimovic
    Terry
    David villa
    Ronaldinho

  • taylor wentworth

    L Messi
    C Ronaldo
    Torres
    kaka
    robinho
    rooney
    xavi
    D villa
    Gerrard
    ronaldinho

  • lexis agyei

    L Messi
    kaka
    C Ronaldo
    Gerrard
    Essien
    Lampard
    Torres
    Tevez
    Ribbery
    Cassilas

  • paul

    i think your rating is being biased.where didn’t put the two “franks” lampard and ribery?anyway i think it should be like this:
    1.leonel messi
    2.fernando torres
    3.cristiano ronaldo
    4.steven gerrard
    5.izecson kaka’
    6.frank ribery
    7.andrei arshavin
    8.frank lampard
    9.zlatan ibrahimovic
    10.cesc fabregas
    those who missed out for one reason or the other are:
    essien,ronaldinho,casillas,xavi,rooney
    clichy,pirlo,eto’o,iniesta,adebayor,forlan,
    gourcuff,lahm,eduardo.
    this rating is based on the player performance for both club and country.

  • reece

    1. messi
    2. ronaldo
    3. ribery
    4. kaka
    5. arshavin
    6. fabregs
    7. gerrard
    8. lampard
    9. rooney
    10. torres

  • Joe

    Cukoo, Cukoo.
    THIS is the top 10

    1 Messi
    2 Ronaldo
    3 Kaka
    4 Ribery
    5 Gerrard
    6 Lampard
    7 Torres
    8 Fabregas
    9 Rooney
    10 Terry/Ferdinand

  • Bell09

    my list :

    10.XAVI

    9. DAVID VILLA

    8. FRANK RIBERY

    7. WESLEY SNEIJDER

    6. WAYNE ROONEY

    5. FERNANDO TORRES

    4. STEVEN GERRARD

    3. KAKA

    2. CRISTIANO RONALDO

    1. LIONEL MESSI

  • zahid

    my list is like this:
    1 ali
    2 zain
    3 aasim
    4 hasban
    5 abdali
    6 walleed

    • danielMilano

      ha3x zahid…
      is that ur futsal starting line
      Up?he3x..

  • Ankit

    MY LIST:
    10.Iker Cassilias
    09.Sergio ramos
    08.Nemaja Vidic
    07.Frank Ribery
    06.Xavi Hernandes
    ,
    05.KaKa
    04.Andreas Iniesta
    03.Steven Gerrard
    02.Cristiano Ronaldo(he sucks)
    01.Lionel Messi

  • harmain

    You are all mostly wrong!!

    The best allround player is Steven Gerrard but as in scoring goals here is my list.

    1)Messi
    2)Gerrard
    3)C.Ronaldo
    4)Kaka
    5)David Villa
    6)Torres
    Cba to think of anymre

  • callum

    1.Gerrard
    2.Torres
    3.Messi
    4.Ronaldo
    5.Drogba
    6.Kaka
    7.Alonso
    8.David Villa
    9.Lampard
    10.Fabregas

  • Romaan

    1 Ronaldo
    2 Messi
    3 Kaka
    4 Torres
    5 Ibrahimovic
    6 Drogba
    7 Ronaldinho
    8 Rooney
    9 Fabregas
    10 Gerrard

  • Romaan

    1 Ronaldo
    2 Messi
    3 Kaka
    4 Torres
    5 Ronaldinho
    6 Ibrahimovic
    7 Rooney
    8 Drogba
    9 Fabregas
    10 Gerrard

  • luke :).come on tottenham!!

    1.Cristiano Ronaldo
    2.Lionel Messi
    3.Kaka
    4.Xavi
    5.Iniesta
    6.Torres
    7.Gerrard
    8.Ibrahimovic
    9.Terry
    10.Ribery

    Anyone agree???

  • aiden

    1)Messi
    2)ronaldo
    3)Kaka
    4)Ibrahimovic
    5)Gerrard
    6)Torres
    7)Arshavin
    8)Fabregas
    9)Xavi
    10)Ribery

  • Mushfiqur

    This is my top ten:

    1:Cristiano Ronaldo
    2:Lionel Messi
    3:Fernando Torres
    4:Kaka
    5:Xavi
    6:Steven Gerrard
    7:John Terry
    8:Frank Ribery
    9:Iker Cassillas
    10:Carlos Puyol

  • danielMilano

    Hey folks..

    i might see list of lists on this topic, and i think it would be rational if i put name
    with their performance over this
    season..course with consistency
    and contribute in their team.

    1.Messi
    2.Kaka’
    3.Torres
    4.Lampard
    5.Gerrard
    6.Fabregas
    7.Ronaldo
    8.Zlatan
    9.Ronaldinho
    10.Cassilas

  • nastichka

    Fernando Torres is my number1 ;]]

  • jin

    this is best top 10 player 4 me 1) steven gerrerd
    best midfilder in the world
    2)cese febregas
    best to paly pass
    3)kaka
    best in finishing
    4)ribery
    speed mind blowing,active as pard
    5)torres
    best striker n finisher
    6)messi
    mind blowing footwork
    7)sergio remos
    best all roynder in the world
    8)xavi alonso
    good pass maker but not good as febregas
    9)ballack
    great player of german and hope of german
    cristino ronaldo
    stron,fast and can change the game

  • princes Nimo

    the list is ok but with out S.Aguero useless list.and messi is my favourite player but c.ronaldo is number one in the world.and terry in top ten where is vidic or puyol and sure where is e eto. and the place of kaka iniesta becouse kaka and dis season bad.my list like dis
    1:ronaldo
    2:messi
    3:iniesta
    4:fabregas
    5:kaka
    6:torres
    7:roney
    8:ibrohimovich
    9:Aguero
    10:vidic

  • apik

    i agree

  • Nisah a.k.a Fila

    why ronaldo in number 9?!

    1)cristiano ronaldo
    2)Kaka
    3)lampard
    4)terry
    5)rooney
    6)drogba
    7)ronaldinho
    8)ramos
    9)messi
    10)torres

    that is my top 10!!!

    anyway,,ronaldo and kaka is the best football player in da world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andrew

    1 c.ronaldo
    2 messi
    3 kaka
    4 torres
    5 eto
    6 lampard
    ramos

  • ijaz ahmed

    10.TORRES
    09.IBRAHIMOVICH
    08.FEBREGAS
    07.GERRARD
    06.ROONEY
    AND THE NO.1 PLAYERS FOR ME ARE
    RONALDINO
    KAKA
    CRISTIANO RONALDO
    MESSI
    RONALDO

  • mazhar

    no cristi is the best

  • Rafael Lopez

    My Top 10
    1. L.Messi
    2. C.Ronaldo
    3. Kaka
    4. Xavi
    5. Iniesta
    6. Ibrahimovic
    7. F.Torres
    8. S.Gerrard
    9. F.Lampard
    10. Robinho

  • Tyler + luke

    10. Xavi
    9. Ibrahimovic
    8. Casillas
    7. Van persie
    6. Rooney
    5. Gerrard
    4. Fabregas
    3. Torres
    2. Christiano ronaldo
    1. Lionel messi

  • connor

    MY top 10 at the moment is:
    1.messi
    2.ronaldo
    3.kaka
    4.rooney/TORRES
    5.gerrard
    6.xavi
    7.iniesta
    8.drogba
    9.ibromhimvic
    10.fabregas

  • Prince Curtis

    Am ok with the list

  • chimaobi

    my name is Christ from Nigeria am a through bacar fan what i want to say is that hear in Nigeria we the Barcelona fans we love messi not only him there is two dengerious midfielders xavi and eniesta i love them very much

  • arshavin

    1-Xavi
    2-Ronaldo
    3-messi
    4-kaka
    5-fabregas
    6-arshavin
    7-puyol
    8-terry
    9-dani alves
    10-buffon

  • lfclt04

    this is stupid the top ten players go like this
    1.messi
    2.c.ronaldo
    3.kaka
    4.torres
    5.rooney
    6.drogba
    7.ribery
    8.IBRAHIMOVICH
    9.xavi
    10.xabi alonso
    this is the order of the best 10 players in the world

  • LFCTOM

    1. Messi
    2. Gerrard
    3. Iniesta
    4. C Ronaldo
    5. Torres
    6. Fabregas
    7. Xavi
    8. Vidic
    9. kaka
    10. Reina
    Thats more like it!

  • deasy

    #1. Messi
    #2. Iniesta
    #3. Ronaldo
    #4. Torres
    #5. Xavi
    #6. Kaka
    #7. Casillias
    #8. Ibrahimovic
    #9. Fabregas
    #10.Sergio Ramos/Vermalaen

  • vimal

    1.messi
    2.ronaldo
    3.villa
    4.torres
    5.ibrahimovic
    6.ribery
    7.casillas
    8.tevez
    9.fabregas
    10.van persie

  • silva chege

    1)ronaldo
    2)messi
    3)fernando torres
    4)kaka
    5)iniesta
    6)xavi
    7)wayne rooney
    8)didier drogba
    9)steven gerrad
    10)iker casillas
    11)nemanja vidic
    12)zantlan ibrahimovic

  • julio

    am stonch arsenal, but i beleive e’too, xavi, iniesta, and pato should be included in the list,so my top 10 would be,
    1. C. ronaldo
    2. messi
    3. iniesta
    4. vidic
    5. fabregas
    6. kaka
    7. gerald
    8. van der saar
    9. rooney
    10. e’eto

  • habshi

    Ronaldo
    Messi
    Kaka
    Rooney
    Xavia
    Higuain
    Ronaldinho
    Vidic
    Sergio ramos
    Casillas

  • habshi

    Casillas
    Ramos. Terry. Vidic. Evra

    Messi. Xavi. Iniesta. Ronaldo

    Torres. Rooney

  • Harry

    The Best Player in EPL:
    1.Jhon Terry
    2.Fernando Torrest
    3.Cesc Fabrecas
    4.Stephan Gerrard
    5.Didier Drogba
    6.Wayne Rooney
    7.Frank Lampard
    8.Robinho
    9.Carlos Teves
    10.Rio Ferdinand

  • Lawrence

    Drogba lampard terry robinho ronaldo messi delap eto milito ronaldiho

  • ja

    Top 10 striker
    1.Drogba
    2.Rooney
    3.Messi
    4.Torres
    5.Ibrahimovic
    6.Eto’o
    7.Robinho
    8.Henry
    9.Tevez
    10.Podolski

  • Shaquille

    Where the heck is RONALDINHO i mean common he s the best they is u cant get it any better

  • hakim

    1.cr9
    2.messi
    3.xavi
    4.higuain
    5.rooney
    6.torres
    7.fabregas
    8.alonso
    9.robben
    10.zamora

    gk-1.cassilas
    2.van der sar
    3.hugo lloris
    4.igor akinfeev

    d-1.puyol
    2.vidic
    3.albiol
    4.terry

    m-1.xavi
    2.alonso
    3.fabregas
    4.lampard

    f-1.cr9
    2.messi
    3.higuain
    4.rooney

  • jac cambrook

    1)messi
    2)tevez
    3)rooney
    4)malouda
    5)adebyor
    6)torres
    7)gerrard
    8)bellamy
    9)diamanti
    10)adam johnson
    finally 11)barry and viera
    thats in the premier league mind thats perfect from my point of view

  • ed

    MESSI is number 1, who can say otherwis, he is the worlds greatest player, he is a team player. Ronaldo plays for himself. and just doesnt have messi’s quality

    2. ronaldo/rooney.
    3.xavi
    4.lampard
    5.torres
    6.gerrard
    7.villa
    8.drogba
    9.fabragas/kaka
    10. james milner

  • al ameen ado yakasai

    1 messi 2 ronaldo 3 drogba 4 xavi 5 torres 6 fabregas 7 song 8rooney 9 kaka/ronaldinho 10 iniesta

  • man 88

    GK-Van der sar
    RB -Maicon
    CB-Vidic
    CB-Nesta
    LB-Evra
    RM- Ronaldo
    CM-Essien
    AM-Wesley Sneidjer
    LM-Arjen Robben
    RF- Villa
    LF- Podolski

  • damian

    1)torres
    2)messi
    3)c.ronaldo
    4)gerrard
    5)kaka
    6)villa
    7)rooney
    8)iniesta
    9)robben
    10)drogba

  • mahmud

    i wonder people debating about who’s the best player in the world.,,.some even placing messi as the top best player.,.but let us look it through my point of view.,.,

    (1) cr7_ cr have every thing you need from a football, height, strenth, skills, short, abilty to score from free kicks.

    (2) messi_ messi is a one of a kind in his own league,.,but not as complet as cr.,.,.when u ask me the abvantage of messi is his ability to dizzle thats it.

    (3)Xavi_ xavi is the only player that players the ball like a true master ( a true legend),.,.his passes are aqiurate…forget about the dizzling.,.,his theory are control and pass

    (4) gerrad_ one of the best captains in england football.,.,that have the ability to stand under pressure and player the game like a real king.,.but not as complete as xavi

    (5)lampard

    (6) torres

    (7)rooney

    (8) Drogba

    (9) robben

    (10) casillas

    • Mridul Dahal

      Top 11 players:-
      Neuer                              Shalke
      Dani Alves                       Barcelona
      Charles Puyol                  Barcelona
      Vidic                               Manchester United
      Pique                              Barcelona
      Xavi                                 Barcelona
      Andreas Iniesta                Barcelona
      Ozil                                 Real Madrid 
      Kaka                               Real Madrid
      Cristiano Ronaldo             Real Madrid
      Lionel Messi                    Barcelona
      Zaltan Ibrahimovic             AC Milan

  • Mushfiqur

    1.Casillas

    2.Ramos 26.Terry 5.Puyol 3.Maicon

    4.Ineista 8.Gerrard 6.Xavi

    7.C.ronaldo 9.Torres 10.Messi

  • yahia

    1 messi 2 cr7 3kaka 4ineista 5 lampard 6 gerrard

  • edson

    1.fabregas
    2.robinho
    3.messi
    4.kaka
    5.ronadinho
    6.wolcott
    7.evra
    8.elvis
    9.drogba

  • DILR@J

    1) cristiano ronaldo

    2)ricardo kaka

    3) lionel messi

    4) ronaldinho

    5) steven gerard

    6) wayne rooney

    7) david villa

    8) michael ballack

    9) iker cassillas

    10) xavi

  • CAMMY

    1ST LEONEL MESSI
    2ND YAYA TOURE
    3RD ROONEY
    4TH TEVES
    5TH ROBBEN
    6TH JOE HART
    7TH FABREGAS
    8TH GERRARD
    9TH CHAMAKH
    10TH IBRAHIMOVIC

  • NNAMDI

    1ST-MESSI 2ND-RONALDINHO 3RD-XAVI 4TH-GERRAD 5TH-LAMPARD 6TH-ARTETA 7TH-C-RONALDO 8TH-PUYOL 9TH-INIESTA 10TH-DROGBA

  • Anirudhfc

    1-c.ronaldo
    2-messi
    3-ronaldinho
    4-drogba
    5-kaka’
    6-ibrahimovic’
    7-gerrard
    8-iniesta
    9-lampard
    10-rooney

  • uuuu

    1 eto 2 drogba 3 gyan 4 ozil 5 dani alves 6 maicon 7 lampard 8 kaka 9 c ronaldo 10 messi

  • uuuu

    drogba best player the world yesssssssssss drogba winner balon oder

    • Oliver

      lie

  • uuuu

    1 drogba 2 esssian 3 messi 4 c ronaldo 5 snijder 6 roben 7 ozil 8 khedira 9 gyan 10 kaka

  • yesssssssssss

    drogba best player the world

  • Nick

    Asamoah gyan can’t even get a start for Sunderland let alone score goals

  • kylebear

    1 travner stmirren
    2 dorman crystal palace
    3 kenneth dundee united
    4 kenny miller
    5 kyle lafferty

    no celtic players made the best 5 aside team ever no english players either what a shame mostly scottish players best country in da world miller best striker in da world

  • kylebear

    im fae wigan n scottish

  • kanishka

    top 10 players fr me are : 1. lio messi
    2.wayne rooney
    3.ibrahamovic
    4.rio ferdinand
    5.jon terry
    6.iniesta
    7.xavi
    8.sergio ramos
    9.vidic
    10.iker casillas

  • imani magugudi

    i think the list should be
    1. Rolando
    2. mess
    3. Xavier
    4. Fabregas
    5. Inesita
    6. Gerald
    7. Van Persei
    8. Rooney
    9. Torres
    10. Ronaldinho

  • zimkita

    my list would be like this:
    1 messi
    2 xavi
    3 ronaldo
    4 eto’o
    5 kaka
    6 drogba
    7 villa
    8 torres
    9 rooney
    10 Tshabalala

  • Abzibz

    top ten players ever messi-ronaldo-xavi-iniesta-maradona-pele-nani-tevez-sharif=me-dogyan=mybestfreind

  • abuhanif

    Christiano Ronaldo deserve the first not the second world best Christiano before Messi

  • Mridul Dahal

    Top 11 players:-
    Neuer                              Shalke
    Dani Alves                       Barcelona
    Charles Puyol                  Barcelona
    Vidic                               Manchester United
    Pique                              Barcelona
    Xavi                                 Barcelona
    Andreas Iniesta                Barcelona
    Ozil                                 Real Madrid 
    Kaka                               Real Madrid
    Cristiano Ronaldo             Real Madrid
    Lionel Messi                    Barcelona
    Zaltan Ibrahimovic             AC Milan

    • Fayyadh Adam

      in ur dreamsss!!!

  • Mridul Dahal

    Top 11 players:-
    Neuer                              Shalke
    Dani Alves                       Barcelona
    Charles Puyol                  Barcelona
    Vidic                               Manchester United
    Pique                              Barcelona
    Xavi                                 Barcelona
    Andreas Iniesta                Barcelona
    Ozil                                 Real Madrid 
    Kaka                               Real Madrid
    Cristiano Ronaldo             Real Madrid
    Lionel Messi                    Barcelona
    Zaltan Ibrahimovic             AC Milan

  • Buuh

    no shift

  • Ahmad Magdy

    ed

  • Peeeeeeeeeee

    I think that my top ten would be1.C.Ranaldo,2.L.Messi,3.D.Maradona,4.Kaka,5.D.Villa,6.D.louise,7.L.casilas,8.C.Tevez,9.A.cole,10.Pepe.

    Noah 

  • Colinjad3

    1 messi
    2 ronaldo
    3 xavi
    4 steven gerrard
    5 kaka
    6 ronaldinho
    7 luis suarez
    8 casilas
    9 vidic
    10 pepe reina
    11Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  • Cheeze

    whers chicherito

  • Pratyay

    Ranks
    1:LIONEL MESSI
    2:NEYMAR
    3:ARJEN ROBBEN
    4:CRISTIANO RONALDO
    5:XAVI HERNANDEZ
    6:DAVID VILLA
    7:RICARDO KAKA
    8:ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC
    9:WAYNE ROONEY
    10:ANDRES INIESTA 

  • Lilmoe91

    mine is:   
    1. Leo Messi
    2. Cristano Ronaldo
    3. Dider Drogba
    4. Herendez Xavi
    5. Alex Pato
    6. Fernando Torres
    7. John Terry
    8. Cesc Fabregas
    9. Merut Ozil
    10. Ricardo Kaka
    11. Hulk
    12. Steven Gerrard                                        

  • Arshad

    messi gadura aur dhandol hai

  • SeeRing Breaker

    Top 10 footballer in world:-
    1. Cristiano Ronaldo
    2. Messi
    3. Wayne Rooney
    4. Fernando Torres
    5. Cesc Fabregas
    6. Xavi
    7. Eto’s
    8. Forlan
    9. Aguaero
    10 David Villa

  • Boycemoeti

    1 ronaldinho

  • razvan

    mine is:1)leo messi
    2)neymar da silva
    3)cristiano ronaldo
    4)ronaldinho
    5)xavi
    6)hulk7)iniesta
    8)puyol
    9)zlatan ibrahimovic
    10)alexandre pato 

    i think the best teams are:
    1)fc barcelona-spain
    2)santos fc-brazil
    3)real madrid-spain
    4)ac milan-italy
    5)bayern munchen-germany
    6)mc city-england
    7)fc porto-portugal
    8)olimpique lionards-france
    9)mc united-england
    10)fc steaua bucuresti-romania   

    the bests national teams are:
    1)spain
    2)brazil
    3)holland
    4)italy
    5)portugal
    6)england
    7)france
    8)germany
    9)turkey
    10)argentina

  • Mahmoodbilal

    wheres van persie

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jean-De-Luc-Torchon/100000902123725 Jean De Luc Torchon

    1 messi
    2 ronaldo
    3 neymar jr
    4 robben
    5 pato
    6 xavi
    7 robinhino
    8 casillas
    9 drogba
    10 cech

    but my fav has to be heskey

  • Danielordor

    i believe messi can not be regarded as one of the greatest footballers because he hasn’t yet taken his country anywhere in world cup, onlike people like Zidane 

  • Chimmyviv

    1. leo messi
    2 christian ronaldo
    3 didier drogba
    4.iniesta
    5.benzema
    6.zlatan ibrahimovic
    7 wayne rooney
    8 kaka
    9prince
    10 dani alves

  • Jackson7872

    My List:Top 10 (Premier League, Still Playing)

    1.R.Van Persie

    2. W.Rooney

    3. T.Walcott

    4.S.Carzola

    5.M.Arteta

    6.J. Wilshere

    7.F. Lampard

    8.F. Torres

    9.M. Fellaini

    10.M. Chamakh

  • dandollar.

    i love messi than ronaldo

  • Oliver

    My list is:

    1messi

    2ronaldo

    3ozil

    4neymar

    5van persie

    6kaka

    7robben

    8emenike

    9torres

    10rooney