10. Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer is almost unanimously the best goalkeeper in the world. He plays for the German club Bayern Munich and he has been a Germany national team player for many years now. Manuel was a top 3 finalists for the Ballon d’Or in 2014, the Ballon d’Or is awarded to the best player of the year. Manuel Neuer is a 4 time German league winner and a 4 time German cup winner; Neuer has won the under-21 European cup and the World cup with the German national team. He has won the Champions League cup, the UEFA Super cup, the German super cup, the FIFA club world cup, 2 German player of the year awards, and many more honors.
9. Jerome Boateng
Jerome Boateng is a strong defender and an excellent leader by example. Boateng plays for the German club Bayern Munich and has been a Germany national team player for many years now. He is constantly thought of as one of the best central defenders in the world and has had many accomplishments: under-21 European cup, World cup, Champions League cup, 4 German Leagues, 3 German cups, UEFA Super cup, FIFA Club world cup, German Super cup, and many more awards.
8. Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos is a strong player and one of the best defenders in the world. Ramos plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and consistently plays for the Spanish national team. Sergio Ramos is regularly part of the UEFA team of the year and has won many awards in his career so far. Ramos has won 2 of each of the following awards: European championship, Champions League cup, Spanish cup, Spanish Super cup, FIFA club world cup, and UEFA Super cup. Ramos has also won the Spanish League 3 times and the World Cup once.
7. Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez plays for the English club Arsenal and is a top player on the Chilean national team. Sanchez is most known for being one of the most hard-working players around the world. He constantly has stand out performances and is arguably one of the best players in England. Sanchez has won an English FA cup and an English Super cup with Arsenal; he has won 2 Copa America cups with the Chile national team and won many other awards when he played in Spain, Argentina, and Chile.
6. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and is the best player on the Welsh national team. Bale is a fast, strong, pacey, and skillful wide midfielder who has one of the best shots in European soccer. Bale has won player of the year when he played in England and has won 2 Welsh player of the years. Bale has also won many awards since arriving at Real Madrid, such as, a FIFA club world cup, a Spanish cup, a UEFA Super cup, and 2 Champions League cups.
5. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish international player who plays for the German club Bayern Munich. Lewandowski is one of the best forwards in the world, he is a strong and clinical goal scorer who has consistent success from season to season. Lewandowski has been top goal scorer in many different competitions and leagues and is a 6 time Polish player of the year. He also has won 2 German cups, 4 German Leagues, 2 German Super cups, and many other awards from when he played in Poland.
4. Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is a Uruguayan international player who plays for the Spanish club Barcelona. Suarez is a prolific goal scorer and a complete forward; he has won multiple top goal scorer awards in multiple different leagues. Suarez has won a Champions League cup, a Copa America cup, a FIFA club world cup, a Spanish Super cup, 2 Spanish leagues, 2 Spanish cups, and lots of other awards from when he played in England, the Netherlands, and Uruguay.
3. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is his birth name but he is more commonly known as just Neymar. Neymar is arguably the most skillful player in all of soccer, he is known for his fancy flicks and skillful play on the ball. Neymar is constantly performing outrageous moves and plays in his game and is the most fun player to watch because of this. Neymar is a Brazilian national team player who plays for the Spanish club Barcelona, he is one of the stars at Barcelona and has won his fair share of awards. With the Brazil national team Neymar has won a Confederations cup, an Olympic gold medal, an under-20 South American championship cup, and has been named the Brazilian player of the year once; with his club team Neymar has won 2 Spanish cups, 2 Spanish leagues, a Spanish Super cup, a Champions League cup, a FIFA club world cup, a UEFA Super cup, and many other awards from his time playing in Brazil.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is constantly a highly debated player when it comes to who is the best in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo has won 4 FIFA Ballon d’Or’s and 3 UEFA best player in Europe awards, on top of that he has been player of the year 3 times in multiple different competitions and top goal scorer 13 times in multiple different competitions. Ronaldo is a star on the Portuguese national team who plays wide midfield for the Spanish club Real Madrid. Ronaldo has won many other accomplishments: 3 Champions League cups, 1 Spanish league, 2 Spanish cups, 1 Spanish Super cup, 3 FIFA club world cups, 2 UEFA Super cups, and 1 European cup with Portugal. Prior to his time playing in Spain, he conquered England, winning himself 3 English leagues, 2 English League cups, 1 English FA cup, and 2 English Super cups. Cristiano Ronaldo is fast, strong, skillful, and is one of the most hard-working players in the world.
1. Lionel Messi
Best player in the world is a debatable two-horse race between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi gets the edge on Ronaldo because Messi has won one more Ballon d’Or than Ronaldo has. However, Messi has won so many more honors as well: 5 FIFA Ballon d’Or’s, 3 UEFA best player in Europe Awards, 4 Champions League cups, 8 Spanish leagues, 4 Spanish cups, 7 Spanish Super cups, 3 FIFA club world cups, 3 UEFA Super cups, 1 Olympic gold medal, 1 under-20 World Cup, 3 player of the years in multiple competitions, and 15 top goal scorer awards in multiple different competitions. Lionel Messi plays as a wide midfielder for the Argentinian national team and the Spanish club Barcelona. Messi is a small, quick, and insanely skillful dribbler with a clinical finish; Messi constantly leads his team to success through his incredible goal-scoring ability.