Top 10 Soccer Players

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Soccer is the worlds game, with the best players coming from every part of the globe. These 10 players are the worlds current best.


Number 10

Raul

Raul is a Spanish born striker for the Spain club Real Madrid. He has been playing with Real Madrid since 1994 and is currently the team captain with over 200 goals in his career for Real. 


Number 9

Didier Drogba

Drogba is an Ivory Coast born striker who currently plays for the English team Chelsea. Drogba led the English League in scoring last year with 20 goals and is always a threat to score due to his large size. 



Number 8

Thierry Henry

French born striker Thierry Henry currently plays for the Spanish club Barcelona. Henry made his career playing for Arsenal where he lead the English League in scoring for 3 seasons in a row. Henry has been nominated for the FIFA Player of the Year award twice. Henry is highly regarded as one of the best one on one scorers. 



Number 7

Robinho

Brazilian striker Robinho currently plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid. Robinho is one of the best ball handlers in the game, and uses his quickness to score goals. 



Number 6

Steven Gerrard

England born midfielder, Steven Gerrard is the current captain of the English team Liverpool. Gerrard has been nominated for the FIFA Player of the Year award 3 times. In 2008 he was named the England player of the year. 



Number 5

Fernando Torres

Currently 23 years old, Spanish born striker Fernando Torres is currently the leading scorer for English club Liverpool and the second leading scorer in all of the English League. Torres previously played 5 seasons with the Spanish team Atletico Madrid where he scored 91 goals. 



Number 4

Lionel Messi

The 5 foot 6 Argentina born striker Lionel Messi currently plays for the Spanish club Barcelona. Messi has scored 41 goals in 3 full seasons with Barcelona. He was named the World Young Player of the Year 2 times, and was the runner up last year for the FIFA Player of the Year award. Many former legends such as Franz Beckenbauern and Diego Maradona consider Messi to be the best in the world.



Number 3 

Ronaldinho

Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho currently plays for the Spanish club Barcelona. He is a 2 time FIFA Player of the Year and was a key member of the 2002 Brazilian World Cup championship team. Ronaldinho is known for his amazing moves and creative finishes. 



Number 2

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Portugal and currently plays for the English club Manchester United. Ronaldo combines the best aspects of midfield and striking play in his game. Ronaldo is known for his quickness and finishing ability. He is the leading scorer in the English League this season and has scored 92 goals in 5 seasons with Manchester United. He is a 2 time Young Player of the Year award winner and was a runner up for the FIFA Player of the Year award.



Number 1

Kaka

Brazilian midfielder Kaka currently plays for the Italian club AC Milan. Kaka is known for his breathtaking moves, amazing speed, and great goals. No player in the world is better at setting up their teammates then Kaka. Kaka won both the FIFA Player of the Year award in 2007 and the Ballon d'Or. Kaka has scored 79 goals in 5 seasons with AC Milan. 






Other Great Players Not in the Top 10:

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Francesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Francesco Totti (Roma), Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona), Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal), Alessandre Pato (AC Milan), David Beckham (LA Galaxy) Michael Ballack (Chelsea).