List of Top Ten Best Football Players in the World


On the international level, football is the very popular game all over the world that is mostly referred to soccer. This game claims to be the most famous and the most played game in the world. Football is a century-old game that is being played in many countries on the planet, mainly in some American, European and African countries. The word football is derived from two different words “foot” and “ball”. This game contains many players playing as a team using football, the rules and regulations set the kicking and passing of that ball only by using the feet. Two against goals are there for both the teams to score one goal by kicking the ball into the goal on the opposite side.Today, football has earned huge attention that it is not only played on the domestic level, but it is also played at the international level including FIFA World Cup, European League, and several additional international tournaments. Players play for their nation as well as for their defined leagues. In the football game, there are many players that earned much fame all over the world contrary to the other football players. Did you know who is the best and most favorite football player in 2016 ranking? Here is the List of Top Ten Best Football Players in the World that are reported to be the best performing and trending footballers all through the world.

List of Top Ten Best Football Players in the World

At a Glance List of Top 10 Best and Most Favorite Footballers in the World – 2016 Ranking

Rank Best Football Player Date of Birth
1. Lionel Messi June 24, 1987
2. Neymar February 5, 1992
3. Luiz Suarez January 24, 1987
4. Christiana Ronaldo February 5, 1985
5. Robert Lewandowski August, 21st, 1988
6. Manuel Neuer arch 27, 1986
7. Thomas Muller September 13, 1989
8. Andrés Iniesta May 11, 1984
9. Sergio Agüero June 2nd, 1988
10. Mesut Özil OCT. 15th, 1988


Every year in the League tournaments and FIFA world cup, a ranking list of these players is prepared that is based on the number of goals and strikes and their appearance.

List of Top Ten Best Football Players in the World 2016 Ranking

10. Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil is a very famous German footballer, who was born on OCT. 15th, 1988. He is a player of an English Club known as Arsenal. He won the heart of his many fans that are also playing in some leagues. On the international leve, he got a reasonable attention throughout the FIFA world cup 2010 and as a reward for his best performance, he was also chosen for the GOLDEN BALL AWARD. While, in FIFA 2014 he won the title of Top soccer player of Germany who has got eight goals in the tournament.

9. Sergio Agüero

Sergio Agüero

Born on June 2nd, 1988, Sergio Agüero is an Argentinian football player who is Playing for the Manchester City. He is famous as the striker for Manchester City. On the foreign level, he formally served his country at FIFA U-20 World Cup in the years 2005 and 2007 and survived for winning both the tournaments. He has been ultimately describing his team also during the FIFA world cups of 2010 and 2014 where he received various appraisals for his outstanding performance.

8. Andrés Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta

Born on May 11, 1984, Andrés Iniesta Luján is a professional Spanish football player who is playing for his national team along with the FC Barcelona. He is the captain of his club team only because of his adjust ability. He is very expert in playing as the left midfielder as well as the skilled central midfielder. Iniesta is titled as one of the best midfielders around the world and maybe one of the best footballers of his age.

7. Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller

Thomas Muller is highlighted as a professional German football player, who was born on 13th September. He is playing for the German football club Bayern Munich as the forward as well as the midfielder. He was additionally appointed on various attacking roles in various matches. The Guardian has given him the 5th rank as the best footballer in the world by the end of 2014. While, in 2010 World Cup he was listed as the best youngest player of the tournament and further earned the honor of Golden boot for his astonishing performance in the tournament.

6. Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer

Born on 27th March, Manuel Neuer is playing for the German National team as a goalkeeper and the German club Bayern Munich. Because of his quick protective abilities, sharp reflexes and remarkable energy to tackle shots gave him the title of “sweeper-keeper.” He stands between the highly demanded and highest paid goalkeepers around the world. Furthermore, he also got the Golden Gloves award in 2014 for his extraordinary goalkeeping appearance in the FIFA world cup.

5. Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski

Born on August 21st, 1988, Robert Lewandowski is a Polish national team football player, who Plays as the striker in the German club Bayern Munich. He holds the 5th spot in 2016 ranking list of top 10 best football players in the world. He is additionally serving as the captain of his Polish national football team. The defining success of his career was the five goals that he scored in only five minutes versus the Wolfsburg on 22nd September 2015.

4. Christiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Born on February 5, 1985, Christiana Ronaldo is presently playing for his motherland Portugal, and he is also playing for the Spanish club, Real Madrid. He is serving as the captain of his national team and as well as the forward player. He has won various titles for FIFA Ballon d’Or and flushed the award in the year 2013 and 2014 gradually.

3. Luiz Suarez

Luiz Suarez

Born on January 24, 1987, Luiz Suarez is a professional Niagara national team player, who is playing as the striker for his state team as well as the Spanish club Barcelona. First, he managed to play in Liverpool, but later in 2014, he left the Liverpool and joined Barcelona. Afterwards,  he became the highest paid player in the world. By October 2015, he worked to score his 300th goal of his superior career in his national team and club.

2. Neymar


Born on February 5, 1992, the Captain of Brazilian National team, Neymar de Silva is playing as the forward or the winger. He is given the 2nd rank in the list of world’s best footballers in 2016 ranking. He is playing for the Spanish club Barcelona. From the age of 9 years, he has been getting success in various tournaments. Out of 70 matches he has got 46 goals, making him win the title of 5th highest goal scorer of Brazil’s national football team. The Guardian also listed him as the 3rd best player in the world in December 2015.

1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

When it comes to the football lovers, there is no one who is not aware of the outstanding abilities of Lionel Messi. He is widely famous as the most favorite football player of this period. He has won the hearts of millions of his fans throughout the world with his absolute abilities and victories in his overall football career. He is a professional Argentinian footballer. Beyond playing for Argentina national team, he also plays for the Spanish Barcelona. Messi is satisfied to be titled as the only player who has won five times the title of Best FIFA World Cup player or FIFA Ballond’Or title in his overall gaming career.

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