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Top 100 Football Players In The World 2012

Can you name the top 100 players in the world according to the January 2013 edition of FourFourTwo Magzazine?
Last updated: December 14, 2012
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No.
Player
Position
Club
Nationality
1
Lionel Messi
Forward
Barcelona
Argentine
2
Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward
Real Madrid
Portuguese
3
Andres Iniesta
Midfielder
Barcelona
Spanish
4
Radamel Falcao
Striker
Atletico Madrid
Colmbian
5
Robin Van Persie
Striker
Manchester United
Dutch
6
Xavi
Midfielder
Barcelona
Spanish
7
Yaya Toure
Midfielder
Manchester City
Ivorian
8
Sergio Aguero
Striker
Manchester City
Argentine
9
Andrea Pirlo
Midfielder
Juventus
Italian
10
Wayne Rooney
Forward
Manchester United
English
11
Gareth Bale
Winger
Tottenham Hotspur
Welsh
12
Iker Casillas
Goalkeeper
Real Madrid
Spanish
13
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris Saint-Germain
Swedish
14
Vincent Kompany
Centre Back
Manchester City
Belgian
15
Francesc Fabregas
Midfielder
Barcelona
Spanish
16
David Silva
Winger
Manchester City
Spanish
17
Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
French
18
Philipp Lahm
Full Back
Bayern Munich
German
19
Xabi Alonso
Midfielder
Real Madrid
Spanish
20
Edinson Cavani
Striker
Napoli
Uruguayan
21
Thiago Silva
Centre Back
Paris Saint-Germain
Brazilian
22
Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
Polish
23
Sergio Busquets
Defensive Midfielder
Barcelona
Spanish
24
Gonzalo Higuain
Striker
Real Madrid
Argentine
25
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Midfielder
Bayern Munich
German
26
Gianluigi Buffon
Goalkeeper
Juventus
Italian
27
Angel Di Maria
Winger
Real Madrid
Argentine
28
Neymar
Striker
Santos
Brazil
29
Sergio Ramos
Centre Back
Real Madrid
Spanish
30
Eden Hazard
Attacking Midfielder
Chelsea
Belgian
31
Mesut Ozil
Attacking Midfielder
Real Madrid
German
32
Juan Mata
Attacking Midfielder
Chelsea
Spanish
33
Jordi Alba
Left Back
Barcelona
Spanish
34
Franck Ribery
Winger
Bayern Munich
French
35
David Villa
Striker
Barcelona
Spanish
36
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
Bayern Munich
German
37
Luka Modric
Midfielder
Real Madrid
Croatian
38
Gerard Pique
Centre Back
Barcelona
Spanish
39
Antonio Di Natale
Striker
Udinese
Italian
40
Ashley Cole
Left Back
Chelsea
English
41
Pepe
Centre Back
Real Madrid
Portuguese
42
Dani Alves
Right Back
Barcelona
Brazilian
43
Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder
Roma
Italian
44
Antonio Valencia
Winger
Manchester United
Ecuadorian
45
Luis Suarez
Striker
Liverpool
Uruguayan
46
Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder
Juventus
Italian
47
Marco Reus
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
German
48
Wesley Sneijder
Attacking Midfielder
Inter Milan
Dutch
49
Alexis Sanchez
Forward
Barcelona
Chilean
50
Santi Cazorla
Midfielder
Arsenal
Spanish
No.
Player
Position
Club
Nationality
51
Joe Hart
Goalkeeper
Manchester City
English
52
Pedro
Forward
Barcelona
Spanish
53
Samuel Eto'o
Striker
Anzhi Makhachkala
Cameroonian
54
Carles Puyol
Centre Back
Barcelona
Spanish
55
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Striker
Schalke
Dutch
56
Marcelo
Left Back
Real Madrid
Brazilian
57
Mats Hummels
Centre Back
Borussia Dortmund
German
58
Ramires
Midfielder
Chelsea
Brazilian
59
Giorgio Chiellini
Centre Back
Juventus
Italian
60
Carlos Tevez
Striker
Manchester City
Argentine
61
Frank Lampard
Midfielder
Chelsea
English
62
Javier Pastore
Attacking Midfielder
Paris Saint-Germain
Argentine
63
Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder
Manchester United
Japanese
64
Joao Moutinho
Midfielder
Porto
Portuguese
65
Fernando Llorente
Striker
Athletic Bilbao
Spanish
66
Arjen Robben
Winger
Bayern Munich
Dutch
67
Toni Kroos
Attacking Midfielder
Bayern Munich
German
68
Thomas Vermaelen
Centre Back
Arsenal
Belgian
69
Samir Nasri
Attacking Midfielder
Manchester City
French
70
Oscar
Attacking Midfielder
Chelsea
Brazilian
71
Mario Balotelli
Striker
Manchester City
Italian
72
Mario Gomez
Striker
Bayern Munich
German
73
Miroslav Klose
Striker
Lazio
German
74
Christian Eriksen
Attacking Midfielder
Ajax
Danish
75
Andrea Barzagli
Centre Back
Juventus
Italian
76
Nemanja Vidic
Centre Back
Manchester United
Serbian
77
Lucas Moura
Attacking Midfielder
Sao Paulo
Brazilian
78
Victor Valdes
Goalkeeper
Barcelona
Spanish
79
Hulk
Forward
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Brazilian
80
Jakub Blaszczykowski
Winger
Borussia Dortmund
Polish
81
Jeremy Menez
Winger
Paris Saint-Germain
French
82
Javi Martinez
Midfielder
Bayern Munich
Spanish
83
Marek Hamsik
Attacking Midfielder
Napoli
Slovakian
84
Roberto Soldado
Striker
Valencia
Spanish
85
Samir Handanovic
Goalkeeper
Inter Milan
Slovenian
86
Hernanes
Attacking Midfielder
Lazio
Brazilian
87
Alan Dzagoev
Attacking Midfielder
CSKA Moscow
Russian
88
Diego Milito
Striker
Inter Milan
Argentine
89
Isco
Attacking Midfielder
Malaga
Spanish
90
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Midfielder
AC Milan
Ghanaian
91
Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder
Everton
Belgian
92
Mario Gotze
Attacking Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
German
93
Lukas Podolski
Forward
Arsenal
German
94
Javier Hernandez
Striker
Manchester United
Mexican
95
Lukasz Piszczek
Right Back
Borussia Dortmund
Polish
96
Steven Gerrard
Midfielder
Liverpool
English
97
Dede
Centre Back
Vasco Da Gama
Brazilian
98
Mario Mandzukic
Forward
Bayern Munich
Croatian
99
James Rodriguez
Attacking Midfielder
Porto
Colombian
100
Fernando Torres
Striker
Chelsea
Spanish
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level 55
Feb 6, 2013
I only got 97 on the quiz that I created! I missed out Blasczykowski, Barzagli and Menez! Someone please leave a comment!!
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level 25
Jun 1, 2013
100 % great quiz
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level 43
Aug 16, 2013
Great quiz, got 93, some confused me because they've moved clubs
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level 35
Sep 24, 2013
damn only missed dzagoev
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level 21
Nov 15, 2013
100% eat my shorts! El Barto xxxx
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level 51
Feb 14, 2014
no Petr Cech...and of all the Arsenal centre backs, Thomas Vermaelen?
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level 43
Aug 6, 2014
99/100, missed Hernanes
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level 69
Oct 7, 2015
Didnt get piszcek cause I couldn't spell it... still can't!
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level 1
Dec 14, 2015
I got 36 but what's really annoying is I spelt Schweinsteiger WRONG and when I looked at the answers it was there as something I couldn't get!
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level 40
Feb 25, 2016
I got 100%, but I took the last 7 minutes trying to get Menez... I recalled all the French wingers I remembered starting from the ethernal Pires. And finally...
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level 26
Feb 9, 2017
good quiz.. thoroughly enjoyed it
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level 26
Feb 9, 2017
this quiz's da sells avon
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level 43
Apr 21, 2019
Irrevelant for the ratings lol but update it