#1

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is now considered by most, to be one of the best players to ever walk on a football(soccer) field.  Maradona even once said, "Messi is my Maradona," when he was the head coach of Argentine.  Messi ball control skill are unparralled. 

He made 77 goals with 27 assist in 2011-2012.

Honours in 2011-2012: Ballon d'Or, European Golden Shoe, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Copa Del Rey, Club World Cup. 

 

 

 

#2

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most expensive players in the game after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid, which costed 132 million in US currency. Ronaldo is one of the best goal scorers of football history, and is also an amazing dribbler with great skill and speed. 

In 2011-2012 Ronaldo scored 71 goals with 16 assist

2011-2012 Honours: La Liga

 

 

 

#3

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is without a doubt one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is strong with the ball and has amazing dribbling skills. One of his best aspects is his powerful shooting abilities, making Rooney deadly from almost any attacking part of the field. 

2011-2012 Rooney made 37 goals and 6 assists

 

#4

David Villa

David Villa is a great goal scorer and a great all around team player. He is extremely versatile with clever thinking and movement. Villa is an unselfish player and gives a several assists to his team mates. Villa is great aspect to any team. 

2011-2012 scored 18 goals with 4 assist

 

#5

Robin Van Persie

Robin Van Persie is considered one of the top strikers in Europe. He has great dribbling and shooting skills which make him a huge threat to any teams defense. Persie has great field vision to break through a defence. 

2011-2012 Persie made 38 goals and 10 assist

 

 

Now if you are getting mad because your favorite player isn't up here, then relax! This is only my opinion of the top players to look out for in 2012-2013!  If you have a different opinion, please share with everyone. I hope everyone enjoyed the article! 

Cheers!