Top 100 Footballers At This Very Moment In Time: December 2016


We know that you’re far too excited for the next fully discussed version of the Top 100 Footballers in The World list (Coming out on New Year’s Eve). So to keep you occupied in the mean time, here you can follow along with what is happening in the rankings with updates coming in every single month. For more information on how the formula works to rank players or who is on the fringes of the list, comment below.


Dele Alli’s run inside of the top 100 was incredibly short-lived as he falls back off the list to 102, while Santi Cazorla is the only other departee as his injury troubles continue. Cesar Azpilicueta and Edin Dzeko are the two incoming players for their fantastic performances in recent months for Chelsea and Roma respectively while Harry Kane is the biggest riser of the month and Nolito is the biggest decliner. Scroll through the full list below!

100. Cesar Azpilicueta

99. Saul Niguez

98. Aaron Ramsey 

Aaron Ramsey vs Russia

97. Fernandinho 

96. Jamie Vardy 

95. Juanfran

94. Daniel Carvajal 

93. Jose Callejon 

92. Andrea Barzagli 

91. Edin Dzeko 


90. Nolito 

89. Wayne Rooney 

Wayne Rooney Euro 2016

88. Grzegorz Krychowiak 

87. Roberto Firmino  

86. Alexandre Lacazette

85. Radja Nainggolan 

84. Juan Mata 

83. Mauro Icardi 

82. Marco Verratti 

81. Romelu Lukaku 

80. Cesc Fabregas 

79. Jordi Alba 

78. Gabi Fernandez 

77. Alvaro Morata 

Alvaro Morata POTW

76. Willian 

75. Thibaut Courtois 

74. Riyad Mahrez 

73. Raheem Sterling 

72. Nemanja Matic 

71. Toby Alderweireld 

70. Filipe Luis 

69. Jan Oblak 

68. Raphael Varane 

67. Vincent Kompany 

66. Douglas Costa 

65. Sadio Mane 


64. Xabi Alonso

63. Marek Hamsik 


62. Dani Alves 

Dani Alves Juventus.jpg

61. Hugo Lloris 

60. Laurent Koscielny 

59. Thiago Alcantara 


58. James Rodriguez 

57. Harry Kane 

56. Javier Mascherano 

55. Ilkay Gundogan 

54. Blaise Matuidi 

53. Pepe

52. Andres Iniesta 

51. Marcelo 

50. Paulo Dybala 

49. Henrikh Mkhitaryan 

48. Koke 

47. Dimitri Payet 

46. Edinson Cavani

45. Miralem Pjanic 


44. Franck Ribery 

43. Gianluigi Buffon 

42. Giorgio Chiellini

41. Philippe Coutinho 

40. Thiago Silva

39. N’Golo Kante

38. Ivan Rakitic 

37. Gerard Pique 

36. Jerome Boateng 

35. David De Gea

34. Sergio Busquets 

33. Leonardo Bonucci 

32. David Alaba 


31. Arturo Vidal 

30. Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels vs. Werder Bremen

29. Angel di Maria

28. Marco Reus 

27. Sergio Ramos  

26. Paul Pogba 

25. Karim Benzema 

24. Gonzalo Higuain 


23. David Silva 

22. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 

21. Diego Costa 

20. Diego Godin

19. Arjen Robben 

18. Philipp Lahm 

17. Luka Modric 

16. Manuel Neuer 


15. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 

14. Mesut Ozil 

13. Alexis Sanchez 

12. Sergio Aguero 

11. Toni Kroos 

10. Kevin de Bruyne

9. Eden Hazard 

8. Thomas Muller 

7. Gareth Bale 

6. Robert Lewandowski 

5. Antoine Griezmann

4. Neymar 

3. Luis Suarez

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

1. Lionel Messi 


So there it is, the Top 100 Footballers in the World list at this very moment in time! We’ll see you again next month for the exact same thing.

For more information on who ranks where in the top 200-100, check out
The Mastermind Top 200 Club
For more information on why a player is ranked higher than another or on details on how exactly the formula score works, comment below as well.


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