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Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Lionel Messi BarcelonaThe finest footballers on the planet according to Jonathan Northcroft.

Sunday Times journalist Jonathan Northcroft has named his top 10 best players in the world currently, see if you agree.

James Rodriguez Real Madrid

10. James Rodriguez, Real Madrid

Los Blancos’ latest £63m signing makes it in at No.10, signing at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu from AS Monaco after a superb 2014 World Cup campaign with nation Colombia.

Andres Iniesta FC Barcelona

9. Andres Iniesta, FC Barcelona

Now aged 30-years-old there are still few technically more gifted than Iniesta, even if he has had a barren 12 months with both Barca and Spain.

Franck Ribery Bayern Munich

8. Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich

Came third in the race for the 2014 Ballon d’Or and keeps performing brilliantly for Bayern as they look to further dominate under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.

Philipp Lahm Germany

7. Philipp Lahm, Bayern Munich

Another star of the Allianz Arena now and a full-back who has just captained Germany to World Cup glory in Brazil.

Manuel Pellegrini Yaya Toure Manchester City

6. Yaya Toure, Manchester City

Was the top-scoring midfielder in the Premier League last season with 20 as the Ivory Coast international helped City to their second title in three years.

Neymar Barcelona

5. Neymar, FC Barcelona

Spearheaded the Brazilian attack at the World Cup and at 22-years-old the forward could well go onto be the best player on the planet.

Arjen Robben Holland

4. Arjen Robben, Bayern Munich

On the opposite flank to Ribery for Bayern is this Dutchman, who at 30-years-old is still as quick and skillful as he has ever been.

FC Barcelona Luis Suarez

3. Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona

The Catalans’ new £75m signing, costing so much after scoring 31 league goals in just 33 matches for Liverpool in 2013/14.

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

Although the current Ballon d’Or holder Northcroft has decided that the Portugal captain and Madrid superstar is not quite top of the pile once again.

Lionel Messi Argentina

1. Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

Despite the fact Messi fell at the final hurdle when it came to achieving international glory with Argentina, the 27-year-old is still undoubtedly a unique talent.

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