The best soccer player is the world is currently Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi of Barcelona was the best soccer player in 2009.
Currently The worlds best soccer player is Cristiano Ronaldo
Maradona is the best soccer player in the world
Marta Vieira da Silva
Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pele and Messi could easily compete.
The best player in the sport soccer as of 2011, is Leonel Messi. Messi plays for his country, Argentina and plays for the soccer club, Barcelona.