Top 50 Players in the World 2014

The BPF Top 50 Players in the World feature is back for 2014, the fifth edition, and we need your help to put it together.

After Lionel Messi claimed a hat-trick of wins in 2010, 2011, and 2012, it was Cristiano Ronaldo who took out last year’s top spot. Will the same two players be battling it out again this time?

How does it work?

To submit a vote, download the excel file at the link below, fill out your Top 25 in the space provided and send it back to us at

Top 50 longlist 2014

Votes are awarded to each player on list you submit (25 for first, 24 for second, and so on), and the 50 players who get the most votes will feature in the final countdown to begin next month.

Remember, this is based on 2014 calendar year form, so don’t forget about domestic and international exploits, including the World Cup.

Top 50 teaser 2014Contributors

To make the Top 50 happen, we also need people to write profiles for each of the players in the countdown. If you want to get involved, drop us an email on with the details below.

Subject line: BPF Top 50 – Contributor

Email address:
Twitter handle (if applicable):
Associated websites/blogs:
Areas of expertise:

We will then get back to you once the voting has begun and we know what areas need covering.

Important dates

Voting is now open for the 2014 edition and you have until Saturday, 22 November, to submit your Top 25.

The closing date for potential contributors to express an interest in getting involved is Wednesday, 19. November.

The Top 50 will then be revealed gradually from Monday, 8 December, with this year’s winner announced on Monday, December 22.

If you have any issues or questions, email us or send us a tweet @bpfootball.

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