The World Soccer 500 is back - check out who made our list of the 500 most important players on the planet

Here is the final page in our definitive list of our 500 Most Important Players on the Planet. For each player we have included their club and the country that club plays in, along with their nationality. The asterisks signify new entries for 2018.

Additionally, feel free to follow the player links which will take you to player biographies, and the country links will take you to their 2018 World Cup team page.

Ola TOIVANEN – Toulouse (Fra) & Sweden*

Karl TOKO EKAMBI – Angers (Fra) & Cameroon*

Corentin TOLISSO – Bayern Munich (Ger) & France

Macnelly TORRES – Atletico Nacional & Colombia

Roman TORRES – Seattle Sounders (USA) & Panama*

Zoran TOSIC – Partizan & Serbia*

Adrien TREBEL – Anderlecht (Blg) & France*

Viktor TSYHANKOV – Dynamo Kiev & Ukraine*

Andreas ULMER – Salzburg & Austria*

Sven ULRIECH – Bayern Munich & Germany*

Samuel UMTITI – Barcelona (Spa) & France

Dayot UPAMECANO – RB Leipzig (Ger) & France*

Mark UTH – Hoffenheim & Germany

VAGNER LOVE – Besiktas (Tur) & Brazil*

Jaime VALDES – Colo Colo & Chile 

Jorge VALDIVIA – Colo Colo & Chile

Diego VALERI – Portland Timbers (USA) & Argentina*

Donny VAN DE BEEK – Ajax & Holland*

Virgil VAN DIJK – Liverpool (Eng) & Holland*

Hans VANAKEN – Club Brugge & Belgium*

Anchor: Varane anchors the defence for Real madrid and France (Getty Images)

Raphael VARANE – Real Madrid (Spa) & France

Jamie VARDY – Leicester City & England

Eduardo VARGAS – Tigres (Mex) & Chile

Carlos VELA – Los Angeles FC (USA) & Mexico

Marco VERRATTI – Paris Saint-Germain (Fra) & Italy

Jan VERTONGHEN – Tottenham Hotspur (Eng) & Belgium

Arturo VIDAL – Bayern Munich (Ger) & Chile

David VILLA – New York City (USA) & Spain

VINICIUS JUNIOR – Flamengo & Brazil

Edin VISCA – Istanbul BB (Tur) & Bosnia*

VITOLO – Sevilla & Spain

Ruud VORMER – Club Brugge (Blg) & Holland

Sandro WAGNER – Bayern Munich & Germany

Kyle WALKER – Manchester City & England

Improved: Walker has become a brilliant player whilst at Manchester City (Getty Images)

Julian WEIGL – Borussia Dortmund & Germany

Timo WERNER – RB Leipzig & Germany

Inaki WILLIAMS – Athletic Bilbao & Spain

WILLIAN – Chelsea (Eng) & Brazil

Axel WITSEL – Tianjin Quinjian (Chn) & Belgium*

Marius WOLF – Eintracht Frankfurt & Germany*

WU Lei – Shanghai SIPG & China

Hotaru YAMAGUCHI – Cerezo Osaka & Japan*

YUSUF Yazici – Trabzonspor & Turkey*

Maya YOSHIDA – Southampton (Eng) & Japan

Wilfred ZAHA – Crystal Palace (Eng) & Ivory Coast

Eran ZAHAVI – Guangzhou R&F (Chn) & Israel*

Andre-Frank ZAMBO ANGUISSA –  Marseille (Fra) & Cameroon*

Duvan ZAPATA – Sampdoria (Ita) & Colombia*

Simone ZAZA – Valencia (Spa) & Italy*

Piotr ZIELINSKI – Napoli (Ita) & Poland

Hakim ZIYECH – Ajax (Hol) & Morocco

Szymon ZURKOWSKI – Gornik & Poland*

So there we have out list of the 500 most important players on the planet. Was there anyone you think we missed? Which club and country had the most representatives? Check out our other 500 list where we have organised them by club and country. Simply click the links below.

World Soccer 500 – List by Nationality

World Soccer 500 – List by Club

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