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

Here is page two 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.

Wissam BEN YEDDER – Sevilla (Spa) & France

Mehdi BENATIA – Juventus (Ita) & Morocco*

Cristian BENAVENTE – Charleroi (Blg) & Peru*

Lars BENDER – Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) & Germany*

Rodrigo BENTANCUR – Juventus (Ita) & Uruguay*

Karim BENZEMA – Real Madrid (Spa) & France

Marcus BERG – Al Ain (UAE) & Sweden

Jerome BOATENG – Bayern Munich (Ger) & Germany

Leonardo BONUCCI – Milan (Ita) & Italy

Miguel BORJA – Palmeiras (Bra) & Colombia

Sofiane BOUFAL – Southampton (Eng) & Morocco*

Mbark BOUSSOUFA – Al Jazira (UAE) & Morocco*

Filip BRADARIC – Rijeka & Croatia*

Michael BRADLEY – Toronto (USA) & USA

Yacine BRAHIMI – Porto (Por) & Algeria

Julian BRANDT – Bayer Leverkusen (Ger) & Germany

Constantin BUDESCU – Steaua (Rom) & Romania*

Gigi BUFFON – Juventus (Ita) & Italy

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Defence: Bonucci and Buffon are important in any team they play in (Getty Images)

Diego BUONANOTTE – Universidad Catolica (Chl) & Argentina*

BURAK Yilmaz – Trabzonspor (Tur) & Turkey*

Sergio BUSQUETS – Barcelona (Spa) & Spain

Bohdan BUTKO – Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr) & Ukraine*

Mattia CALDARA – Juventus & Italy*

Daniel CALIGIURI – Schalke (Ger) & Germany*

Jose CALLEJON – Napoli (Ita) & Spain

Nestor CAMACHO – Olimpia (Par) & Paraguay

Martin CAMPANA – Independiente (Arg) & Uruguay*

Antonio CANDREVA – Internazionale (Ita) & Italy

Oscar CARDOZO – Libertad (Par) & Paraguay*

Dani CARVAJAL – Real Madrid (Spa) & Spain

William CARVALHO – Sporting (Por) & Portugal

CASEMIRO – Real Madrid (Spa) & Brazil

CASSIO – Corinthians (Bra) & Brazil*

Nicolas CASTILLO – Pumas (Mex) & Chile

Lucas CAVALLINI – Penarol (Uru) & Canada

Edinson CAVANI – Paris Saint-Germain (Fra) & Uruguay

PSG: Cavani plays up top for Paris Saint Germain (Getty Images)

CENGIZ Under – Roma (Ita) & Turkey*

Franco CERVI – Benfica (Por) & Argentina*

Yimmi CHARA – Junior (Col) & Colombia*

Sunil CHHETRI – Bengaluru (Ind) & India*

Giorgio CHIELLINI – Juventus (Ita) & Italy

Federico CHIESA – Fiorentina (Ita) & Italy*

Andreas CHRISTENSEN- Chelsea (Eng) & Denmark*

Kingsley COMAN – Bayern Munich (Ger) & France*

Andrea CONTI – Milan & Italy*

Jesus CORONA – Porto (Por) & Mexico

Diego COSTA – Atletico Madrid (Spa) & Spain

Ayrton COUGO – Defensor & Uruguay*

Thibaut COURTOIS – Chelsea (Eng) & Belgium

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