The list was created by a panel of soccer writers; not the most balanced panel that could've been assembled, but still interesting. While I in no way have the knowledge needed to vote for as many as the top 100 players in the world, there were still a few things that surprise me with the list.
First Kaka comes in at 90. No way I say. Way way higher.
Nigel DeJong, I've never seen what is so special about him. Other than his thuggery.
The only "American" player I see is Nevin Subotic. Really? I had no clue he was that highly regarded.
Messi probably would've been my #1 pick as well, but I'm still surprised that everyone on the panel put him as #1.
#72 is listed as "Danny", nothing else. I had never heard of him. Had to look him up. Am I the only one?