Nominate your favourite for the inaugural Top of the World Cup award
We've enlisted the expertise of our global editors once more who have nominated the great eight for the first ever 'Top of the World Cup'. Our experts have had their say so now it's over to you our readers to have yours.
Voting will remain open until Friday 1pm
Let's take a look at the eight candidates.
Andres Iniesta (Spain)
Capped a fabulous World Cup to score Spain's late, late winner against the Netherlands in the final earning la Furia Roja their first ever crown. Also scored against Chile in an impeccable tournament.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
Ran Germany's young midfield and although he failed to get on the score sheet he demonstrated his tireless work ethic and unselfish play to star for the Nationalmannschaft.
David Villa (Spain)
Netted five goals to catapult Spain into the latter stages of the tournament. Without Barcelona's new signing the winners could well have gone out early. With him, well you know the rest.
Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
Inspired Uruguay with five goals including some stunning strikes from range. His efforts didn't go unnoticed by FIFA who awarded him the Golden Ball as Uruguay charged to the semi-finals.
Iker Casillas (Spain)
Captained Spain and earned the Golden Gloves award for shipping just two goals throughout the tournament. Made some crucial saves in the final before Iniesta's winner. Incredibly he's not even 30 yet!
Mesut Oezil (Germany)
Another of Germany's young stars who excelled on their run to third place. Oezil scored a beauty against Ghana before ripping England to shreds in the second round. Will only get better.
Thomas Mueller (Germany)
Won the Golden Boot at his first attempt with five goals from just five shots on target and chipped in with three assists. Not too long ago he was playing third division football. Imagine if he had played against Spain?
Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)
The peerless Dutchman scored five goals in a wonderful tournament fresh off the back of his treble success with Inter.