The other podium spots are both occupied by Spaniards as well, with Villarreal's Joan Capdevila sitting in second position and Barcelona star Carles Puyol as the number three of the World Cup Castrol Index.
Gerard Pique and David Villa are the other two World Cup winners who find themselves back in the top 10, as the numbers five and six respectively.
Germany defender Philipp Lahm guided the Nationalelf to the bronze medal in South Africa, but only just misses out on a podium place in the World Cup Castrol Index. The Bayern Munich full-back has to settle for third spot.
Holland playmaker Wesley Sneijder (7), Uruguay forward Luis Suarez (8) and German duo Thomas Mueller (9) and Manuel Neuer (10) complete the top 10.
The Castrol Index uses objective analysis and highly advanced technology to measure every pass, tackle and move on the field and assess whether it has a positive or negative impact on a team's ability to score or concede a goal.