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Originally published October 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM | Page modified October 30, 2012 at 3:49 PM

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Messi leads inaugural AP soccer poll

The Associated Press has released its inaugural AP Global Soccer 10 rankings, with Lionel Messi voted the best soccer player in the world and his Barcelona team the top-rated club.

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LONDON —

The Associated Press has released its inaugural AP Global Soccer 10 rankings, with Lionel Messi voted the best soccer player in the world and his Barcelona team the top-rated club.

The international panel of soccer writers on Tuesday chose Messi as the clear leader in a top 10 list of players for his performance in the week ending Oct. 29.

Messi received 140 points out of a possible 180. He was 29 points ahead of Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo with 111. Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao was third with 79 points.

The 18-member panel also selected Barcelona as the team of the week. Barca was 21 points ahead of Spanish rival Atletico Madrid. Manchester United was in third place after beating Chelsea 3-2 on Sunday in the Premier League.

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