Messi And Barcelona Top Poll

Last updated : 31 October 2012 By Queens MAD




Lionel Messi and Barcelona reigned supreme as the Associated Press released the results of a new weekly poll comprised by a panel of football writers to determine the world's best player and team.


1. Lionel Messi, 140 points.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, 111.

3. Radamel Falcao, 79.

4. Robin van Persie, 73.

5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 61.

6. Gonzalo Higuain, 50.

7. Juan Mata, 41.

8. Javi Hernandez, 28.

9. Cesc Fabregas, 27.

10. Mario Gotze, 26.



1. Barcelona, 130 points.

2. Atletico Madrid, 109.

3. Manchester United, 105.

4. Borussia Dortmund, 81.

5. Real Madrid, 64.

6. Schalke, 59.

7. Juventus, 53.

8. Bayer Leverkusen, 49.

9. Shakhtar Donetsk, 37.

10. Ajax, 35.



Cedric Rouquette, Eurosport, France; James Porteous, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong; Gregor Derichs, dapd, Germany; Francois Colin, De Standaard, Belgium; Willem Vissers, Volkskraant, Netherlands; Christian Schatze, Der, Germany; Jose Antonio Cortes, Record, Mexico; Will Tidey, Bleacher Report, United States; Federico Giammaria, LaVoz, Argentina; Jerome Touboul, L'Equipe, France; Mike McGrath, Wardles News Agency/The Sun, England; Filip Bondy, New York Daily News, United States; Julian Bennetts, Hayters News Agency, England; Aurelio Capaldi, Rai, Italy; Orfeo Suarez, El Mundo, Spain; Paulo Vinicius Coelho, Estado de S.Paulo, Brazil; Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States; John Duerden,, South Korea.