New AP global soccer poll ranks players and teams

Oct. 30, 2012
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The following advisory was sent today to AP member news organizations and other international customers:

The Associated Press is launching a new poll today (Oct. 30) focused on global soccer players and teams, called AP Global Soccer 10.

The poll ranks the world’s top 10 players and club teams based on balloting from a panel of 20 international sports journalists who cover soccer. Each survey will be accompanied by a story adding context to the polling data.

It will be updated weekly, every Tuesday, and run through May 2013. It will resume in August when the season restarts.

See the first poll story at

Paul Colford
Director of Media Relations

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