Real Madrid Leads Manchester United in Newest AP Global Soccer Rankings

Real MadridHere is the most current AP Global Soccer Rankings for week ending March 3. Real Madrid is leading the rankings followed by Manchester United. Gareth Bale of Tottenham beat Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid in the player’s ranking, scoring 170 points out of a possible 220 from the AP panel.

The rankings was based on 22 voters, using 10 points for top to 1 point for bottom place.

(Previous rankings in parentheses)

Soccer Players:

1. Gareth Bale, 170 points.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, 167.

3. Shinji Kagawa, 159.

4. Luis Suarez, 136.

5. Robert Lewandowski, 76.

6. Giampaolo Pazzini, 54.

7. Rodrigo Palacio, 48.

8. Francesco Totti, 43.

9. Raphael Varane, 37.

10. Julian Draxler, 33.

Soccer Teams:

1. Real Madrid, (10), 202 points.

2. Manchester United, (3), 157.

3. Bayern Munich, (1), 148.

4. Tottenham Hotspurs, 145

5. AC Milan, (2), 103.

6. Liverpool, 57.

7. Juventus, (6), 52.

8. Borussia Dortmund, 43.

9. FC Schalke, 31.

10. Inter Milan, 29.