Global soccer rankings - Top 10 players of week one

AP Global Soccer Rankings have released their list of the top soccer players for the week ending Aug. 23. Scores are based on 23 voters: 10 points for first, 9 for second, etc. Robin van Persie and Lionel Messi both had big games, find out who topped the list!
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08.MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Francisco Roman Alarcon alias Isco of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

.MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Francisco Roman Alarcon alias Isco of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

070SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 17: Danny Welbeck of Manchester United in action with Chico Flores of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

0SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 17: Danny Welbeck of Manchester United in action with Chico Flores of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

06(SEVILLE, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring Atletico's opening goal during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 18, 2013 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

(SEVILLE, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring Atletico's opening goal during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 18, 2013 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

05 HAMBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 17: Tolgay Arslan (L) of Hamburg and Roberto Firmino (R) of Hoffenheim battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between Hamburger Sv and 1899 Hoffenheim at Imtech Arena on August 17, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

HAMBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 17: Tolgay Arslan (L) of Hamburg and Roberto Firmino (R) of Hoffenheim battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between Hamburger Sv and 1899 Hoffenheim at Imtech Arena on August 17, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

04BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona competes for the ball Miguel Pallardo Gonzalez of Levante UD during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Levante UD at Camp Nou on August 18, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona competes for the ball Miguel Pallardo Gonzalez of Levante UD during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Levante UD at Camp Nou on August 18, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

02BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona juggles the ball during the warm up prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Levante UD at Camp Nou on August 18, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona juggles the ball during the warm up prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Levante UD at Camp Nou on August 18, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

01SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 17: Robin van Persie (C) of Manchester United scores his sides opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 17: Robin van Persie (C) of Manchester United scores his sides opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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