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Messi jumps back to top AP soccer rankings

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LONDON (AP) - Lionel Messi has returned to the top of the AP Global 10 soccer rankings by breaking Pele's 54-year-old goal-scoring record with his 76th tally, while Bayern Munich's stunning form propelled the German club to the top of the team list.

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In The Associated Press' weekly rankings, Messi finished far ahead of his closest rival, Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who was in goal-scoring form for Manchester United over the past week.

Germany's Gerd Muller set the all-time calendar-year record of 85 goals in 1982.

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