Following the opening throes of August, the month of September has seen the vast majority of world football get well and truly back into the swing of things.
European leagues have begun to pick up the pace following the first international break of the campaign, while others, such as Brazil's Serie A and MLS, have started on the highway toward the season's end.
In Europe, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and AS Roma have all begun their respective seasons with perfect records, while Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Napoli and Porto have all made excellent starts. Brazil has seen Cruzeiro take a firm grip on top spot, and the New York Red Bulls have found form in MLS to surge to the top of the Eastern Conference.
On the international front, more key World Cup qualifiers saw the likes of Argentina, Netherlands, Italy and Colombia secure their places at next year's finals, while Belgium, Spain and Germany have all but secured their spots.
Nonetheless, here we are looking toward the individuals, pinpointing the 20 players who have had outstanding Septembers, in terms of both themselves on a personal level, as well as in terms of what they've done for their respective sides.
Of course, it's a subject that is more than open to debate, so if you feel anyone in particular deserved a place, be sure to mention them in the comments below.
The following represents Bleacher Report's 20 best players during the month of September: