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FIFA World Player 2009 Awards ceremony

Venue: Congress House in Zurich. Hosts: Charlotte Jackson & Pedro Pinto It was the 19TH INSTALLATION of the FIFA World Player of the Year. The hosts mentioned that only 4 countries have provided shortlist for 3 years running: Brazil, Argentina, Spain & Portugal, a fact that I found quite interesting. The awards ceremony unfolded as: …

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FIFA World Footballer of the Year Gala Pictures

The World’s 5 best footballers headed off to Zurich this morning for the World Footballer of the Year gala. Xavi Hernandez, Andrès Iniesta & Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Kaka & Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid are all shortlisted. It’s the same as last year, except that Iniesta has taken Torres’ place. Some comments from …

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The FIFA Puskás Award

FIFA Have launced the Puskàs Award for the “Goal of the Year” in honour of Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskàs. The nominees for the award are: 1. Emmanuel Adebayor – Villareal 1:1 Arsenal 2. Eliran Atar – Bnei Yehoda 1:1 Maccabi Netanya 3. Michael Essien – Chelsea 1:1 Barcelona 4. Grafite – Wolfsburg 5:1 Bayern Munich …

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Ballon d’Or: Down to 10

France Football magazine annonced their 10 finalists for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award. The 10 are: Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto’o, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kaka, Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney & Steven Gerrard. 7 of the 10 finalists ply their trade in the Spanish Primera Division, the other 3 are based in …

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FIFA World Player 2009 nominees announced

  FIFA today released their shortlist for the FIFA World Footballer of the Year 2009. The List is as follows for men:  Michael Ballack (Germany) Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) Iker Casillas (Spain) Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Diego (Brazil) Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire) Michael Essien (Ghana) Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) Steven Gerrard (England) Thierry Henry (France) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) …

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Player Profile: Andrei Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin, of Arsenal and Russia. Ballon d’Or nominee.

Ballon d’Or nominees..

  A couple weeks ago, Ballon d’Or nominees were announced. 30 European based players have been short-listed for this prestigious award. The nominees are: Andrey Arshavin  (Arsenal) Karim Benzema  (Real Madrid) Iker Casillas  (Real Madrid) Cristiano Ronaldo  (Real Madrid) Diego  (Juventus) Didier Drogba  (Chelsea) Edin Dzeko  (Wolfsburg) Samuel Eto’o  (Inter Milan) Cesc Fabregas  (Arsenal) Fernando …

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