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2006 FIFA World Player of the Year – who would you vote for?

P1_cannavaro_1127 FIFA has announced its shortlist for this year's World Player of the Year award. The three 'finalists', as chosen by the captain and coach of all 207 FIFA teams, are:
Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, Fabio Cannavaro

I find it remarkable that Zidane makes the list after his antics at the World Cup, but I guess it's a testament to his brilliance as a footballer that he can do such a thing and still be up for this award. Ronaldinho had a poor World Cup – although you can't argue with his impact at Barcelona, nor with the fact that he's the most gifted player on the planet. Cannavaro was the best player at this 2006 World Cup and lifted the trophy for Italy. He's just won the European Footballer of the Year and probably deserves to win FIFA's bauble too. I'm not an Arsenal fan, but I'd argue that Thierry Henry should be on the shortlist instead of compatriot Zidane.

Who would you vote for? Let us know…

November 30, 2006 in International football | Permalink


same mate

Posted by: pierre | Nov 30, 2006 12:31:05 PM

Chelsea fan, hate Henry. But he deserves it in front of any of those three. Champs league final, WC final. He carries so much of the weight at Arsenal. Henry's importance to Arsenal was shown so conclusively in his absence at Bolton. He got the shaft no doubt. Have to agree with Wenger's complaints too I think people do put an unjust amount of value in world cup results. Its only one month out of the year!!

Posted by: joe | Nov 30, 2006 10:37:05 PM

without a doubt i vote for ronaldinho el barca would be nothing without him noneed for eto'o
or mesy or sabiola el barca can do it thats why it's in first place
ronaldinho will win it all

Posted by: roland911 | Dec 2, 2006 9:44:57 AM

zizou je t´aime!!!

Posted by: sasi | Jan 4, 2007 5:54:16 PM

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