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FIFA World Player of the Year Award

FIFA World Player of the Year Award


A Brief History Of FIFA World Player of the Year Award

The FIFA World Player of the Year is a football award given annually to the player who is thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches of international teams. In a voting system based on a type of a Borda count, each coach gets three votes, worth five points, three points and one point, and the winners are ordered based on total number of points. The first award started in 1991.

Following criticism from some sections of the media over questionable nominations in previous years in 2004 FIFA drew up a shortlist of 35, from which national team managers and, for the first time, team captains and representatives from FIFPro could vote.

In 2010, the FIFA World Player of the Year and France Football's Ballon d'Or award were merged and the world's best player has since been awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or each year
Previous Winners Of FIFA World Player of the Year Award

Year
2009


2008


2007


2006


2005


2004


2003


2002


2001


2000


1999


1998


1997



1996


1995


1994


1993


1992


1991

Player
1st - Lionel Messi
2nd - Cristiano Ronaldo
3rd - Xavi
1st - Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd - Lionel Messi
3rd - Fernando Torres
1st - Kaká
2nd - Lionel Messi
3rd - Cristiano Ronaldo
1st - Fabio Cannavaro
2nd - Zinedine Zidane
3rd - Ronaldinho
1st - Ronaldinho
2nd - Frank Lampard
3rd - Samuel Eto'o
1st - Ronaldinho
2nd - Thierry Henry
3rd - Andriy Shevchenko
1st - Zinedine Zidane
2nd - Thierry Henry
3rd - Ronaldo
1st - Ronaldo
2nd - Oliver Kahn
3rd - Zinedine Zidane
1st - Luis Figo
2nd - David Beckham
3rd - Raúl
1st - Zinedine Zidane
2nd - Luis Figo
3rd - Rivaldo
1st - Rivaldo
2nd - David Beckham
3rd - Gabriel Batistuta
1st - Zinedine Zidane
2nd - Ronaldo
3rd - Davor Suker
1st - Ronaldo
2nd - Roberto Carlos
3rd - Dennis Bergkamp
3rd - Zinedine Zidane
1st - Ronaldo
2nd - George Weah
3rd - Alan Shearer
1st - George Weah
2nd - Paolo Maldini
3rd - Jürgen Klinsmann
1st - Romario
2nd - Hristo Stoitchkov
3rd - Roberto Baggio
1st - Roberto Baggio
2nd - Romario
3rd - Dennis Bergkamp
1st - Marco van Basten
2nd - Hristo Stoitchkov
3rd - Thomas Hässler
1st - Lothar Matthäus
2nd - Jean-Pierre Papin
3rd - Gary Lineker
Club
Barcelona


Manchester United


AC Milan


Barcelona


Barcelona


Barcelona


Real Madrid


Real Madrid


Real Madrid


Real Madrid


Barcelona


Juventus


Inter Milan



Barcelona


AC Milan


Barcelona


Juventus


AC Milan


Inter Milan
Nationality
Argentina


Portugal


Brazil


Italy


Brazil


Brazil


France


Brazil


Portugal


France


Brazil


France


Brazil



Brazil


Liberia


Brazil


Italy


Holland


Germany