Monday, 27 October 2008

Man United's Ronaldo Crowned FifPro World Player Of The Year

Portuguese International Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FifPro World Footballer of the Year Award after an incredible season last year in which Ronaldo helped Manchester United to a Premier League and Champions League double.

23-year-old Ronaldo, who was a pivotal figure for the Red Devils last season, scoring 42 goals in all competitions had been a strong favourite to take the award, which is voted for by the players of over 40 countries, with the former Sporting Lisbon winger beating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and current FIFA World Player of the Year AC Milan’s Kaka to the gong.

Ronaldo is also strong favourite to collect the Balon D’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year awards.

Other Premiership players, who were included in the FifPro team were United team mate Rio Ferdinand, Fernando Torres and steven Gerrard of Liverpool and Chelsea’s captain John Terry.

FifPro Team: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), John Terry (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Kaka (AC Milan), Xavi (Barcelona), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

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