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Encyclopedia > FIFA World Player of the Year

The FIFA World Player of the Year is an Association football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains 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 male award has been criticized for focusing mainly on players from the UEFA Champion's League and largely ignoring players from the South American Copa Libertadores, which has produced more world club champions than Europe. The international leagues of the remaining confederations are also completely ignored. This article is about the international association football organization. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... The Borda count is a single winner election method in which voters rank candidates in order of preference. ...


The award started in 1991 for men and 2001 for women. Since the award's inception, European-based Brazilian players have dominated the male awards, having won 8 out of 17 editions of the prize, including the most recent 2007, far ahead of the top second country France, which has won it 3 times. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


The award's youngest winner, male or female, is Ronaldo, who won at the age of 20 in 1996. He won it again in 1997 and 2002. Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Mia Hamm, Birgit Prinz, and Marta are the only players to have won twice in a row. Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Prinz are the only three-time winners. The oldest winner is Fabio Cannavaro who won in 2006 at age 33. The oldest female winner is Hamm, who won in 2002 at age 30, and the youngest female winner is Marta, who won in 2006 at age 20 (but was seven months older than was Ronaldo in 1996). Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ... Birgit Prinz (born October 25, 1977) is a German international football player and the Womens World Cup all-time leading scorer with 14 goals. ... Marta Vieira da Silva, or simply Marta (born on February 2, 1986 in Dois Riachos, Alagoas) is a Brazilian womens soccer player. ... Zidane redirects here. ... Fabio Cannavaro, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2] (born September 13, 1973 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Marta Vieira da Silva, or simply Marta (born on February 2, 1986 in Dois Riachos, Alagoas) is a Brazilian womens soccer player. ...

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Nomination and selection process

Following criticism from some sections of the media over questionable nominations in previous years, in 2004 FIFA drew up a shortlist of 35 men and 21 women from which national team managers and, for the first time, team captains and representatives from FIFPro (the worldwide representative organization for professional players) could vote.[1] The Fédération International de Footballeurs Professionels, usually known by the abbreviation FIFPro, is a worldwide representative organization for professional football players. ...


Another criticism brought up against the men's nominations is that no player in activity outside of Europe has ever been nominated for the award. Juan Román Riquelme is the only player nominated for the annual award who played for a team outside Europe within the year, on loan to Boca Juniors from Villarreal CF for the first half of 2007. Although players from several nationalities, of three continents, have been nominated and won the award, they were all playing for European clubs at the time of their nomination or victory, for which the European Footballer of the Year award is already been given out. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Juan Román Riquelme (born June 24, 1978 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine professional football attacking midfielder. ... Club Atlético Boca Juniors is one of the most popular Argentine sports clubs, best known for its football team. ... Villarreal Club de Fútbol SAD, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Vila-real, a small town in the province of Castellon. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ...


It has also been suggested that players active in the leagues of other top non-European nations (such as the Argentine, the Brazilian, or the Mexican Leagues), are generally overlooked for the award. Brazilian club teams have won the first three editions of the official FIFA club world championship, yet not one player from those teams was nominated for the men's world player of the year award. Whereas the European champions that the Brazilian club teams beat in the last two finals had more than a few players nominated for the award.


The selection process has also faced criticism for apparent bias towards players in the Spanish and Italian leagues, with over 73% of the top three winners coming from these leagues. As of 2007, no player outside of these leagues has won the accolade. Examples include the 2007 awards, where Lionel Messi was placed above Cristiano Ronaldo, despite having scored fewer goals, having fewer assists and having missed 3 months of the season (Ronaldo also finished above Messi in the European Footballer of the Year awards).Thierry Henry, who came 2nd in 2004, was also statistically better than winner Ronaldinho and played an influential role in Arsenal's unbeaten season. Another are Zinedine Zidane and Fabio Cannavaro being placed first and second in 2006 simply for their world cup performances and not their overall performances in 2006 (Zidane especially has had a very average season with his club prior to the world cup where he was overshadowed in La liga by Brazillian superstar Ronaldinho and hasn't played any football for the last five months of 2006 due to retirement), players like Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Ronaldinho who have otherwise enjoyed a tremendous 2006 season were overlooked because of their poor world cup performances. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lionel Andrés Messi (born June 24, 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona in the Spanish Primera División. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (pronounced , born 17 August 1977) is a French football player. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Zidane redirects here. ... Fabio Cannavaro, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2] (born September 13, 1973 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga, is the top professional football league in Spain. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steven George Gerrard MBE (IPA: []) (born 30 May 1980, Whiston, Merseyside) is an English football player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The competition could also be accused of placing too much weight on World Cup and UEFA Champions League achievements. For example, Davor Šuker, who finished as top scorer at the 1998 World Cup, was relatively unprolific at club level. Ronaldo, who won the award in 2002, had played less than a dozen games for Inter Milan prior to the 2002 World Cup; although his performances were highly impressive. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Davor Å uker, (born January 1, 1968 in Osijek, Croatia to parents from Livno, Croatian part of Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a former Croatian footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the 1990s. ... -1... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Football Club Internazionale Milano (commonly, but incorrectly, known as Inter Milan) is an Italian football club, playing in the Serie A (first division). ... (Redirected from 2002 World Cup) The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


By comparison, the women's winners are only from Swedish, German, or U.S. leagues. This may possibly be attributed to many women moving to these leagues due to the poor infrastructure of women's football in their home countries. Also, the players' nationalities are not are varied as the men's winners.


Winners

List of male winners

2007
Details
1st Kaká Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Italy AC Milan
2nd Lionel Messi Flag of Argentina Argentina Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
3rd Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Portugal Portugal Flag of England Manchester United
2006
Details
1st Fabio Cannavaro Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Italy Juventus F.C.
2nd Zinedine Zidane Flag of France France Flag of Spain Real Madrid
3rd Ronaldinho Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
2005
Details
1st Ronaldinho Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
2nd Frank Lampard Flag of England England Flag of England Chelsea
3rd Samuel Eto'o Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
2004
Details
1st Ronaldinho Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
2nd Thierry Henry Flag of France France Flag of England Arsenal
3rd Andriy Shevchenko Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Flag of Italy AC Milan
2003
Details
1st Zinedine Zidane Flag of France France Flag of Spain Real Madrid
2nd Thierry Henry Flag of France France Flag of England Arsenal
3rd Ronaldo Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain Real Madrid
2002
Details
1st Ronaldo Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Italy F.C. Internazionale
2nd Oliver Kahn Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
3rd Zinedine Zidane Flag of France France Flag of Spain Real Madrid
2001
Details
1st Luís Figo Flag of Portugal Portugal Flag of Spain Real Madrid
2nd David Beckham Flag of England England Flag of England Manchester United
3rd Raúl Flag of Spain Spain Flag of Spain Real Madrid
2000
Details
1st Zinedine Zidane Flag of France France Flag of Italy Juventus F.C.
2nd Luís Figo Flag of Portugal Portugal Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
3rd Rivaldo Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
1999
Details
1st Rivaldo Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
2nd David Beckham Flag of England England Flag of England Manchester United
3rd Gabriel Batistuta Flag of Argentina Argentina Flag of Italy AC Fiorentina
1998
Details
1st Zinedine Zidane Flag of France France Flag of Italy Juventus F.C.
2nd Ronaldo Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Italy F.C. Internazionale
3rd Davor Šuker Flag of Croatia Croatia Flag of Spain Real Madrid
1997
Details
1st Ronaldo Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Italy F.C. Internazionale
Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
2nd Roberto Carlos Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain Real Madrid
3rd
(tie)
Dennis Bergkamp Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Flag of England Arsenal
Zinedine Zidane Flag of France France Flag of Italy Juventus F.C.
1996
Details
1st Ronaldo Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
Flag of the Netherlands PSV
2nd George Weah Flag of Liberia Liberia Flag of Italy A.C. Milan
3rd Alan Shearer Flag of England England Flag of England Newcastle United
Flag of England Blackburn
1995
Details
1st George Weah Flag of Liberia Liberia Flag of Italy A.C. Milan
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
2nd Paolo Maldini Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Italy A.C. Milan
3rd Jürgen Klinsmann Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
1994
Details
1st Romário Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
2nd Hristo Stoichkov Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
3rd Roberto Baggio Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Italy Juventus F.C.
1993
Details
1st Roberto Baggio Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Italy Juventus F.C.
2nd Romário Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
3rd Dennis Bergkamp Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Flag of Italy F.C. Internazionale
Flag of the Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam
1992
Details
1st Marco van Basten Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Flag of Italy A.C. Milan
2nd Hristo Stoichkov Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag of Spain FC Barcelona
3rd Thomas Häßler Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Italy AS Roma
1991
Details
1st Lothar Matthäus Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Italy F.C. Internazionale
2nd Jean-Pierre Papin Flag of France France Flag of France Olympique Marseille
3rd Gary Lineker Flag of England England Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur

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Alan Shearer, OBE (born 13 August 1970 in Gosforth) is a retired professional English footballer who played as a striker for the England national team and Premiership clubs, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United and is widely regarded as one of the best Center Forwards in FA Premier League and... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For the Australian soccer club see Newcastle United (Australia). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... 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Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Romário de Souza Faria (born January 29, 1966), better known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian legendary football center forward who helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and has been one of the most prolific strikers in the world since the 1990s, having... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Hristo Stoichkov alternatively spelt Stoitchkov (Bulgarian: ) (born February 8, 1966, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a football manager and former striker who was a member of the Bulgaria national team that finished fourth at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Roberto Baggio (born 18 February 1967 in Caldogno, Veneto) is an Italian retired footballer, among the most technically gifted and popular players in the world throughout the 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Juventus redirects here. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Roberto Baggio (born 18 February 1967 in Caldogno, Veneto) is an Italian retired footballer, among the most technically gifted and popular players in the world throughout the 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Juventus redirects here. ... Romário de Souza Faria (born January 29, 1966), better known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian legendary football center forward who helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and has been one of the most prolific strikers in the world since the 1990s, having... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie A. It is more commonly known as Inter, and often named Inter Milan in foreign countries. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Marcel Marco van Basten (October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager, currently in charge of the Dutch national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Hristo Stoichkov alternatively spelt Stoitchkov (Bulgarian: ) (born February 8, 1966, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a football manager and former striker who was a member of the Bulgaria national team that finished fourth at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Thomas Hässler (born May 30, 1966 in West Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... A.S. Roma (Associazione Sportiva Roma) is a Italian football club. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. ... Jean-Pierre Papin (born November 5, 1963 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France) was a French football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Olympique de Marseille(also known as lOM or Marseille) is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Gary Lineker Gary Winston[1] Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football striker who scored ten goals in two World Cups for the England national team and is currently a sports broadcaster for the BBC... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ...

Players' all-time ranking by places (top 3)

Player First place Second place Third place
1 Flag of France Zinedine Zidane 3 1 2
2 Flag of Brazil Ronaldo 3 1 1
3 Flag of Brazil Ronaldinho 2 0 1
4 Flag of Portugal Luís Figo 1 1 0
4 Flag of Brazil Romário 1 1 0
4 Flag of Liberia George Weah 1 1 0
7 Flag of Brazil Rivaldo 1 0 1
7 Flag of Italy Roberto Baggio 1 0 1
9 Flag of Germany Lothar Matthäus 1 0 0
9 Flag of the Netherlands Marco Van Basten 1 0 0
9 Flag of Brazil Kaká 1 0 0
9 Flag of Italy Fabio Cannavaro 1 0 0
13 Flag of Bulgaria Hristo Stoitchkov 0 2 0
13 Flag of England David Beckham 0 2 0
13 Flag of France Thierry Henry 0 2 0
16 Flag of France Jean-Pierre Papin 0 1 0
16 Flag of Brazil Roberto Carlos da Silva 0 1 0
16 Flag of Italy Paolo Maldini 0 1 0
16 Flag of Germany Oliver Kahn 0 1 0
16 Flag of England Frank Lampard 0 1 0
16 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi 0 1 0
22 Flag of the Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp 0 0 2
23 Flag of Argentina Gabriel Batistuta 0 0 1
23 Flag of Germany Jürgen Klinsmann 0 0 1
23 Flag of Spain Raúl González 0 0 1
23 Flag of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 0 0 1
23 Flag of England Gary Lineker 0 0 1
23 Flag of Germany Thomas Häßler 0 0 1
23 Flag of England Alan Shearer 0 0 1
23 Flag of Croatia Davor Šuker 0 0 1
23 Flag of Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 0 0 1
23 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 0 0 1

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Zidane redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972 in Almada, Portugal) is a professional Portuguese footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Romário de Souza Faria (born January 29, 1966), better known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian legendary football center forward who helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and has been one of the most prolific strikers in the world since the 1990s, having... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... George Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born October 1, 1966 in Monrovia[1]) is a Liberian politician and former football forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Vítor Borba Ferreira (born April 19, 1972 in Paulista, Pernambuco), commonly known as Rivaldo, is regarded as one of the best Brazilian professional football players of all time, currently playing for AEK Athens in the Super League Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Roberto Baggio (born 18 February 1967 in Caldogno, Veneto) is an Italian retired footballer, among the most technically gifted and popular players in the world throughout the 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Lothar Herbert Matthäus (born 21 March 1961) is a German former football player and now manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marcel Marco van Basten (October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager, currently in charge of the Dutch national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article is about the Brazilian footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Fabio Cannavaro, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2] (born September 13, 1973 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Hristo Stoitchkov (Bulgarian: Христо Стоичков; born February 8, 1966, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria; sometimes spelled Khristo, Stoixkov and/or Stoichkov) is one of the most renowned left-footed football (soccer) players. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (pronounced , born 17 August 1977) is a French football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jean-Pierre Papin (born November 5, 1963 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France) was a French football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For the singer, see Roberto Carlos (singer) . Roberto Carlos, full name Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha [2] (born April 10, 1973, Garça, São Paulo), is a Brazilian football wingback who currently plays for Turkish side Fenerbahçe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Paolo Maldini (born 26 June 1968 in Milan) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club A.C. Milan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Oliver Rolf Kahn (born 15 June 1969 in Karlsruhe) is a German football goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For Frank Lampard Jr. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Lionel Andrés Messi (born June 24, 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona in the Spanish Primera División. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Gabriel Omar Batistuta (born February 1, 1969), nicknamed Batigol, is a former professional footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For other uses, see Raúl González (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian football striker who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Gary Lineker Gary Winston[1] Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football striker who scored ten goals in two World Cups for the England national team and is currently a sports broadcaster for the BBC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Thomas Hässler (born May 30, 1966 in West Berlin) is a former German football (soccer) midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Alan Shearer, OBE (born 13 August 1970 in Gosforth) is a retired professional English footballer who played as a striker for the England national team and Premiership clubs, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United and is widely regarded as one of the best Center Forwards in FA Premier League and... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Davor Šuker, (born January 1, 1968 in Osijek, Croatia to parents from Livno, Croatian part of Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a former Croatian footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Samuel Etoo Fils (born March 10, 1981 in Douala) is a Cameroonian football striker who currently plays for F.C. Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. ...

Wins by country

Table of winners categorised by the player's nationality (not the nationality of his club).

Country First place Second place Third place
1 Flag of Brazil Brazil 8 (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007) 3 (1993, 1997, 1998) 3 (2000, 2003, 2006)
2 Flag of France France 3 (1998, 2000, 2003) 4 (1991, 2003, 2004, 2006) 2 (1997*, 2002)
3 Flag of Italy Italy 2 (1993, 2006) 1 (1995) 1 (1994)
4 Flag of Germany Germany 1 (1991) 1 (2002) 2 (1992, 1995)
5 Flag of Portugal Portugal 1 (2001) 1 (2000) 1 (2007)
6 Flag of Liberia Liberia 1 (1995) 1 (1996) 0
7 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 1 (1992) 0 2 (1993, 1997*)
8 Flag of England England 0 3 (1999, 2001, 2005) 2 (1991, 1996)
9 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 0 2 (1992, 1994) 0
10 Flag of Argentina Argentina 0 1 (2007) 1 (1999)
11 Flag of Croatia Croatia 0 0 1 (1998)
12 Flag of Spain Spain 0 0 1 (2001)
13 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0 0 1 (2004)
14 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 0 0 1 (2005)

* There was a tie for that place Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award aged just 20. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... The 1999 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Rivaldo with 543 points, the biggest total ever. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... The 1998 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane, after scoring twice in Frances 3-0 win over Brazil in the World Cup 1998 final. ... The 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for the second time following Frances 2000 European Championship win. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1998 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane, after scoring twice in Frances 3-0 win over Brazil in the World Cup 1998 final. ... The 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for the second time following Frances 2000 European Championship win. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for the second time following Frances 2000 European Championship win. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award aged just 20. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The 1999 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Rivaldo with 543 points, the biggest total ever. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award aged just 20. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 1999 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Rivaldo with 543 points, the biggest total ever. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... The 1998 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane, after scoring twice in Frances 3-0 win over Brazil in the World Cup 1998 final. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ...


Wins by club

Club First place Second place Third place
1 Flag of Spain FC Barcelona 6 (1994, 1996*, 1997**, 1999, 2004, 2005) 5 (1992, 1993, 1994, 2000**, 2007) 3 (2000, 2005, 2006)
2 Flag of Spain Real Madrid 4 (2001, 2002*, 2003, 2006*) 3 (1997, 2000*, 2006***) 4 (1998, 2001, 2002, 2003)
3 Flag of Italy Juventus F.C. 4 (1993, 1998, 2000, 2006**) 0 2 (1994, 1997)
4 Flag of Italy A.C. Milan 3 (1992, 1995*, 2007) 2 (1995, 1996) 1 (2004)
5 Flag of Italy F.C. Internazionale 3 (1991, 1997*, 2002**) 1 (1998) 1 (1993*)
6 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain 1 (1995**) 0 0
= Flag of the Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 (1996**) 0 0
8 Flag of England Arsenal 0 2 (2003, 2004) 1 (1997)
= Flag of England Manchester United 0 2 (1999, 2001) 1 (2007)
10 Flag of Germany Bayern Munich 0 1 (2002) 1 (1995*)
11 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 2 (1991, 1995**)
12 Flag of England Chelsea 0 1 (2005) 0
= Flag of France Olympique Marseille 0 1 (1991) 0
14 Flag of Italy AC Fiorentina 0 0 1 (1999)
= Flag of England Newcastle United 0 0 1 (1996*)
= Flag of England Blackburn Rovers 0 0 1 (1996**)
= Flag of the Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam 0 0 1 (1993**)
= Flag of Italy AS Roma 0 0 1 (1992)

*Player was a member of the club for the second half of the calendar year (The first part of a new season - August to December).
**Player was a member of the club for the first half of the calendar year (The second part of a finished season - January to May).
***Player retired half way through the calendar year so was a member of the club only for the first half of the calendar year (The second part of a finished season - January to May). Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award aged just 20. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... The 1999 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Rivaldo with 543 points, the biggest total ever. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... The 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for the second time following Frances 2000 European Championship win. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for the second time following Frances 2000 European Championship win. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... The 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for the second time following Frances 2000 European Championship win. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... The 1998 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane, after scoring twice in Frances 3-0 win over Brazil in the World Cup 1998 final. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Juventus redirects here. ... The 1998 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane, after scoring twice in Frances 3-0 win over Brazil in the World Cup 1998 final. ... The 2000 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for the second time following Frances 2000 European Championship win. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award aged just 20. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... The 1998 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane, after scoring twice in Frances 3-0 win over Brazil in the World Cup 1998 final. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paris Saint-Germain FC, or PSG, is a French football club based in Paris. ... The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award aged just 20. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands. ... The 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, the youngest player to ever win the award aged just 20. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... The 1997 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo, who became the first player to win the award two years in a row. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... MUFC redirects here. ... The 1999 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Rivaldo with 543 points, the biggest total ever. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ... 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List of female winners

Year Place Player Nationality Club
2007
Details
1st Marta Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Sweden Umeå IK
2nd Birgit Prinz Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
3rd Cristiane Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg
2006
Details
1st Marta Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Sweden Umeå IK
2nd Kristine Lilly Flag of the United States USA Flag of Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
3rd Renate Lingor Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
2005
Details
1st Birgit Prinz Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
2nd Marta Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Sweden Umeå IK
3rd Shannon Boxx Flag of the United States USA
2004
Details
1st Birgit Prinz Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
2nd Mia Hamm Flag of the United States USA Flag of the United States W. Freedom retired
3rd Marta Flag of Brazil Brazil Flag of Sweden Umeå IK
2003
Details
1st Birgit Prinz Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
2nd Mia Hamm Flag of the United States USA Flag of the United States Washington Freedom
3rd Hanna Ljungberg Flag of Sweden Sweden Flag of Sweden Umeå IK
2002
Details
1st Mia Hamm Flag of the United States USA Flag of the United States Washington Freedom
2nd Birgit Prinz Flag of Germany Germany Flag of Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
3rd Sun Wen Flag of the People's Republic of China China PR Flag of the United States Atlanta Beat
2001
Details
1st Mia Hamm Flag of the United States USA Flag of the United States Washington Freedom
2nd Tiffeny Milbrett Flag of the United States USA Flag of the United States New York Power
3rd Sun Wen Flag of the People's Republic of China China PR Flag of the United States Atlanta Beat

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KIF Örebro DFF (earlier Karlslunds IF) is a football club from Örebro, Sweden. ... Renate Lingor (born October 11, 1975 in Karlsruhe, Germany) is a female German international football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... 1. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... Birgit Prinz (born October 25, 1977) is a German international football player and the Womens World Cup all-time leading scorer with 14 goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... 1. ... Marta Vieira da Silva, or simply Marta (born on February 2, 1986 in Dois Riachos, Alagoas) is a Brazilian womens soccer player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Umeå IK is a football club from Umeå, Sweden. ... Shannon Leigh Boxx (born on June 29, 1977 in Fontana, California) is a United States soccer player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... Birgit Prinz (born October 25, 1977) is a German international football player and the Womens World Cup all-time leading scorer with 14 goals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... 1. ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... 1. ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Washington Freedom was one of the eight professional soccer teams that played in the Womens United Soccer Association from 2001 to 2003. ... Hanna Ljungberg (born January 10, 1979) is a Swedish football (soccer) player, playing the position of forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Umeå IK is a football club from Umeå, Sweden. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ... 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The Washington Freedom was one of the eight professional soccer teams that played in the Womens United Soccer Association from 2001 to 2003. ... Tiffeny Carleen Milbrett (born October 23, 1972) is a womens soccer player who was born in Portland, Oregon. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Categories: Stub | United States soccer clubs (defunct) | Long Island sports ... Sun Wen (孙雯) (born April 6, 1973 in Shanghai, China) is a well-known female Chinese football (soccer) player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First International - Largest win - Worst defeat - World Cup Appearances Best result - Olympic Games Appearances Best result - - Appearances Best result - edit The China womens national football team represents the Peoples Republic of China in international womens football. ... 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Players' all-time ranking by places (top 3)

Player First place Second place Third place
1 Flag of Germany Birgit Prinz 3 2 0
2 Flag of the United States Mia Hamm 2 2 0
3 Flag of Brazil Marta 2 1 1
4 Flag of the United States Tiffeny Milbrett 0 1 0
Flag of the United States Kristine Lilly 0 1 0
6 Flag of the People's Republic of China Sun Wen 0 0 2
7 Flag of Sweden Hanna Ljungberg 0 0 1
Flag of the United States Shannon Boxx 0 0 1
Flag of Germany Renate Lingor 0 0 1
Flag of Brazil Cristiane 0 0 1

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Wins by country

Table of winners categorised by the player's nationality (not the nationality of her club).

Country First place Second place Third place
1 Flag of Germany Germany 3 (2003, 2004, 2005) 2 (2002, 2007) 1 (2006)
2 Flag of the United States USA 2 (2001, 2002) 4 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006) 1 (2005)
3 Flag of Brazil Brazil 2 (2006, 2007) 1 (2005) 2 (2004, 2007)
4 Flag of the People's Republic of China China PR 0 0 2 (2001, 2002)
5 Flag of Sweden Sweden 0 0 1 (2003)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First International - Largest win - Worst defeat - World Cup Appearances Best result - Olympic Games Appearances Best result - - Appearances Best result - edit The China womens national football team represents the Peoples Republic of China in international womens football. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ...

Wins by club

Club First place Second place Third place
1 Flag of Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt 3 (2003, 2004, 2005) 2 (2002, 2007) 1 (2006)
2 Flag of Sweden Umeå IK 2 (2006, 2007) 1 (2005) 2 (2003, 2004)
3 Flag of the United States Washington Freedom 2 (2001, 2002) 2 (2003, 2004) 0
4 Flag of Sweden KIF Örebro DFF 0 1 (2006) 0
5 Flag of the United States New York Power 0 1 (2001) 0
6 Flag of the United States Atlanta Beat 0 0 2 (2001, 2002)
7 Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg 0 0 1 (2007)

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... 1. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Umeå IK is a football club from Umeå, Sweden. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ... The 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the second year in succession, also claiming the highest point total ever, surpassing Rivaldo. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Washington Freedom was one of the eight professional soccer teams that played in the Womens United Soccer Association from 2001 to 2003. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... The 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Zinedine Zidane for a record-equalling third time. ... The 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Brazilian Ronaldinho for the first time, Thierry Henry finished second for the second year in succession. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... KIF Örebro DFF (earlier Karlslunds IF) is a football club from Örebro, Sweden. ... The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to the Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time succession. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Categories: Stub | United States soccer clubs (defunct) | Long Island sports ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Atlanta Beat was a professional soccer team that played in the Womens United Soccer Association. ... The 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Luis Figo by the slim margin of 12 points. ... The 2002 FIFA World Player of the Year award was won by Ronaldo for a record-breaking third time. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... VfL Wolfsburg is a German sports club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony which is best known for its football club which currently plays in the countrys first division Bundesliga. ... This is the shortlist of players nominated October 10, 2007 for the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year. ...

See also

Andriy Shevchenko with Golden Ball The Ballon dor (from French, English translation is Golden Ball) is a football award, created in 1956 by the French football magazine France Football. ... The Fédération International de Footballeurs Professionels, usually known by the abbreviation FIFPro, is a worldwide representative organization for professional football players. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/awards/gala/news/newsid=94386.html

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