Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ronaldo is FIFPro player of the year

Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted player of the year by his fellow professionals at FIFPro.
The international players' union, which has 57,500 members, announced on Monday that the Manchester United winger, who scored 42 goals last season when the Red Devils won both the Champions League and Premier League, had topped their poll.

Ronaldo is also a strong contender to win the FIFA award and the European Golden Ball organised by the French magazine France Football.

Five of the Spanish stars who won the 2008 European Championship were named in FIFPro's team-of-the-year lineup.
With all but one of the players coming from either the Spanish or English leagues, the lineup includes Real Madrid's Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Carles Puyol and Xavi Fernandez and Liverpool's Fernando Torres.
Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi is also in the team and Champions League winner Manchester United has Rio Ferdinand and Ronaldo.
Liverpool also has Steven Gerrard, John Terry is the only Chelsea player on the lineup and AC Milan's Kaka is the lone star from Italy's Serie A.

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