Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Cristiano Ronaldo and Marta declared world's best
January 13th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[FIFA AWARDS] Cristiano Ronaldo, the 23-year-old Portuguese Manchester United star who scored 42 goals in all competitions as his club won 2007-08 English Premier League and UEFA Champions League titles, won the 2008 FIFA Men's World Player. Marta, 22, who dazzled for Brazil as it won the 2008 Olympic Silver medal, won her third straight FIFA Women's World Player award. The USA, despite winning Olympic gold, did not place a woman among the top 5.

2008 FIFA MEN'S WORLD PLAYER
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Manchester United) 935 points
Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona) 678
Fernando Torres (Spain/Liverpool) 203)
Kaka (Brazil/AC Milan) 183
Xavi (Spain/Barcelona) 155
The men's award was determined by the voting of 155 national team coaches and captains.

2008 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD PLAYER
Marta
(Brazil/Umea IK) 1,002 points.
Birgit Prinz (Germany/FFC Frankfurt) 328
Cristiane (Brazil/Corinthians) 275
Nadine Angerer (Germany/ Djurgardens IF Dam)198
Kelly Smith (England/Arsenal) 150
The women's award was determined by the voting of 139 national team coaches and captains.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Preseason: Training camp and friendly schedules    
Toronto FC beats the LA Galaxy, 3-2, in a preseason scrimmage in the first of six ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 5-6)    
Walker Zimmerman is back with FC Dallas. The 22-year-old defender whose late goal kept it in ...
What They're Saying: David Wagner    
"It wasn't a surprise for me. I spoke with Jurgen Klinsmann maybe a year ago and ...
TV Report: NBC Sports Group to air Olympic qualifying    
NBC Sports Group will air all 15 matches from the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship that ...
USA-Canada International Friendly Player Ratings    
The USA closed out its winter camp with a 1-0 win over Canada on a late ...
UCLA lands Pugh and Fleming in recruiting coup    
UCLA has signed U.S. women's national team player Mallory Pugh and Canadian Women's World Cup veteran ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 4)    
Columbus Crew SC now has Ola Kamara to go along with Kei Kamara. The 26-year-old Ola ...
USA-Canada Preview: Youngsters should get second look    
Jurgen Klinsmann says he has two short-term goals for the USA's second and final test of ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"Naturally, we're upset. The players are very, very upset. We feel disrespected. We feel that our ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Kiesewetter    
"I always did [feel like an American]. My mom always told me about my dad, about ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives