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[FIFA AWARDS] Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo is the first English Premier League player to win FIFA Men's World Player award since its inception in 1991. Brazil's Marta is the second player to win three straight FIFA Women's World Player awards. For past winners.

Lothar Matthaeus (Germany)
1992 Marco Van Basten (Netherlands)
1993 Roberto Baggio (Italy)
1994 Romario (Brazil)
1995 George Weah (Liberia)
1996 Ronaldo (Brazil)
1997 Ronaldo (Brazil)
1998 Zinedine Zidane (France)
1999 Rivaldo (Brazil)
2000 Zinedine Zidane (France)
2001 Luis Figo (Portugal)
2002 Ronaldo (Brazil)
2003 Zinedine Zidane (France)
2004 Ronaldinho (Brazil)
2005 Ronaldinho (Brazil)
2006 Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
2007 Kaka (Brazil)
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Mia Hamm (USA)
2002 Mia Hamm (USA)
2003 Birgit Prinz (Germany)
2004 Birgit Prinz (Germany)
2005 Birgit Prinz (Germany)
2006 Marta (Brazil)
2007 Marta (Brazil)
2008 Marta (Brazil)

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