Posts Tagged ‘Fifa World Player of the Year’

My favorite Liverpool and Spanish striker Fernando Torres has nothing but high praises for Cristiano Ronaldo.  In an interview with France Football, Torres said that no one can rival Ronaldo as he is in a class of his own. Torres further said that he has never seen an incomparable player as Cristiano Ronaldo.

CR7 is hotly tipped to bag the FIFA World Player of the Year award after the Portuguese winger hit 42 goals for Man United last season.  However, Torres is in no doubt as to who should win the award, after all he won the Champion’s League, Premier League and the Golden Boot.

On the other hand, Sir Alex has staunchly defended Cristiano for reacting to the abuse dished out to him by Stoke City and Aston Villa fans. Ferguson was quoted as saying: “I wonder how many people would take it when they are walking down the street and so many people keep hitting you over the head with a baton. How many times can you take it?

“Show me someone who likes getting abused; can you point him out to me? A great player is a target for visiting fans but it’s not a problem for him,” he added.




FifPro, a world-wide umbrella organisation for the PFAs around the globe that have  more than 40 associations with thousands of players for members have registered their votes for the 2007/2008 FifPro awards and the results were announced on October 27, 2008. As expected Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United winger, has been named FifPro World Footballer of the Year. He was also a member of the FifPro team-of-the-year line-up which includes five of the Spanish stars who won the 2008 European Championship. The FifPro team line-up are 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).  

Indubitably, CR7 is the best player on the planet and fellow professionals from over 40 countries are in agreement. The Fifpro award, the first on the list of individual honors to be accorded to CR7 is also a strong contender for the Balon D’Or and the Fifa World Player of the Year award.

Keep them coming CR7…